Corporate Reputation

brand purpose

Defining a corporate purpose.

It can sometimes feel strange watching companies identify a need to define their ‘purpose’ as if they’d previously operated without one. Anyone who runs a company knows that the purpose of the company – first and foremost – is to make a profit. Without profit, the company ceases to exist. Ah, you say, it’s different […]

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Pret a Manger appoints Tovera

London, 07 December 2018: Tovera Consulting (Tovera) has been appointed to lead a programme of research and insight development for Pret a Manger (Pret) to inform its engagement with stakeholders. Tovera will be working closely with Headland who have been appointed to advise on Pret’s corporate communications and public affairs. Part of the brief for […]

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reputation measurement

Tovera Insight: Reputation Measurement

During our work advising clients on how to build strong corporate brands and reputations we’re often asked about how companies should measure reputation. The same questions arise so we thought it useful to share our view in this Tovera Insight blog post. In summary, if you are considering measuring your company’s reputation, be sure you […]

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Brand Reputation

Brands are relative, reputations are absolute

Here at Tovera we continue to think about why corporate brand is different from corporate reputation. I am struck by how brands declare themselves in terms of providing their benefits without harm, without doing damage, as Google might say, “not being evil”. The “extracting the negative” approach. Clearly this is because the brand is – […]

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CEO Reputation

CEO Reputation – how to survive a crisis

Companies mostly recover from reputation crises, CEOs rarely do. If you are a CEO or part of the executive team at a company, and you value your job and your personal reputation, then you would be wise to take an active interest in your company’s reputation. Looking back over major reputation crises a consistent picture […]

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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There’s a headline in the Telegraph today that just about sums up the collective response to Kraft’s proposed (and now withdrawn) takeover of Unilever.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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