About This Show
Conversations with fascinating people you'll want to know better. Focused on leaders, entrepreneurs, educators and citizens mostly from the 805 region of California. Sponsored by California Lutheran University School of Management and Tolman & Wicker Insurance Services.
Most Recent Episode
The Shifting Sands of Brands- John Silva Senior Creative Director DuPuis Group
John Silva is the President and Senior Creative Director of DuPuis Group, based in Ventura, California. They work on branding, innovation and have created several ventures in conjunction with their clients' brands. John is a veteran with 25 years experience of creative problem-solving.
The central theme of our conversation was around a shift in what branding is today and the brand-consumer relationship. We learned some key aspects of how he approaches problems. Specifically using brand values to connect trends and culture to business goals and strategy.
A major takeaway from this conversation was that people buy values, not value (made us think about having a Values in addition to an About page on the website). John also suggests that the best brands are willing to polarize!
There are plenty of pearls in this episode; you'll want to have a pen handy to take notes and feel free to share the show with a friend who's struggling with brand identity and purpose. We predict that this episode that will become required listening in marketing classes.