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BrandForward , Inc

145 Pond Road

Honeoye Falls, New York 14472

United States

Company Description

BrandForward specializes in brand research. We can help you with anything from customer benefit analysis, brand asset assessment and logo research to corporate image studies, brand equity measurement and brand extension studies. BrandForward partners and ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Partner, Chief Brand Strategist

The Blake Project

Director of Brand Management and Marketing

Hallmark Cards Nederland B.V.

Vice President of Marketing

Element K is now Skillsoft

Adjunct Professor

Rochester Institute of Technology

Chief Brand Strategist

Brand Cool Marketing Inc

Affiliations

Board Member
Genesee RiverWatch

Founding Member
World Class Branding Association

Board Member
Writers & Books

Marketing Committees
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Marketing Committees
Rochester Area Community Foundation

Member
National Speakers Association

Board Member
Vancouver Board of Trade

Member
Mendon Presbyterian Church

Official Member
Global HBS Clubs Network

Board Member
Advertising Council of Rochester , New York

Member, Advisory Board
Keller Graduate School of Management

Education

BS degree

RPI

BS degree

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MBA

Harvard Business School

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Brad VanAuken

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History


International Livestock Congress - BEEF 2014: Getting Our Piece of Global Markets - July 9, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Brad VanAuken Partner, Chief Brand Strategist

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Brad will present a variety of ways to create brand-loyal customers using many different brand examples. He will then focus on how to achieve this in the beef industry given its unique threats and opportunities.
Biography Brad VanAuken, president and founder of BrandForward, Inc. and partner and chief brand strategist for The Blake Project, has crafted strategy for more than 150 brands throughout the world. Previously, Brad was the vice president of marketing for Element K, a leading e-learning company and director of brand management and marketing for Hallmark Cards, Inc. During his tenure as Hallmark's chief brand advocate, Hallmark rose to 4th in the EquiTrend national quality brand ranking and Hallmark received the Brand Management of the Year award. Recognized as one of the world's leading experts on brand management and marketing, Brad is a much sought after speaker and writer. He has been interviewed by ADWEEK, CNN, Entrepreneur magazine, Fox News, Investor's Business Daily and The Bloomberg Money Show and has been a guest lecturer at many universities including Stanford University, Northwestern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester and University of Kansas. He wrote the best-selling brand book Brand Aid. His blog, www.BrandingStrategyInsider.com, is read by tens of thousands of marketers throughout the world. In 2009, Invesp identified him as one of the top 100 marketers. Brad has a BS degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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Brad VanAuken

Brad is the president and founder of BrandForward, Inc. Brad brings an unequalled level of expertise in branding to his clients, leading them in the collaborative discovery process that results in strong brands. Brad gained his expertise as director of brand management and marketing for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and as vice president of marketing for Element K, a leading e-learning company.
During his tenure as Hallmark's chief brand advocate, Hallmark rose to 4th in the EquiTrend national quality brand ranking and received the Brand Management of the Year award. At Element K, he moved the brand from relative obscurity in a highly fragmented market to one of the top 10 e-learning brands in the world in less than two years.
Brad's clients range from Fortune 100 and start-up companies to not-for-profit organizations and municipalities. He has helped position Bangkok, Thailand as a global fashion capital and downtown Tampa as an up-and-coming place to live in southwest Florida.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on brand management and marketing, Brad is a much sought after speaker and writer. A keynote speaker at several major conferences a year, he writes extensively for the business press and academic journals and is regularly quoted in trade publications. He has been interviewed by CNN, Entrepreneur magazine, Fox News, Investor's Business Daily and The Bloomberg Money Show.
He has been a guest lecturer at many universities including Stanford University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RIT, University of Rochester, University of Kansas and University of Missouri at Kansas City. In addition, he has conducted brand management and marketing workshops throughout the world, from Accra, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Jakarta, Milan, Moscow, San Juan, Toronto and Vienna to Almaty, Bangkok, Bogotá, Dubai, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Singapore, Vancouver and Zurich.
Brad has been the American Management Association's featured speaker on measuring corporate brand value. He was a member of The Conference Board's working group on Managing the Corporate Brand and APQC's Brand Building & Communication Benchmarking Study sponsor group. He chaired the IIR Brand Masters conference and the IQPC conference on Internal Brand Building. He is a founding member of the World Class Branding Association. He was a facilitator of Unilever's North American brand management and marketing planning.
He has authored two books on brand management: The Brand Management Checklist and Brand Aid, which are available throughout the world and have been translated into several languages. His books are used by several universities to teach brand management.
Brad publishes a controlled circulation newsletter to thousands of marketers throughout the world and coauthors www.BrandingStrategyInsider.com, one of the top 10 branding blogs on the Internet with more than 30,000 daily readers.
He has conducted hundreds of marketing research studies and assisted numerous advertising/marketing agencies develop, sell and deliver brand management capabilities.
Brad has a BS degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brad was a member of the Advertising Council of Rochester's board of directors and won their Lantern Award. He sits on the local Boy Scout council's advisory board and serves on the marketing committees of several non-profit organizations including the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. He is a past president of the Writers & Books and Harvard Business School Club of Rochester boards.


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Brad VanAuken, President, BrandForward

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