Purpose

The view from Alto

Brand values: bullsh*t or beacon?

What is the value of brand values? Done wrong, they are nothing more than brand BS. Done right, they can be an essential plank of brand strategy, a beacon of clarity, unity and market differentiation. How do you get it right? Instead of thinking about the value, think about the cost.

The other side of the door.

As one door closes, others open. We came into the process of repositioning Alto in the knowledge that we couldn’t go on being everything to everyone. We had to change. We had to close a few doors, and at the same time needed a reason to knock on new ones.

Worst. Client. Ever.

We’ve never had a ‘brand’. No why, no vision, no mission.
We’ve never marketed ourselves – we’ve never had anything to say, no story to tell, no one to tell it to.
We’ve been our own worst client. Until now.