How Do Branding Processes Work And How Long Do They Take? Forbes
In business, many top executives find it difficult seeing tangible benefits branding offers to their business. For this reason, they often write off branding as not ...
Three Branding Techniques For Savvy Entrepreneurs Forbes
Entrepreneurs don't have much time to spare. But luckily for us, there is a variety of new-age digital and social media platforms out there that allow us to promote ...
Does Pittsburgh need a $100,000 branding makeover? Readers weigh in. NEXTpittsburgh
There aren't many American cities with an official color scheme. Or a nickname known around the world. Pittsburgh has both, thanks to its three major sports ...
In 2019, health care companies must prioritize branding Miami's Community Newspapers
Is your hospital on Facebook? Whether you've âlikedâ it or not, the likelihood is that your local health care center is active on social mediaâTwitter, Instagram, ...
Ultra X branding looks to drop âmasculineâ association with marathons Design Week
We Launch has designed the branding for a new ultra-marathon group that looks to be accessible to anyone and avoid the âmasculineâ marketing associated ...
CODA Launches Sports Division; Names Debbie Ward Head of Branding, Sponsorship, Corporate Team - Pollstar
CODA Launches Sports Division; Names Debbie Ward Head of Branding, Sponsorship, Corporate Team Pollstar
London-based CODA Agency today announced the establishment of CODA Independent Sports agency and the appointment of Debbie Ward to a new ...
Painesville to unveil new branding for city | Lake County News-Herald.com
Present-day Painesville no longer reflects a wayward past that was high in crime and low in economic opportunities. The current administration and police ...
WPP reveals fresh branding to mark evolution CampaignLive
WPP has switched its logo from a plain black-on-white serif typeface (pictured, below) to a multicoloured, dynamic dot pattern to underline its change of ...
Poor branding culture hinders growth of intellectual property - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
Poor branding culture hinders growth of intellectual property Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
Poor branding culture in the country has resulted in the intellectual property (IP) system not benefiting from potential products, designs and the business people ...
Halal Branding: New Book Probes The Sticky Intersections Between Retail, Religion & Pop Culture - Forbes
Halal Branding: New Book Probes The Sticky Intersections Between Retail, Religion & Pop Culture Forbes
New book Halal Branding / FKA Twigs in a "stylised minimalist Arab 'battoulah' face mask that the book's author describes as a modern urban tribal fusion.
Cost of Decatur's branding plan increases WAFF
A Birmingham company will oversee the city of Decatur's branding, which will require the city to increase its marketing budget again.
Cresco Labs Appoints Beverage Branding Executives to Team Cannabis Business Times
Cory Rothschild has been named Vice President of Brand Marketing and Cris Rivera has been named Vice President of Consumer Experience.
Branding Starts With Consistency Forbes
For any consumer product, consistency is essential each time a consumer comes into contact with any of its attributes or features. It is through consistent ...
How Any Business Can Improve Their Branding Strategy On A Low Budget Forbes
Spending on brand marketing and public relations is not always easy to estimate. In addition, sales promotion and costing are not necessarily the classic core ...
AI needs branding Fast Company
Average consumers typically have no idea they're interacting withâor being manipulated byâan algorithm. That's a branding problem.
The Most Important Branding Terms You Should Know About Forbes
In the world of business and marketing, branding is critical in keeping your company relevant. That's why it helps to know and understand critical brand ...
The Transformation Of Branding From The Inside Out Forbes
The consumer-facing aspects of a brand and the internal culture of an organization are inextricably intertwined.
The Outer Worlds interview: Character building, companions, branding, and more Shacknews
To learn more about The Outer Worlds, Shacknews sits down with Senior Narrative Designer Megan Starks to discuss character building, dialogue options, ...
The story behind Squarespace's redesigned branding Fast Company
The company is ditching quiet friendliness for a very New York swagger.
Four Branding Mistakes You May Be Making With Your Agency Forbes
It's hard to devote time to your own agency's branding and marketing when you're trying to keep customers happy and scale your business.
Create Branding To Drive Restaurant Sales And Growth Forbes
Whether yours is a franchise or independent restaurant, it takes more than great food and *service* to lure customers and build loyalty and repeat business.
