Building brands in the 21st centuryBrand Management &CommunicationBrands are finding it increasingly difficult to secure • As a Retail or Category Manager in distribution, youconsumer loyalty when facing oversupply and mature are looking to negotiate on an equal footing withmarkets. So, how can you make sure that your brand will manufacturers on the added value of brands.stand out? You will face many challenges: digitalisation, • You are an Account Executive or Account Director in aninformation overload, social responsibility and the advertising or promotion agency.consumer’s increasing scepticism. Moreover, the return on • As a Market Researcher or Marketing Consultant you likeinvestment must also remain assured to keep your finger on the pulse and effectively support your customers.This programme will give you the skills to manage yourbrands. An opportunity to learn how to think and act in Added value for you and your companyterms of forward-looking marketing. • At the end of the programme, you will understand theFor whom? value of a strong brand, how you should position and create it.• You are directly or indirectly involved in brand • You will become comfortable with the implementation of management strategies such as brand extensions and co-branding to• You are in charge of marketing communication. keep your brand alive.• You are a Brand, Service or Marketing Manager in a • You will easily draw up a brand communication plan and (medium) large company or growing SME and aim to understand the role of traditional and non-traditional improve brand management. communication channels.• As a Business Unit Manager, you are in charge of strategic • You will be able to work as a ‘conversation manager’, thus brand management. strengthening your brand in a web 2.0 context.Frank Goedertier makes your brand stand out!
" During this intensive, inspiring programme, participants discover amazing brand visions, strategic research models and captivating case studies. The enthusiasm displayed by faculty members is particularly contagious. What’s more, interacting with them and the other participants frequently leads to interesting discussions and insights. “ Leen Crollet - Brand Manager, BNP Paribas FortisProgramme design Meet your facultyYou will be amazed by our keenness for practice. Departing from well founded • Prof Frank Goedertier is Head of thetheory, we illustrate it with practice-based examples, case studies and exercises. Vlerick Brand Management Centre.You will learn not merely from the lectures given by our faculty. Draw inspiration • Prof Steven Van Belleghem isfrom your fellow participants. Interaction and exchanging experiences will teach Managing Partner at InSites Consultingyou a great deal. and author of the books ‘The Conversation Manager’ andSteven Van Belleghem is the author of the much-discussed book ‘The Conversa ‘The Conversation Company’.tion Manager’. The book is given to you as a guiding principle, allowing you to • Geert Vanhees is Managing Partner ofapply the insights of the programme to concrete situations. 4Growth and has far-reaching expertise in brand positioning.Module 1: Building brands PRACTICAL INFO• How to build a strong brand• How can you load a brand with specific values? What is the secret to creating Dates and venues a good brand identity? 4 days• What is a brand life cycle and what is your role in this? Leuven Campus: 20, 27 November &• How do you expand your brand through co-branding and brand extensions? 4, 11 December 2012 or Ghent Campus: 23, 24, 30, 31 May 2013Module 2: Managing brands Language• How do you develop a positioning for corporate and product brands? Dutch• How do you incorporate your business, brand and communication positioning? Fee• How would you translate your brand positioning into a concrete medium € 2,995 (excl. 21% VAT) mix?Module 3: Communicating brands• How do you draw up a communication plan?• Which brand communication objectives can you pursue?• What are the different traditional communication media? What are the pros and cons?• Guerrilla Marketing, branded entertainment, experience communication… Which techniques can you apply to communicate your brand in a non- conventional way?Module 4: Branding in the digital age• How do you manage your brand in an information overload context?• Is there a need for a new brand model in the digital age?• How do you build up a brand using new media?• What role does word-of-mouth play in promoting your brand?• How should you proceed in creating a social media strategy for your brand?• How do you evolve from marketing manager to conversation manager? Apply now! Please see Practical Info on the following page, or visit: www.vlerick.com/brandmanagement
PRACTICAL INFORegistration Online registration: quick & easy!Action! Register online.Questions? Please contact:Ghita GreefGroup Product ManagerT: + 32 9 210 98 94F: + 32 9 210 97 firstname.lastname@example.orgReep 19000 Ghent, BelgiumYour certificateIf you take part in one of our programmes, you are Register online via:entitled to a certificate from Vlerick Business School. www.vlerick.com/If you successfully complete an Executive Master Class, marketingprogrammesyou can join the Vlerick Alumni Network, a worldwidenetwork of over 16,000 alumni in 100 countries.Cancellation Financial benefits for you?Consult our cancellation conditions at: • 10% discount for paying members of Vlerick Alumniwww.vlerick.com/conditions • SME portfolio: subsidies for Flemish SMEs. • Vlerick Social Profit Grants for organisations active inOur team is here for you the social profit sector. You’ll find more info at: www.vlerick.com/benefits Ghita Greef Group Product Manager T: + 32 9 210 98 94 Further improve your retail expertise: email@example.com • Vlerick Retail Platform 4 afternoons for and by retailers Rian De Bruycker www.vlerick.be/retailplatform Programme Advisor T: + 32 9 210 98 84 • Vlerick Conversation Management Platform firstname.lastname@example.org Become a successful Conversation Manager: 4 afternoons filled with interesting conceptual frameworks and practice-based examples. www.vlerick.com/conversationplatform
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