4 Dangers of Producing Exclusive Brands

4 Dangers of Producing Exclusive Brands

SHORT-SIGHTED SUCCESS

Whether you call them control brands, own brands, or exclusive brands, supermarkets and box stores love to have products labeled with their own brands. And, they have some good reasons: they like cutting out the middleman, thus making more profit; they are also...
The Ten Commandments of Brand Stewardship

The Ten Commandments of Brand Stewardship

ACQUISITION IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Companies that acquire a brand may think they “own” it, but they are really brand stewards. They are responsible, like parents, to protect and grow the brand so it will continue to thrive under their stewardship. Many brands have survived multiple owners. Many have...
Rebranding a City

Rebranding a City

COLD STEEL TO HOT BRANDS

Rebranding Syracuse, NY Can a city rebrand itself? That’s the question Syracuse, New York is answering in the affirmative. The post-WWII industrial boom that fueled its economy for nearly a half century has all but disappeared. It left this historic city with...