The 7 Most Embarrassing Branding Mistakes of 2018 Inc.
Nearly any idea can sound great in the conference room. But when the idea takes form in the outside world, it can go wrong. In some cases, terribly wrong.
Branding Requires Character Development; You Are The Author Forbes
It can be tempting to do your branding from the outside-in, where outside factors--usually in the form of shiny new social media objects--determine your courses ...
New Oscars Host Kevin Hart Hopes His Branding Mojo Can Stop the Show's Ratings Spiral Adweek
As ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences try to stop the Oscar's steep ratings declinesâthe 18-49 audience, which had already hit an ...
Brandon Expedition League Branding Finalists Unveiled Ballpark Digest
Five finalists have been unveiled in the team name contest for a Brandon, Manitoba club that will begin play next season in the summer-collegiate Expedition ...
Cresco Labs Assembles Consumer Marketing Dream Team with Appointments of Beverage Branding All-Stars - Business Wire
Cresco Labs Assembles Consumer Marketing Dream Team with Appointments of Beverage Branding All-Stars Business Wire
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cresco Labs (CSE: CL), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today ...
ChĂąteau Margaux announces new branding The Drinks Business
Bordeaux first growth ChĂąteau Margaux has announced it is making a number of changes to its branding and packaging from the 2016 vintage onwards.
Payless' Upscale 'Palessi' Stunt And The Power Of Branding Forbes
Kudos to Payless for scoring a PR coup with its' âPalessiâ hoax. The chain fabricated a fake designer (Bruno Palessi) and staged a âgrand openingâ of the line's ...
Friendly's taps former El Pollo Loco CMO for new branding role Nation's Restaurant News
Ed Valle, who abruptly left his CMO role at El Pollo Loco earlier this year, has resurfaced as chief branding officer at Friendly's parent company, FIC Restaurants ...
Meet the Surprisingly Small Group of Branding Shops Behind Today's Top Challenger Brands Adweek
Think about some of the most of-the-moment companiesâthe ones we label âchallenger brands.â Praised for shaking up entire categories, they're changing the ...
NSB Staff, Customers Embracing New Power Of Local Branding The Newtown Bee
While a lot of smaller banks across the country work to make themselves look like their larger corporate competitors, Newtown Savings Bank President and CEO ...
Pittsburgh council balks over six-figure branding proposal Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The plan would allocate as much as $100000 for professional branding services for Pittsburgh's city government.
How raising a puppy is like branding CUinsight.com
âWe'll never get another dog.â Those were the words my wife and I shared after our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels passed away earlier this year. As you ...
Vesper Hu Introduces the Marketing and Branding Strategy of Heilind Asia Pacific Business Wire
Superb Crew's exclusive interview for Vesper Hu, Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager APAC, Heilind Electronics Inc.
Mastering the Art of Branding Means Navigating a Constantly Evolving Industry Adweek
Brand marketers have a million and one considerations when they start the process of determining how best to share their story and entice their target audience.
The Importance of Branding in an Investor's Toolbox ETF Trends
Companies know all too well about the importance a strong brand can bring in discerning themselves from market competition within their respective sectors as ...
Branding Bridgewater with new downtown signage Enterprise News
The Bridgewater Branding and Wayfinding Committee is hoping to hear from residents in choosing a design for new downtown signage.
Consumers sue snack maker over branding The Columbian
HONOLULU â A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in ...
Fire, noise and human branding with Non Grata in Houston Houston Chronicle
This is an account of what happened shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Main Street bar Notsuoh, during the half-hour performance of the Estonia-based ...
Vodafone refreshes enterprise branding after annual trends report Seeking Alpha
Vodafone (VOD -2.1%) is refreshing its enterprise division branding in conjunction with the release of its 2019 Global Trends Report. The enterprise unit i.
FC Dallas announces branding for USL side North Texas SC MLSsoccer.com
FC Dallas have revealed the branding for their newly founded USL League One side: North Texas SC. Long one of the top academy systems in MLS, FCD have ...
