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From Will Dayble at Smashing Magazine: This article is about design consultancy. It’s about wrangling that client who uses empty sentences like, “We want a snappy, simple experience,” or, “It should be on brand and should really pop.” It’s about commanding the room and setting a vision before moving on to wireframes and pixels.
From Branding Strategy Insider: No business these days can just sit pretty. But the extent and nature of changes confuses many. Brands evolve. Or die. But they must also retain something of what consumers know. Or they fade. So which is more important? And how should a brand act, when?
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From Brand Strategy Insider: A shared value is a belief that both the brand and consumer have about a brand’s higher purpose, philosophy, culture and contribution. At the heart of enduring brand storytelling, shared values will be the only reason people will notice, listen and act.
Brands can’t market their way to making people care about the value they claim to provide. Besides consumers don’t care about your marketing anyway–their attention spans and tolerance grows ever shorter. Clutter grows exponentially.
From strategy+business: A Harvard Business School professor observes that leaders become better strategists by engaging in conversations about the purpose of a company. In the video Cynthia Montgomery and Booz & Company partner Ken Favaro discuss why strategy needs to be reimagined, and how a leader can help define what a business is and why it matters.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 · Topics: brand-strategy
From Mind Tools: Do you know what makes a brand strong? If you had to make yours stronger, would you know how to do it? Many factors influence the strength of a particular product or brand. If you understand these factors, you can think about how to launch a new product effectively, or work out how to turn a struggling brand into a successful one.
From Branding Strategy Insider: Pricing strategy is one of the most important marketing decisions. Here’s a little history on how we thought about pricing in the early days of the Mac which may help marketers understand how Apple might be thinking about pricing in the post-PC era.