170,000 brand managers step ahead, as one
By Luis Gallardo - November 15, 2010
What happens when you help your clients and people to step ahead? You become the world’s #1 professional services practice…
At Deloitte, 170,000 member firm people operating in more than 150 countries are united by one vision, a core set of values, and a global culture. Our goal is to create a distinctive brand experience that positions Deloitte as the first choice among the most sought-after clients and talent. We are relentless in pursuit of that goal, and now for the first time in Deloitte’s history, following our recent recognition as the largest private professional services organization in the world, we have a unique opportunity to continue to widen our lead among competitors in every area of our business. By behaving “as one” behind the voice of our brand, we empower our people to act as brand managers in driving and unifying a distinctive brand experience across hundreds of brand touch points—in every channel, for every stakeholder, across the globe.
A 360-degree approach to branding a distinctive experience for clients and talent
It is no secret that our talent forms the foundation of Deloitte’s global brand culture. Beyond the success of our Green Dot external advertising campaign, now running in more than 50 of our member firms in more than 100 countries, we understand that brand is less about marketplace positioning than it is about marketplace perception. That’s why the success of our brand depends on a 360-degree approach to creating a distinctive client and talent experience—an integrated, multi-stakeholder approach to our value proposition, the Deloitte brand promise.
Building long-term relationships is the goal of every interaction we have with our stakeholders, from employing innovative platforms that create a sense of community and best practice sharing within our global organization to externally facing brand engagement programs such as Deloitte Fantasy Football and Phase II of the Green Dot Challenge.
Emerging media technology—most notably social media—serves as a communications platform that makes collaboration possible among our marketers, communicators, and brand practitioners at Deloitte. From internal micro-blogging channels such as Yammer and Socialcast to beyond-the-firewall conversations via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, our people strive to be always one step ahead in today’s ever-changing communications landscape.
Look no further than the following channels for more information on how we use social media and other online communications channels in our overall brand strategy:
- Deloitte Fantasy Football
- Official Deloitte Facebook fan page
- TedxNewSt: An open innovation event about crowd sourcing
- Deloitte on Twitter
- Deloitte U.S. YouTube Film Festival - The Green Dot
- Phase II Green Dot advertising campaign
- Deloitte Insights podcasts
- Thought leadership
We are helping to define the future of our collective success as a brand by understanding and engaging in the conversations that create opportunities for our clients and people to step ahead as leaders in the marketplace.
Luis Gallardo is the DTTL Managing Director, Global Brand & Marketing.