Why Midsize Law Firms Are Built for 'Superior Branding' Law.com
There's a great opportunity for mid-market firms to do superior branding said Ross Fishman of Fishman Marketing. Midsize firms can have stronger cultures more ...
Rollingwood branding project continues Community Impact Newspaper
Buie & Co. partner Ashley Kegley-Whitehead discussed her company's progress at the Nov. 28 Rollingwood City Council meeting regarding the city's branding ...
New branding agency may be Philadelphia's 1st to focus on budding cannabis industry - Philadelphia Business Journal
New branding agency may be Philadelphia's 1st to focus on budding cannabis industry Philadelphia Business Journal
There's a new branding agency in Philadelphia and it may be the first centered on the budding â but complex â cannabis industry still in need of consumer ...
Traverse City Branding Finalists Unveiled Ballpark Digest
Finalists have been unveiled for the branding of a Traverse City, MI squad that will compete in the summer-collegiate Northwoods League starting in 2019.
Sterling closing in on branding rollout SaukValley.com
STERLING â The city is close to seeing some tangible results from its rebranding work with urban planning firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates. The city entered ...
Overwatch League: Washington Justice announce branding, staff, first female coach ESPN
The Washington Justice are the final Overwatch League expansion team to announce their branding and also revealed their staff for the 2019 season.
Q&A: Branding Guru Nick Williams on Unearthing Denim's Hidden Gems Sourcing Journal
With his book, Denim Branded: Jeanswear's Evolving Design Details, Nick Williams highlights branding moments from denim's storied lifetime.
Overwatch League - Vancouver Titans reveal branding, roster ESPN
The Vancouver Titans are the seventh of the eight Overwatch League expansion franchises to reveal their branding for Season 2.
Jean Barton: Roping and branding on the ranch Red Bluff Daily News
There was no dust in the corrals thanks to the inch of rain received just before Thanksgiving when grandson Bryce and Erin Borror branded their fall calves with ...
How James Datta Showed Power Of Proper Advertising Branding And So Did The Punjas Roti Man - Fiji Sun Online
How James Datta Showed Power Of Proper Advertising Branding And So Did The Punjas Roti Man Fiji Sun Online
About 10 years ago there was a thriving professional advertising business sector in Fiji. But, for a number of reasons, the number of practitioners has fallen away ...
Marcus Lemonis steps in to help NYC Bagel Deli's branding CNBC
With dreams of expanding beyond Chicago, the mastermind behind NYC Bagel Deli needs help in re-branding his business. Will Marcus Lemonis and the bagel ...
National Branding Strategies Evolve and 8 Stories from New... New Cannabis Ventures
This is a copy of the November 25th edition of our weekly Newsletter, which we have been publishing since October 2015. Friends,. As the American cannabis ...
Cinnabon's Promotional Merch Showcases Creative Branding Promo Marketing
Welcome to the ever-growing world of promotional merch, Cinnabon. The Georgia-based company recently launched a line of branded merchandise on its web ...
Casey Neistat Is Hosting A Contest To Design 368âs Logo And Branding. Hereâs How To Enter. - Tubefilter
Casey Neistat Is Hosting A Contest To Design 368âs Logo And Branding. Hereâs How To Enter. Tubefilter
Heads up, creatives -- Casey Neistat has put out the call. The YouTuber and filmmaker has teamed up with Adobe to seek a graphic designer, a photographer, ...
A new look? Commissioners expand contract for design, branding in southeast Forsyth - Forsyth County News Online
A new look? Commissioners expand contract for design, branding in southeast Forsyth Forsyth County News Online
After steps taken by commissioners earlier this year to alleviate some concerns related to the formerly proposed city of Sharon Springs, southeast Forsyth could ...
Seven Author Branding Tips Publishers Weekly
Readers seek out books by their favorite authors. How does an author achieve the level of awareness, trust, and admiration needed to become a favorite author ...
Lil Beaver Brewery Releases New Branding and Packaging Brewbound.com
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. â After a busy first year, the top rated brewery in Bloomington/Normal is seeing explosive growth and announced today new branding, new ...
