According to this article
So what’s wrong with that- isn’t the great El Jobso the creator of the Apple brand, the man responsible for Apple’s core values and DNA. Surely he’s best placed to make these decisions. Maybe – but as recent events have shown Steve Jobs can’t and won’t always be around.
So what happens if he’s not around to pick the latest tune – who does?- Phil Schiller (senior vice president of world wide product marketing)? TBWA/Chiat/Day? What criteria do they use? Personal taste? – What, if anything has been put in place to help them stay on message?
When your chief marketing officer leaves, or you change (ad) agencies – How do you ensure sonic continuity? We all know people/agencies love to leave their mark – out with the old, in with the new and all that.
Developing a sonic style guide that explains what, why and how music and sound should be used in your brand communication
- helps you manage change,
- provides direction for multiple agencies resulting in a more consistent brand experience,
- creates a solid platform from which to evaluate the need for and determine improvements and new directions.