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"Returning with a third edition is the branding bible that is widely regarded as the absolute best, most comprehensive, most successful, and most effective book to use as a reference when creating a brand and brand identity, Designing Brand Identity. Very thorough and to the point, Wheeler's guide takes one through the process of developing, implementing, disseminating, and maintaining a brand identity for a company, organization, or group and give them an edge in the marketplace." (San Francisco Book Review, January 25, 2010)
"We will be reading the book together as a company, and you should stoop and buy one now." (matchstic.com, August 25, 2009)
Who are you?
Who needs to know?
Why should they care?
How will they find out?
In a densely crowded marketplace, corporations, organizations, and even individuals look for ways to differentiate themselves. That is the job of branding.
Whether your goal is to express a new brand or to revitalize an existing one, here is a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity is an essential reference for the entire process.
Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world-class brands from Herman Miller and General Electric to the Obama '08 election campaign, this Third Edition offers new insights into emerging trends such as sustainability and social networks.
Alina Wheeler applies her strategic imagination and process management skills to revitalize brands for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and nonprofits.
Praise for previous editions of Designing Brand Identity:
An inspiring and powerful toolkit.
Alina Wheeler provides a practical structure for the brand building process.
Al Ries, coauthor, Positioning
Wheeler's book offers a cogent description of how strategy and design meet in the real world among world-class companies.
Marty Neumeier, author, The Brand Gap
A valued reference book for all members of the branding team.