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Political Primaries Spotlight Principles of Strong Brands

Brand experts everywhere are scratching their heads about how the candidates (“brands”) in the current primary system are challenging beliefs and apparently re-writing the rules. The candidates in both political parties are exhibiting unpredictable, and in some cases abhorrent, behavior. We have looked beyond the immediate to… Read more →

Branding Tactics for Outsourcing Companies to Accelerate Growth

Significant changes in the outsourcing industry in the past few years mean that outsourcing companies must re-evaluate their branding if they want to succeed in the new environment. These changes are the result of many converging dynamics. Understanding the nature of what is changing can help companies… Read more →

Don’t Confuse Loyalty with a Loyalty Program

“What really drives customer loyalty?” is a straightforward question that many CEO’s are asking themselves. A popular response is to employ a loyalty program. This is not necessarily the right answer. Every airline, hotel, credit card, and grocery store has a loyalty program, and they spend in… Read more →

Apple’s Refusal to Unlock it’s iPhone is “On-Brand”

This past week has been a flurry of activity between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department about unlocking an iPhone used in the San Bernadino terrorist attack. It is a profound question, and not a new one. Apple’s response so far has been consistent with the brand… Read more →

The Radical Advertising Strategy Of Chrysler's Kumbaya King

On any other day the actor Sean Penn would score a seat at the head table for a private luncheon where he was about to be honored for his extraordinary earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. But on this particular April day in Chicago all the seats next… Read more →

Differentiation: The Key Challenge For Professional Service Firms

It is tough enough to stand out from the crowd when you sell something tangible – a product. But it is exponentially harder to distinguish your business from its competitors when what you sell is intangible – a service, or advice. That’s the challenge facing professional services… Read more →

Why Authenticity Matters

One universal characteristic of market leaders and powerful brands is that they are authentic. Business leaders should challenge if they have embraced what authenticity means. [ôTHentik] Authentic brands do what they say. Their behavior is consistent with their promises. That means that the organization making the brand… Read more →

'Go Further' Brand Message Is Aimed at Ford's Employees, Too

Ford’s new branding effort has two important audiences: the world of car buyers — and Ford employees. So when the company urges all within hearing to “Go Further,” it’s not just appealing to consumers in America or China to take that extra step and check out a… Read more →

Brands Have Become a Critical Factor in Successfully Expanding into the U.S.

High growth globalizing companies often find it difficult and unprofitable to enter the U.S. and other developed markets. To achieve the turnover and ROI they seek, they are finding that it is the brand asset that differentiates an offering and drives higher margins and profitability. Particularly for… Read more →