Brand Management

Goldman Sachs: A Cautionary Tale in Branding

The publication of the former Goldman Sachs’ executive’s op-ed should signal to management that the threat of a disconnect between one’s image and brand reality are now greater than ever.

The Synergy Mirage: A Case Study

Brand extensions and product expansions don't always make sense. A razor-like focus on what one does exceptionally well can make all the difference.

DIY Brand Building

Tom Duncan The Challenge. You’re a manufacturing company looking to make headway in a market saturated with established brands. Like you, your competitors operate cost-efficient...

The CEO’s Marketing Dilemma: What’s Our Niche?

Every CEO must carefully compare their firms’ unique resources with specific customer’s changing requirements and select those that the organization can satisfy better than their competitors. When this is done well and promoted effectively your brand will “own” a position in the mind of a certain set of customers.

What CEOs Can Learn from Borders’ Predicament

The cycle repeats itself — again! Bob Donnelly outlines the mistakes that destroyed Borders and offers an interesting solution.

Branding Breakthroughs

How to build a name you can literally bank on.

Marketing Reminder for CEOs

Brands only get one opportunity to own a position

What does Sun Microsystems Mean?

  Consistently marred by poor marketing strategies, marketing experts believe, Sun Microsystems' identity has come in for severe beating. "I must admit that I've never been...
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CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Remains Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

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CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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