The principle put forward by David Wheldon (MWlinks.co.uk/CEOobsessed) that brand strategy and business strategy are elemental to the decisions, conduct and operation of all parts of an organisation has been around for many years.
The understanding that customers own and influence brands through a mountain of real-time touchpoints is surely universal, and the realisation that skillful brand development is a major component of “live or die” business transformation and growth is clear.
After all, strategic development has never been so important, leadership has never been more scrutinised, creative thinking has never had more relevance and brand has never had such a vital role.
It is and always has been clear that the CEO must not only be obsessed with brand, but also ensure that all parts of their organisation deliver against fundamental brand strategy.
Marketing Team Direct