Techniques for providing brand meaning to every global consumer-and building brand value in every global market Branding Across Borders demonstrates how companies can extend and manage their brand and its value in dramatically different markets and cultures around the world. Case studies and examples of successful global marketers from McDonald's and Coca-Cola to Levi's, Ford, and others highlight global branding successes and failures and outline a path to success in what has become the hottest, most high-stakes marketing prerogative of the new borderless economy. Praise for Branding Across Borders "We at Omron have first hand experience in utilizing Jim Gregory's methods within our company. Corporate branding's approach advocates understanding a business's heritage and culture before applying the branding craft. This has proved critical in building acceptance of our brand both internally and externally." --Yoshio Tateisi, Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Omron Corporation "Global branding is a complex challenge that no major corporation can dodge any longer. All of us in the global branding business can benefit from Jim's authoritative take on the subject." --Francis B. Harrison, Manager, Advertising Group, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tokyo "An orderly exposition of how to go about developing your brand globally. This is of great significance not only for European and American companies but increasingly so for pan-Latin American regional companies." --Jose Macaya, Country Manager, Russell Reynolds Associates, Argentina--Chile "Branding Across Borders offers clear, concise, and thought-provoking ideas about how to articulate your brand and also hear and understand the messages of other cultures." --Rod Arvin, A.P.R., Director, Communications Planning and Strategy, Eastman Chemical Company "The globalized world is now with us. This new book reflects much of Jim Gregory's latest thinking and experience with its various issues, especially those of global branding. Branding Across Borders is not only informative, but, unlike so many other 'business' books, it is highly readable." --Bill Kupper, President and Publisher, BusinessWeek, From the Foreword For today's marketer, futurist Marshall McLuhan's "global village" has grown from a concept into a reality. International borders are shrinking and even disappearing altogether, and marketing techniques and strategies designed for U.S. audiences must now be adapted for diverse cultural, economic, and political environments and consumers. Branding is among the most critical--and difficult to control--of such techniques. Jim Gregory's Branding Across Borders provides marketers with key insights and hands-on strategies for developing powerful, memorable, and successful global brands. And because effective branding doesn't exist in a vacuum, this step-by-step handbook goes beyond the brand itself to address how marketers can fine-tune their own organizational structures to effectively extend and manage brands in the global marketplace. From reestablishing an existing brand internationally to developing an online brand that coordinates and complements an existing brand, decision-makers from communications officers to CEOs can turn to Branding Across Borders for the latest information on topics including: How Digital Asset Management (DAM) can assure consistency and relevance in all forms of brand communications Integrating brands during an international merger Avoiding creative pitfalls in cross-cultural brand advertising The appointment of a "Chief Branding Officer" to oversee the effective management of brands Three unique approaches to the creation and promotion of online brands The establishment of a strong, flexible global brand will not assure victory in the hard-fought global marketing wars, butGregory, James R. is the author of 'Branding Across Borders A Guide to Global Brand Marketing' with ISBN 9780658009457 and ISBN 0658009451.