What does building your company's culture have to do with building your brand? Get ready to find out. In The Voice Of The Underdog: How Challenger Brands Create Distinction By Thinking Culture First, advertising veterans Mike Sullivan and Michael Tuggle unpack the poorly understood and grossly underleveraged connection between brand and culture. Filled with fascinating case studies, entertaining stories, and engaging insights, the book examines the true essence of what makes a company a challenger brand, unveils how successful challengers of all sizes use culture to create extraordinary brand distinction, and finishes with a detailed blueprint for building your own transcendent culture.
For more than 20 years, Sullivan and Tuggle have put the lessons and insights in this book into hard practice at LOOMIS, the country's leading challenger brand advertising agency helping drive hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and build renowned challenger brands in numerous categories including restaurant, banking, retail, healthcare, home services, franchise support, and more. Just as importantly, the authors have helped build a company culture that's kept employees twice the national average and lead to LOOMIS being named "Small Agency of Year" by Advertising Age, and a 7-time placement on the "Best Places to Work" lists from the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal. If you want to compete with and beat the category leaders, you have to start with your culture. If you want to build a great culture, start with this book.
About the Author
Mike Sullivan is president and CEO of LOOMIS, the country's leading challenger brand advertising agency. For more than 30 years, he's helped some of the country's most successful companies build their brands while he built his own ad agency brands. Under his leadership, ad agency Hadeler Sullivan Ewing was named ADWEEK's "Hottest Shop in the Southwest," and at LOOMIS he helped the Agency earn distinction as an Ad Age "Small Agency of the Year." Driven by Sullivan's focus on creating strong company culture, LOOMIS has also been recognized six consecutive years as a "Best Place to Work" by both The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal. In The Voice of the Underdog, Sullivan draws on his blend of experience building strong brands and great culture and shares his insights about what happens when leaders focus their attention on doing both.Michael Tuggle is an award-winning creative director and writer who has spent more than 25 years in the ad world building brands and growing companies. His first book, "The Voice of the Underdog: How Challenger Brands Gain Distinction By Thinking Culture First" written with former business partner and longtime friend Mike Sullivan, is a culmination of the victories, defeats and lessons learned building a small local ad agency into the country's leading advocate for challenger brands.