Archives tagged: Nike
Declining profits and hammered by investors, Best Buy and J.C. Penney are having a tough go. Some seem to believe traditional brick and mortar retailers are circling the drain as US consumers switch to online channels. But take a deeper look, and you will find that both show promise.More
What do Eastman Kodak, Sears Roebucks, K-Mart and American Airlines have in common? They are all U.S. corporate icons on the verge of implosion and each one of these likely failures is through a fault of corporate marketing management. The rules for marketing are pretty simple. So what is “marketing?”More
Chief executive Howard Schultz had the right idea about evolving the Starbucks logo, but his solution shows some of the hubris that got the company into trouble a few years ago.
The best brands are built upon a clear business strategy translated into a clear brand strategy. A brand strategy is consistently communicated to both internal and external audiences until it becomes the DNA of both employees and customers. Starbucks accomplished this mission, and then killed it.More
In the December 2005 edition of this journal, I wrote about some of the developments and milestones that were witnessed in The…More
Securing initial investments for a new venture is an early hurdle for entrepreneurs. While most executives are delighted to receive a cash…More