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Entries from November 2008

What Branding Is? What Branding Is Not?

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Think of your brand as a promise … a promise you make to your clients, prospects, employees, and even your vendors. But before you make that promise, be sure you never forget this fact. It is imperative that you are able to back it up. You cannot build a successful, long-term brand on unsupported claims and wishful thinking. History is littered with companies — big and small — that have promoted themselves or their products as something they would like to have lived up to but could not.

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Tags: Branding

Key Brand Elements

November 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There were probably said before, one way or another all across this blog, and not only. I just feel the need to remind them and put them in a structure. No brand can live without them, all efficient brands have them. The most important elements of a brand should be:Brand Position, Brand promise, brand personality, brand story, brand association

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Connect the Branding Dots

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Logos, websites and marketing materials have to work together to create a positive impression – and put money in your pocket. Trust means your future customers believe you’re likely to be honest and competent, and will deliver a good experience. Sometimes trust comes from friends telling friends they had a great experience. But most of […]

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Tags: Logo

Brands in Time of Crisis

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Retailers are also sensing more shopper experimentation. This fall, supermarkets Safeway Inc. and Kroger Co. noted that sales of their store brands are on the rise.overall sales of name-brand goods are still higher than those of store brands. Still, about 40% of primary household shoppers said they started buying store-brand paper products because “they are cheaper than national brands,” according to a September report by market-research company Mintel International, which interviewed 3,000 consumers

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Tags: Brand Management

Country Brand Index 2008

November 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This is the fourth year that FutureBrand, a leading global brand consultancy, has issued its Country Brand Index. After conducting substantial qualitative and quantitative research, this year’s Index includes rankings and trends as well as country brand analytics, travel motivations and insights into the challenges and opportunities within the world of travel, tourism and country branding. With polling expanded to almost 2,700 international travelers on even more criteria, this year’s Country Brand Index is more comprehensive, extensive and insightful than ever.

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Tags: Country Branding