brand culture

Does Your Culture Support Your Brand Aspiration?

Early results from the Brand-Culture Fusion Assessment show that the workplace culture at many organizations isn’t aligned with their desired brand identities.  In other words, many companies aspire to be perceived a certain way, but the way they operate doesn’t support that aspiration.

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Brand and Culture Are Misaligned at Most Companies

In my new book FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies, I explain that brand-culture fusion — the full integration and alignment of external brand identity and internal organizational culture — explains the success of the world’s greatest companies including the ones we’ve admired for years such as Southwest Airlines and Starbucks as well as the ones that have broken through more recently including Amazon and Airbnb.  But initial results from the
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What Are Core Values and How Should You Develop Them

Leaders of great organizations have tremendous clarity about the brand identity they aspire to embody and about how to cultivate an organizational culture that enables them to achieve it.

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Trends in 2018: Brand Populism

Two recent research papers suggest that companies need to address social welfare as a matter of business practice, not just good works or marketing strategy.

BCG’s Total Societal Impact details the ways companies are being pushed to take responsibility for issues that affect their stakeholders, but aren’t a direct outcome of their product or service offerings. Environment, health, gender and political freedom are some of the key areas in which buyers want to see action from sellers, in ways that go beyond philanthropy or marketing tie-ins.

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Which best brand list is right?

BrandZ just published its annual brand valuation report weeks after Forbes released its best brand list.  The dramatic differences between the lists caused some head scratching among businesspeople.  When Interbrand‘s report comes out later this year and inevitably reports more different numbers, confusion is likely to grow.  Unf

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You-ification — The Future of bBusiness Is Personal

The future of business is personal. We are embarking on “The Age of You”, in which “Mecosystems” (ecosystems that revolve around and cater to you) and “responsive experiences” (customer experiences that adapt to your needs and preferences) will prevail.

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How To Advance Your Own Movement

Great brands don’t follow – they lead. That’s why they tend to ignore existing trends and advance their own cultural movements instead.

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Do You Do What Great Brands Do? Find Out With This Brand Assessment

Want to know if you’re building your brand the way great brands do? Take this 10-question brand assessment.

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How To Transform Your Brand Into a Movement

Digital technology has changed marketing to such an extent that most brands still struggle to adapt. What once was a massive land war in which the biggest army had a distinct advantage, has become more like a guerrilla insurgency. To win now, you have to own the villages.

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Brand Leadership by Brand Council

“Who should own the brand?” Mitch Joel, digital marketing guru and founder of the agency Twist Image, recently posed this question to me during an interview on his podcast about my book What Great Brands Do (take a listen to the podcast here — it’s one of my favorite interviews). 

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