Category Archives: Brand You

Why plans for branding London’s ‘Northbank’ area are doomed

Plans in London to brand part of the city ‘North Bank’ are doomed by a failure in not understanding memes. The latest attempt to use the power of branding for place marketing sees the area on the north bank of … Continue reading

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Your most precious asset – your ‘Brand Soul’.

I’m passionate about how organizations – and individuals – are Brands, and that at the heart of the Brand is a ‘Brand Soul’. I define this soul as ‘doing the right thing’. It obviously throws up the question what is … Continue reading

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Big Brand Theory – don’t miss the boat

There’s a growing demand for PR practitioners to deliver Big Story Ideas – that work across multi-channels and create messages that engage more deeply, to create real passion and change. PR people have always been good at telling news , … Continue reading

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Brand + PR like a suitcase + wheels

The suitcase and wheel have lived in parallel for centuries. People’s lives are now made easier by combining the two. Continue reading

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6 reasons why Brand is crucial to future PR

The role of ‘Brand’ in 21st century communications is likely to take on greater significance for six key reasons: Firstly, neuroscience evidence shows that people absorb, understand information better if it is communicated within the structure of a story. The … Continue reading

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On a quest to study how to make your Brand ‘weird’

Does your Town or Brand need to become more ‘weird’? Is it already weird? That’s the question I’m addressing by setting off  this week (March 8-17th 2013) on a study visit to the SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas, home of … Continue reading

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The Bobby Moore meme – pass it on

Despite dying 20 years ago and having stopped playing football nearly 35 years ago the legend of my boyhood hero, former West Ham United and England captain Bobby Moore grows. Rather like interest will grow next year for the centenary … Continue reading

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The time I met Neil Armstrong: the celebrity paradox

I once met Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. And he was I felt – wrongly at the time – a strange man. Now, I can recognise he was a victim of the ‘celebrity paradox’. Continue reading

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It’s half time for 2012 – how you doing?

Wow! We are now over half way through 2012. Now is a great time to take stock of your plans – and crucially how you can make the most of the remaining six months to ensure 2012 is another great … Continue reading

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How good is your personal brandcasting?

Looking forward to delivering a great training session on ‘Personal Brandcasting’ for the Public Relations  Consultants Association in London this Wednesday (April 25th.) If you mention the word ‘brand’ most people associate it with consumer goods and names like ‘Microsoft’ … Continue reading

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