brand positioning

My blog series on “How to Scale-Up Your Brand” continues today with instructions on how to plot your brand positioning.  A clear competitive brand positioning is essential to brand-building because it defines who you are selling to, what your business scope is, and how you create unique value for your customers.  In this post, you’ll […]

brand power

A couple of weeks ago I started a blog post series on how to scale-up your brand.  Today I’m going to discuss five critical dimensions of brand power.  These dimensions indicate the strength of your brand to establish and maintain competitive advantage, command a price premium, and win customers’ loyalty.  They provide a simple way […]

percolate customer journey

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a joint webinar with Dom Goodrum, VP Design and Employee Experience, at Percolate.  The topic was “Beyond Branding: Designing Brilliant Customer Experiences.”  I ended up learning quite a bit from Dom as we prepared for and delivered the webinar and wanted to highlight a few […]

New Customer Service

In preparing for a talk to a group of customer contact center managers, I’ve come to the conclusion that customer service ain’t what it used to be.  There is a brand of new customer service in play today. Time was, customer service was a post-purchase business function aimed at fixing customers problems.  The ultimate goal […]

Last week over 3,000 people gathered to discuss the current, the future, the potential, the challenges, the opportunities, the successes, the failures, the tools, the strategies, the methods, the people, the power, and the beauty of social media and social media marketing.  Here are the Social Media Marketing World 2016 top 20 takeaways from Guy Kawasaki, Gary Vaynerchuk, […]

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I was captivated by the big game tonight.  I’m not talking about the one played on the football field during Super Bowl 50.  I was much more interested in the game that advertisers were playing — the one where celebrities, animals, and jokes were the players; 117 million or so viewers acted as the referees; and […]