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. […]

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 […]

Jim Stengel’s book Grow:  How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies presents brand-building through the lens of ideals.  This is very much in line with the benefits of the brand-as-business(tm) management approach – that is, how to use your brand platform as a management tool to fuel, align, and guide every […]