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How to bridge the distance. A visual presentation by marty neumeier. Produced by NEUTRON LLC in partnership with NEW RIDERS PUBLISHING and THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS. No part of this presentation may be published, sold, or otherwise used for profit without the written permission of the author.

THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand. 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:, a new definition of brand, the five essential disciplines of brand-building, how branding is changing the dynamics of competition, the three.

In The Brand Gap, Marty Neumeier takes a clear shot at defining this often misunderstood marketing principle . The result is an easy-to-read overview of what a brand is and how you can get one. Neumeier starts by defining what a brand is not – it isn’t a logo.

In The Brand Gap, Marty Neumeier takes a clear shot at defining this often misunderstood marketing principle and nails his target. It isn’t your corporate identity system complete with f Brand’ is probably one of the most hyped words in marketing today. It isn’t your corporate identity system complete with fonts and colors.

Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by what they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly "get i. "-BOOK JACKET. Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-187) and index.

THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building

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. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by what they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly "get i. 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:, a new definition of brand.

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design 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 very important to their lives.

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A visual presentation by marty neumeier. The cbo forms a human bridge between logic and magic, strategy and design. C U lt I VAT I o n D I f f e r e n t I at I o n C o L L a b o r at I o n va L I D at I o n I n n o V at I o n by mastering the five disciplines of branding, the company creates a virtuous. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marty Neumeier is president of a San Francisco-based brand consultancy, Neutron LLC.

Marty Neumeier is a ‘heavyweight title holder’ within the branding world, and the author of the famous book, The Brand Gap - How to bridge the distance between business strategy and design

Marty Neumeier is a ‘heavyweight title holder’ within the branding world, and the author of the famous book, The Brand Gap - How to bridge the distance between business strategy and design. He’s received praises from elite creatives, directors and design entrepreneurs on how this book ‘cuts to the heart of what branding is all about’. A lot of people talk about it. Yet very few people understand it. Even fewer know how to manage it. Still, everyone wants it. What is it? Branding, of course - arguably the most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.

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.”

Comments: (7)

Mazuzahn
The book starts off with a bang and really grabbed my attention throughout the first half. After that the book fizzles out a bit and the information starts to lose some of its glimmer. The Brand Gap prides itself on being such a short title about a large subject. Well, I think the book could have been even shorter. It reads like a bloated blog post and interjects random visuals that are only sometimes helpful.

The Brand Gap is also quaintly outdated. At one point the author talks about how most websites are poorly designed and shows an example of something ala 1998. Well...A LOT has changed since this book was published (2006) and there are numerous examples of gorgeous, and useful websites on the market today. Granted, there's lots of bad design out there, but things have, and are, getting better.

A particularly embarrassing example is the author's use of Amazon's market share to elucidate his point about creating a focused brand. He gloats about Amazon losing 30% of it's market share after extending it's repertoire beyond books. Well guess what...the joke is on us now. Amazon magically broke the curse of expansion and their sales have risen 219% to $34.2 billion between 2006 and 2010. This NEEDS to be addressed in the book, otherwise the author's use Amazon's statistics is simply misinformation. It takes away a lot of the books credibility.

And speaking of credibility...For a book that stresses the importance of design and aesthetics, it needs to take a look in the mirror. The typesetting in the book is "horsey" and wouldn't even be acceptable in a first-semester graphic design course. Sure, I'm splitting hairs here, and most people wouldn't notice the typographic nuances, but a book that is half about design needs to take things like this seriously. It's ironic that the author claims that aesthetics build trust, however his own book leaves a lot of aesthetic loose ends.

The book is littered with many "a-ha" moments and interesting tidbits, but I don't feel like I have much more of an understanding of branding than I did before I read the book. It's a fun read, but nothing I would say anyone absolutely had to read.
Sarin
Clear and to the point. Marty Neumeier articulates his “best practices” to branding, debunks old myths and brings fresh perspective to helping businesses communicate themselves in the most effective and strategic ways. He explains the gap between creativity and strategy is often too large and therefore business are suffering. The left and right brain are not working together.

The answer to the mile-wide gap? Neumeier argues it is the charismatic brand. He explains getting this brand requires 5 disciplines: Differentiate, Collaborate, Innovate, Validate, Cultivate. The entirety of the book is unpacking these disciplines and applying them to real-world experiences.

The down side to this book is the examples are not all relevant; many of the examples are outdated. For example: he referenced on page 97 how web pages cram too much data on the home page and are unappealing to read. However, the majority of today’s web pages are specifically designed with ascetics and simplicity in mind. He also mentions technology phobia and the fear of web design, while in today’s world that is not the case.

Overall, the application of the 5 disciplines are relevant in any persons context, despite some of the outdated references. The book is marketing heavy, but does not present itself with advertising jargon; he is not writing exclusively to advertisers or business executive, but to a much larger audience. Although it is marketing heavy, it is still applicable to the common man.

The best part of the book is the design and style. He writes with simplicity in mind. He expresses his points clearly, with examples, and clarity. Neumeier’s packaging of the book is a manifestation of his own beliefs. It goes against the grain of the typical book layout; presented with lots of pictures, large fonts, creative sayings and captivating graphics. The book is like none I have seen. He implements two 2 of the 5 disciplines: differentiated and innovative. Must read for anyone wanting to better communicate their product.
Arlana
There's some good reasoning in here. It's not always great though. A lot of it is just dated. When the author refers to the theme from United Airlines who used to use Rhapsody in Blue (the song), many people wouldn't get that since it's fairly an old campaign. Some of the ideas don't seem very original either. That might be because the book is now 12 years old and some of the ideas have become standard.

Overall it's a short (very short) read on branding that would be good for a beginner to read, but would likely be old news for someone who has read much about branding.
HeonIc
Great book. Give you clear understanding of the DO’s and DON’Ts of building a brand. Some examples are outdated but don’t blame the author, the economy changes so fast today with Amazing and online shopping. I highly recommend to read this book as a reference and as a lesson to anybody thinking about marketing and small business. Great read, thank you Marty Neumeier. The line I’ll always remember - YOUR BRAND IS NOT WHAT YOU SAY YOUR ARE, ITS WHAT THEY SAY YOU ARE.
The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design download epub
Marketing & Sales
Author: Marty Neumeier
ISBN: 0321348109
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Marketing & Sales
Language: English
Publisher: New Riders; 2nd edition (August 14, 2005)
Pages: 208 pages