Most of my public-sector career involved directing social marketing and the marketing of products and services. However, early on I had the opportunity to use my marketing skills to market major policy, program and legislative initiatives. I have written a number of blogs on social marketing and the marketing of programs, products and services but have never written a blog on what is called “Policy Marketing”.
In 1969, Levy and Kotler co-authored a paper in the AMA’s Journal of Marketing titled “Broadening the Concept of Marketing.” They laid out the idea that marketing was about more than goods and services, it was about places, people and ideas. Instead of simply focusing on soap, toothbrushes and televisions, they wanted to expand marketing to cover cities, ideas and policies.
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””