Tag: strategy

7 dimensions of a world class brand

August 14, 2015 Business and Management 1 comment

Power Brands

Have you wondered why top brands like Coca-Cola, Google, Nike and Apple are so successful? How do they leapfrog their competition despite operating in hyper-competitive markets?

The answer lies in the power of their brand essence. This is defined by Brand Focus as follows:

“Brand essence is the single most compelling thing we can say about the brand that differentiates it from competitor brands as perceived by the consumer. The most powerful brand essences are rooted in a fundamental consumer need.”


The Mindful Marketer: Book Review

December 1, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence 1 comment

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How can marketers navigate an “always on” digital world? Can we achieve greater balance and control of our work and personal lives?

Yes we can! At least according to Lisa Nirell in her latest book “The Mindful Marketer”.

Part self-help book, part management manual, The Mindful Marketer is packed with practical and useful advice for senior marketers of all stripes. Drawing wisdom from diverse sources – Buddhism, organisational behaviour, psychology, digital marketing and much more – it covers the breadth and depth of scenarios in the working life of a marketer.


The Rise of the New East: Book Review

August 3, 2014 Book Reviews, Business and Management no comments


Ben Simpfendorfer of Silk Road Associates

Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?

In a sweeping expose on the dynamic forces shaping the “New East”, Ben Simpfendorfer’s The Rise of the New East provides an in-depth view of how the economic resurgence of Asia and the Middle East are changing global markets. Spanning halfway round the globe – from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates to India, South East Asia and China – the book brings one on a fascinating tour of the complex business characteristics governing our neck of the woods.