DPR Expands With New Corporate & Branding Divisions, Announces Director-Level Promotions - Billboard
DPR Expands With New Corporate & Branding Divisions, Announces Director-Level Promotions Billboard
Publicity, marketing and communications firm DPR revealed expansion plans on Wednesday, introducing new corporate and branding divisions and promoting ...
Rockwell Automation emphasizes people in new branding BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)
Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. unveiled new company branding at its annual Automation Fair conference this week, emphasizing the role of people ...
Football Club Cincinnati: Check Out FC Cincinnati's New Branding WVXU
Soccer team FC Cincinnati is embracing its new identity, announcing it is officially becoming Football Club Cincinnati as it enters Major League Soccer.
Seth Godin Has Some Branding and Logo Design Advice Promo Marketing
What power do you grant to logo design? In a look at the psychology behind such composition, Seth Godin says that branding must win more favor than logo ...
Pendula Swing developer launches indie branding service GamesIndustry.biz
The developer of the episodic adventure game Pendula Swing, Valiant Game Studio AB, has announced the launch of a new branding *service* for indie game ...
Overwatch League Expansion Branding Power Rankings VPEsports
Eight new teams to the Overwatch League for Season 2 means eight new brands to praise or skewer depending on their initial entry into the league. Note that ...
Erwin Center advancing diversity through Summer Scholars branding camp Clemson Newsstand
The Erwin Center for Brand Communications at Clemson University is gearing up for the 2019 edition of its Erwin Center Summer Scholars program. The second ...
Supplement branding expert: 'Don't lead with the science' NutraIngredients-usa.com
Most dietary supplement consumers expect a product to have scientific backing, so putting science at the forefront of a marketing or branding campaign just ...
Philadelphia's First Branding Agency Focused on the Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry Launches - GlobeNewswire
Philadelphia's First Branding Agency Focused on the Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry Launches GlobeNewswire
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identifying an opportunity in the rapidly emerging multi-billion dollar cannabis industry, Greg Ricciardi, ...
Overwatch League: Hangzhou franchise reveals Spark branding ESPN
Hangzhou Spark is the third Overwatch League Season 2 expansion franchise in China, along with the Guangzhou Charge and Chengdu Hunters.
Changing consumers, proprietary blends, and out-branding each other: ProSupps COO talks about key issues in the sports nutrition sector - NutraIngredients-usa.com
Changing consumers, proprietary blends, and out-branding each other: ProSupps COO talks about key issues in the sports nutrition sector NutraIngredients-usa.com
The sports nutrition category has undergone significant change in recent years, as many new non-core consumers are seeking out the products. This has ...
Cisco Unveils New 'Bridge To Possible' Branding Campaign Forbes
When it comes to corporate brands and campaigns for enterprise tech companies, I believe Cisco Systems is one of the best. Now Cisco is unveiling a refresh to ...
Editor in Chief of CondĂ© Nast Branding Agency Exits WWD
The founding leader of CondĂ© Nast's branding agency is leaving the company, WWD has learned. Dirk Standen, who led CondĂ©'s 23 Stories agency since it ...
Group Nine Media Launches In-House Branded Content Studio Adweek
Group Nine Media prides itself on making *content* built for social mediaâor âsocial *content* on steroidsâ as its president, Christa Carone told Adweek. Now, with a ...
Glassdoor unveils customized recruiting, branding website HR Dive
Glassdoor has unveiled a new customized website, Glassdoor For Employers, which will help employers of all sizes recruit and hire, it said. The new site will ...
Editorial: Ballad Health makes a smart branding move Kingsport Times News
Branding is important, not only because of the impression it makes on consumers but in giving them a sense of what they can expect, as Ballad Health ...
DHL-Branded Phone Cases Exist And We Have No Idea Why Gizmodo UK
Do you LOVE logistics? Does the thought of ordering a parcel and getting it delivered by one of the various identikit and often terrible delivery companies in the ...
FC Cincinnati Announces New Branding Monday Night WVXU
Fans will finally get to see what FC Cincinnati will look like as the team heads to Major League Soccer next year. The soccer club unveils its new branding.
