Keys To A Winning Brand Strategy
Stealing Share's Keys to a Successful Company Branding Project
For you to be successful and succeed in stealing market share, you MUST have an unquenchable thirst to win. The degree to which you have this raging fire is in direct relationship to the level of success of our work.If a company wants a brand firm to tell them that they are doing everything correctly, we are not the right firm for them. If a potential client is not willing to look at EVERYTHING as dispassionately as possible to increase their strategic value than we are not the firm for them either. Stealing Share® is for companies who believe that stasis will never build successful brand positioning. Stealing Share® is for companies that believe their brand and corporate identity should be working harder for them to grow their share and build brand preference. For our work to be successful, each of us has specific responsibilities.
Responsibilities of Stealing Share Brand Consultants
We Promise to Challenge Everything.
We promise to leave no stone unturned. Everything concerning your brand identity, marketing and business will be examined and challenged.
We Promise to Ask Tough Questions and Never Rest Until Each Problem is Addressed.
We ask the tough questions that expose the brand for what it truly is, and then we methodically and tenaciously address each issue that has been uncovered and turn it into a strategic asset.
We Promise to Talk Honestly With Clients.
No one wants to hear that their brand has problems but if a brand has problems, it is our responsibility to tell our clients just that. This can be akin to telling them they have "homely children." We then give them the strategic insight and tactical tools to overcome whatever issues their "children" may have turning the negative into a positive.
We Promise to Keep a Dispassionate View.
Just like our clients, we love to win. But in order to win for each client, we must separate emotions from the facts. We uncover these facts through extensive qualitative research and qualitative research.
We promise to Deliver to you a Better Understanding of Your Target Audience.
We promise to uncover the belief systems that they hold as truth. Understanding these preceptive keys are the levers needed to change their behaviors to your advantage.
Responsibilities of the Client
Have the Desire to Win.
In business, winning is never about doing what has always been done. Recognizing the need for making changes and increasing relevance with the target audience is essential.
Have C-Level Support and Buy In.
Our strategic branding work at its core is all about change. Fundamental change is impossible without support and leadership from the very top. If the members of the executive board and senior managers are not onboard and do not believe in the necessity and value of winning, change is impossible.
Own No Sacred Cows.
Sacred cows are the death knell of our work. Brands rarely have to change names or logos, but they must to be willing to put everything on the table in the face of overwhelming evidence.
Hold No Political Agendas.
Working with Stealing Share® requires having no predetermined attachments to useless efforts.
Embrace Change as Your Best Friend.
Be open to the possibility of changing anything that stands in the way of your success — even your business paradigm or corporate identity. Winners must be open to "what could be" and the probability for success that resides outside the current normal course of business. Achieving "what could be" requires change and a thirst for opportunity.