Stretching the Brand will help companies increase their chances of winning by looking at the lessons learnt from both successes and failure in brand stretching. It provides the tools and techniques to stretch a brand successfully.
1. Brand stretch – or brand ego trip?
So why does the success rate suck?
Virgin: The biggest ever brand ego trip?
Quitting the brand ego trip.
Brand added value.
Dove: Brand added value in action.
The Brand Stretch workout.
Checklist 1: Brand Stretch – or brand ego trip?
2. Step One: Strengthen the core.
In shape to stretch?
The heart of a healthy brand.
Anchoring the core range.
Bud and Bud Light: Sun and planets.
Tango: Taking the eye off the orange ball.
Checklist 2: Strengthen the core.
3. Step Two: Vision.
GPS for brands 30
The masterbrand challenges.
Less myopic marketing.
Blockbuster: Out of the video box.
Climbing the brand ladder.
Pampers: From bottoms to babies.
Axe: Ladders and snakes.
Checklist 3: Vision.
4. Step Three: Ideas.
Start close to home.
The fairytale world of innovation.
Starbucks’ Frappuccino: Real world innovation.
Innokill survival kit.
Checklist 4: Ideas.
5. Step Four: Focus.
Meet the seven dwarves.
Heroes or zeroes?
Bertolli: Virtual venture capital.
Dimension one: Brand vision building.
Dimension two: Show me the money.
The easyGroup story: Murder on the balance sheet.
Alternatives to going it alone.
Checklist 5: Focus.
6. Step Five: Delivery.
Nescafé Hot When You Want: Not so hot execution.
Brand and deliver.
The Apple iPod: White hot execution.
Delivering the promise.
Checklist 6: Delivery.
7. Step Six: Brand architecture.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Architecture for brands.
Houses versus streets.
Lego: Building blocks of a new future.
When the rubber hits the road.
Comfort: Designing a turnaround.
Let’s go round again.
Checklist 7: Brand architecture.
Appendix 1: Masterbrand positioning tips and tricks.
Appendix 2: Example masterbrand positioning tool.
Appendix 3: Masterbrand positioning tool template.