brand-as-business bit:   Showrooming isn’t going away — it’s the way people want and expect to shop now.  So, what are brick and mortar stores to do to compete with e-tailers that undercut them on price — especially in consumer electronics where the prevalence of mobile price checking apps and online discounters have really taken their […]

Get ready for interview guest to challenge everything you thought you knew about customer centricity!  Peter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of the book, Customer Centricity. Peter works with firms from a wide range of industries, such as consumer […]

The folks at Deloitte recently released, The Next Evolution: Store 3.0,  a report on the readiness of retailers for the store of tomorrow.  Although the report offers a somewhat limited and biased perspective since it is based on a survey of only 39 current retail executives, it raises some important questions about the requirements of […]

The series on brand value creation continues today with a look at how brands create value for companies in their Internal Business Processes.   Although a brand’s ability to create value from the Financial and Customer perspectives is probably the most important, its impact on Internal Business Processes is the most fundamental. […]