Brand Strategy
5 Tips for Building a Strong Brand for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Building a Strong Brand for Your Small Business

Branding is a critical aspect of any business, as it helps differentiate you from your competitors and communicates your unique value proposition to customers. While some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Nike, Harley Davidson, and Starbucks, have massive marketing budgets, effective branding is possible for businesses of all sizes. Here are five tips for building a strong brand that resonates with your clients.

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Brand Marketing Is Like Planting Trees

Brand Marketing Is Like Planting Trees

Think about marketing as planting trees. The trees of brand marketing you plant today will guarantee business growth tomorrow. What you are communicating today is to help potential customers make the buy decision in the future when they need what you are offering.

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Your Brand Needs a Purpose

Your Brand Needs a Purpose

Mission, vision, values, and positioning statements are the most widely recognized strategic tools used to define a company’s business, strategic objectives, and overall approach to reach those objectives. Another less frequently recognized strategic statement that many companies neglect to employ is the Purpose statement.

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How To Name Your Brand

How To Name Your Brand

To remind us that names have only as much power as we give them, Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, says (and I'm paraphrasing) "would not a rose by any other name, smell just as sweet"?  Um, no. Shakespeare obviously didn't have to worry about branding. Naming...

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Scare Tactics In Branding and Marketing

Scare Tactics In Branding and Marketing

Human beings have base fears such as the need for protection, for reassurance, for status, for achievement, recognition, and so on. Addressing these fears is the basis for many brands’ positioning and their marketing. But how successful is fear as an emotive driver...

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A Fresh Start: Rebrand Your Business or Refresh Your Website?

A Fresh Start: Rebrand Your Business or Refresh Your Website?

No business can afford to rest on its laurels. While your company may be keeping up with economic and market changes, is your brand keeping up? Does your website communicate to your target audience how you’re keeping up?
You may be trying to decide if you should rebrand your business, or just update your website. Here are 10 factors to consider helping you make your decision.

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Do You Need To Rebrand Your Business?

Do You Need To Rebrand Your Business?

Business owners are more in tune with the principals of branding than ever before, some spending millions of dollars to brand or rebrand, depending on where they’re at in the business lifecycle. A brand represents everything about an organization, from its market position to company culture.

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Why You Need To Conduct A Design Audit

Why You Need To Conduct A Design Audit

We all understand how important brands can be.  There are brands that signify all over the world.  Nike.  Harley Davidson.  Starbucks.  These are companies that are more than just the products they sell.  They’re lifestyles.  They’re statements, both about the company...

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How Much Does Branding Cost?

How Much Does Branding Cost?

If you ask around for quotes on branding projects, you will get fees ranging anywhere from $1,000 to $50,000 and even higher, and this often is just for design work. You might find a freelance designer online who says they can do it for less than $500, and you can even get a logo for as low as $5 on fiver.com. The real price of branding though, is not doing anything consistently.

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