New Nashville Sounds Logos, Branding Unveiled Ballpark Digest
New Nashville Sounds logos, marks and branding were unveiled tonight, as the team instituted a classic look while borrowing elements from the Tennessee ...
Migrant caravan: branding migrants 'human shields' has a deadly motive The Conversation - UK
Migrants are being portrayed as a enemy that can legitimately be targeted â and even killed â by the military.
Re-Branding the Wall NumbersUSA
Thanks to the feckless Republican leadership, President Trump is unlikely to get funding for his border âwallâ or legislative solutions for the Southwest border ...
'Nightly News' gets more cohesive with its 'Investigates' branding NewscastStudio
Although the branding and logo have been used for years, "NBC Nightly News" has developed a more cohesive look for its investigative reporting. Branding.
Dolce & Gabbana's branding at all time low in China after racist ad scandal The Drum
Dolce & Gabbana's brand has fallen in favor among consumers in China since the release of its racist and sexist ads that made fun of chopsticks, which led ...
Curate Mobile acquires Juice Mobile to bridge branding with ad performance Mobile Marketer
Mobile ad agency Curate Mobile announced plans to acquire Canadian adtech firm Juice Mobile, according to a statement shared with Mobile Marketer.
BI bids farewell until spring The Branding Iron
It's the end of the semester, and that means the end of University of WyomingBranding Iron print editions until classes resume for the spring. But don't worry ...
Friendlyâs names chief branding officer Restaurant Business Online
Ed Valle, who departed as El Pollo Loco's chief marketing officer earlier this year, is now chief branding officer for Friendly's, the.
Housing.com to invest Rs 35 cr on branding, will launch ad campaign with Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani - Daily News & Analysis
Housing.com to invest Rs 35 cr on branding, will launch ad campaign with Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani Daily News & Analysis
News Corp-backed Housing.com will invest USD 5 million (around Rs 35 crore) by March next year on branding and promotion as it seeks to increase customer ...
Experienced branding designer named head of Penn State Graphic Design program Penn State News
Phil Choo, professor and coordinator of the master of fine arts in graphic design program in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma ...
GALLERY: FC Cincinnati MLS logo, branding reveal at Woodward Theater Cincinnati.com
FC Cincinnati unveiled its new MLS branding at the Woodward Theater Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Hard Rock branding will be removed as part of Northfield Parkâs switchover to MGM cleveland.com
The Hard Rock Racino Northfield Park will be getting a new name next spring as part of the switchover to the MGM brand.
Director Mickey Finnegan Joins BestFriend For Spots, Branded Content, Music Videos SHOOT Online
BestFriend has added writer/director Mickey Finnegan to its talent roster.
flexdrive Unveils New Branding to Better Reflect Company's Vision and Market Positioning - Business Wire
flexdrive Unveils New Branding to Better Reflect Company's Vision and Market Positioning Business Wire
Today, flexdrive debuted its full rebrand to better illustrate the company it is today and the markets it serves. Launched in 2014, flexdrive is a car.
Hangzhou Spark Overwatch League Team & Branding Revealed Twin Galaxies
The last of the latest new Overwatch League Chinese teams has been revealed! Hangzhou Spark showed off their bright colors and branding today, bringing a ...
Live updates: FC Cincinnati's new MLS logo, branding reveal Cincinnati.com
FC Cincinnati reveals its new logo ahead of the 2019 MLS season Monday night at the Woodward Theater.
Nail artist Denise White gives tips on beauty branding Rolling Out
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Infographic: What Consumers Want From Branded Sweepstakes Adweek
In an increasingly digital world, brands have to constantly reevaluate their strategies, and branded sweepstakes are no exception. New research from digital ...
Parents share reactions as 'fit and sporty' four-year-old branded overweight by NHS - Lancashire Evening Post
Parents share reactions as 'fit and sporty' four-year-old branded overweight by NHS Lancashire Evening Post
One Lancashire mum was horrified to receive a letter telling her her 'fit and sporty' four-year-old son was overweight.
Workington crossfit gym to be re-branded Times & Star
A Workington crossfit gym has been re-branded and it gearing-up for 2019.
Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress Digital Trends
Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. What should be good has almost ...
This Week in Time The Branding Iron
10 years agoâŠ Construction on the new Information Technology building was slated to be completed by the end of December. â Wyoming Governor Dave ...
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Paul Pogba branded âthe most undisciplined player of all timeâ by Jamie Carragher in combined XI debate with Gary Neville - The Independent
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Paul Pogba branded âthe most undisciplined player of all timeâ by Jamie Carragher in combined XI debate with Gary Neville The Independent
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been branded âthe most undisciplined player of all timeâ by Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie ...
Governor submits recommendations for UW budget The Branding Iron
UW News. Gov. Matt Mead has recommended funding to match private donations for scholarships, academics and athletics at the University of Wyoming, as well ...
Branding Your Products Is Important
I was chatting with a couple of friends, all of us are either copy writers or graphic designers?or both?.in the advertising industry, so, naturally, our conversations leaned towards the topic. This one particular friend who works in an American advertising firm is now an Art Director, so, needless to say, he considers himself a notch higher than us mere freelancers and employees. After all, he is the one person who decides on the direction of a whole advertising campaign. He is also in-charge of a couple of large International brands of products. And during this conversation, he told me about this story that inspired me. He says that branding is so important to a product that it can either make or break a product?or even the company.
Become your customers top-of-mind choice.
Franchisor Policies for Unlicensed or Sold Territories
Franchisors often have issues when they own a brand which has service vehicles; where franchisees wish to operate in non-franchise assigned territories. We had this as a re-occurring issue in our franchise system. We came up with this policy, which is also in our Confidential Operations Manuals. Here is a sample policy for our franchisees:
Brand Identity and Brand Image - Brand Identity Guru
It is important to distinguish between corporate identity, brand identity, and brand image. Corporate identity is concerned with the visual aspects of a company's presence. When companies undertake corporate identity exercises, they are usually modernizing their visual image in terms of logo, design, and collaterals. Such efforts do not normally entail a change in brand values so that the heart of the brand remains the same - what it stands for, or its personality.
The Role of a Visual Vocabulary in Brand Identity Design
Visual elements are a major part of your business's brand identity design. The keystone of that design is the logo, but in many cases, the logo isn't enough to convey all of your brand attributes. A visual vocabulary is a way to reinforce and add to the messaging that is contained in your logo.
Light Up Necklaces Help Promote Red Doors Movie at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival Awards
June 13, 2005 -- Jane Chen (Producer) of the Red Doors Movie stated, "The necklaces have been a huge hit. Several people have offered to buy them. They are great at parties and at screenings - the red glow looks really cool in a dark room. Everybody asks about them when they see them so it's a great entre into talking about the film".
Branding Advertising Agency
Branding used to be a fancy business word, but it is becoming more and more used in everyday business meetings. Finally! For decades, big corporations have used in-house, very well paid brand managers - someone in charge of managing everything that relates to the brand, including design, package and partnerships. You've heard enthusiastic talks about branding, but you are still not sure if you should get a brand management plan going for your business.
Choosing the Right Color Palette
Color is a highly personal experience ? everyone has favorite colors, and other colors that they absolutely don't like. So, how do you determine which colors that will work for your business identity, and that will send the right message to?
Tips for Creating Brilliant Business Names
Imagine if Yahoo! had been named TheInternetDirectoy. Or StarBucks was christened "Premier Coffees". The names would be far more descriptive than their current ones. But they wouldn't embody the essence or spirit of the companies they represent. Even if they offered the exact same goods and services, it's unlikely Yahoo! or StarBucks would enjoy the same market share they now possess if given the more descriptive, and arguably accurate, names.
Trade Journals in Franchising
As many people know Industry Trade Journals in America have gone through a tough time in recent years due to slowing of advertising dollars. In franchising there is no difference. They use to give away subscriptions to Successful Franchising on franchise web sites; unfortunately that magazine was unable to weather the storm. They stop publishing in October of 2001. Now we see a re-emergence of Franchise Times, who has hired a new salesman, who is going to all the franchisors and telling them to advertise.
