What is strategy?
To paraphrase Michael Porter, strategy is a meaningfully differentiated market position backed up by operational practice. Strategy is making the right choices based on a clear understanding of your environment, your organizational strengths and your customers. Our task is to facilitate your ability to fill in everything that you need in order to make the right strategic choices and then give you the tools to carry out those choices behaviorally, operationally and in your communication with the customer. We do this through a proven process that includes brand strategy, marketing strategy, organizational alignment and some forms of creative execution (such as identity, naming and advertising).
What is brand strategy?
Brand strategy is having everyone in your organization and all your offers and communications align in support of your differentiated position. The first tools we use to sort this out are the Brand Pyramid and Brand Value Map.