Branded, The Inside Story Of A Game-changing Belgian Election Campaign

In Branded, Erik Saelens, strategic director of Brandhome, describes the course of the N-VA campaign in the run-up to the mother of all Belgian elections on May 25, 2014. His personal account offers a suspenseful and disconcerting view from the inside of how opposing forces in the media, politics, culture and business actively worked against the N-VA, against Brandhome and against Saelens himself. More
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Published by Brandhome
Words: 51,330
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310021398
About Erik Saelens

Erik Saelens is a consultant and interim manager with over 15 years’ experience in brand marketing and communications. He currently holds the position of strategy director at Brandhome.

Erik specializes in rebranding and renaming operations, and has researched more than 250 brand-change operations worldwide. He is also an expert on brand management and M&A and IPO strategies, and draws on a strong operational background when putting these strategies into practice. Erik has a solid track record too as an interim manager, performing various roles for a range of international companies and brands.

Until 2002 Erik worked as senior brand adviser to the board of Royal Dutch Telecom KPN in The Hague and Brussels. He was previously employed at Sodexo as a member of the international brand management team, having started his career at Walibi, a European amusement park group.

Erik studied Economics at the University of Antwerp. He holds a Master in hotel and leisure marketing, and completed several other brand marketing studies.

Erik is the author of Brandhome Platform I: Over maatschappij, mens en merk, which explores the relationship between branding, society and individual people. Erik created the Triple-A brand index and published a book on Triple-A brands in 2012 in English and Arabic. In 2013 he published the book about the Brandhome method®. He is a regular guest speaker at conferences and universities, and a frequent contributor to specialist sector media in Benelux. Erik is currently finalizing a new book on rebranding operations.

Erik holds Belgian nationality and is fluent in English, Dutch and French.

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