What Great Brands Do: the Seven Brand-building Principles That Separate the Best From the Rest

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What Great Brands Do: the Seven Brand-building Principles That Separate the Best From the Rest

About This Book:

“What Great Brands Do” shows how companies as diverse as IBM, REI, Starbucks, Lululemon, and more have all used their exceptional brand platforms as management tools to fuel, align, and guide every task they undertake–and have achieved higher-than-average profit margins as a result. What do these great brands have in common?

“What Great Brands Do” shows how these firms rely on a brand-as-business management approach to grow and succeed in tough economic climates, regardless of the size of their marketing budgets. “What Great Brands Do” distills their approach into seven guiding principles and accompanying best practices to provide a thoughtful and practical methodology for putting a company’s brand in the driver’s seat of the organization. The seven principles are: Great brands start insideGreat brands avoid selling productsGreat brands ignore trendsGreat brands don’t chase customersGreat brands sweat the small stuffGreat brands commit and stay committedGreat brands never need to “give back”Research suggests that only a small portion of companies practice brand-building the way great brands do–a recent survey of marketing executives revealed that 64 percent feel that their brands do not influence decisions made at their companies. Nearly two-thirds of companies are pouring millions of dollars into marketing and advertising without aligning their business strategies with the brand values and attributes they’re communicating. As a result, the full business value of those brands is going unrealized. “What Great Brands Do “intends to change the ways readers think about and work with brand-building, and the book is essential reading for any business leader who wants to ensure that current brand activities help lay the foundation for continued growth.

About the Author:

Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand-building for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer.

Denise is the author of the bestselling book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest (Jossey-Bass), the e-book Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do, and the highly anticipated upcoming book FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies (Nicholas Brealey, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, March, 2018.)

News media including FOX Business TV, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times call on Denise when they want an expert point-of-view on hot business issues. The Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) named her blog as one of the “Top 20 Marketing Blogs that Executives Actually Read.”

Denise enjoys challenging readers to think differently about brand-building in her regular contributions to Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and has been a sought-after writer for publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Knowledge@Wharton, ChangeThis, Seeking Alpha, QSR Magazine, among others.

With her expertise and inspiring approach, Denise has become an in-demand keynote speaker. She has addressed business leaders around the world, including The Art of Marketing in Toronto, EXPO Marketing in Bogota, Colombia, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Australia.

Denise initially cultivated her brand-building approaches through several high-level positions in advertising and client-side marketing. She served as lead strategist at advertising agencies for Burger King and Land Rover and as the marketing leader and analyst for Jack in the Box restaurants and Spiegel catalogs. Denise went on to head Sony Electronic Inc.’s first ever brand office, where she was the vice president/general manager of brand and strategy and garnered major corporate awards. Consulting clients have included Target, Oakley, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other leading companies.

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