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Questions To Answer: How Manifest Brand Through Product?

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Only a product that is unique, substantial and superior is good enough to elevate a brand and support a lasting myth. Ueber-Brands put their goods at the center and on pedestals (at least metaphorically) so they can be paid tribute to.
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself as you seek to create a product that truly manifests your brand.  Continue reading

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Questions To Answer: How Create Brand Meaning through Myth?

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Telling a compelling story that is relevant, relatable, memorable and sharable is key for any brand. But to become an Ueber-Brand you need to elevate your story to a ‘myth’. Answer to a higher truth or guide with social value.
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself as you seek to create a myth and with it a deeper meaning to your brand. Continue reading

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Questions To Answer: How Balance Longing and Belonging?

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How leverage people’s desire for inclusiveness and community while at the same time create a sense of exclusivity?  Create some tension that makes people long to belong?  It is a balancing act that brand owners need to master if they want to be about more than ‘price and performance’. Continue reading

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Questions To Answer: How Un-Sell?

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How can Brands seduce rather than sell? – Here are some of the critical questions you should ask to see if your brand does what it takes to be admired, desired and bought into rather than needing to be promoted to be sold. Continue reading

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Questions To Answer: How Brands Create Authenticity

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How can Brands appeal through authenticity? – A brand mission must be lived to be taken seriously. A myth must be embraced to work. A lived and felt purpose is what people experience as ‘authenticity,’ the ‘truth’ behind a brand. Continue reading

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FRoSTA: Putting your Money Where Your Mission Is – Felix Ahlers, CEO

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Felix Ahlers, CEO of European frozen foods company FRoSTA tells us how he evolved and elevated the mission of the industrial food processor to: “Preparing meals the way grandma would” – using only natural ingredients and no synthetic additives. He shares lessons learned along the way that traditional manufacturers struggling to adjust to peoples’ desires for a wholesome lifestyle and a healthy environment should learn from. Continue reading

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How ‘Niche Brands’ Survive Acquisitions and Thrive

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In order to be credible and thrive, ‘niche brands’ (be they ’boutique’, ‘craft’, ‘local’, ‘organic’…) must make sure that they let their particular brand myth and engaging mission guide them in everything they do. They must do this not only … Continue reading

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Taking Brands and People Üeber – JP interviewed by getAbstract co-founder Patrick Brigger

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Can Ueber-Branding be applied to any industry and brand… and people? How do Ueber-Brands elevate themselves above the rest? How do they attract people? – Not only as buyers but as employees? … These are just some of the questions Patrick Brigger asked me in this interview. Continue reading

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Vanguard Investments – From ‘Folly’ to Fiduciary Giant

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As we work with clients on elevating their brands two questions arise repeatedly:  Can ‘ueber-branding’ be applied to more ‘technical’ categories – beyond luxury or lifestyle?  And do Ueber-Brand products HAVE to be premium priced? The short answer is ‘yes’ and … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Ueber-Brands

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Why do some pay a relative fortune for a MINI car, Renova toilet paper or a skin cream and detergent from Aesop when those seem to have none of the ‘functional superiority’ conventional marketers would seek to demonstrate? Why were … Continue reading

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Shinola: From Shining Shoes to Lifestyle Star – Interview with Bridget Russo, CMO

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One of the founders commented ‘You don’t know shxx from Shinola!‘ during a meeting – This is how an American saying lead to the rebirth of the formerly popular shoe polish it is referring to … at least according to Bridget Russo, CMO Shinola who shared … Continue reading

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Renova: Toilet Paper to live, love and style with, also. – Podcast with Paulo Pereira Da Silva, CEO – #07

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“If toilet paper can make you happy… Why not? Life is hard enough! …” – In this podcast episode we muse with Paulo Pereira Da Silva, CEO of the Renova about how he has transformed this long-standing Portuguese tissue maker … Continue reading

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JP Kuehlwein

JP is a global brand- and business builder, recognized strategy expert, teacher, author and speaker.   He has a 20+ year of hands-on experience in successfully creating or re-staging brands that have grown to generate over a billion dollars in combined incremental sales … Continue reading

Chipotle – The Genius and Power of Naïveté – Interview with William Espey, Brand Voice Lead Chipotle Mexican Grill – Podcast Episode 05

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In this episode we talk to William Espey, Brand Voice Lead at Chipotle Mexican Grill, the booming ‘casual food’ restaurant chain sought out by most for offering hearty burritos at a relatively low price*, admired by many for being an advocate for … Continue reading

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We help clients to take their brands ‘Ueber’ – to become peerless, priceless and profitable.  Ueber-Brands move beyond the material and instill meaning through their organization, communications and manifestations.  They seduce, rather than sell, develop a myth and shine from … Continue reading

Aesop – Fabled Brand, Fabulous Marketing

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 – the Australian boutique Beauty Care brand founded in 1987 – intuitively masters the art of “class branding”.  It is a perfect case to illustrate key principles that – when lived by – can lift  a brand above the masses.  Of course their … Continue reading

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