WHAT'S YOUR POINT?
This brand strategy book introduces the Brand Arrow, an easy to follow framework enabling every reader to write their own brand strategy
" Powerful, insightful and practical."
Paperback edition by Andrea Taylor-Cummings
What a powerful and practical book that is also a joy to read! Often as entrepreneurs and business leaders, the challenge we face is to be able to step back from our product or service (that we are so passionate about!), distil what we offer down to the unique essence and then communicate that offering in a way that potential customers 'get it' and understand why they must buy from us. That's what this book helped me achieve.
I devoured it cover to cover in a week and then went back to answer the questions chapter by chapter.
I really connected with the engaging, conversational style, lots of stories and examples to guide me along, which meant I had confidence in the end result. An indispensable business resource for anyone who wants to create brand clarity and consistency in their message to the world.
Format Paperback by H Fay
Bruce McKinnons's book "What's Your Point" is refreshingly different, different for many reasons. For starters, it explains simply and clearly exactly what a brand strategy is (I didn't really know; do you?) and why any successful business / organisation needs a "shared point" (read the book). It's littered with numerous real examples / anecdotes bringing the strategy to life (you'll find yourself saying "Ahh, I get it" and "Ohh, I never knew that")... from Monty Python to Ikea, from Woody Allen to Nike, from Napoleon Bonaparte to shipping containers! There is the added bonus of the author including a structured workshop at the end so you can apply the book's content specifically to your organisation (he's done himself out of a few quid there). It is excellent. Buy it, read it and reap the benefit.
“A must read for all those who want to stand out from the crowd and drive real growth.”
Mark Helvadjian, Founder ShippingEasy and SCRUBD
"Magical! Bruce has integrated strategic planning, branding, marketing and story telling into this compact easy to read guide. I've been waiting for this to recommend to clients and colleagues in businesses, nonprofits and networks. Invaluable!"
Jonathan Rosenthal. Co-Founder, Equal Exchange, US
“Anyone studying business should read this book. Bruce has created a useful structure to ensure that a business has a clear and succinct idea of its purpose.”
Andrew Angus, Director of the Full-time MBA, Cranfield School of Management
“An inspiring and practical book, succinct and full of wisdom. This book will help your organisation focus and grow.”
Jeremy Lindley, Board Director, Business Design Association
'What's your point?' maps out a compelling and robust model for brand and marketing strategy, so marketing novices, start-ups, or even mature businesses needing a re-boot, can create a route map for growth and success.
Stephen Woodford, CEO Advertising Association
Written in non-technical language that can be understood by anybody in an organisation, the book draws on the author’s first-hand experience of working with over 50 clients on brand strategy projects as well as business theory, real life case studies and practical guidance.