How to Develop a Brand Voice You Can Live With

Act-On

That’s the ultimate test of a brand “voice.”. Brand voice versus your brand’s “look”. Perhaps that’s because it’s easier to have a recognizable brand “look” than a recognizable brand “voice”? Here’s how to dial in on your brand’s voice at each of those levels.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Branding

Navigate the Channel

You have a great product, great service, great people, great materials—and your brand still sucks. Having a clear, agreed-upon marketing plan is essential to having your brand pointed in the right direction. Determining what your brand is—and isn’t!—and Name + Logo = Brand. “We

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On the limited value of branded content

Biznology

Here is my definition of the problem of content marketing: Systematically overwhelming your audience by pushing brand messages on them faster than they are willing to keep up. James_Mathewson …creating and promoting branded content should be part of the mix.

Five Brand Building Tips for B2B Businesses

Webbiquity

Building a great brand is the holy grail of marketing. A memorable brand is self-propelling and can grow a business to dizzying heights. Consider the brand value of companies like Apple, Whole Foods, and BMW. It enables them to trust your brand and do business with you.

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How social media is changing what brands stand for

Biznology

Brands are being pulled into battles on what they stand for, willingly and unwillingly, on both social and traditional media. It was also a way to “humanize” their brands, creating a distinct brand personality.

How storytelling can shape the corporate brand and culture

Biznology

So what can storytelling do to improve communications, process our changing world, and especially help shape a corporate brand and culture? Vibrant leaders now recognize that storytelling can create an emotional connection, which is the heart of good branding.

Cloud: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Cloud: Top 100 Influencers & Brands Click To Tweet. We discovered a very engaged community with much discussion between individuals and brands. Top 100 Brands. The post Cloud: Top 100 Influencers & Brands appeared first on onalytica.

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The resurgence of values-based branding for restoring trust

Biznology

The scary decline of trust in all facets of our society has created a new challenge for brands: how can brands overcome the growing skepticism and lack of credibility caused by this distrust to authentically relate to their customers?

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Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards

Type A Communications

April 20, 2017 by Chris Schermer As a B2B marketing agency, SCHERMER often gets asked to do “branding.” Typically, it’s marketers who want help with their brand positioning, messaging and.

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How Branding Can Make or Break The Customer Experience

Marketing Insider Group

Branding is the art of influencing customers’ perceptions. For better or worse, customers use these impressions when interacting with your brand. Marty Neumier, author of The Brand Gap, describes branding as “…a person’s gut feeling about a product, service, or company.

How to Rejuvenate a Troubled B2B Brand

Great B2B Marketing

Two months ago, I wrote an article titled The Economic Value of Your Company Brand. The theme of the post: No matter the size and scope of your company, the brand position you hold with your prospects and customers has monetary value in terms of sales, stock prices and even employee retention.

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Why Brand Consistency Matters to B2B Companies (+ 1 Brand SEO Hack)

Act-On

As the company (which later sold and is now FedEx Office ) grew, it necessarily began to pay more attention to its branding. You can guess all the reasons why brand consistency matters for a B2C company, right? Brand personality. What’s your brand’s personality equation?

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Metrics to Help You Track Brand, Demand, and Expand

Act-On

Marketing agency nDash wrote a funny blog post noting how Benjamin Franklin used content to grow his personal and business brands: “Benjamin Franklin could be seen as one of the founding fathers of content marketing. Business Focus: BRAND. Measurement Tips: 4 Brand Metrics to Watch.

How Trump’s brand positioned itself for victory

Biznology

However, from a branding perspective, the compelling reasons behind each vote was more about what each candidate stood for. And this is what branding is all about–making promises that resonate with people’s intense emotional desires, to connect with them.

Should brands take a public stand on social or political issues?

Biznology

Traditionally brands rarely get involved in social or political issues. But today consumers want to know what brands stand for on such issues. Can a brand use this platform for proactively turning a negative into a positive? So, should a brand take a public stance?

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A Guide to Finding Your Brand Voice

ScribbleLive

How important is a brand’s voice? Your brand voice reflects your core values and communicates your organization’s personality, and is incredibly important when building a relationship with your audience. Yet too often, brands fail to develop or define a solid brand voice.

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Brand assimilation in link campaigns: building client trust

Biznology

Brand assimilation is essential to the success of a link building campaign, particularly when you’re working with an enterprise-level client. On the flip side, it becomes extremely difficult to sustain a link campaign if you stumble with brand assimilation. Brand Assimilation: Research.

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Content Marketing 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Fast forward to 2015 where every brand is a publisher and the market is crowded like never before. The marketing technology landscape from Scott Brinker is a good way of seeing the increase in tools dedicated to help brands with every stage of content marketing. Top 100 Brands.

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Lincoln Electric Changes Perception of Industry with Brand Storytelling

Type A Communications

Brand Storytelling B2B Marketing content marketing storytellingJuly 7, 2015 Great storytelling starts with a narrative bigger than yourself. But getting buy-in for an approach to building an audience that’s unconventional isn’t easy for B2B marketers –. read more.

5 Marketing Strategies for a Record-Breaking Brand Launch

Marketing Insider Group

Your highly anticipated brand is set to launch soon. The post 5 Marketing Strategies for a Record-Breaking Brand Launch appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy branding Content Marketing Social Media user-generated contentIt’s official!

