JP Kuehlwein | Strategy Expert & Global Brand Builder

JP Kuehlwein

Strategy Expert & Global Brand Builder

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JP Kuehlwein

JP Kuehlwein is the co-founder of 'Ueber-Brands' a consultancy that helps owners elevate their brands to make them peerless, priceless, and profitable. He previously was Executive Vice President at Frederic Fekkai & Co, a prestige salon- and retail hair care business, and served as Brand Director and Global Director of Strategy at multinational Procter & Gamble, based in Germany, the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and finally in New York.

JP can look back at an over 25-year track record of translating consumer and cultural insight into propositions that generate more than a billion dollars in sales today.

He shares this professional experience with students as a faculty member at both Columbia University's Business School and NYU's Stern School of Business. He is also a Senior Fellow and Leader of the Marketing Institute at The Conference Board and an advisory board member at the CFMM Master's Program of the Fashion Institute of Technology, all in New York City.

JP is the co-author of "Rethinking Prestige Branding - Secrets of the Ueber-Brands" (Kogan Page, 2015) and "Brand Elevation - Lessons in Ueber-Branding" (KP, 2021 forthcoming) with Wolfgang Schaefer, which are reference books when it comes to understanding and building premium brands across industries.

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Mission, Myth and ‘Truth’ – or - How To Make Your Brand Priceless

This seminar is for brand owners/leaders who want to lift their proposition above considerations of performance or value alone and make their brand esteemed beyond size and valued beyond price. You will learn about key drivers behind the success of some of the best in the premium brand world across industries – we call them ‘Ueber-Brands’.

Many post-crisis consumers and most Millennial keenly differentiate between products and experiences they want to invest themselves into and necessities they want to buy as efficiently and cheaply as possible. Gone are the days where shopping per-se and accumulating ‘stuff’ provided satisfaction and status.

Where does your brand stand on the continuum between ‘material’ and ‘meaningful’? Is it where you want it to be? Or might you be stuck in the middle?

If your desired place is to be esteemed for both your product as well as what it stands for, then join us to look at and discuss what drives the sustained success of some of the best brands in this class – We call them ‘Ueber-Brands’ in our book. Brands that go beyond.

During this seminar you’ll learn:

• How mission gives meaning and generates a strong buy-in
• Why myths are the superior story and create magic
• About the power of balancing the longing and belonging
• How to un-sell to seduce
• About the need for ‘truth’ and ‘living the dream’ as the answer

Related topics we have covered:
- Modern Marketing and the Need for ‘Truth’ (aka ‘authenticity’)
- Modern Marketing and the Need for Mission and Myth
- To Seduce Consumers – Re-Mystify Marketing!
- Prestige Brand Growth – How to Grow without losing your Glow
- How an Apple, Berluti, Cirque du Soleil or Dyson make us ‘happily pay a fortune’?
- Modern Prestige Retailing – Manifestation of Mission, Myth and Mojo.
- The Art of Seduction in Prestige Marketing – Or - How to strike the fine balance between Inclusivity and Exclusivity.
- Ueber-Branding – Or how to Seduce rather than Sell for Sustained Success
- Ueber-Branding – Or how to imbue your brand with meaning to matter.
- The Meaning of Innovation – Sustainable Growth for Premium Brands
And more…

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Brand Elevationby JP Kuehlwein

Brand Elevation

by JP Kuehlwein
Rethinking Prestige Brandingby JP Kuehlwein

Rethinking Prestige Branding

by JP Kuehlwein

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Lessons on "Ueber" Branding

Some brands just have it. You know, that special something that makes consumers crave their products. This topic was on deck Tuesday, October 13, during a presentation by JP...
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The Power Of An Experience-Driven Brand

I have had the privilege of spending time with J.P. Kuehlwein, executive vice president of Frédéric Fekkai, to discuss his views about what’s next in the domain of brand...
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