Citizen Brands : Putting Society at the Heart of Your Business
Michael WillmottISBN: 0471492124; 9780471492122;
What is the most important issue facing business today? Globalization, the technological revolution, supply chain management, core competencies, staff retention, price competition? Important though all of these are, something else is emerging as an equally critical challenge facing companies in the technological, globalized, knowledge economy ahead. It is the concept of &i;Citizen Brands&/i;. Its importance arises because it embodies not just one, but three crucial strategic issues for the business world: Values (what the company stands for); Corporate citizenship (playing an active role in society); Branding (the tangible and intangible attributes that are encompassed in a name or trademark). This book is about how these three elements come together in an integrated way; about how they define a company's relationship with all the relevant people and institutions it has to deal with - customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, government...