brand-as-business bit:  With last week’s premier of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, I’m reminded of the brand extension lessons that can be derived from the successful Bond movie franchise.  I’ve found couple observations about the evolution and extend-ability of James Bond spot-on: John Strain, Account Executive, Star Group, writes in iMediaConnection: “Truth be told, […]

Change is good.  It’s more than good – it’s necessary for growth.  Companies need to evolve their offerings in order to keep things fresh and their customers interested. But what happens when a company changes its business model in a way that strips away a valuable element of its brand equity?  Is it able to […]

brand-as-business bit:  In Fast Company’s recent write-up on Red Bull, Red Bull Media House managing director Werner Brell is quoted as saying: “[Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz] knew that success would be in how you market the product as much as the product itself.” It reminds me of a favorite quote of mine from Geoffrey Frost who […]