Leslie is Honorary Professor of Brand Marketing and Managing Partner of Brands Box Marketing & Research Consultancy. Having made a significant contribution to advancing knowledge about brand management, he now bridges the advancement of brand knowledge in his academic role with the application of brand knowledge in his consultancy role. The Chartered Institute of Marketing cite Prof Leslie de Chernatony as one of the 50 gurus who have shaped the future of marketing. This is because of his pioneering work on brand management which has an international reputation. His cutting edge work on strategically building brands has helped many organisations develop more effective brand strategies.
His research on brand marketing is globally disseminated through his books, frequent international conference presentations and a significant stream of international journal articles, some of which have won best paper prizes. Both the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society recognised his contribution to advancing understanding about strategic brand management by honouring him with Fellowship status. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors.
Leslie's work has resulted in TV programmes and radio broadcasts. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences. Winning several major research grants helped him and his team investigate factors associated with brand success.
A firm advocate of the need for managers to benefit from his work on brand marketing, he has run many highly acclaimed management development workshops throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Far East, Asia and Australia. His advice has been sought by numerous organisations throughout the world on developing more effective brand strategies. On several occasions he has acted as an expert witness in court cases over branding issues.