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Activate Brand Purpose
How to Harness the Power of Movements to Transform Your Company
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About the book
SHORTLISTED: Business Book Awards 2022 - International Business Book category
CATEGORY SILVER WINNER: Axiom Awards 2022 - Business Commentary Category
The greatest challenge facing leaders is activating and actioning purpose based brands to the people who matter inside the company and out. Recent statistics prove that more than 87% of consumers would purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about, and more than two-thirds would refuse to do so if the company supported an issue contrary to their beliefs.
We live in an age of activism - the conscious consumer is more socially aware than ever before, and this is reflected in their buying habits. Yet, activism on behalf of brands is lagging. While many claim to be 'purpose driven', far too often this purpose is relegated to a plaque above the CEO's desk, and never goes any further. Or, worse, the 'purpose' is transparently used as a marketing ploy, but never acted upon in any real way.
Activate Brand Purpose shows readers how to transform their brand's purpose into meaningful action by sparking a company wide cultural movement, beginning internally and permeating externally. Regardless of whether your purpose is lofty and socially conscious, or all business, focus on galvanizing people, and they will respond if you can prove that you care about that purpose, and that you're working to realize it, rather than simply chasing the next dollar. This book contains a clearly explained, proven framework that will make this happen.
About the authors
Scott Goodson, based in New York, is the founder and CEO of StrawberryFrog, the legendary Movement firm. For 25 years he has helped leaders galvanize people and organizations around shared purpose via 'Movement Thinking' to achieve competitive advantage. He has worked with Google, Emirates Airline, P&G, Truist and Mercedes. He has lectured at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review.
Chip Walker, based in New York, is the Head of Strategy at StrawberryFrog. He has led the charge in transforming brands such as Goldman Sachs, Lexus, Bank of America and Jim Beam. Walker is a frequent speaker at major events including Cannes Lions Festival, Sustainable Brands and the Conference Board. His writing and opinions have appeared in places like The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and CNBC.
- Don't just babysit your brand. Honour and activate your brand to fit the environment.
- Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple