NESTLE AND PUBLICIS NY

Worlds in a Small Pocket: The Cultural Meanings Associated with Hot and Lean Pockets 
Report and video for Nestle and Publicis New York

Client response: "The research gave us a deep understanding of the true and unique value of hot and lean pockets in people's lives. It gave our clients clarity on the appropriate target consumer to tap and the brand attitude and personality we should use in communications. Ultimately it gave us the direction we needed for new product development, internal communications and consumer messaging. It was a crucial part in our process." 

Abigail Posner
SVP, Strategy Director, Publicis NY

MARS PET FOOD AND LEFT BLUE SKY/NITRO GROUP

A Place on Which to Stand: The Story of Cat - Changing the Cat Food Category, Changing the Consumer's Orientation to the Mars Retail Space, Changing Brand Imagery

Result: Led Mars to an understanding of how consumers shop the category of cat food - and helped it, and partners, rethink retail space design.

Cat Lines and the Mana of Cats: Cat Food and the Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual Appeal of Cats to Their Owners

Result: Report helped lead to new innovative product platforms (some of the highest positive consumer testing in Mars history) and a series of new product concepts for Mars Pet Foods.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION AND PUBLICIS NY

The Maytag Repairman Returns Home: Creating a New Brand Mythology and Revitalizing the Maytag Brand 
Report and video presented to Whirlpool Corporation as part of their Maytag brand revitalization exercise.

TGI FRIDAY'S AND PUBLICIS NY

TGI Friday's as the Third Place: Understanding The Friday's Brand Mythology, Revitalizing the Friday's Brand 
Report and series of videos formed the basis of the new Friday's Brand Book, and helped shape innovations in restaurant design, menu, decor and messaging.

LEFT BLUE SKY/NITRO GROUP

Overall assessment of a series of ethnographic projects

Client Response: "The work overall has given us insights and ways to look at the markets that have been invaluable. Maschio Consulting goes far deeper than anyone else and then puts their learnings in the context of the real world. They help us be real in innovation at the same time as stepping out of the box, i.e. - they give us a view of the present as well as the past and deeper meanings to construct a better business future for our clients." 

Debra Kaye
CEO, Left Blue Sk

DOVE CHOCOLATE AND LEFT BLUE SKY/NITRO GROUP

Aligning Dove Chocolate and Dove-at-Home with Chocolate's New Cache and New Identity

Result: Helped Mars and Left Blue Sky grow the Dove Chocolate at Home enterprise.

The New Life and Symbolism of Chocolate: Chocolate's New DNA

Result: Analysis of the new culture and cultural symbolism of chocolate helped Left Blue Sky/Nitro Group recast communications strategy for the Dove brand.

Imagery, Fantasy and Chocolate Symbolism: The Intimate, Emotional Life of Chocolate

Result: Helped Left Blue Sky/Nitro Group understand attitudinal and social differences between milk and dark chocolate lovers. The report also explored the different imageries and emotional fields surrounding dark and milk chocolate.

DDB WORLDWIDE AND UNILEVER

Don't Disrespect the Tea: The Lipton Brand and the Emerging American Culture of Tea Drinking

Result: Maschio Consulting's work helped Lipton during its brand re-launch by helping it articulate a new mission for tea. The mission: helping people lead healthier lives. The new mission philosophy inspired a slew of product innovations - Freshly Brewed Ice Tea, Pyramid Teas and Red Tea. In the US alone Lipton grew 20% after re-launch, 2x the rate of the category.

LEFT BLUE SKY AND KEY AIR

Utopia: Building the Culture of Private Air Travel, Providing Opportunities for Creating More Richly Textured Lives

Result: "A cultural analysis of private air travel, the rich and this segments sense of service - helped Left Blue Sky and Key Air reposition the Key Air Service"

CITIBANK AND PUBLICIS NEW YORK

Writing a Life with Credit Cards: Mass Affluent Lives and Values, Consumer Perceptions of Credit Cards

Result: Report and video provided a cultural analysis of mass affluent philosophies of money and credit and an in depth ethnographic portrait of the mass affluent consumer.

COSSETTE ADVERTISING IN SUPPORT OF A PITCH FOR THE CANNONDALE BICYCLE ACCOUNT

The Deep Play of Bicycle Culture

Result: Analysis decoded the ritual, symbolism and emotional benefits associated with competitive bicycling. Provided an analysis of the semiotics of high end bicycle retail spaces, provided a comparative analysis of bicycle brands.

NOT FOR PROFIT GROUP, MAKE MINE A MILLION

The Entrepreneur and the Woman Entrepreneur: Developing a New Culture of Work

Result: Our research with women entrepreneurs revealed some of the common and compelling elements of entrepreneurial culture. In addition, it revealed the unique concerns and experiences of women entrepreneurs, the roadblocks and difficulties they faced as they sought to develop their businesses, the satisfactions that entrepreneurship offered them and the strategies and insights that they felt propelled their businesses forward.