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  • 1. HOW TO BRIDGE THE DISTANCE BETWEENBUSINESS STRATEGY AND DESIGN
  • 2. A VISUAL PRESENTATION BY MARTY NEUMEIER NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 3. Produced by NEUTRON LLC in partnership with NEW RIDERS PUBLISHINGand THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTSCopyright © 2003 Neutron LLC. For educational use only. No part of this presentation maybe published, sold, or otherwise used for profit without the written permission of the author.
  • 4. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 1 A modern definition of brand 2 The five disciplines of brand-buildingNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 5. READY?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 6. LET’S START BY DISPELLING SOME MYTHS.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 7. FIRST A brand is not a logo.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 8. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 9. SECOND A brand is not an identity.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 10. NEUTRONLLC.COM X
  • 11. FINALLY A brand is not a product.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 12. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 13. So what exactly is a brand?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 14. A BRAND IS A PERSON’S GUT FEELING ABOUT A PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR ORGANIZATION.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 15. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 16. In other words…NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 17. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY IT IS.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 18. IT’S WHAT THEY SAY IT IS.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 19. WHY IS BRANDING SO HOT? 1 People have too many choices and too little time 2 Most offerings have similar quality and features 3 We tend to base our buying choices on trustNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 20. THERE ARE 1,349 CAMERAS ON THE MARKET. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH ONE TO BUY?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 21. TRUSTNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 22. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 23. $ Does a brand have a dollar value?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 24. AND HOW.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 25. 5 ways to measure brand value: 1 PRICE PREMIUM 2 CUSTOMER PREFERENCE 3 REPLACEMENT COST 4 STOCK PRICE 5 FUTURE EARNINGSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 26. THIS SELECTION FROM INTERBRAND’S TOP 100 LIST SHOWS WHY BRANDS ARE WORTH PROTECTING: 2001 % CHANGE BRAND VALUE BRAND BRAND VALUE BRAND VS. AS % OF NAME ($MM) PREVIOUS YEAR MARKET CAP COCA-COLA 68,945 -5% 61% MICROSOFT 65,068 -7% 17% IBM 52,752 -1% 27% FORD 30,092 -17% 66% MERCEDES 21,728 +3% 48% HONDA 14,638 -4% 33% BMW 13,858 +7% 62% KODAK 10,801 -9% 82% GAP 8,746 -6% 35% NIKE 7,589 -5% 66% PEPSI 6,214 -6% 9% XEROX 6,019 -38% 93% APPLE 5,464 -17% 66% STARBUCKS 1,757 +32% 21%NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 27. COKE’S MARKET CAP, INCLUDING BRAND VALUE: $120 BILLION WITHOUT THE BRAND, COKE’S GLASS WOULD BE HALF EMPTY. COKE’S MARKET CAP, NOT INCLUDING BRAND VALUE: $50 BILLIONNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 28. The main purpose of branding is to get more people to buy more stuff for more years at a higher price.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 29. B S = BANGNEUTRONLLC.COM b SUCCESS BUCK
  • 30. Brand BusinessNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 31. PREDICTION BRAND WILL BECOME THE MOST POWERFUL STRATEGIC TOOL SINCE THE SPREADSHEET.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 32. PROBLEMIn most companies, STRATEGY is separated from CREATIVITY by a wide gap.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 33. STRATEGIC THINKERS CREATIVE THINKERS Analytical Intuitive Logical Emotional Linear Spatial Numerical Visual Verbal PhysicalNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 34. DOES THE LEFT BRAIN KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT BRAIN IS DOING?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 35. When both sides work together, you can build a charismatic brand.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 36. A CHARISMATIC BRAND is any product, service, or organization for which people believe there’s no substitute.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 37. QUIZ : NEUTRONLLC.COMWhich of these brands are charismatic?AMAZON HITACHI OXO GOODGRIPSAPPLE HOME DEPOT PEPSI-COLABURGER KING IKEA PRELLCOLDWATER CREEK KMART RCADASANI KRISPY KREME REEBOKDISNEY LEVI’S RUBBERMAIDDK BOOKS LONGS DRUGS SAFEWAYEVEREADY MACY’S SAMSUNGFORD MINI COOPER SEARSGENERAL ELECTRIC NEWSWEEK SOUTHWEST AIRLINESGOOGLE NISSAN UNITED ARTISTSHANES NORDSTROM VIRGIN
  • 38. QUIZ : NEUTRONLLC.COMWhich of these brands are charismatic?AMAZON HITACHI OXO GOODGRIPSAPPLE HOME DEPOT PEPSI-COLABURGER KING IKEA PRELLCOLDWATER CREEK KMART RCADASANI KRISPY KREME REEBOKDISNEY LEVI’S RUBBERMAIDDK BOOKS LONGS DRUGS SAFEWAYEVEREADY MACY’S SAMSUNGFORD MINI COOPER SEARSGENERAL ELECTRIC NEWSWEEK SOUTHWEST AIRLINESGOOGLE NISSAN UNITED ARTISTSHANES NORDSTROM VIRGIN
  • 39. Any brand can be charismatic.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 40. NEUTRONLLC.COMEVENYOURS.
