7. The Collaborative Three-Box Model: Box 1—Create the Brand Vision

Looking for directions

Stars are your reflections

—U2, North Star1

In real estate, the mantra is “location, location, location.” In The Collaborative Three-Box Model, the Box 1 mantra is “direction, direction, direction.” The first step is the definition of the brand’s North Star. Every brand needs clear direction; every brand needs a vision of what it wants to be and where it wants to go.

Begin with the Corporate Strategies and Ambition

Beginning the process does not mean starting with a blank piece of paper. Most companies and brands have lots of information. This information sets up the context for this new global marketing approach.

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