The Brand Gap Revised Edition

Author: Marty Neumeier
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 032164882X
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Computers

THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building. Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you’ll learn: • the new definition of brand • the five essential disciplines of brand-building • how branding is changing the dynamics of competition • the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand • why collaboration is the key to brand-building • how design determines a customer’s experience • how to test brand concepts quickly and cheaply • the importance of managing brands from the inside • 220-word brand glossary From the back cover: Not since McLuhan’s THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages. Using the visual language of the boardroom, Neumeier presents the first unified theory of branding—a set of five disciplines to help companies bridge the gap between brand strategy and customer experience. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by the new perspectives they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly “get it.” This deceptively simple book offers everyone in the company access to “the most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.”

ZAG

Author: Marty Neumeier
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132798129
Release Date: 2006-09-20
Genre: Computers

"When everybody zigs, zag," says Marty Neumeier in this fresh view of brand strategy. ZAG follows the ultra-clear "whiteboard overview" style of the author’s first book, THE BRAND GAP, but drills deeper into the question of how brands can harness the power of differentiation. The author argues that in an extremely cluttered marketplace, traditional differentiation is no longer enough—today companies need “radical differentiation” to create lasting value for their shareholders and customers. In an entertaining 3-hour read you’ll learn: - why me-too brands are doomed to fail - how to "read" customer feedback on new products and messages - the 17 steps for designing “difference” into your brand - how to turn your brand’s “onliness” into a “trueline” to drive synergy - the secrets of naming products, services, and companies - the four deadly dangers faced by brand portfolios - how to “stretch” your brand without breaking it - how to succeed at all three stages of the competition cycle From the back cover: In an age of me-too products and instant communications, keeping up with the competition is no longer a winning strategy. Today you have to out-position, out-maneuver, and out-design the competition. The new rule? When everybody zigs, zag. In his first book, THE BRAND GAP, Neumeier showed companies how to bridge the distance between business strategy and design. In ZAG, he illustrates the number-one strategy of high-performance brands—radical differentiation. ZAG is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. For a quick peek inside ZAG, go to www.zagbook.com.

Business Campaigning

Author: Peter Metzinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540283812
Release Date: 2006-01-13
Genre: Business & Economics

"Business Campaigning" ist die Weiterentwicklung einer Methodik, die von erfolgreichen Organisationen wie Greenpeace entwickelt wurde, um notfalls auch mit wenig Ressourcen viel zu erreichen. Sie ist eine dringend notwendige Ergänzung zu den klassischen Konzepten der Kommunikation, die zwar weiterhin ihre Berechtigung haben, aber in den zunehmend dynamischen und komplexen Umfelder immer häufiger an ihre Grenzen stoßen. Zudem enthält das Konzept 14 strategische "Spielregeln", deren Beachtung im Rahmen von Kommunikations-, Veränderungs-, Management- und Krisenmanagementprojekten die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit massiv erhöht. Die Neuauflage enthält zusätzliche Beispiele für den erfolgreichen Einsatz der Methodik sowie neue Tools, die seit Erscheinen der ersten Auflage entwickelt und gemeinsam mit Kunden getestet wurden. Darüber hinaus wurde die Beschreibung des Prozesses von der Situationsanalyse zur Strategie überarbeitet.

