Archives tagged: branding

The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

Being Threatened by Bill Gates

By Kyle T. Westra August 16, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my new Amazon bestseller, The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy. This story…

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What are “Ironclad” Brands and How to Maintain Them

What are “Ironclad” Brands and How to Maintain Them

By James T. Berger June 17, 2019

In her new book, an experienced brand strategist identifies the essence of powerful brands and offers ways to maintain and strengthen them.…

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The Importance of Speaking Other Business Languages

By Kyle T. Westra June 17, 2019

I was recently in Portland, Oregon for the first time, attending a business conference. The Digital Summit series brings together all manner…

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The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

The Elephants in the Room

By Kyle T. Westra May 24, 2019

Having value-creating channel partners is much better than the alternative. But even good partnerships carry risk. In the channel, one of those risks is that the partner becomes more powerful than the supplier.

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Treating Channel Partners Strategically

By Kyle T. Westra March 24, 2019

Common examples of channel partners include wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. All of these activities are necessary tasks for a functioning commercial organization. If the supplier doesn’t do one of these tasks, a channel partner must. Conversely, if a channel partner doesn’t, the supplier must.

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Pricing Governance and Culture Change

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 30, 2018

In order for any pricing improvement project to deliver its potential value, price governance and pricing culture must intersect. Some may want to dismiss this as “too much to take on,” but the results of addressing fundamental questions from both sectors creates the difference between the companies that slog-along and those that thrive.

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The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

The Pitfalls of Dynamic Pricing

By Kyle T. Westra June 28, 2018

In my upcoming book, preliminarily titled The New Invisible Hand, I’ll explore the most important technological trends affecting pricing and commercial strategy. One chapter will focus specifically on this issue: unpacking the promise and perils of dynamic pricing.

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Another Wiglaf Journal Brand Valuation QUIZ

By James T. Berger February 7, 2017

Millward Brown’s brand valuation analyses provide strong evidence of the importance of branding for business leaders. Brand is about reputation. A brand generates trust for a company, for its products, and for its services. The brands mentioned in the BrandZ top 100 list are the world’s most trusted.

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False Marketer of the Year

By James T. Berger January 3, 2017

Donald Trump, marketer of the year? Not by a long shot. For a good marketer also delivers on the brand promise. That looks unlikely—and possibly down right malignant. So instead, we have designated him “False Marketer of the Year.”

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Strategic Movements: January 2017

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 3, 2017

“Discounting becomes a drug that is hard to get off, and creates this basis for consumer to not trust regular prices,” Uri Minkoff.

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