Designing a brand architecture strategy is one way to achieve this without sacrificing the parent brand’s integrity or alienating customers. In other times, a brand grows to introduce new products that need to be aligned back to the core vision. Take Nike; they are the perfect example of brand architecture. Their vision statement, “To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world,” is the ultimate macro brand mission.
When researching the term “Brand Builder Definition” online I didn’t find an answer that satisfied me whole-heartily. Although brand builder is Googled up to 100k times monthly, it is still unclear exactly what they are. The first characteristic of a superhero is that they are often hard to define at first glance. So, let’s hope this article can serve as the new benchmark for defining a brand builder. In our eyes, a brand builder is someone who has the vision, discipline, and ability to successfully implement ideas that relate to a central purpose of an organization or individual. In short, they do things that most normal people cannot do.
For any business looking to maximize their brand value in a new noise-ridden environment, my advice to you is to start listening to what Gary Vaynerchuk and pay attention to what VaynerMedia is doing. Here are the 3 main lessons you will learn from his approach to branding.
Think of a brand ambassador as your hired word-of-mouth marketer. Maybe it’s not entirely as genuine as a satisfied customer telling a friend, but if you think about it a little harder, you’ll understand it might even be better. In the pre-social media environment, people were much more limited to their immediate network. As a result, they could only share information about products they loved with a select group of people. Now that digital experiences have become a routine part of nearly everyone’s lives, its time to understand the different ways brand ambassadors can maximize your brand potential.
Few people remember a company called BackRub. However, nearly everyone knows what the company it decided to change its brand name to back in 1997, Google Inc. Google has become one of the most influential brand names and companies in the world. Furthermore, there are many lessons we can learn from Google and their decision to choose a name that aligned more with their vision for the company as a whole.
Our company has recently adopted a more formal approach to the agile development process utilizing a commonly known practice called scrum. Scrum and agile thinking provide a flexible framework for developing any project that requires feedback and involves the collaboration of a cross-functional team. In this article, we will dive into the philosophy of Scrum as we see it, and the four pillars that will help your business become agile development masters and see an increase in performance across all divisions while creating team unity and improved culture.
How can smaller and medium-sized companies leverage some of the same practices these global powerhouses use to create a similar business model? Even on a modest scale. Well, it starts with understanding the relationship between your business strategy, and organizational culture. This relationship between these two concepts has a tremendous effect on your brand value. Below we outline 3 factors that you need to consider to merge these two concepts.
There is an ongoing debate in life that extends beyond the boundaries of consulting. Is it best to shop big business or is there value in investing your dollars into smaller more specialized companies.? That same question applies to Boutique Consulting Firms vs. the Big 4. We have broken the decision process down into 3 categories to base your decision.