Many organizations spend a lot of time and energy building strong brands —but they often fall short when it comes to strengthening their employer reputation.
“Employer branding” is no longer simply a concern for recruitment marketing; it is also a key component of effective organizational leadership. If organizations can’t attract, engage, and retain the right talent, they’re unlikely to achieve their goals and objectives. Continue reading “Employer Branding: Putting Money in the “Trust Bank””
Well here it comes brand activism the breakthrough concept in marketing management. This is clearly going to be a big opportunity for nonprofits and governments with major causes who are looking to partner with the private sector.
Historically, most brands have been marketed on their performance characteristics. “Our toothpaste is better than yours.” We’re better at “whitening teeth,” “preventing cavities,” or giving you “fresh breath.” Positioning is the name of the game in brand marketing. Continue reading “Brand Activism … Big Opportunity for Non-Profits”
July 1 is Canada’s 150th anniversary. For those readers of my blog who are not from Canada, the historical moment we commemorate is Confederation when a number of politicians in 1867 signed a document that bound a loose collection of provinces controlled by the British Empire into a somewhat vague and discontented unity. Continue reading “Happy 150th birthday Canada! Let’s Celebrate!”