Wolf Schaefer

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Wolfgang Schaefer is founder and CEO of zwoelf consulting, focused on developing brand strategies that tell stories. Wolf has been building global brands for over 25 years in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific for companies as diverse as PepsiCo, P&G, Unilever, Coty, Nestle or even WWF. His main expertise lies in growing prestige brands and companies such as LVMH, Davidoff, Chopard, Swarovski, Miele and many others.
Holding an MA from the University of the Arts Berlin, Wolf is co-located between NYC and Berlin, guest professor at XU University in Potsdam and a frequent lecturer at universities and conferences in the US as well as Europe. Together with JP Kuehlwein he is co-author of the books “Rethinking Prestige Branding – Secrets of the Ueber-Brands” and “Brand Elevation – Lessons in Ueber-Branding”

Articles by Wolf:

Book Cover Final Version Rev 2AdweekAdweek – Three Ways Prestige Beauty Brands Can preserve their Allure in the Digital Age (May 2015)

Marketing Review St. Gallen – Mythical Marketing – The Holy Grail of Today’s Ueber-Brands (January 2016)

Asian Management Insights Singapore Management University – Ueber-Branding: How to Make Your Brand Priceless (November 2016)

Journal of Brand Strategy, Henry Stewart Publications – Ueber-Branding Part 1: Creating Meaning through Mission (April 2017)

WARC – Five Ways to Market Prestige Brands (August 2015)

Glamour – The Good, The True and the Beautiful

Wolf as a Public Speaker:

Wolf and J.P. delivered a clear and cogent contextual understanding of branding in an era where branding receives too little of the narrative. Their precepts on building a community advantage for a prestige brand have universal utility and I’m confident they sent our members and customers home re-evaluating their respective branding efforts with specific lessons and takeaways, putting “answers in action”, that we insist upon for all AMA presentations. We would welcome them back anytime to share their next set of branding insights!

Russ Klein | Chief Executive Officer
American Marketing Association
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Upcoming Keynote Speeches:

Milan Glamour Beauty

Glamour Beauty Show – Milan, Italy Oct.21-22

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Happiness is the New Marketing Model, Verona, Italy Oct 13th

Wolf on Talk Radio CEO in 10 April 21, 2016