In this course, you will see that brand activation is much more than clever communications or perfectly placed messages. You will begin developing your skills in brand activation by identifying and analyzing a brand target market and determining consumer insights that will prepare you to create an activation plan. You will then define the brand values, personality, and purpose, and craft a brand positioning statement for your selected brand. These elements help ensure the activation plan aligns with the brand. You will also write key elements of a communication brief to ensure that all messaging and communication pieces align with the brand and with each other. Finally, you will outline a marketing communications approach specific to your brand and your target market that will lend itself to successful brand activation.
Key Course Takeaways
Define a target market profile and consumer insights
Develop your brand's values, personality, purpose, and positioning statement
Create communication brief elements that inspire breakthrough thinking
Establish criteria to ensure creative content delivers on brand strategy
Identify different types of marketing tools that can efficiently and effectively reach your target market
Visiting Lecturer, The Dyson School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Patti Mandel is a visiting lecturer with the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, where she teaches Branding and Brand Management. She is also an assistant professor of marketing in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she teaches Marketing Principles and Practices, Consumer Behavior, Advanced Topics in Marketing, and Branding. Prior to this, Patti taught Contemporary Business Practices and Managerial Marketing at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.
Ms. Mandel has significant work experience in the industry with a strong record of business development and branding programs that produce growth and profitability. She has taken brands from concept to launch to the number one position in their category, developed best practice business models, led category portfolios, and worked on global teams. Ms. Mandel is known for her strong brand and marketing expertise, including business analytics, P&L management, development of strategic marketing plans, and integrated marketing programs.