This is a presentation I gave at the opening of the 2010 Branding Conference in South Africa. The 45 minutes allocated was too short to go into much detail so the presentation just touches on key issues in managing brands in turbulence, something that brand managers and strategists are going to have to get used to doing. Some of the slides require a talking head in front of them, but I hope that the general message of the presentation comes through. The use of a strategy canvas to develop a brand positioning is based on the excellent Blue Ocean Strategy work of W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. I also used Philip Kotler and John A. Caslione's Chaotics as a reference book.