Top 7 Tools for Creating a Strong Brand Identity

Marketing Insider Group

Increasingly, brands and branding are becoming ubiquitous themes for most businesses. Branding is becoming a necessary strategic tool for marketing strategists. What Exactly Is Brand Identity? Brand identity refers to the collection […].

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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.

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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A branding perspective – Why Nike supports Kaepernick

Biznology

The announcement that Nike is now using Colin Kaepernick, one of the most divisive American athletes in our time, to promote its brand was stunning, and guaranteed to further polarize a very partisan society. Their “Just Do It” advertising supports this brand personality profile.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

increasing brand awareness—hardly surprising, as these two objectives lead in studies year-after- year. and brand awareness. Among the specific answers provided were: The next priority is also a familiar objective to marketers: issues related to brand awareness.

Why Don Peppers Advocates for His Favorite Brands & How to Become Besties with Your Customers

Influitive b2b

Advocamp Advocate Engagement Brand Awareness Customer Engagement, Retention & Growth Marketing Leaders advocamp field day advocate connections b2bmarketingzone brand advocacy brand awareness brand building brand perception building an advocate community building connections with advocates building your brand connecting with advocates customer advocacy customer advocacy examples customer empathy don peppers one on one connections personal connections transparency

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What is Brand Marketing?

Act-On

There is a lot of confusion around brand. Just what is brand marketing? What brand marketing is not is slapping your name and logo everywhere with the hope the carpet-bombing exposure is sufficient to sell your product. That’s branding, but that’s like branding with cow and cattle back in the day for ownership and territory,” said Paige Musto, Act-On’s senior director for corporate communications. Your brand is your most valuable intellectual property.

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How customer values are transforming brands today

Biznology

Brands are under attack today from many sources, most often triggered by activists on social media. They are demanding brands take a stand on controversial socioeconomic and political issues that are getting more attention with our divisive politics today.

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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.

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Find the Right Brand Voice With These 5 Brainstorming Exercises

Contently

Brands love to talk about voice, but a lot of them end up sounding the same. If your team feels stuck talking in circles about brand voice , you can avoid arguing about tone and POV by playing a few brainstorming games. Describe the opposite of your brand.

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Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

the company with a boost in sales and profit while protecting the brand and credibility of the business. Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based. Discounting for the B2B Industry WWW.MARKETJOY.COM Contact: +1 484-302-0110. hello@marketjoy.com Discounting to attract new customers has been.

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.

Will growing income disparity force CEOs to re-brand?

Biznology

This could be a huge challenge to the brand image for these chief executives and implicitly a risk for their company brand. Because a company brand is often defined by the image and values of its CEO, the overall brand risk will be intensified as a result.

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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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The rise and fall of the Trump lifestyle brand

Biznology

The roller coaster ride behind the Trump brand and his merchandising empire over the past 20 years is a perfect example of what happens when a personal brand loses its credibility and integrity. One of the best known examples of a successful lifestyle brand is Martha Stewart.

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7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

How to embrace new channels for brand and audience building. What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out.

Your Brand Needs a Conscience

Contently

In a matter of days, Uber lost 200,000 customers, and people were boycotting the brand on Twitter with #DeleteUber. For brands, it’s no longer business as usual. All branding is personal now, be it professionally or socially.

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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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The emerging challenges for managing brand risk

Biznology

Last year was a watershed year for business and our society, where rising populism, Trump’s polarizing accusations, and various socio-economic trends have made the topic of “brand risk” a top priority concern for every marketer.

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Brand Control: Maintaining a Consistent Brand in a Noisy World

BOP Design

Whether your brand has long been established, is getting a refresh, or is a new creation, it’s important to maintain a consistent, cohesive B2B brand. That being said, there are a few proactive measures you can take to control your B2B branding in your marketing strategy.

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Rebooting your Strategic Content and Communications: A Formula for an Evolved Enterprise

Speaker: Mat Zucker, Partner, Prophet

Content is a B2B brand’s currency to demonstrate relevance and, with emerging channels and interfaces like chat and voice, it’s bringing brands closer to their customers.

