The year was 2006. Two friends and master's students of IE Business School in Madrid sit down to discuss their aspirations as individuals and professionals upon graduation. One of them mentions that she'd love to have a place where she could get her ideas "out there"... A place dedicated to brands and the art of working with them...
It was not until May of 2010 when Maria Elena was finally able to publish her first article and officially launch MoreThanBranding.com. The rest is history... Since then, More than Branding* has sought out to discover what lies beneath excellent (and sometimes not so excellent) marketing performance. It is driven by the passion for indentifying the methods through which brands create solid bonds in the hearts and minds of everyday people.
In 2013, More Than Branding was ranked #3 in BuyerZone's "Best Business Branding Blogs of 2013"
Maria Elena Moré is a Marketing Strategist from the Dominican Republic who seeks to view the way businesses connect with people through the power of branding. She's worked with companies such as IE Business School and Mercedes-Benz Dominican Republic, agency TBWA\, mobile payments pioneer in the Dominican Republic, tPago, as well as a consultant for the University of Miami, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), and Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana, among others.
In 2013, she won silver in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity under the category of Young Lions Marketers Competition. She is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Altos de Chavón School of Design / Cultural Center Foundation.