Harte Schnitte Neues Wachstum

Author: Barbara Heitger
Publisher: MI Wirtschaftsbuch
ISBN: 9783864161209
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Change Management heißt gleichzeitig harte Schnitte zu setzen und neues Wachstum voran zu bringen – heute im volatilen Umfeld. Das stellt Change Management vor neue Ansprüche. Das Konzept der „Un:balanced Transformation" liefert Managern und Beratern Modelle und Instrumente für: das wirksame Steuern evolutionärer und tiefgreifender Change-Initiativen mit ihren unterschiedlichen Dynamiken: Konzepte für ihre Architektur und ihr Design, das tragfähige Umsetzen harter Schnitte – klar und mit Herz, das Initiieren neuen Wachstums und Gestalten von Innovationsprozessen, das Steuern der Change-Phasen mit ihren typischen Chancen und Gefahren, das produktive Aufgreifen der Macht der Zahlen und der Logik der Gefühle. Fallbeispiele aus Unternehmen zeigen die Herausforderungen und Lösungen der Praxis. Konkrete Designs und Interventionen geben Ideen und Anregungen, wie Manager und Berater jede Phase des Change-Projekts gut steuern können. In der 2. überarbeiteten Auflage haben die Autoren neue Konzepte zum Wandel des Wandels, zu Resilienz und Agilität, zu Veränderungskommunikation und Innovation, zur Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmodelle und virtuellem Arbeiten integriert und mit neuen Fallstudien und Interventionen ergänzt. „Harte Schnitte – Neues Wachstum liefert viele Anregungen für die nachhaltige Veränderung globaler Unternehmen – der Ansatz war eine Grundlage für die großangelegte kulturelle Weiterentwicklung unserer Organisation." Erich Ebner von Eschenbach, CEO Financial Services BMW Group „Managing Cuts and New Growth – An Innovative Approach to Change Management" von Barbara Heitger und Alexander Doujak ist ein großartiger Beitrag zur Management-Literatur – durch seinen Umfang, seine Tiefe, seine 'praktische Weisheit' und Originalität.

Managing Strategic Design

Author: Ray Holland
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137325952
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing Strategic Design emphasizes the power of design management to drive corporate strategic goals, showing how design strategies can be thoughtfully formulated and managed to improve the performance of organizations. Taking an engaging and inspiring approach, this book will help design students and graduates to apply new concepts of design management in their works and to use design strategically to achieve organizational visions and targets. This is an essential text for managers, practitioners and students. Key benefits: • Integrates design and management theory with a wealth of practical applications and examples • Framed around the ''4Ds'' model

Handbuch Markenf hrung

Author: Manfred Bruhn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663015574
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Manfred Bruhn ist es mit dem "Handbuch Markenführung" gelungen, das gesamte Spektrum der Erkenntnisse und Standpunkte zur Markenführung und zum Markenartikel unter Berücksichtigung neuester Entwicklungen in einem Nachschlagewerk zu vereinen. Renommierte Fachexperten vermitteln einen systematischen und umfassenden Einblick in alle zentralen Teilgebiete des Markenmanagements. Anhand vielfältiger Unternehmensbeispiele erhält der Leser nützliche Anregungen für eine erfolgreiche Markenführung. Das "Handbuch Markenführung" - die 2. Auflage des "Handbuch Markenartikel" - erscheint mit völlig neuem Konzept. "Das Handbuch Markenführung ist eine exzellente Bestandsaufnahme des Phänomens Marke in seiner gesamten Bandbreite. Es besticht durch seine systematische Darstellungsweise und gibt Antworten auf die vielfältigen Fragestellungen der professionellen Markenführung. Für Entscheidungsträger im Marketing ist dieses umfassende Nachschlagewerk eine unverzichtbare Orientierungshilfe." Horst Prießnitz, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Markenverbandes

Designing Brand Identity

Author: Alina Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118980828
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Architecture

Whether you're the project manager for your company's rebrand, or you need to educate your staff or your students about brand fundamentals, Designing Brand Identity is the quintessential resource. From research to brand strategy to design execution, launch, and governance, Designing Brand Identity is a compendium of tools for branding success and best practices for inspiration. 3 sections: brand fundamentals, process basics, and case studies. Over 100 branding subjects, checklists, tools, and diagrams. 50 case studies that describe goals, process, strategy, solution, and results. Over 700 illustrations of brand touchpoints. More than 400 quotes from branding experts, CEOs, and design gurus. "Designing Brand Identity is a comprehensive, pragmatic, and easy-to-understand resource for all brand builders—global and local. It's an essential reference for implementing an entire brand system." - Carlos Martinez Onaindia, Global Brand Studio Leader, Deloitte "Alina Wheeler explains better than anyone else what identity design is and how it functions. There's a reason this is the 5th edition of this classic." - Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram "Designing Brand Identity is the book that first taught me how to build brands. For the past decade, it's been my blueprint for using design to impact people, culture, and business." - Alex Center, Design Director, The Coca-Cola Company "Alina Wheeler's book has helped so many people face the daunting challenge of defining their brand." - Andrew Ceccon, Executive Director, Marketing, FS Investments "If branding was a religion, Alina Wheeler would be its goddess, and Designing Brand Identity its bible." - Olka Kazmierczak, Founder, Pop Up Grupa "The 5th edition of Designing Brand Identity is the Holy Grail. This book is the professional gift you have always wanted." - Jennifer Francis, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Brand Resilience

