The Brand Gap / Edition 2
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The Brand Gap / Edition 2

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by Marty Neumeier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321348109

ISBN-13: 9780321348104

Pub. Date: 07/08/2005

Publisher: New Riders

THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building. Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read…  See more details below

Overview

THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building. Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you’ll learn:

• the new definition of brand
• the five essential disciplines of brand-building
• how branding is changing the dynamics of competition
• the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand
• why collaboration is the key to brand-building
• how design determines a customer’s experience
• how to test brand concepts quickly and cheaply
• the importance of managing brands from the inside
• 220-word brand glossary

From the back cover:
Not since McLuhan’s THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages. Using the visual language of the boardroom, Neumeier presents the first unified theory of branding—a set of five disciplines to help companies bridge the gap between brand strategy and customer experience. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by the new perspectives they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly “get it.” This deceptively simple book offers everyone in the company access to “the most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321348104
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
07/08/2005
Series:
AIGA Design Press Series
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
468,077
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 5.26(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
What a Brand Isn't. Why is Brand Suddenly Hot? In Verisign We Trust. What's Your Brand Worth? Brand Happens. The Brand Gap. Introducing the Charismatic Brand.

Discipline 1. Differentiate.
Three Little Questions. It's Different—I Like It. The Evolution of Marketing. Globalism vs. Tribalism. Focus, Focus, Focus. Are You Growing or Harvesting Your Brand?

Discipline 2. Collaborate.
It Takes a Village to Build a Brand. The New Collaboratives. Hooray for Hollywood. The Power of Prototypes.

Discipline 3. Innovate.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road. When Everybody Zigs, Zag. Brand or Bland? Those Crazy New Names. Icons and Avatars. It's All Packaging. Does Our Website Look Fat in This Dress?

Discipline 4. Validate.
The New Communication Model. People Are Different. Test Is Not a Four-letter Word. The Myth of Focus Groups. How to Avoid Getting Skewed. The Swap Test. The Concept Test. The Field Test. What are We Looking For?

Discipline 5. Cultivate
The Living Brand. Every day You Write the Book. The Brand As a Compass. Protecting the Brand. Where Are All the CBOs? The Virtuous Circle. Take-home Lessons. Recommended Reading. Acknowledgments.

Index.
Colophon.
About the Author.

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