We were recently invited to deliver a two day executive level branding workshop for PNB / ASNB executives. PNB was incorporated by the Malaysia government with the goal of helping local Malays share ownership in the corporate sector via unit trusts.
China’s extraordinary economic growth has been characterised by the production of high volume but relatively low value goods for export markets. This has allowed certain industries such as OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to flourish but times are changing.
People who work in brand admire Apple for very good reasons. An iconic brand that delivers revolutionary, beautifully designed and incredibly profitable products.
At Wavelength we wonder if it’s crunch time for Apple. Recent Wall Street iPhone 5 expectations were not met, brand loyalty is diminishing whilst Samsung’s popularity is increasing.
The University of Warwick recently invited us to write a post on Personal Branding. Employability and employability skills are an important part of Universities’ overall offer now since UK based students had to start paying fees. The blog can be found here but we also wanted to share the content via our blog.
At a recent “customer experience” conference in Dubai some interesting and striking comments were made. However, it soon became apparent a broader view on customer experience was required. Customer experience and customer service were frequently confused or used interchangeably
It was good to be back in Malaysia to escape the British weather, eat the local delicacies and most importantly deliver our second Product Launch Marketing programme of the year in Kuala Lumpur. Senior brand, strategy and marketing executives from a range of global blue chip brands. These included Allianz, AIA, Celcom, Maybank, PT Konimex, Abbot Laboratories to name a few.
Senior executives frequently tell us how disappointed they are with new product launch performance. It’s an expensive and risky business so it’s understandable. This frequently results in a “numbers game” (launch as many products as we can in the hope we succeed) or “no game” (don’t launch anything as it’s too damn expensive) logic.
We were delighted to be invited to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to run a four-day executive level workshop on Successful Product Launch Marketing and Brand Positioning in Partnership with IRR Middle East. Delegates from Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar attended the session.
It was nice to be back in the warm sunshine of Dubai to deliver the Successful Product Launch Marketing & Brand Positioning workshop for Informa for the third year on the run. This year the four-day exec level session was held at a super suave location The Address, Dubai Marina. Lovely.
In the past we’ve tried to highlight how utilising coupons can turn your brand strategy pair shaped. The challenges JC Penny is currently facing lucidly illustrate this point. This revealing article shares some of the challenges new JC Penny CEO Ron Johnson is experiencing whilst trying to shake the brands’ coupon crazy reputation. An unenviable task.