visionary, enterprise, strategy, communication, leadership
a.Chef de Cabinet at Libertas
b. Consultant at Saffron Brand Consultants
How we see it /
It’s a new brand world.
Stimulation, experimentation and transformation.
Wherever you are – and that’s partly the point – branding’s on the move. Unremittingly, the game keeps changing.
We think these new occasions (opportunities? challenges?) call for a new form of branding consultancy: one with above average experience, talent and brains; a different and flexible way of working; and a richer understanding of the world.
Thoughtfulness and originality, yes. Formulaic process, no.
The obvious macro trends – the Internet, globalisation, the rise of customer power, etc. – influence our work profoundly.
Other sweeping forces are shaping branding’s context, too:
— the brand emerging as a powerful tool for non-commercial players, like charities, art museums, universities and political movements;
— the growing acceptance that for service brands and even some product brands, it is the proper branding of internal culture and not the corporate logo that truly begets competitive advantage and customer devotion;
— the re-invigorated meaning of provenance: the peculiar ways in which it matters where a brand is from (or at least is seen to be from);
— the rise of place branding, as nations, cross-border regions and tourist resorts all try to shore up their identities;
— the sometimes lunatic, sometimes corrective pressures of the no-logo movement that blames brands for making people fat and causing volcanoes.
Daily, we grapple with these forces in our work and soak them up in the streets, shops, souks, taxicabs, restaurants and cultures of the world. Regularly, we publish our thoughts and observations on our blog.
Professionally, the whole world is our home.
In an innovative way of using talent economically and sharing the experiences of different markets, we work as a single team from multiple locations.
c. Chief Strategic Communication, Helmand, Afghanistan at British Army
UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) offers military and defence policy making services to the United Kingdom government. The organization operates and maintains the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It offers troops training; aviation safety, repair, and air transport; defence management; and doctrine operation services. MOD was established in 1971 and is based in London, United Kingdom.