Brand damage and P&O

Brand damage and P&O

Is potential brand damage at P&O down to bad luck, bad management, or poor communications? Whichever,  there can be little argument that once again a major brand may suffer significant brand damage.  It doesn’t take a specialist to spot the potential for such...
4 really good reasons for a brand refresh

4 really good reasons for a brand refresh

4 really good reasons for a brand refresh A brand refresh can be a powerful tool – so long as it’s for the right reason. But let’s start with a really bad reason. And this is all-too-common – the owner, or CEO wants a change. They’re fed up or bored...
7 Deadly Sins of Branding

7 Deadly Sins of Branding

Branding should be based upon common sense, but sadly, we see so many pitfalls awaiting the unwary – or the un-prepared. Pitfalls that are easily avoided, and brands and brand identities that can deliver great rewards for their businesses. So, we’ve...
Brand guidelines matter

Brand guidelines matter

Why do brand guidelines matter?  Because the best brand identities are not necessarily the best designed, but are always the most consistently applied. Great design matters, of course – but from a brand point of view the most important factor is consistency....
Confidence and brand leadership

Confidence and brand leadership

Brand leadership is about a business’s passion. There is an intangible quality shared by true brand leaders in fields as varied as manufacturing, finance, food and drink, or fashion – that quality is confidence. It’s often manifested in appearing not to...
Why bother with my brand at a time like this?

Why bother with my brand at a time like this?

Should I bother working on my brand at a time like this? Absolutely, it’s more important than ever. Firstly, customers like to deal with people they know, so just being there is a major plus.  So keep your visibility high. Talk to people, post, publish, ‘phone. What...