Rebranding is Change Leadership

By Aaron Templer

Branding, Leadership, Three Over Four Approach

How many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb? Two: One to do it, and another to tell everyone how they would have done it better. Marketers are like guitarists in this way. We just love to amp up our outrage anytime there’s a high visibility rebrand (even if they work out just fine most of the time). It’s a passtime of ours, really. In my first column for Inc.com (here’s all three I’ve written for them) I use this as a vector for discussing one dimension of leadership’s relationship with marketing: Branding and rebranding is mostly about leadership because leading an organization’s identity change is actually a complex and sophisticated exercise in leadership, challenging for the most seasoned […]

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