Fall 2014 Forum: Does technology Innovation Trump Brand Principles?

 

Does Technology Innovation Trump Brand Principles?

Refocusing on Solid Brand Principles Amidst the Swirl of Innovation

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Join us for a morning of lively discussion, challenging and thought-provoking insights and sage advice from the
best in the branding business.
    

Where: Net App Executive Briefing Center

When:  Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:30 am to 12 noon

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With a few exceptions, sound brand management seems to elude us here in Silicon Valley. Too many technology executives are quick to toss aside discussions of brand in favor of their next great innovation. Even as brand managers, we occasionally find ourselves drawn into tactics and short term goals to support that innovation.David Aaker, author and brand legend, will talk about the 6 principles that lead to brand success followed by a panel discussion with seasoned experts (including professor Aaker) sharing their views and experiences on implementing these principles in Silicon Valley companies.

Presentation:

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David Aaker
David Aaker, the Vice-Chairman of Prophet Brand Strategy and Professor Emeritus of Marketing Strategy at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business, is the winner of four career awards for contributions to the practice and science of marketing.

Aaker on Branding—6 Big Ideas
The concept of brand equity and the science and practice of building and managing brands have now been with us for over a quarter century. Taking stock, what are the most powerful and impactful ideas that have emerged during that time?
Aaker has drawn from his 6 books on branding and a dozen articles to define six really big ideas that create advantages and build brands in tough market places.

Panel discussion:

Does Technology Innovation Trump Brand Principles?
The second half of the morning will be a panel discussion brand experts (and you) sharing challenges and successes in implementing these brand principles in Bay Area companies.

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Discussing the Visual Brand at Wells Fargo

 

Brian Still talks about the Wells Fargo visual identity.

Brian Still talks about the Wells Fargo visual identity.

Hizam Haron offers a perspective on the visual brand at McKesson

Hizam Haron offers a perspective on the visual brand at McKesson

Brendan Murphy, Lippincott, compares the Gap's and Starbucks' visual brands

Brendan Murphy, Lippincott, compares the Gap’s and Starbucks’ visual brands.

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The Visual Brand

 

              

J O I N  U S

at Wells Fargo in San Francisco for the

Spring Silicon Valley Brand Forum

Wells Fargo Learning Center

333 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

APRIL 9, 2014

8:30am to 11am

Spend a morning interacting with brand leaders with strong visual brands in a panel discussion as they talk about infusing visual imagery into every part of their organization to create a unique and engaging experience for their customers at every touch point.

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F I N D  O U T:

How companies define and communicate their visual brand beyond logo usage, colors and typefaces. You’ll learn how visual brands are defined as a specific attitude.

How to sell the value of a well-managed

visual brand to executives.

New trends in visual brand assets and how

to manage them.

Best practices and pitfalls in developing a

visual brand strategy.

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W E L C O M E

Brian Still

Vice President, Brand Identity & Execution, Wells Fargo

P A N E L  M O D E R A T O R

Marty Brandt

Partner, TrueBrand

P A N E L I S T S

Brendán Murphy

Senior Partner in Design, Lippincott New York

Kurt Munger

Creative Director, Interbrand San Francisco

Matthias Mencke

Group Creative Director, Siegel+Gale

Hizam Haron
Senior Manager, Visual Identity, McKesson​
Christine Arthur
Brand Program Manager, Wells Fargo

Brian Still

Marty Brandt

Brendán Murphy

Kurt Munger

Matthias Mencke

Hizam Haron

Christine Arthur

Christine Arthur

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Talking Content Strategy with the Experts


The Fall Silicon Valley Brand Forum

at Google

Aligning Content Strategy

with Brand Strategy

October 22, 2013

Thomas Ranese of Google Brand Studios

Ben Tomkins and Bill Calder – Intel Free Press

Steve Farnsworth, panel moderator and
Erin Robbins O’Brien of GinzaMetrics

Panelists Matt Cohen of OneSpot, Jon Miller
from Marketo and Craig Rosenberg of TOPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our recent event at Google was a full morning of experts sharing insights on content strategy and how companies are aligning it with brand strategies.

