We build brand promises that people want to keep. What do we mean by this? For marketing and advertising to be most effective, employees and customers need to know what your brand stands for, and be aligned to your brand. This ‘promise’ is what employees and customers...

Businesses forget that your customers are prospective employees and employees are current or prospective customers.By aligning your customer and employer brands, it doesn't matter who you are, the overall brand stands for the same thing in people's minds; and as a business you have a...

The healthy brand links brand to bottom line:  1. Identify KPIS, measures and monitoring process up front 2. Link KPIS to strategy and activity via horizon plan, annual marketing plan, customer journey and indicative conversion expectations 3. Review performance as relevant: 3 hours (execution/media timing), 3 days (execution/media placement), 3 months (creative...

What does this mean?  1. Everything sings from the same hymn sheet - driven by the brand idea. We use the brand experience wheel to consider implications of the brand idea on all areas of the brand experience during the brand strategy stage to stress test...

A #healthybrand builds a creative platform where consumer, category and brand/product truths meet to solve the problem behind the problem. Inspiring creative and media to engage consumers, employees and key stakeholders across the marketing and media mix, to meet commercial objectives. For example Axe/Lynx solves a problem of confidence...

The #healthybrand consistently engages customers, employees and key stakeholders throughout your continuous strategic planning process. Two key points:1) involve all audiences to make sure you're seeing your brand from all sides; getting people involved up front means you can cover off any issues before they arise and...

Brand‬ reputation is increasingly important for recruiting employees. http://www.cmo.com.au/article/603165/report-shows-brand-reputation-attracts-aussie-job-seekers/As word of mouth is the most trusted source of information, leading companies are activating employees as brand ambassadors and giving them the tools to communicate the right messages about your brand. The key to authenticity is a strong...

People are naturally drawn towards businesses, brands and people with similar or complementary values. The challenge is that we all too often listen to our head and heart before our gut, our natural instinct. Which means you're listening to external influences instead of your own internal...