  • 41. But first,you have to master the FIVE DISCIPLINES OF BRAND-BUILDING .NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 42. DISCIPLINE 1: DIFFERENTIATENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 43. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 44. WE’RE HARDWIRED TO NOTICE ONLY WHAT’S DIFFERENT.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 45. SOLUTION:BE DIFFERENT.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 46. FEATURES BENEFITS EXPERIENCE IDENTIFICATION“What it is” “What it does” “What you feel” “Who you are” 1900 1925 1950 2000 Marketing today is about creating tribes.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 47. People join different tribes for different activities. DRIVING VOLKSWAGEN READING AMAZON COMPUTING DELL SPORTS NIKE COOKING WILLIAMS-SONOMA BANKING CITIBANK TRAVEL ORBITZNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 48. ON SUNDAYS THEY WORSHIP HARLEY, GOD OF THE OPEN ROAD.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 49. NEUTRONLLC.COMThe three most important words in differentiating your brand:
  • 50. 1 FOCUSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 51. 2 FOCUSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 52. 3 FOCUSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 53. IS THIS HOW YOUR CUSTOMERS SEE YOU?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 54. THE FOCUS TEST: 1 Who are you? 2 What do you do? 3 Why does it matter?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 55. Unless you have compelling answers to these questions, you need more focus.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 56. NEUTRONLLC.COMThe most common reason for loss of focusis ILL-CONSIDERED BRAND EXTENSIONS.
  • 57. EXAMPLE: FOCUSED PORSCHE = SPORTS CARS UNFOCUSED PORSCHE = SPORTS CARS + SUVSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 58. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 59. NEUTRONLLC.COMEXAMPLE:THE GOOD GRIPS BRAND HAS GROWN STRONGER WITH EVERY BRAND EXTENSION.
  • 60. DISCIPLINE 2: COLLABORATENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 61. LIKE BUILDING A CATHEDRAL, BUILDING A BRAND IS A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 62. NEUTRONLLC.COMIt takes a villageto build a brand.
