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Change the Washington Redskins Name.

I was asked by a friend about the Washington Redskins name issue, which was so eloquently written about in the New York Times Opinion Pages on June 24 by Michael Lewis and Manish Tripath. Here is essentially what I wrote as a reply…. This is an interesting branding question… 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 →

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 →

Using Sustainability to Build Brands

17lbs. That’s the weight of the 2014 Restoration Hardware shrink-wrapped collection of catalogs – 12 catalogs to be exact – that arrived at my house, unsolicited, via UPS. My first reaction was disgust. Utter disgust at the waste of paper and ink and use of fossil fuels… 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 →

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 →

Updating Intel’s Font for the Mobile Future

Intel just created its own proprietary corporate font to be easier to read in the global digital world. They call it “Intel Clear”. A smart move in a number of ways. First, it gave them the opportunity to assess the equity in their existing font and think… 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 →

Why Brand Architecture is a Critical Strategic Imperative

Brand Architecture is a key strategic tool to organize a business so that audiences will understand what you offer and how they can engage. The rules for organizing brands today are evolving. There are important forces that have changed how external audiences engage with brands. Probably the… Read more →