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How purposeful branding is driving millennials and social entrepreneurship

Biznology

A key driver for this trend is the emerging values of millennials and purposeful branding. More and more, consumers are buying brands not just for what it does, but also what a brand or the parent company stands for–e.g.

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Four Characteristics of a Successful Brand Community

Tomorrow People

Branded communities can be a wealthy source of customer advocacy and social proof - but how do marketers make them successful? Brand Credibility

PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Everyone is a brand, everyone is a publisher, everyone has a story to tell, everyone has an audience. We were interested in seeing which PR professionals and brands were leading the online discussion. PR: Top 100 Influencers & Brands Click To Tweet. Brand Competition.

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The Economic Value of Your Company Brand

Great B2B Marketing

I was a guest speaker for The Center for Business Modeling at a video/podcast on a subject near and dear to my heart: the economic value of a brand. Actually, a strong brand has a monetary value. Your brand can also be a tool to attract top talent to your company. Brand Brandin

Top 10 Branding Tools

Hinge Marketing

If you are an industry veteran, you probably already know the value of having a strong professional services brand. If not, consider these benefits: With a Strong Brand, You Can… Command higher rates. The question is, how do you build a leading brand? Branding

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How To Train Your Employees To Be Brand Ambassadors

Influitive b2b

When you’re looking for ways to improve your branding and reach with consumers, some of your most important assets are (literally) sitting right in front of you: your employee ambassadors. In some shape or form, all employees have interactions with customers, be it directly (sales and customer service reps) or indirectly (developers, fulfillment workers, and.

Build your brand (for free)

Biznology

The post Build your brand (for free) appeared first on Biznology. Personal Brand Christmas Digital distribution Doctor Moon Facebook Facebook features Google Search engine optimization Television channel twitter YouTube

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How a Content Marketing Mission Statement Supports the Brand Story

Type A Communications

January 5, 2016 I love teaching workshops on content marketing and brand storytelling because there’s such a great opportunity to connect the dots for people. Content Strategy Brand Storytelling content marketing content mission

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Branding is b t

The B2B Research Blog

Branding is marketing b t. The relationship is with me – the sales guy – not the corporate brand. And anyway our brand is just fine, the logo is great.”. As a marketer you no doubt recognise the value of a strong brand. 77% of the 100 B2B marketing leaders we recently surveyed for the B2B Leaders Forum went so far as to describe branding as critical to their company’s future growth. First explain that, like it or lump it, they have a brand.

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The big challenge for big brands today: authenticity

Biznology

Before the internet, marketers had relatively free reign for making questionable competitive claims, creating a brand image of superiority, and hence demanding a premium price. We are living in an age of growing skepticism and ebbing loyalty for many established brands.

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The crisis of message credibility and impact on brands

Biznology

The incidence of these “untruths” has reached epidemic proportions, and is seriously undermining the most important values for strong brands: credibility, authenticity, and trust. Politicians and statesmen all have a brand image they cultivate and present.

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Turn Brand Loyalists into Brand Advocates

Modern B2B Marketing

Many folks claim that brand loyalty is yet another thing that millennials have killed (insert eye roll here), but what truly drives a customer to say “this is the brand for me. I’ll cover how and why customers become brand loyal and how to turn brand loyalists into brand advocates.

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5 Ways to Modernize Your B2B Branding and Marketing Online

KoMarketing Associates

If your organization is suffering from a case of the “olds” and you want to take your branding and marketing into the 21st century, here’s some areas where a breath of fresh air can make a huge difference in customer perception and interest.

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How brands use promotional clothing [infographic]

Biznology

Their research helps to show businesses how well-branded merchandise can help promote your brand and increase sales. This particular research survey we are featuring today is about branded clothing gifts such as t-shirts, hats, staff uniforms, etc. Who uses branded clothing?

What’s Brand Storytelling and Why Do You Need It?

Type A Communications

August 11, 2016 Frustration. I’m hearing more of it and not just from marketers – but from executives as well. Conversations that used to be within the walls of marketing. read more.

Sustainability: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

The results of any mapping can be read differently, but we take note of her emphasis on the power of an individual’s social media activity as complement to authentic brand engagement on the topic. TOP 100 BRANDS. Sustainable Brands.

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How Your Employer Brand is Influencing Your Business Brand

Marketing Insider Group

Your employer brand and your business brand are strongly related. Even though there are two separate terms to describe each type of branding, you should not think about them separately.

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Millennials are finally taking action in brand support

Biznology

Marketers and political leaders have been frustrated for years with the reluctance of millennials to actually follow up on their complaints and take real action on brand issues. The post Millennials are finally taking action in brand support appeared first on Biznology.

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How Major Brands Are Winning Through Episodic Content

Act-On

But how are major brands delivering this type of content with success? Brands Using Episodic Content. Brands, such as K-Swiss and Toyota, took notice of the power of episodic content, and sponsored the series. The brand makes an unexpected connection between food and cars.

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Four Key Ways To Build Your B2B Brand Online

Webbiquity

Brand-building in the business-to-business (B2B) sphere is a little different from the consumer world. Let’s take a look at how B2B firms can build their brands in this competitive space. LinkedIn is a fertile ground for B2B brand-building and lead generation.