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SOLD OUT AUCKLAND: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot – 2nd September

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
9am – 12.30pm

GridAKL / John Lysaght
101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

$300 +GST Professional / $200 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $50 +GST DA Student Friends

(Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).

A practical workshop on how to translate a business vision into a game-changing, value-driven brand strategy.

  • What is brand strategy and how does it differ from business strategy?
  • Why strategy is critical in these challenging times?
  • How to translate a vision into a meaningful brand strategy to reach our ideal future?
  • How do we create value to positively impact people’s lives?
  • What roles/jobs do we need to perform to connect with our audiences?
  • How do we move from a conceptual, strategic framework to a clear and effective activation plan?


In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

Who is this workshop for:

Designers, Brand and Marketing Managers, Entrepreneurs, SME directors.

We are also running this event in Wellington on September 23rd


Would you like to see this workshop in Christchurch in October? Please email with your interest.

About the facilitator: Raul Sarrot is a multi-disciplinary designer, strategist, design thinking coach, educator and researcher. His international experience has been forged over 25 years working alongside a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit enterprises in Asia Pacific, South America and Europe. Raul is the Director and Founder of Freshfish, his boutique studio specialised in strategy, branding and innovation and also leads CO, a global collective platform for co-creation and innovation. Raul has been a member of the AUT Communication Design Advisory Committee for the last 13 years (which he also chaired for 3 years) and is a part time Senior Lecturer in a variety of design-related papers both in the AUT Communication Design Department and in the AUT Business School.


September 2, 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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