  • 63. THERE ARE THREE BASIC MODELS FOR ORGANIZING BRAND COLLABORATION:NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 64. The ONE-STOP SHOP NEUTRONLLC.COMcontains the resources C R E AT I V E SERVICES A DV E RT I S I N Gto develop and DIRECT RESPONSEsteward the brand. RESEARCH POP D I S P L AY S EXHIBITS PUBLIC IDENTITY R E L AT I O N S SUPPLIERS EVENTS PRODUCT DESIGN PROMOTIONS P U B L I C AT I O N S BRAND ST R AT E G Y WEB DESIGN NAMING PA C K A G I N G ANNUAL REPORTS C O M PA N Y
  • 65. ONE-STOP SHOP SCORECARDEasy to manage Little choice of teamsPromise of consistency Little ownership of brandNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 66. The BRAND AGENCY POP NEUTRONLLC.COM D I S P L AY Shires best-of-breed C R E AT I V E SERVICESfirms to help develop IDENTITY RESEARCH DIRECTand steward the brand. RESPONSE A DV E RT I S I N G ANNUAL REPORTS SUPPLIERS EVENTS BRAND AGENCY PROMOTIONS NAMING BRAND S T R AT E G Y PA C K A G I N G P U B L I C AT I O N S PRODUCT WEB DESIGN DESIGN PUBLIC R E L AT I O N S EXHIBITS C O M PA N Y
  • 67. BRAND AGENCY SCORECARDChoice of teams Little ownership of brandPromise of consistencyNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 68. The INTEGRATED MARKETING TEAMis managed internally with opencollaboration among C R E AT I V E S E RV I C E S A DV E RT I S I N Gbest-of-breed specialists. RESEARCH DIRECT RESPONSE ANNUAL IDENTITY REPORTS EVENTS POP D I S P L AY S EXHIBITS C O M PA N Y SUPPLIERS PUBLIC R E L AT I O N S PROMOTIONS WEB DESIGN PA C K A G I N G BRAND P U B L I C AT I O N S S T R AT E G Y NAMING PRODUCT DESIGNNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 69. INTEGRATED MARKETING TEAM SCORECARDChoice of teams Difficult to managePromise of consistencyOwnership of brandNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 70. IN REALITY, COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS AREN’T THAT SIMPLE.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 71. and that’s OK.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 72. Collaborative networks are not new.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 73. A successful model has existed for years.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 74. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 75. Like building a cathedral,making a movie takeshundreds of collaborators.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 76. JOEL DARTMOUTH Smoocher Boy KELLY MARIN Agent Sims TREVOR CARMICHAEL Agent Townsend JOHN T. LANDON Agent Kruzic SHARON BONDLY Dijon PAUL DERAIN Jean-Michel JACQUES SOUVERAIN Keynes MICHAEL BRAND Corelli STEVEN GOLDSTEIN Johnston TRENT LOCKART Billie JACKSON BARNES Guards JOSEPH AKIO TERENCE BRADLEY MO DERENI ROBERT UNDERHILL KEN SILVER Librarian HILARY PROPRIATO Field Officer MICHAEL O. KELL Bus Driver HECTOR ABONDAS Night Guard NORMAN BRIER Meter Maid STACY BRECKSTEIN First Detective JOE KALEY Second Detective BRIAN BELSEN Beat Cop ABRAHAM LENDER Parking Cop T. T. MCBRIDE Helicopter Pilot VAN DERICKE First Old Man JOHN R. CARLSON Second Old Man VICTOR AMOS Tax Collector SEAN O KENNA Stunt Coordinator JEFFREY ROCKEN Assistant Stunt Coordinator DARREL TOM Stunt DoublesCarlos GEOFF WRIGHT MARK CONTADINA Mariana SUE SKENNIAN Ajax CHARLIE MARQUETTE Sgt. Santos VICTOR BANERAS Carter F. C. CAMERON Smoocher Boy TELLIE PANOPOULIS Agent Sims MARTIN AIRES Agent Townsend STEFAN C. KAISER Dijon BILL MOORE Stunts STEVE ADRIAN BENJAMIN BARKELEY TONY BEAUJOLAIS BOB CARTER GORDON COLERIDGE IVAN DEVERSON MICKEY DISANTIS JILLIAN DRUCKER JOE EVANS MIKE FLANAGAN BILL GEORGE JULIA HARRISON GEOFF IPSWICH MICHAEL KANTER KENNETH KITTRIDGE BARRIE LAWRENCE TERRY LEVINSON TED MARSTEN JACKIE MACDOUGAL GREG NEVILSON BOB OSBORNE JAMES PETRICKE PETE POLSON RAY TELSON MARY STAUFFACHER FREDDIE STEEN CAB UPTON CORNELIA THERRIEN JEREMY TRICKETT PETER YOUNG RAUL VALERIA RONALD DEAVER-WEBB ROBERT G. RUNYAN Hong Kong Kung Fu TeamNEUTRONLLC.COM YUAN Tiger CHU CHEN Dragon SEN
