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Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the 2011 branding world is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies. Branding has proliferated big time – we now have personal brands, country brands, political brands, cause-related brands, even cultural brands. The ramification is clutter, the enemy of brand messaging. So, wouldn’t you expect a heck of a lot more company attention to commercial brands? Wouldn’t you expect greater care in stewarding brand identity, personality, positioning, single-mindedness, and strategic consistency? Wouldn’t you expect more innovation?