CEO Greater China
China creates polarized views. Developments in this fast changing market shape and warp perceptions of brands in ways that don’t happen in other countries. Scandals over tainted milk and counterfeit products create a negative impression. In contrast, a brand like Xiaomi successfully challenges global smart phone leaders, illustrating the potential of the Chinese Dream. One thing remains constant – Chinese consumers’ passion and readiness to fall in love with brands.
There are three ways for brands to deliver experiences that cut through the noise and ambiguity, that tug at consumer emotions:
(1) DEFINE YOUR BRAND AS A PERSON
Who are you now?
Who do you want to become? Who do your customers need?
(2) HUMANIZE YOUR EXTERNAL BEHAVIORS
What commitments, actions and manners encourage customers to bond with you? How do you want your customers to feel about you?
(3) SHAPE AN INTERNAL CULTURE THAT DELIVERS YOUR BRAND PERSONALITY
What styles and attitudes in your team lead to appropriate external behaviors? What recruitment processes, coaching and incentives can develop and reinforce these attitudes?