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Six Rules of Brand Revitalization, Second Edition: Learn the Most Common Branding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, 2nd Edition

Six Rules of Brand Revitalization, Second Edition: Learn the Most Common Branding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-450797-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-450797-2

Are you responsible for reinvigorating your brand to achieve enduring profitable growth in a volatile world? Or for keeping a still-strong brand from fading in relevance and value? The Six Rules of Brand Revitalization, Second Edition presents an intensely practical blueprint for resurrecting or revitalizing any brand, and driving it to unprecedented levels of success.

Larry Light and Joan Kiddon illuminate their blueprint with up-to-date case studies and specific examples from their unsurpassed brand experience, offering detailed "dos" and "don'ts" for everything from segmentation to RandD to executive leadership. You'll discover how to eliminate siloes, and refocus your entire organization around common goals and brand promises... restore brand relevance based on an ever-more-profound knowledge of your customers... reinvent your total brand experience, leveraging innovation, renovation, marketing, and value.

Using McDonald's and other prominent examples, Light and Kiddon show how big brands get into trouble by committing several common mistakes… how to reenergize them… why hard-to-change bad habits can lead brands back into trouble again… and how to keep that from happening to your brands. Along the way, they demonstrate how to define and measure progress, rebuild brand trust within and outside the organization, create a "plan to win," and execute on it!

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Introduction     1

Part I: The Twelve Tendencies for Trouble     7
Chapter 1    Tendency 1: The Arrogance of (Great) Success     11
Chapter 2    Tendency 2: The Comfort of Complacency     17
Chapter 3    Tendency 3: The Building of Organizational Barriers and Bureaucratic Processes     23
Chapter 4    Tendency 4: The Focus on Analyst Satisfaction Rather Than on Customer Satisfaction     27
Chapter 5    Tendency 5: The Belief That What Worked Yesterday Will Work Today     37
Chapter 6    Tendency 6: The Failure to Innovate     41
Chapter 7    Tendency 7: The Lack of Focus on the Core Customer     47
Chapter 8    Tendency 8: The Backtracking to Basics     51
Chapter 9    Tendency 9: The Loss of Relevance     55
Chapter 10   Tendency 10: The Lack of a Coherent Plan to Win     63
Chapter 11   Tendency 11: The Lack of a Balanced Brand-Business Scorecard     67
Chapter 12   Tendency 12: The Disregard for the Changing World     71
Chapter 13   Break the LOCK on Brand Troubles     75

Part II: The Six Rules for Brand Revitalization…Revisited     81
Chapter 14   Rule 1: Refocus the Organization     83
Chapter 15   Rule 2: Restore Brand Relevance     91
Chapter 16   Rule 3: Reinvent the Brand Experience     107
Chapter 17   Rule 4: Reinforce a Results Culture     137
Chapter 18   Rule 5: Rebuild Brand Trust     155
Chapter 19   Rule 6: Realize Global Alignment     173

Part III: The Twelve Truths for Staying Out of Trouble     185
Chapter 20   Truth 1: Recognize That Culture Matters: Overcome Cultural Resistance     187
Chapter 21   Truth 2: Institutionalize Change     191
Chapter 22   Truth 3: Define a Clear Strategy for Enduring Profitable Growth     195
Chapter 23   Truth 4: Break Down Silos     197
Chapter 24   Truth 5: Reinforce Authenticity     199
Chapter 25   Truth 6: Make Demographics Matter     203
Chapter 26   Truth 7: Act Like a Leader     207
Chapter 27   Truth 8: Stay Relevant     211
Chapter 28   Truth 9: Move from Living off Current Positive Momentum to Creating Ongoing Positive Momentum     215
Chapter 29   Truth 10: Institute Clear Accountability     217
Chapter 30   Truth 11: Change the Reward System     219
Chapter 31   Truth 12: Measure Results     223
Conclusion     227
Index     229

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