Yesterday I posted about brand compliance. Today it’s about the next step, brand leavening. With a strong brand strategy (one claim, three proof planks) and a smart CEO or brand compliance office to push the strategy, leavening of the brand idea can occur. As the understanding of the brand idea and planks grow within a company, life all around becomes easier. Everyone knows what they are doing and why. When a brand strategy is practiced throughout a company a more collegial feeling grows among employees.
Why is it that a 4-year college grad roots for his/her college sports team(s) for decades, while an employee of 6 years may not give second thought? There’s a fealty to colleges that many companies can’t duplicate. A leavening takes place at college. A purposeful commitment.
Companies and brands with well=leavened brand strategies engender loyalty. It’s how one enculturates an organization. Tink about it as my Norwegian Aunt would have said.