Thomas Gad at CEU Business School
oct 30
October 30.
13:00 - 14:30
CEU Business School
1023 Budapest Frankel Leó 30-34
Room 101
Social Event
Thomas Gad at CEU Business School - Challenges of Branding and Personal Branding
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His main contribution to branding is having created strategies for dramatic changes in the role of the brand in business. Already in the late 90′s he identified how branding developed from a product/service focus, what he calls Transaction Branding introduced as part of the industrialism, to todays prevailing Relationship Branding, introduced by the Internet, in which the customer experience is in focus and the relationship developed between the brand and customer has become more important.

The significant difference between todays branding is the importance of involvement of key stakeholders, including the customers, in the branding process, in everything from product development, distribution, sales, reviewing and recommending.

Thomas Gad created hands-on tools and models to develope this new type of brands for the new digital age, including the 4-Dimensional Brand Mind Space (BMS) and Brand Code (BC) and the Brand Activity Generator (BAG).

In his practice he has a huge and succesful experience of working with his modern branding techniques across businesses of various size, in different business areas, and in different business situations like: launching, re-branding, mergers & acquisitions, entering new markets, start-ups etc. and also with places; cities, regions & countries, public institutions and with people (personal branding).

He has worked with companies in different businesses and stages, like: Nokia, BMW, Airbus, Deutsche Bank, Nordea, SEB, Intra-Links, Spotify, Virgin (Richard Branson wrote the forward to his 4 D Branding -book), Scandinavian Airlines, Breitling, Nestle, Skype, Microsoft, Scania, Truphone, Xing, etc.

Thomas Gad, lives and works at many different places in the world, he spends a lot of time in USA – Silicon Valley, also in Germany, Russia, U.K. and Sweden. In Palo Alto, Ca. he has a partnership with IDEAN – leading UX creators.


  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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