When you are growing a brand you need to make deliberate choices about how to position yourself against others in your field. A confused consumer doesn't buy. Defining what makes you different helps you own a spot in the consumer's mind, otherwise you are thrown into a bucket mixed with everyone else in the same category. Here are some approaches to brand positioning for consideration, with example observations from some of my favorite brands:
Brand consistency helps improve the strength of a brand over time through increased awareness. In the eyes of your customers and prospects, a consistent brand instantly makes your company more:
We recently attended the Henry Stewart DAM conference in New York City and had the opportunity to chat with marketers using Digital Asset Management to organize all their images and collateral. DAM can solve a lot of problems by making assets accessible to all team members in a large company or network, but we uncovered a few challenges that DAM users are experiencing. Here are 7 DAM problems solved by an integration with a Marketing Resource Management platform:
This week I'm writing from the 2019 International Franchise Association's Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Many of the agenda topics are around franchisor-franchisee relationships and how to keep franchisees engaged and enthusiastic about the brand.
The start of a new year is a great reason to declutter and reorganize all aspects of your life, from your closet to your career. One of Netflix's hottest new shows is "Tidying Up" where Marie Kondo, the New York Times best selling author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, helps people part with their clutter and find joy in their belongings.
Traditional forms of marketing (TV, print, mail) and digital forms of marketing (email, social media, web) are not mutually exclusive – in fact, they are better together. Here are five ways traditional and digital can come together for amazing results:
Last week I attended Brand ManageCamp in Las Vegas where 400+ marketers gathered to discuss branding best practices. Aside from picking up tips from the lineup of keynote speakers, I also popped across the street for a visit of Madame Tussauds wax attraction. Celebrities are masters of personal branding, so much so that some of them only need to go by one name - so among the 100 wax celebrity figures, I discovered some branding lessons to share:
As the expectations and preferences of consumers change over time, it's important that your franchise keep up with trends to avoid looking outdated. In the growing segment of restaurants transforming to fast casual from fast food, enhancing the brand image and interior appeal becomes a top priority.