Episode 009: Broken Brands — When Things Turn Fugly

Brilliant Branding Live Show Archives

Originally aired weekly August 2017 - August 2018 With host Phil Davis

Show Description

"Brilliant Branding" shines the spotlight, and provides valuable insights, into the most common, and frustrating company identity issues facing startups, entrepreneurs, consultants, and even established business owners. Topics address timely issues such as effective naming strategies, smart logo design, tips for trademarking, clear brand messaging, engaging social media and reputation management. We take a deep dive to uncover the "pivot point" of an organization, the "why" behind each business to help build a more clear, cohesive and compelling brand image.


What happens when you wake up to breaking news, sometimes bombshell news, about your company brand? When do you fight back, when do you take cover, when do you hold your ground and when do you simply retreat? Today we’ll discuss crisis brand management, the Hollywood Weinstein scandal, and the strategies companies can take in the face of explosive news. From Blackwater and Chemlawn to ISIS and WTF, we look at all the potential landmines to avoid in the branding minefield. From friendly fire to enemy fire, we touch on all fronts. We’ll also share best practices to avoid blowing up your brand with proactive naming strategies that work.