Great Brand Loyalty Categorically Changes Everything

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Blooper. Setting up self-timer.

Great Brand Loyalty Categorically Changes Everything

Do you want to lead the category or do you want to become the category?

After you read the next sentence, ask yourself what your organization (or you if you can’t influence an entire company) would have to do differently to have your customers and employees feeling it, talking about it, and loving it?

Be the category.

Imagine being a category of one.

No one else does what you do in the way you do it and your customers (and employees) love you for it.

Great brand loyalty categorically changes everything.

Yes or no?

Please remember we aren’t talking about good and very good brand loyalty. At Disney we have a saying, “Good and very good aren’t good enough.”

Be the category.

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How Does Disney Brand?

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Slow down to speed up.

How Does Disney Brand?

The harsh reality is that satisfaction is dangerous.

At Disney, we are never satisfied.

Every day, all day, we are focused on exceeding expectations at every customer and employee touch point.

Sound like your organization?

Never satisfied.

Never.

Satisfied.

World-class organizational brand loyalty must set a standard so high, it literally guarantees competitive immunity.

Think about it and imagine your brand loyalty being intentional and relentless about clearly outdistancing your competition.

Now imagine aiming for solid customer and employee loyalty.

Satisfaction is not the goal.

Exceeding expectations is the goal.

You want customers and employees definitely recommending, not probably will or most likely will.

You want customers who return or repurchase often, and employees who stay.

World-class brand loyalty is the goal.

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Brand Like You Mean It

End of Life service for a favorite High School teacher.
Suicide sucks.
Mistrust also sucks.
Notes from End of Life Celebration activity in the HS Gym.

Brand Like You Mean It

If you were accused of being one of the most admired brands in the world, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

When i say brand like you mean it, i mean, and sorry if this feels uncomfortable, does the level of loyalty rise when you show up? Does it remain high when you’re not there?

What if it did on both accounts?

Here’s the harsh reality, it’s not the Disney Magic that makes it work, it’s the hard work that makes it Magic.

Nothing substitutes for focus, discipline, and a clear, concise, and compelling vision.

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If You Need Inspiring Words, Don’t Do It

Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World side lobby
Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World.
Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World.
Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World.

If You Need Inspiring Words, Don’t Do It

Be so clear about the brand loyalty you want to architect, build, and grow that nothing can extinguish your fire.

Burn the ships.

If what you’re doing doesn’t make our world better, you’ll know it because you’ll keep hitting your snooze button.

And if hitting the snooze button is your modus operandi (yes, it’s criminal), no amount of inspirational quotes and anecdotes will ever move the needle.

Positive, uplifting quotes are wonderful. They give us the same warm and fuzzy feeling a shot of whiskey provides to an alcoholic. But you’ll never see anyone world-class doing shots before they do important, inspiring work.

Our goal is to literally jump out of bed at the first chiming of our morning ringtone and welcome the brand new day like we’re welcoming the most important day of our life.

Is boldness genius?

You could Google it to research who said it (like it even matters), or you could say it and get to work – like you mean it (which matters more than anything).

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Disconnect From Hope and Enthusiasm

Japanese steakhouse grill
Japan’s Teppan Edo restaurant.

Disconnect From Hope and Enthusiasm

Connect to hard work.

The only way to earn a better brand reputation – and keep a better reputation – is to outwork your previous self.

Others great brands aren’t your competition, although we are tempted to live in that paradigm.

Your old habits of banking on hope and enthusiasm, yet not being willing to .think .differently will fail you.

We must become an insatiable student and a remarkable teacher of brand loyalty.

Then we’ll come full circle and we can again embrace hope and enthusiasm.

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