Female #entrepreneurship continues to change the face of #business. Here are 8 predictions from @FastCompany with… https://t.co/jO0Bnv6oMi
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RT @ShaiReshef: Great meeting yesterday with Business Administration Advisory Board member and friend @johngerzema in NYC!
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The Air Force is launching its first Pitch Day to attract tech startups - Fast Company https://t.co/1KZCjh6SpL
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You’ll share this apartment with a stranger — but don’t dare call it a dorm - Los Angeles Times https://t.co/hiSguD0vn4
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The Brand Bubble:

The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It

Companies today face a dilemma in marketing. The tried-and-true formulas to create sales and market share behind brands are becoming irrelevant and losing traction with consumers. In this book, John Gerzema and Ed LeBar offer credible evidence--drawn from a detailed analysis of a decade's worth of brand and financial data using Y&R's Brand Asset Valuator (BAV), the largest database of brands in the world--that business is riding on yet another bubble that is ready to burst--a brand bubble. While most managers still see metrics like trust and awareness as the backbone of how brands are built, Gerzema asserts they're dead wrong--these metrics do not add to increased asset value. In fact, by following them, they actually hasten the declining value of their brands.

Using a five-stage model, The Brand Bubble reveals how today's successful brands--and tomorrow's--have an insatiable appetite for creativity and change. These brands offer consumers a palpable sense of movement and direction thanks to a powerful "energized differentiation." Gerzema reveals how brands with energized differentiation achieve better financial performance than traditional brands have. Plus, Gerzema helps readers develop energized differentiation in their own brands, creating consumer-centric and sustainable organizations.

The Brand Bubble was a Businessweek Bestseller and one of AdvertistingAge's Books You Should Have Read. The Brand Bubble was also awarded a WPP Atticus Award

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