Thomas Ranese, Director of Google Brand Studios, began the event by sharing their view of content at Google, sharing examples of interactive content, user generated content, and creator generated content.

We have extracted highlights from video of the event, captured by our friends at School of Thought*,  and we have posted links to some of them below. We will add more highlights throughout November. Check out the clips of Thomas Ranese, as well as Ben Tomkins and Bill Calder from Intel Free Press, and our panelists sharing their insights on content strategy, including Erin Robbins O’Brien of GinzaMetrics, Jon Miller from Marketo, Matt Cohen from OneSpot and Craig Rosenberg from TOPO and Funnelholoc.com.

Silicon Valley Brand Forum at Google Video Highlights:

Thomas Ranese: Google and Brand

Thomas Ranese: Content Management

Thomas Ranese: Google Doodles

Bill Calder: Defining Brand Journalism

Ben Tomkins: Intel Free Press as a Valued Source of Content

Bill Calder: Crossing the Line in the Sand in Brand Journalism

Ben Tomkins: Crossing the Line in the Sand in Brand Journalism

Steve Farnsworth: Little Known Fact about Content Marketing

Jon Miller: Gated and Non-gated Content

Erin Robbins O’Brien: Strategies for Creating Good Content

Craig Rosenberg: More Ways to Ensure Content Provides Value

 

 

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Silicon Valley Brand Forum at Cisco May 14th 2013

Building Brands through Storytelling

Nancy Duarte, Jason Baer, Lou Hoffman and Art Kilinski shared insights and observations with a packed house at Cisco at the Silicon Valley Brand Forum. Nancy Duarte of Duarte Design opened the event with a captivating presentation that covered a wide range of perspectives on storytelling from why it’s necessary to how to do it effectively, including slides of her visual mapping of famous speeches to illustrate measurable elements of storytelling.

Jason Baer from Siegel and Gale moderated the panel discussion. Lou Hoffman offered his insights into the challenges Silicon Valley companies have had using storytelling effectively based on his two decades of experience running a PR agency in the valley. Art Kilinski offered his views on the visual aspect of storytelling and Nancy shared more real client experiences to illustrate her points in the discussion. The audience was fully engaged in the discussion as always, offering questions that reflected the wide range  of marketers that attend the forums.

Although Nancy’s slides from the event are not available, you can see a lot of the content from her presentation in her TEDTalk. Set aside 20 minutes and watch the whole thing.

Silicon Valley Brand Forum, Spring 2013

 

Once Upon                     a Brand

WHEN:

May 14, 2013

8:30am to Noon PDT

WHERE:

Cisco Blg. 9

260 E. Tasman Drive

San Jose, CA 

How brand storytelling creates relevancy, engagement and action for customers

The growth of social media has spawned numerous discussions about how to manage content how to get customers engaged with brands. Storytelling has proven to be the most effective way to get customers to relate to, believe in and interact with a brand.

We’ll define storytelling as it relates to brand building and explore the kinds of stories brands need to tell, from explaining who the corporate brand is to giving relevance to a new product or solution. We’ll also discuss the elements of an effective story and keys to delivering a story, both for companies and individuals.

The morning will begin with a presentation from renowned author and  communication expert, Nancy Duarte, who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. Resonate, her latest book, spent nearly a year on Amazon’s top 100 business book bestsellers list.

You’ll also hear and interact with a panel of influential branding professionals in a spirited discussion on how their companies are using storytelling to build the brand. The panel will include Nancy Duarte, Lou Hoffman, CEO of The Hoffman Agency, a global PR firm,  Art Kilinski, Creative Director at Cisco and Thomase Ranese, Senior Director of Global Marketing Communications at Google. Jason Baer, Group Director, Content at Siegel + Gale, will moderate the panel discussion.



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Presenter and Panelist
Nancy Duarte, CEO

Duarte Design

Panel Moderator
Jason Baer

Group Director, Content

Siegel+Gale

Panelist
Art Kilinski

Creative Director

Cisco Systems

     

Panelist
Lou Hoffman, CEO

The Hoffman Agency

Panelist

Thomas Ranese

Senior Director

Global Marketing Comm.

