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According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year of the pig — which usually means a spirit of relaxation and enjoyment.  It’s unlikely, though, that all brands will enjoy a happy, prosperous 2019.  Many will undergo significant changes – others will face challenges from category disruption and stiff competition.  And all will have to […]

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It’s launch day for my new book, FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies!!   Get your copy here. Check out this introduction: […]

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Now that according to Gartner more than 90% of businesses compete primarily on the basis of customer experience (CX), it’s no longer enough to make CX a corporate priority.  The next competitive frontier is employee experience (EX) and the signs indicate so strongly that EX will become the next priority for organizations that I’m calling […]

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Here’s a hypothesis:  There are essentially nine different types of brands and you can jumpstart the development of your brand strategy by identifying the one that’s right for you. I’ve developed this hypothesis after working on brands for over 25 years.  I’ve come to realize that there is a finite number of brand types or […]

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James Surowiecki’s column in The New Yorker last week, Twilight of the Brands, seemed to suggest that brands are dying.  He argued that the usefulness of brands has decreased given that “consumers are supremely well informed and far more likely to investigate the real value of products than to rely on logos.” His observations about […]

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Last week one of my clients kicked off the journey to operationalize its brand with a fantastic Leadership Meeting! I thought I’d share what the meeting entailed in an effort to pull back the curtain on how I help companies operationalize their brands to grow their businesses. […]