How do some brands become iconic and what are the secrets to the staying power that enables them to remain recognized around the world for decades? In his new book Iconic Advantage: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old, design innovator and innovation advisor Soon Yu seeks to answer that question by studying 50 companies, some of which were built around brands that achieved “timeless relevance” and others whose brands were once widely recognized and have since fallen out of favor and faded away. Understanding how to create an iconic brand has significant economic implications. According to Yu’s research, brands with iconic properties deliver 3 times the profits of other brands. In today’s blog, we’ll dive into 5 secrets that Yu says are behind the staying power of iconic brands, and we’ll discuss some of the implications of those secrets for POP displays.