  • 77. Manners and Modes Supervisor FRANCIE MAS Storyboard Artists CAREN THOMASON MIGUEL TRASERO FRANCES CHU PEDRO BOGANILLO Art Department Researcher NUALA CORIAN Art Department Coordinator TRACY COLLISTON Conceptual Designer SERGIO MOLO Graphics BENJAMIN HIRASUNA Illustrator STEPHANIE RAND Set Designers GERI DEMONDE STELLAN GRETZKE MADELINE BARR LANCE DUNSTABLE MARCO DIPAOLO DEN MCENERY Set Decorators LISA BARHAM DRU LEE MANNING CARRIE DUNE Script Supervisor MARIE BELLEAU Camera Operator PAUL POLITO Steadycam Operator ROCK HANDLER 1st Assistant Camera GORDON ALBRIGHT 2nd Assistant Camera CRIS MORTEN Still Photographer BARRIE M. HORST Sound Recordist JACOB TREIB Boom Operators HORACE STEIN THOM CARRABINE Video Operator ART KELLEHER LUCIANO PROPRIO Props DAVID BELL Property Master ZUZU MANHEIM KAREN CAROLUS J. D. WHEATLY Action Vehicle Coordinators WILLIAM TREVANT Gaffer STU JEFFERSON Best Boy JOSH KNIPPLE Rigged Gaffers COLIN FARRINGDON PETER STANISLOV KIT GOINES BENNIE JAMESON RICK DEMIS STANLEY FREY G. G. NEWMAN Key Grip DAVID WEINBERG Head Grip RICKY MONROE Dolly Grips WILLI STRASBURG STAN BENTON CHARLES CRIVORN NORM LOFGREN VIC DOLAN GIORGIO VIVATO Rigging Grip TEL STEPHENOPOLIS Make-up Artists TRINI GONZALEZ MARCI STEIN BELINDA MCNAIR CARI DUNNNEUTRONLLC.COM MICHELLE TONAS ROBERTO BELLINI
  • 78. Dig Composite Supv TIM CURRIE DONALD VERES Digital Compositors DAVID HUSSEIN BRIDGET QUESTED Background Artists FRANCESCA ROTI GREG STONE CGI Lead Animators WILL SUTTON INGE JOHANSSON CGI Animators DREW CRAIN URSULA BIERSCH VISUAL LOGIC, LLC VFX Supervisor JARED BAGMAN Programmer KAROL CONST System Admin RANDY HARDWICK Production Admin MAL GERICKE Production Aide CASS MONAHAN Producer PATRICE ARNEM Scene Graphics PEDRO CARILLO CGI Artist Coord SANDY PRIESTLY CGI Artists JOHN LANGORF BRENDA CALE CGI Designer MARK THOMAS KYLE M. SULLIVAN Compositors PATRICK MAHONEY STAV PROMIDES MARGRIET BILL TANIA SHAUB BENNET JURIAN I/O Supervisor CHUCK TRALIK Assorted Visual Effects PENNY GARCIA Color Toner GRAYSON TRUE Negative Cutter SLIM DELGADO Titles Designed by BATOUTAHELL, INC Opticals by PACIFIC DREAMS, LLC Soundtrack Album on ARTISTIC RECORDS, INC. Microscopic Cinematography by JAY FLAMMER `The Producers Wish to Thank the Following NASA CITY OF NEW YORK THE MARITIME CENTER OF SYDNEY LOS ANGELES POLICE THE CITY OF BEND, OREGON SULTAN OF BRUNEI Filmed on Location in CAPE KENNEDY NEW YORK CITY SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BEND, OREGON Filmed with OMNIVISON Cameras and LensesNEUTRONLLC.COM Color by COLORLAB, INC. Prints by VISTACHROME
  • 79. IN THE 1990s,CREATIVE COLLABORATION SPREAD TO BRAND-BUILDING.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 80. EXAMPLE:The Netscape brand was builton the Hollywood model.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 81. MYTH: Wide experience leads to deep insights.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 82. FACT: Deep insights come from deep experience.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 83. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 84. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 85. WHY?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 86. Because the mathematics of collaboration is nothing less than MAGIC.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 87. DISCIPLINE 3: INNOVATENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 88. Execution— not strategy—is where the rubber meets the road.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 89. CREATIVITY IS WHAT GIVES BRANDS THEIR TRACTION IN THE MARKETPLACE.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 90. Why do companies have so much trouble with creativity?Because creativity is right-brained, and strategy is left-brained.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 91. A B C D STRATEGIC THINKINGNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 92. V Z D Q CREATIVE THINKINGNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 93. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 94. THE REASON THE BEATLES WERE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL IS BECAUSE “THEY NEVER DID THE SAME THING ONCE.”NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 95. QUESTION: How do you know when an idea is innovative?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 96. ANSWER: NEUTRONLLC.COM WHEN IT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF EVERYBODY.