Google

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Silicon Valley Brand Forum Fall 2012 – Measuring Brands in the New Age

Our Most Recent Event:

Measuring Brands in the New Age

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The event began with a presentation from Ted Sapountzis in which he shared some of the ways Next Principles has helped clients measure brand in the social media world. He began by talking about the amazing adoption of social media in B2B business and how companies have not managed to take advantage of the opportunities this has created. Ted showed how they have helped a sports equipment company in South America, Marathon, and EMC in North America engage with their customers through social media channels.

The panel discussion that followed was very insightful, as the seasoned marketers talked about balancing the exciting opportunities that have developed in brand measurement in social media with traditional brand practices.

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Wading through the sea of new measurement tools

Long, long ago brand measurement was not so complex. You ran focus groups and did surveys to gather information, and you then determined how much brand awareness, preference and loyalty you had in the market.

Now that marketing has truly become a conversation we’re measuring things like share of voice, engagement, platform reach, brand sentiment, and numerous aspects of brand interactions. It’s both exciting and intimidating to wade through all of the options for monitoring the strength of your brand in social and mobile media. Some people get so enamored with the new tools that they forget the basics of brand measurement, and others are waiting for “this social media fad to pass.”

Our panel at SAP on November 8 should provide a lot of insight into the challenges brand measurement in this environment. They are all experienced enough to have a deep understanding of the core elements of brand measurement, the unchanging aspects, while providing a strategy for embracing the new tools available to  get a deeper understanding of how customers see your brand.

 

Silicon Valley Brand Forum, Fall 2012

The next Silicon Valley Brand Forum will be held at SAP in Palo Alto

November 8, 2012
8:30 am to 12 noon

New Brand Metrics for the Social/Mobile Age

Silicon Valley Brand Forum Fall 2012

SVBF will discuss the impact of new technology on traditional approaches to brand measurement

Measuring brand equity includes knowing what you want to measure, how to measure it and deriving meaning from what you’ve measured. Brand measurement has evolved dramatically over the past decade. It’s less expensive and it can be measured in real time.
We’ll discuss the impact of new technology on traditional approaches to brand measurement. Are David Aaker’s categories of brand equity – brand loyalty, name awareness, perceived quality, and brand associations – the only categories to measure now? Are there more? Are traditional methods of gathering and analyzing brand data still useful?
Join us for a lively morning with senior brand experts as we discuss the opportunities and challenges in the integration of traditional brand measurement with new analytical tools and methods.

Details and additional information coming soon.

Many Lessons Learned about Brand Engagement in Social Media

On May 15th, 2012, about 80 brand professionals gathered at Xilinx in San Jose to discuss best practices in brand engagement in social media.

Kyra Whitten, senior director of marketing at Xilinx, welcomed the group and talked briefly about the value of social media for Xilinx to engage with their target audiences.

Lorie Loe, CEO of Eccolo Media, followed with a presentation about the effective use of content to engage customers in the “Social Web.” There are 4  key things that really matter according to Loe, when engaging with customers: small things matter, thought leadership matters, brand story matters, and humanness matters. If you would like to download Lorie Loe’s presentation, click here.

Steve Farnsworth, Silicon Valley Brand Forum director and Forbes Top 50 SocialMedia Influencer shared a series of amazing quotes and facts before the break about how social media is changing the way we communicate. The panel discussion, led by Mike Sanchez from Cisco,  featured Sandi Meyer from Trend Micro, Katy Keim for Lithium Technologies, and Lorie Loe, and it explored questions like:

  • What is the difference between brand engagement in social media  for B2B companies as opposed to B2C companies?
  • How do you influence brand perception in communities and the blogoshpere?
  • What social media platforms are the most effective for brand engagement? Which are the weakest?
  • And many others, as well as very insightful questions from an audience of seasoned brand managers.

Diane Harrigan created a short video collage of the event that captures the energy and level of information exchange:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxAkNnOPha4

Our next event will take place in the fall, but the conversation can continue in the meantime. Share your thoughts about brand topics worthy of discussion, emerging trends in brand management, or questions that never got answered at the forum last week. You can converse on our Facebook page, Twitter or our LinkedIn group.