Virtual brand training for ambitious marketing professionals in the real world

We have designed our brand training program to help marketing professionals build their skills.

Try to figure out the program that works for you. The five different programs address the major skill areas that marketers need to build to reach their full potential. You can use one program to fill a skill gap or take all five programs to give you a complete brand management program. 

Our Beloved Brands Mini MBA program covers five areas: 

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Brand Positioning
  • Brand Plans
  • Advertising Decisions
  • Marketing Analytics

Each course takes about 6-7 hours to complete and the cost is $250 USD. Or you can take all five courses in our complete brand management program for $1,000 USD. 

Our Mini MBA courses

Compare our different training options

Our brand management certificate includes sessions on strategic thinking, brand positioning, brand plans, marketing execution, and marketing analytics. Every participant will receive key chapters from our Beloved Brands book. As a bonus, we have included a 1-hour presentation on how to manage your marketing career. The premium version of the brand management certificate includes all our PowerPoint templates that you can use on your brands.

Our Mini MBA has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office for 24 CPD hours. 

We created our strategic thinking training program to provide an essential foundation for brand management training, forcing marketers to ask big questions that challenge and focus brand decisions. With our Mini MBA, I will show you four ways to enhance your strategic thinking, using the brand’s core strength finder, consumer strategy, competitive strategy, and situational strategy. You will learn how to set a vision for your brand, focus your limited resources on breakthrough points, take advantage of opportunities you see in the market, find early wins to leverage to give your brand a positional power to drive growth and profits for your brand.

With our brand positioning training program, we will show you how the best brand leaders target a specific motivated consumer audience and then define their brand around a brand idea that is interesting, simple, unique, motivating, and ownable. With our Mini MBA, I will show you how to write a winning brand positioning statement with four essential elements: target market, competitive set, main benefit, and reason to believe (RTB). You will learn how to build a brand idea that leads every touchpoint of your brand, including the brand promise, brand story, innovation, purchase moment, and experience. I will give you the tools for how to write a winning brand concept and brand story. 

With our brand plan training program, we will show you how the best brand leaders write brand plans everyone in the organization can follow with ease, including senior management, sales, R&D, agencies, and operational teams. With our Mini MBA, I will teach you how to write each element of the brand plan, including the brand vision, purpose, values, goals, key Issues, strategies, and tactics. Real-life examples will give you a framework to use for your brand. You will learn to build execution plans including a brand communications plan, innovation plan, and in-store plan.

With our advertising decisions training program, we will show you how the best brand leaders inspire experts to produce smart and creative advertising execution. I will provide tools and techniques for judging and making decisions on creative advertising from your agency. For judging advertising, we use our ABC’s tool, believing the best advertising must drive Attention (A), Brand link (B), Communication (C) and Stickiness (S). With our Mini MBA, I will provide a checklist for you to use when judging executions, then show you how to provide direction to your agency to inspire and challenge great execution. 

Our marketing analytics training program will show you how the best brand leaders tell strategic stories through analytics. With our Mini MBA, I will show you how to create a deep-dive business review, looking at the marketplace, consumers, competitors, channels, and brand. From there, I will teach how to turn your analysis into a presentation for management, showing the ideal presentation slide format. Also with our Mini MBA, I will also provide a Finance 101 for Marketers, giving you every financial formula you need to run your brand 

This is your opportunity to gain access to world-class brand management training

Learn to think, position, plan, execute and analyze

  1. Adopt new strategic thinking methods, looking at your brand’s core strength, the competitive landscape, consumer relationship, and the situation it faces.
  2. Learn to define your brand positioning and a brand idea, using functional and emotional benefits, to set up your brand to win in the marketplace
  3. Write smarter strategic brand plans that get everyone on the same page, learning how to write the vision, purpose, key issues, strategies, and tactics.
  4. Be capable of making smart and creative decisions to find outstanding marketing execution through your creative advertising and media experts.
  5. Leverage stronger marketing analytics to lead a deep-dive business review, that looks at the marketplace, consumers, channels, competitors, and the brand.

Walk away with a world-class brand management toolkit.

Meet Graham Robertson

Founder and instructor of the Mini MBA

Graham Robertson

Founder and Instructor of the Mini MBA

Graham Robertson is one of the voices for today's brand leaders. As the founder of Beloved Brands Inc, a boutique brand consulting firm, Graham has been a trusted brand advisor to many of the greatest brands around the world, including the NFL Players Association, Shell, Reebok, Slack, Acura, The Mayo Clinic, Miller beer, National Geographic, and Pfizer. In his marketing career, Graham led some of the world's most beloved brands at Coke, General Mills, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson, rising up to VP Marketing. He has won numerous awards, including Marketing Magazine's "Marketer of the Year," BusinessWeek's best new product award, and four Effie advertising awards. His bestselling book, Beloved Brands, is the playbook for how to build a brand that consumers will love. This book is a ‘how-to’ book for any marketer who has to get things done, and set their brand up to win in the market. In 2020, Graham has been named one of the top 10 CMOs by the Silicon Review. Graham's passion is to help prepare brand leaders for success. With the Beloved Brands Mini MBA, we will help you reach your full potential in your career.

Our brand management program has been accredited for 24 hour by the CPD standards office

Brand management Premium

Includes all the training on strategic thinking, brand positioning, brand plans, marketing execution and analytics. Includes our Beloved Brands book or PowerPoint templates.

Brand management program

Includes all the training on strategic thinking, brand positioning, brand plans, marketing execution and analytics. Includes the Beloved Brands book.