  • 97. TOO PREDICTABLE = NO SURPRISE NO SURPRISE = NOTHING NEW NOTHING NEW = NO VALUENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 98. To begin with,the brand needs a stand-out name.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 99. The seven criteria of a stand-out name: 1 DISTINCTIVENESS 2 BREVITY 3 APPROPRIATENESS 4 EASY SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION 5 LIKABILITY 6 EXTENDABILITYNEUTRONLLC.COM 7 PROTECTABILITY
  • 100. A GREAT NAME deserves GREAT GRAPHICS .NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 101. NEWS LOGOS ARE DEAD. LONG LIVE ICONS AND AVATARS!FLASH!NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 102. An ICON is a name and visual symbol that suggests a market position.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 103. EXAMPLE: CBS. The network for “eye-popping” television.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 104. An AVATAR is a brand icon that can move, change, and operate freely in various media.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 105. EXAMPLE:CINGULAR : The “self-expression” cellular service.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 106. For products that sell at retail,the packageNEUTRONLLC.COM is often the best and last chance to make a sale.
  • 107. The hardest-working packages followa natural reading sequence. THE SHOPPER : 1 Notices the package 2 Asks “What is it?” 3 Wonders “Why should I care?” 4 Wants to be persuaded 5 Needs proofNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 108. By presenting informationto match this sequence,a package can sell theproduct more effectively.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 109. If you communicate with your customersONLINE , your website needs to followa SIMILAR reading sequence, one thatsupplies users with ONLY the informationthey need, instead of trying to squeezeEVERYTHING onto the home pageLIKE THIS and making your users doALL the work, which will undoubtedlycause them to LEAVE, when all youreally have to do is ask yourself thisSIMPLE QUESTION : NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 110. NEUTRONLLC.COMDoes our website lookfat in this dress?
  • 111. Too many websites are bloated with irrelevant information.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 112. WHY?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 113. 1 TURFISMO (Every department wants to be on the home page)NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 114. 2 FEATURITIS (Inexperienced communicators believe more is better)NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 115. 3 TECHNOPHOBIA (Experienced communicators resist new media)NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 116. QUIZ: Which of these sites looks easier to use?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 117. NEUTRONLLC.COM
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  • 119. DISCIPLINE 4: VALIDATENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 120. VALIDATION means bringing the audience into the creative process.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 121. SENDER SENDER MESSAGE MESSAGE RECEIVER RECEIVER THE OLD COMMUNICATION MODEL WAS A MONOLOGUE.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 122. SENDER SENDER MESSAGE MESSAGE RECEIVER RECEIVER THE NEW COMMUNICATION MODEL IS A DIALOGUE.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 123. QUESTION: How can you test your most creative ideas BEFORE they get to market?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 124. HINT: NEUTRONLLC.COMNot with largequantitative studiesor focus groups.
