A brand strategy is meant to guide more than the surface of the brand. It should guide all operational efforts along with the growth of the business. It should be understandable by anyone charged with decision-making. It should also be easily distilled and understood by everyone in the organization, whether they have customer-facing roles or not because a brand strategy amplifies all we do.
The idea of being a challenger brand can often be reduced to a shallow concept of David vs. Goliath, but this notion can often block market leaders from the nimble mindset of a challenger. In other words, although what follows could be a playbook for a small casino operator, large operators can also learn valuable lessons. Moreover, given the shift in consumer habits, it could be a valuable strategy for us all.