Author: Jonathan R. Copulsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230120342
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

As the recent Tiger Woods scandal illustrates, brand reputation is more precarious than ever before. True and false information spreads like wildfire in the vast and interconnected social media landscape and even the most venerable brands can be leveled in a flash—by disgruntled customers, competing companies, even internal sources. Here, veteran marketing executive Jonathan Copulsky shows companies and individuals how to play brand defense in the twenty-first century. Five Signs that You Need to Pay More Attention to the Possibility of Brand Sabotage: A group of uniformed employees posts embarrassing YouTube videos, in which they display unprofessional attitudes towards their work. One of your senior executives publicly blames a supplier for product defects, even though they predate your relationship with the supplier. Your competitor's ads trumpet their solution to the performance problems associated with your most recent product. A customer unhappy with changes made to your product design launches a Facebook group, which attracts 5,000 fans. Your outsource partner is prominently featured in numerous blogs and websites describing allegations of worker mistreatment and workplace safety hazards.

Design Management

Author: Robert Jerrard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136790799
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Quantifying and assessing the value of an organization’s design department can be problematic. The tools traditionally used by auditors are usually insufficient to ‘measure’ either the value of design projects or their influence within an organization. This book demystifies the design development and design management process, scrutinising it against a new set of auditing principles which illuminates its true value in a contemporary context. Featuring a series of international case studies, Design Management: Exploring Fieldwork and Applications argues that assessment of the design function within any organization must incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The book explores a number of key themes, such as new product development, risk in design and corporate identity. Moreover, by drawing on a range of techniques from the social sciences, the authors rigorously develop means by which design may be understood accurately. This book represents an important and timely contribution to our knowledge of the management of product and service innovation. It will be an invaluable text for students and researchers working in design and management.

The Handbook of Design Management

Author: Rachel Cooper
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472570178
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Design

The management of design has emerged as central to the operational and strategic options of any successful organization. The Handbook of Design Management presents a state-of-the-art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. The Handbook covers the breadth of principles, methods and practices that shape design management across the different design disciplines. These theories and practices extend from the operational to the strategic, from the product to the organization. Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in the field. It also documents the shifts that have been taking place both in management and in design which have highlighted the value of design thinking and design education to organizations. Presenting the first systematic overview of the subject - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - the Handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in design and management, as well as for design practitioners and professional managers.

Graphic Design Solutions

Author: Robin Landa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133945529
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Art

Graphic Design Solutions is the most comprehensive, how-to reference on graphic design and typography. Covering print and interactive media, this book examines conceiving, visualizing and composing solutions to design problems, such as branding, logos, web design, posters, book covers, advertising, and more. Excellent illustrations of historical, modern and contemporary design are integrated throughout. The Fifth Edition includes expanded and updated coverage of screen media, including mobile, tablet, desktop web, and motion as well as new interviews, showcases, and case studies; new diagrams and illustrations; a broader investigation of creativity and concept generation; visualization and color; and an updated timeline. Accompanying this edition, CourseMate with eBook brings concepts to life with projects, videos of designers in the field, and portfolio-building tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Business of Sustainability

Author: Scott G. McNall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313384943
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

This three-volume set is a landmark comprehensive overview of the business of sustainability, providing 56 separate chapters from leaders in business, non-profit organizations, and from within the academic and policy world. * Contributions from more than 70 authors recognized for their work in sustainability * Several chapters with systemic frameworks * Numerous case studies demonstrating successful approaches by industry innovators * 55 figures with models and steps for analyses * A bibliography with each chapter

Creating Breakthrough Products

Author: Jonathan M. Cagan
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133011722
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

For years, Jonathan Cagan’s and Craig M. Vogel’s Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets — or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new Second Edition compares revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation, helping decision-makers choose between them, and make either one work. Cagan and Vogel provide more coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography, as well as new case studies ranging from Navistar’s latest long-haul truck to P&G’s reinvention of Herbal Essence. Throughout, readers will find up-to-date insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success; navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development; and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams — while staying relentlessly focused on customers’ values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution. Using additional visual maps and illustrations, they’ve made their best-selling book even more intuitive and accessible to both industry and academic audiences.