  • 125. QUANTITATIVE STUDIES BURY THE PROBLEM IN HEAPS OF UNHELPFUL DATA.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 126. FOCUS GROUPS WERE INVENTED TO FOCUS THE RESEARCH, NOT BE THE RESEARCH.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 127. THE BEST TESTS ARECHEAP, QUICK, AND DIRTY.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 128. Better a rough answer to the right questionthan a detailed answer to the wrong question.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 129. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 130. NEUTRONLLC.COMIf the names and graphics of two trademarks arebetter when swapped, then neither is optimal.
  • 131. EXISTING TRADEMARKSNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 132. WITH NAMES SWAPPEDNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 133. CHEAP-QUICK-DIRTY TEST 2: The HAND TEST is a proof for a distinctive voice.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 134. If you can’t tell who’s talking when the trademark is covered, then the brand’s voice is not distinctive.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 135. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 136. CHEAP-QUICK-DIRTY TEST 3: The FIELD TEST is a proof for any concept that can be prototyped.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 137. If your audience can’t verbalize your concept, you’ve failed to communicate it.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 138. SHOPPERS CHARACTERIZED THE PACKAGE CONCEPT ON THE MIDDLE-RIGHT SHELF AS “A FASTER PENCIL.” BINGO.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 139. Field tests measure five things: 1 DISTINCTIVENESS 2 RELEVANCE 3 MEMORABILITY 4 EXTENDABILITY 5 DEPTH OF MEANINGNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 140. TESTING MIGHT HAVE SAVED SOME OF THESE COMPANIES FROM THE GREAT SWOOSH EPIDEMIC.
  • 141. HAS THE GLOBE BECOME THE NEW SWOOSH?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 142. DISCIPLINE 5: CULTIVATENEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 143. Business is a process, not an entity.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 144. A living brand is a pattern of behavior,not a stylistic veneer.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 145. Brands are like people.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 146. C. D. E. IF PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR CLOTHES WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR CHARACTERS…NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 147. WHY CAN’T BRANDS?NEUTRONLLC.COM
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  • 149. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 150. IF A BRAND LOOKS LIKE A DUCK AND SWIMS LIKE A DOG, PEOPLE WILL DISTRUST IT.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 151. So let’s say you’ve DIFFERENTIATED, COLLABORATED, INNOVATED, AND VALIDATED.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 152. + YOU’VE ADDED THE LEFT BRAIN TO THE RIGHT BRAIN.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 153. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 154. + + YOU’VE USED TESTING TO BANISH THE FEAR OF STUPID.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 155. Your brand is now NUMBER ONE in its category.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 156. What’s your next move?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 157. PASS OUT THE COMPASSES.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 158. What’s a compass?NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 159. A continuing brand education program.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 160. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 161. NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 162. The more D I S T R I B U T E D a brand becomes,the stronger its management needs to be.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 163. What your company needs is a CBO,or CHIEF BRANDING OFFICER .NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 164. THE CBO FORMS A HUMAN BRIDGE BETWEEN LOGIC AND MAGIC, STRATEGY AND DESIGN.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 165. C U LT I V AT I O N D I F F E R E N T I AT I O N V A L I D AT I O N C O L L A B O R AT I O N I N N O V AT I O N BY MASTERING THE FIVE DISCIPLINES OF BRANDING, THE COMPANY CREATES A VIRTUOUS CIRCLE.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 166. WITH EVERY TURN AROUND THE CIRCLE, THE VALUE OF THE BRAND SPIRALS HIGHER.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 167. YOU BUILDNEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 168. A sustainable competitive advantage.NEUTRONLLC.COM
  • 169. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marty Neumeier is president of a San Francisco-based brand consultancy, Neutron LLC. Neutron supplies the “glue”that holds brands together: brand education programs, seminars, workshops, creative audits, process planning, and more. Visit www.neutronllc.com.
  • 170. Need books for your branding team? Bulk discounts on the THE BRAND GAP areavailable for educational and corporate groups. Contact BECKY.MORGAN@PEACHPIT.COM. NEUTRONLLC.COM