Toolkit Seminar “Things in the Offing”

Toolkit Seminar “Things in the Offing”

Speaker John Fanning

The literature of branding and marketing communications has been dominated in recent years by talk about meaningful brands, purposeful brands and even conscience brands. But whenever someone attempts to define these terms the results are confusing. The definitions are often interchangeable but even more perplexing they could apply equally to brands from the late nineteenth century onwards.

However there is something afoot, there’s something stirring out there in what has recently been described as ‘a new age of un-beauty, rage and fear’.

This talk is designed to make sense of the new age of branding by presenting a completely new schema of different business responses to the brand challenges of the twenty-first century.

AAI Toolkit training is open to non members at a nominal fee of €35 and is free to AAI members. 

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Venue: Core Media, 16 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2



John Fanning lectures in Branding and Marketing Communications at the Smurfit Business School. He was managing Director and Chairman of McConnells advertising between 1980 and 2005. He writes regularly on the subject for marketing publications and in the national press and is the author of The Importance of Being Branded: An Irish Perspective (Liffey Press).



Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 8:15am – 10:00am

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