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 CEOs can restore their company brand trust

Biznology

So what can a CEO do to surmount these huge challenges of partisanship and brand trust? The essence of good branding is all about creating a strong emotional bond with customers, and in today’s world, this includes employees, investors and other stakeholders.

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Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans

Marketing Insider Group

Brand marketing is never easy. The post Making The Financial Case For Your Brand Marketing Plans appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s a field that is part science, part art form, and part luck. It can also be one of the most capital-intensive parts of a business.

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How to Optimize Content Marketing for an Ecommerce Retail Brand

Marketing Insider Group

When you think of businesses that could benefit the most from long-form content marketing, retail ecommerce brands aren’t generally the first that come to mind. The post How to Optimize Content Marketing for an Ecommerce Retail Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Salesforce Formulas for the Everyday Admin

Speaker: Steve Molis, Salesforce MVP

So don’t miss out and join us for this first episode in a brand new series about improving your Salesforce efficiency! The majority of Salesforce formulas that you’ll find online are overcomplicated, hyper-niche, or just plain unhelpful.

3 Best Strategies for Strengthening Brand Equity

Marketing Insider Group

What we’re talking about here is brand value, and PayPal’s value could […]. The post 3 Best Strategies for Strengthening Brand Equity appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy brand brand equity Brand ManagementBack in 2002, PayPal, a money transfer service established 4 years before, was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion.

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How To Build A Community of Brand Advocates

Influitive b2b

B2B marketers can learn a thing or two about mobilizing advocates from our B2C cousins. Think about the products that you use every day. For me, it’s my iPhone, Sennheiser headphones and Altra running shoes. I didn’t go straight to a store or the vendor’s website to buy these products. Instead, I decided to purchase.

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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How promotional products tie into your web design and branding

Biznology

Even with all of the modern and digital advancements, you can (and should) use promotional products to assist with your current marketing strategy to help your branding efforts. Today, we are offering tips on how promotional products tie into your web design and branding.

Infographic: The Science of Brand Voice

Contently

Whenever I talk to brand marketers, I always make sure to ask them one question: How is your content different than what your competitors create? However, for the brands that do have a distinct voice, this question is easy.

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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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How a brand audit could revitalize the Democratic party

Biznology

Maybe it should re-brand itself? This situation is similar to the challenges many brands face during their life cycle when their appeal becomes stale or irrelevant. Target audience – The question of relevance and appeal starts with the potential voters for the Democratic Party brand.

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Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

Marketing Insider Group

This is why more and more thought leaders, business consultants, and influencers are choosing to focus on personal branding: it’s not enough to be a nameless part of a […]. The post Personal Branding – Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. At one point, there was such a thing as separation between your work life and your social life. For many professionals, this is no longer true.

How Putin’s brand inspires Trump

Biznology

But will Putin’s authoritative brand image have any impact on Trump’s political behavior? In any case, this comparison also provides a case study of how similar leadership brands may not generate the same results because of a different context and target audience.

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Brand marketing: 4 ways businesses should be using press releases — but many aren’t

Biznology

Indeed, thanks to the “evergreen” nature of web content, press releases are the brand marketing gift that keeps on giving. If your business is caught in this knowledge gap, here are four ways that you can use press releases to drive and increase brand visibility: Milestones.

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10 Reasons why branding is even more important for start-ups

Biznology

True branding can be a bewildering challenge for many managers: either they don’t completely understand the strategic benefits of authentic branding, and/or they assume that branding simply consists of a name, logo and proprietary graphics.

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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?

How choosing “Birdman” hurts the Oscars brand

Biznology

The recent Oscar choice of “Birdman” as the best movie of 2014 not only defied moviegoers’ preferences, but it is also a lesson on how a strong brand can lose credibility and hence trust when it becomes so self-obsessed. It may not be obvious, but the Oscar is a powerful brand.

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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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