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Entries from August 2005

Five Key Ideas About Branding

August 30th, 2005 · No Comments

1. Your brand is the sum of the experiences that your customers have whenever they are exposed to your product or message. It is this breadth that gives a brand depth and endurance. 2. You control your brand if these experiences are planned and conform to your vision. At this level, branding is strategic, not […]

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Two Essential Elements of an Effective Brand

August 30th, 2005 · No Comments

Contrary to popular opinion,a brand is not just a look. Rather,a brand is a trustmark,a warrant,and a promise. The purpose of marketing is to build a brand in the mind of a prospect. Truly successful brands are perceived by the target audience as the best solution to a particular need. The two essential elements of […]

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Five Priorities for Brand Differentiation

August 30th, 2005 · No Comments

Marketing leaders across various industries point to brand differentiation as their top challenge in 2005. Industry consolidation and buyer caution put a premium on brand leadership. Yet marketing budgets are barely growing and traditional brand building has fallen prey to the demands for quantifiable sales results.

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Seven Types of Branding

August 29th, 2005 · 14 Comments

Building strong and lasting relationships with customers and the communities in which the businesses reside as well as with their own employees seems to be (or should be) the focus of many companies. Just as there are many branding techniques, there are also many different uses for branding. Here are the seven common types of […]

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Tags: Branding · Corporate Branding

15 Most Common Branding Myths

August 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Over the years, many myths about branding have taken hold in the business world and spread like wildfire. Branding is not one aspect of your marketing campaign. It is the combination of everything your business stands for. Branding is not created with a single, stand-alone event, it is created over time through a series of […]

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7 Steps to Design Your Brand

August 25th, 2005 · No Comments

Every company has a brand whether they created it through design or accident. By creating your brand through design, you shape the way you wish your company to be viewed by customers and potential customers. This will remove some of the uncertainty concerning what others will expect from you and say about you. The power […]

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Tags: Branding · Strategy

Logo resources roundup

August 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

Keeping the logo topic on, here is a round-up of web resources on this subject: The Best Brands of the World — one of the most visited web sites intended for browsing and exchange of the World’s famous brand-logos. The primary use of site is to enable designers to access vector-forms of the well-known brand-logos […]

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Brand Limitations

August 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

Ideally, a good brand serves to enhance a sound infrastructure with a solid reputation. Branding is not a magic wand; it cannot provide a quick fix to a company’s problems or compensate for any shortcomings. Branding will help very little if your internal operations and cultural personality are opposite what you are trying to convey […]

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4 Steps for Creating a Brand Image

August 11th, 2005 · No Comments

Your brand image makes people think in a certain way about you or your business. Having a clearly defined brand image is essential to your long-term success. Here are four basic steps in creating a brand image.

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Q2 Nation Brands Index

August 8th, 2005 · No Comments

The second Anholt-GMI Nation Brands Index (NBI) report ranks the brand power and appeal of 25 developed and developing nations and is based on the opinion of 10, 000 consumers from 10 countries.This is the first analytical ranking of nation brands based on worldwide public perceptions of a country‚Äôs cultural, political, commercial and human assets, […]

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Tags: Country Branding · Top Brands