brand

Is your Purpose fit for purpose?

Purpose comes dressed in many guises. Here at Tovera, we have always considered it central to the corporate brand. We observe that for some it seems to be a new word for what was previously known as vision and mission. For a few, it’s purely a statement of intent for use in PR or communications […]

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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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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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Post Law. Where morality trumps legality.

We’ve entered what I’m calling the post-law period, where simply following the letter of the law isn’t enough to protect corporate reputation and brand. Companies are increasingly expected to do what customers and wider stakeholders believe is morally right i.e. follow the ‘spirit of the law’ – to do what the law intended, not find […]

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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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