Interesting piece by Al Ries on Hilton and the need for clear brand positioning. (logon required).
Do you know your brand?
What’s your brand? If you can’t answer that question about your own brand in two or three words, your brand’s in trouble.
Powerful, long-lasting brands are built by owning a word in the mind.
What’s a Volvo? A safe car.
What’s a BMW? Fun to drive.
What’s a Barilla? Italy’s No. 1 pasta.