To manage brands in the best possible way we have to be extremely conscious of the nature of the brands we are looking at. Their character needs to be analysed or the viewpoint to support the brand may appear incongruent and unstable.
A brand is a mix of functional and emotional values and the combination of the two together can deliver an exclusive product with which the customers identify themselves.
One of the principles of brand management is nurturing brands. To do that there are a few steps which need to be taken...
Leslie is Professor of Brand Marketing at Universita della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, Honorary Professor of Brand Marketing at Aston Business School, UK and Managing Partner of Brands Box Marketing & Research Consultancy. Having made a significant contribution to advancing knowledge about brand management, he now bridges the advancement of brand knowledge in his academic role with the application of brand knowledge in his consultancy role. His cutting edge work on strategically building brands has helped many organisations develop more effective brand strategies. Leslie’s research on brand marketing is globally disseminated through his books, frequent international conference presentations and a significant stream of international journal articles, some of which have won best paper prizes. Both the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society recognised his contribution to advancing knowledge about strategic brand management by honouring him with Fellowship status. He is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. Leslie's work has resulted in TV programmes and radio broadcasts. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences. Winning several major research grants helped him and his team investigate factors associated with brand success. He sits on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals. Leslie held a Visiting Professorship at the Madrid Business School and is Visiting Professor at Thammasat University, Bangkok. A firm advocate of the need for managers to benefit from his work on brand marketing, he has run many highly acclaimed management development workshops throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and his advice has been sought by numerous organisations throughout the world on developing more effective brand strategies. On several occasions he has acted as an expert witness in court cases over branding issues.