Category Archives: brand positioning

Andris Pone media comment on Bill O’Reilly and Fox

I had the good fortune of a very pleasant conversation with Deana Sumanac of CBC News, regarding fallout from the O’Reilly firing.  Her central question:  what does the future hold for Fox?  

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Trump Proves Women Have a Brand Problem

[Cache #251] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding – What are the top branding lessons and implications to be digested from Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election? 1.Branding is values-neutral.  It is OK to have a brand read more

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The Beer Thrower Is Just Our Scapegoat

[Cache #250] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding – Because of Rob Ford, Toronto’s brand has suffered greatly in recent years – and it is a certainty that the city will continue to bear a negative association with him for read more

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Sonnet Stands Apart

[Cache #249] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding The essence of branding is being different.  At first glance, this objective might make branding, as a discipline, seem like a cakewalk – because pretty much every company out there thinks and read more

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You Deserve Better

[Cache #245] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding – In the season of the summer read, perhaps the most important story you could consider is your own.  What is it, exactly?  And how well or poorly are you telling read more

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The Brand Suicide of Black Lives Matter

[Cache #244] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding – The Canadian arm of Black Lives Matter has just declared Toronto mayor John Tory a non-person.  It is an absurdly ironic move for an organization that, in its American iteration read more

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