Michael D. Moberly – October 18, 2023
Brand development and management warrant effective safeguards and risk mitigation. All is directly relevant – contributes to brand attractivity, differentiation, durability, and sustainability.
Brand safeguards and risk mitigation readily translate as respected constituents to (business-brand) attractivity, differentiation, valuation, competitiveness, and revenue generation.
The process of branding and the development of a brand are intangible asset intensive, dependent, and reliant.
Overlooking or marginalizing leaders’ (fiduciary) obligations to effectively safeguard and mitigate risk to a brand; we are obliged to recognize that routinely today, once risks materialize – target a brand, et al, the adverse effects – impacts can rapidly alter, stifle, undermine, destabilize, disrupt, and otherwise devalue a brand along with the products, services, reputations, innovations, and standing which that brand represents.
The development – creation of a brand, includes the introduction of attractive, understandable, and translatable forms and contexts of the right intangible assets, i.e.,
- intellectual capital (knowledge, knowhow).
- structural capital (processes, procedures, logistics, etc.), and
- relationship capital (associations, correlations, connections, and alliances).
introduced at the right time, conveyed in the right way, delivered at the right cost, attractively and receptively in various messaging mediums.
A primary goal of-to-for branding is to attract – pursue – earn space in the minds of prospective buyers, consumers, and/or investors, etc., as a distinguishable, viable, and preferred option for a product, service, reputation, concept, and operating culture personality.
One difference between a brand and a product is that a product is (generally) tangible and physical, whereas a service is intended to satisfy a specific need or a desire.
In contrast, a brand is a unique (distinctive – distinguishable) identity representing a company or organization and its operating culture personality, values, and reputation.
Branding – brands are also opportunities for a business to convey its mission – vision, ala a story describing what consumers and/or investors can expect, what the company stands for, why the company exists, and why this company is relevant.
Effective brands-branding are often reflections of ‘market space leadership’. For example, a company may (a.) strive to be the first to develop a new feature, version, and/or capability of a product or service in a particular market, which (b.) may include creating a ‘technology – user standard’ which others have an interest in following – trying to replicate.
Each goal, opportunity, and space (described above), develops, holds, adds, conveys, and delivers differentiation, competitiveness, revenue generation potential, and durability – sustainability of valuation. Each is ‘mission essential’, irrespective of sector, size, or stage of development.
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