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Josef Jurkovic is a CEC director and founding partner. He has over 35 years of public and private sector experience across diverse areas of internal and external communications, public consultations, branding and marketing.
When, Where, How Much?
Date not set
1900 Merivale Road, Suite 206
How much: $1350 (+13% HST)
"The examples of the other departments/organizations were very useful when "making it real""
"This was an extremely useful tool in preparing for our departmental branding exercise"
"Concrete examples and an excellent description of the steps involved in the process"
THE CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC SECTOR BRANDING AND POSITIONING (G027)
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
What is a brand? What constitutes branding? Is branding possible for governments and public sector organizations? What are the key branding challenges and issues faced by governments? What lessons can governments learn from commercial branding? What's the difference between messaging, positioning and branding? How are they linked in doing strategic communications? How can you structure messages to reach different audiences while maintaining overall coherence and consistency? These and many other questions will be addressed in this two-day workshop designed to provide understanding of branding, positioning and messaging and their application to the challenges faced by federal government communicators.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The workshop will focus on:
- Understanding the differences between public and private sector branding
- Key issues and challenges in government branding
- Current Canadian public sector branding examples
- The branding process
- Branding benefits and challenges
- Linkages between branding, positioning and messaging
- The positioning process
- Crafting and applying a positioning statement
- Ensuring the branding - positioning - messaging linkage
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
- Exercises and handouts
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMPETENCY
- Thinking Things Through: Innovating through analysis and ideas
|Agenda Day 1|
|8:45 - 9:15||Introductions and Workshop Overview|
|9:15 - 10:30||Branding Basics
What is a brand and branding? What does it mean in a public sector context? What are the main issues and challenges in government branding? Branding and communications.
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 12:00|| Approaches to Branding
Differences between the public and private sectors. Developing and sustaining a brand image. The benefits and challenges of branding government and its organizations.
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch
|13:00 - 14:45||The Branding Process
Branding as a goal and a process. Essential steps. Key implementation issues. Getting started - The “Elevator Pitch”.
|14:45 - 15:00||Break|
|15:00 - 16:30||Building a Public Sector Brand Strategy
Key elements of a branding strategy: SWOT analysis, branding objectives, architecture, brand promise and positioning, segmentation and messaging, tactics, internal brand, sub-brands, co-branding, monitoring and evaluation, critical success factors, risk assessment.
|16:30 - 16:45||Wrap-up and Q & As|
|Agenda Day 2|
|8:45 - 9:00||Day One Review|
|9:00 - 10:30||Public Sector Branding Experiences
Examples of Canadian and international branding. Lessons learned. Being realistic. Group Exercise
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 12:30||The Importance of Positioning
What is positioning and why is it important to branding. The strategic planning context.The positioning process. Developing a positioning statement.
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 15:00||Brand and Messaging
Linkages between positioning, messaging and branding. The importance of audience segmentation. Messaging around a brand. Developing and living the “Message Pyramid”
|15:00 - 15:15||Break|
|15:15 - 16:30||Brand Implementation Process: Getting it Right
Key challenges in implementing a public sector branding strategy and action plan. Developing the plan. Understanding brand management tools. Asking the right questions.
|16:30 - 16:45||Wrap-up and Workshop Evaluation
Participants will complete a short evaluation