The Brand Gap: Revised Edition

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Peachpit Press, Aug 4, 2005 - Computers - 99998 pages
THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building. Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you’ll learn:

• the new definition of brand
• the five essential disciplines of brand-building
• how branding is changing the dynamics of competition
• the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand
• why collaboration is the key to brand-building
• how design determines a customer’s experience
• how to test brand concepts quickly and cheaply
• the importance of managing brands from the inside
• 220-word brand glossary

From the back cover:
Not since McLuhan’s THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages. Using the visual language of the boardroom, Neumeier presents the first unified theory of branding—a set of five disciplines to help companies bridge the gap between brand strategy and customer experience. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by the new perspectives they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly “get it.” This deceptively simple book offers everyone in the company access to “the most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.”

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A beautiful book as you don't feel that you are reading a book on Branding. It is the first marketing book that makes you smile. Marty's talk hits you straight and provokes you to think. The Brand Gap applies not only to branding but also provides a great perspective for looking at any situation in life as something that needs to be tackled both practically, intuitively and creatively. The book is beautiful because it says what is obvious but often overlooked, as in the words of Tom Peters it offers "a blinding flash of reality" and it also gives an insight into how Brand handlers need to think.
Namita Tiwari
Brand Communications Consultant, New Delhi

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How to join aesthetics and strategy and apply it yourself and your job. Brief, obvious and inspiring. Everyone should read this branding guide.
Como unir la estetica y estrategia y aplicarla a ti
mismo y a tu trabajo. Breve, obvio e inspirador. Todos deben leer esta guia para desarrollar marcas. 

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About the author (2005)

Marty Neumeier's professional mission is to "incite business revolution by unleashing the power of design thinking." He does this by writing books, conducting workshops, and speaking internationally about the power of brand, innovation, and design. His bestselling "whiteboard" books include THE BRAND GAP, ZAG, and THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY. His video, MARTY NEUMEIER'S INNOVATION WORKSHOP, combines highlights from all three books into a hands-on learning experience. Marty serves as Director of Transformation at Liquid Agency, and divides his writing time between California and southwest France.

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