brand building

Should We Call Out and Directly Challenge Our Competitors?

Should you launch a direct competitive attack? Should you run ads that call out your competitors by name? How can you aggressively challenge a competitor? If you’ve ever struggled with these questions, take a look at my new video. It’s the second in a short series of videos to address the questions I regularly hear about brand-building.

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How Should We Evolve or Extend Our Brand

You’ve got brand-building questions; I’ve got answers!

Today I’m introducing a new short series of videos to address the questions I frequently hear about brand-building. My answers are taken from my recent media interviews, so they’re based on real-live issues. Take a look at the first instalment: How should we evolve or extend our brand?

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What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do

Each of us has our own favourite stores; we all have those restaurants that we keep going back to. Some restaurateurs and retailers have managed to cultivate our loyalty and we love going to them. We tell our friends about them, we “like” them on Facebook, we gather groups to go to their stores with us.

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Brand Book Bites from Non-obvious

Here’s my latest Brand Book Bite, a write-up on and interview with the author of a book I recommend for brand-builders:

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Don’t Try To Build a Great Brand Without This

In my experience working with some of the world’s greatest brands, I’ve discovered there’s single most important requirement for building a great brand: ownership of brand-building by executives at the highest level of the organization. 

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What Great Brands Do — Infographic

If you’re looking for inspiration and insight on how to build a great brand, this infographic is for you. It introduces the brand-building principles discussed in my bestselling book, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest. (Jossey-Bass.) Enjoy! Download! Share!

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The Roles of Brands in Businesses

Today’s post concludes a four-part series, A Brand Strategy for the Republican Party — and Your Business Too. After reviewing in Part One the problem with the way both parties’ brands are currently being used and introducing in Part the concept of a “driver brand,” Part Three: A Third Way — Political Parties As Endorser Brands recommended that political parties to operate as endorser brands. 

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Brand Book Bites From a Beautiful Constraint

The book: A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages And Why It’s Everyone’s Business — a very smart text that is organized into three sections comprising the requirements needed to find the beauty in a constraint: mindset, method, and motivation.

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Be Your Brand

My colleagues over at Bulldog Drummond have assembled an informative, inspiring collection of pieces entitled, “Be the Brand.” All are related to the central tenet that, “Brand is not a logo or a tagline. It’s a multidimensional platform that can be your greatest differentiator and competitive edge.

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Great Brands Do Brand as Business

This post wraps up the series of posters from my new book, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest — Great Brands Do “Brand As Business.” This brand-as-business management approach is ultimately what distinguishes great brands from merely good ones.

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