The New Brand Spirit: How Communicating Sustainability Builds Brands, Reputations and Profits

The New Brand Spirit: How Communicating Sustainability Builds Brands, Reputations and Profits

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Overview

Effective sustainability communication can deliver business value. Get it wrong, however, and the reputational damage will be costly. Stakeholders, and the general public as well as activists, are unforgiving of companies whose products, services, business practices or culture fall short of their socially responsible rhetoric. Based on close to one hundred in-depth interviews with leading experts, Christian Conrad and Marjorie Thompson's The New Brand Spirit helps corporate communications and marketing professionals tackle this conundrum by providing a first-hand view of eight distinct and relevant stakeholder perspectives. Nineteen comprehensive and well-researched best practice cases from sustainability leaders like IBM, Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Puma will inspire all those tasked with communicating sustainability with practical and applicable tools and lessons learned. The result is a book that will enable senior executives, corporate communication professionals and brand managers to decide when, to whom and how to communicate sustainability related messages - and when not to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780566092442
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Christian Conrad is Managing Partner of Sustainability Consultancy brands & values, which he co-founded in 2004 and supports clients in developing sustainability strategies, implementing them into the business and communicating them to stakeholders. In a consumer marketing career of more than 10 years, he worked for blue chip brands such as Kellogg´s, where he was Marketing Director, and Unilever. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Marjorie E. Thompson is Managing director of C-3i, a communications consultancy she founded in 2002.. She has previously worked for some of Britain´s most famous brands including Saatchi and Saatchi, the Commission for Racial Equality, The Royal College of Nursing and The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. With Hamish Pringle she is the author of Brand Spirit, a bestselling Amazon Business Book of the Year.

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