Back in 2001, when I started working in the enterprise marketing software business, customer relationship management or CRM was seen as the cure all from a sales and marketing perspective. “If only we could more quickly send direct mailers offering a buy one, get one video rental, we could corner the
In my first post, I discussed the importance of brand equity and its relationship to good customer experience. Consider this scenario of an organization where brand equity was negatively impacted by a fractured customer experience. In this case the “brand” is the corporate brand.
When it comes to strong brand equity, everyone in the organization has to have a seat at the table. Brand equity is the result of positive interactions and transactions between the consumer and brand – across all touchpoints and all communication channels. It is built over time by brands being
Picture your "typical" sports fan - body paint, tailgating, banners on the car, and so on. You can easily imagine that person as a brand evangelist. Now think of someone you know who loves to read. Would you ever put the sports fan and the book lover in the same
Recently I speculated about the future audience I'll be talking with in 20 years. Despite being someone who thinks on a daily basis about communicating as a brand, I think that mindset is on the way out. I don't mean we shouldn't have brand standards and think about how our