A Hansa Thoughticle™, by Wayne Marks.
How we view brands and the customer experience is governed by paradigms, or mental models, if you prefer.
The brand model, for example, goes something like this: The brand is this “thing” or idea that represents the essence of what the company stands for.
For many companies, managing the brand means marketing communications – conveying the brand value proposition to target audiences. Indeed this communication has expanded in recent years with the advent of social media. But, we still manage brands as if we were advertisers pushing messages out to the receiving audience. As Seinfeld said so well, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”