Corporate Branding

Book Review: Dave Trott, One + One = Three

By Ann Binnie, Managing Partner, Tovera Consulting. Summary view Dave Trott tells evocative yet sparely written stories, each illustrating an important point about creativity as it applies to life, art and the world of advertising. He always has told good stories, even before “storytelling” became fashionable. So it comes naturally and this book is a […]

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Kraft / Unilever – a story of two reputations

There’s a headline in the Telegraph today that just about sums up the collective response to Kraft’s proposed (and now withdrawn) takeover of Unilever. It reads ‘Kraft Heinz: how to lose a deal and irritate everyone’. From a reputation perspective, the moment I read about Kraft’s proposal, I thought, ‘what on earth are they thinking? This […]

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Does viewing people as assets demean them (and us)?

Article by Ann Binnie. I heard this morning on the radio a discussion about the various Olympic authorities’ deliberations on whether/who to ban from the Russian squad for misuse of performance enhancing drugs. I was struck by the use of the term “assets” for the athletes in question. Maybe the context of Russia made me […]

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“Consumers are morons”

Mark Ritson recently published an opinion piece where he concludes that in light of the relatively small dip in VW sales following the emissions scandal, perhaps consumers are unconcerned with corporate reputation, that they are perhaps, really morons. This got me thinking, are consumers really morons, unconcerned with corporate reputation? It was ten years ago […]

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5 reputation management tips for 2016

  Plan for the fact that managing your CEO’s reputation is part of managing your corporate reputation. There are many examples that demonstrate how the behaviour of a CEO can serve as a catalyst for the unraveling of a corporate reputation, which in turn can lead to value destruction, loss of business and more (e.g. […]

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Give your brand the psychopath test

Following is a fantastic blog first featured on the WARC website and written by Faris Yakob. It reminds us of the great work of Stephen King who gave us the game changing insight that we humans append personality traits to everything, including brands. Can you describe your brand personality? Give your brand The Psychopath Test […]

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