Putting You and Your Company in Position to Own Your Market
Americans have always liked their coffee hot. But then Starbucks made hot coffee desirable, in demand, and extraordinarily profitable. And then Starbucks made coffee "cool" with its super-popular iced Frappucino drink -- just as trendy, fashionable, and universally appealing. Starbucks is no doubt one of the greatest marketing stories of recent history. How this company turned an unassuming beverage into an icon of sophistication and taste is no mystery, however. It's all about a marketing tenet called positioning. The coffee company started out in Seattle's Pike Place market in 1971 as a single gourmet coffee shop, and by 1995, the chain's earnings were $26.1 million. Marketing experts agree that Starbucks' skyrocket to fortune centers on its aesthetic sense. In other words, the public's perception of Starbucks has to do with how it appreciates this company's style. Sure, Starbucks filled a need and created unique product brands, but what attracts coffee drinkers again and again is the experience of the Starbucks environment and its products. Smooth, sophisticated, artistic: These are seductive qualities even for a business based on a little brown bean. The Starbucks story illustrates at least two powerful marketing principles. Both help us to better understand effective positioning, or the process of finding a "place" for ourselves in people's minds: People buy for their own reasons, not anyone else's. The stronger position is found in the experience, outcome, or benefit you provide as opposed to the methods you use for producing those outcomes. Starbucks shows us that it's not about packaging -- it's about positioning. The environment of Starbucks creates an experience that invites us to come study for exams, hang out and philosophize with friends, or get the day started with a warm cup of java and the morning news. Starbucks is an invitation to linger, not just get your coffee and go. When you are assessing your own position and considering how you might improve your image and thus your market share, remember that there are essentially four winning positions: better, different, faster, or cheaper. You can certainly position yourself as one of these, perhaps even two; capturing a position as three of them is tough and probably not desirable, and cornering all four is just about impossible. Not everyone is up to the task of creating another Starbucks. It's tempting, with price wars so rampant, to believe that a perception of being cheapest is easiest to establish. Yet in truth this is the most difficult because of fixed costs. It's like doing the limbo: you can go only so low, and then you're overextended or flat on your back. Definitely not the easiest position to be in. How about being better instead? Contrary to popular belief, this is perhaps the easiest position to take, since making an improvement or simply creating the impression of greater quality or ability has no constraints. One tip: when you capture the different category, you may get the better category as a by-product. Starbucks capitalized on this technique, as did Dennis Rodman, the oddball of basketball. He came up with a way to take two positions in fans' eyes: both different and better. Okay, maybe he wasn't actually better than his teammate Michael Jordan, who was unbeatable, but certainly he was perceived for a time as better (cooler, trendier) among those who were captivated by his style. His fashion and fascinating antics made him so unique that he became unforgettable. And because he was also an excellent ball handler, he became famous and highly regarded in his sport. BMW has also taken the better-different approach. Until fairly recently, Mercedes-Benz had the better luxury car market sewn up, so BMW -- a competitor with a parity product -- simply repositioned itself. Its tag, "the ultimate driving machine," appeals to a younger crowd and gives them luxury with power and handling. This is "hip luxury," which is different from the Mercedes position, which could be summed up as "elegant luxury." And voilà: BMW became as hot and desirable as a cappucino on a wintry morning. BMW marketers had both a strong sense of the position they wanted to hold and precisely defined their premium clients, the créme de la créme within their target market. You can do this, too. Once you've figured out what position you can successfully gain in your business, ask yourself the following. Who is my premium client? Who would be the most enjoyable and rewarding to serve? What are this client's unique desires, needs, and challenges? How can I best serve this client? What do I (or can I) provide in a unique way to help my clients achieve their business outcomes? How can I position myself as an expert in this market? With this information, you can tailor your marketing efforts -- everything you say to people, any support materials you use, even the way you dress and act -- directly to this audience to help establish your position. This is the first step to "owning your market." Positioning is like popularity: You have to be seen in the right places and with the right people. This is more than social climbing: You learn more about your clients and they learn more about you when you frequent the same places, attend the same functions, join the same associations, be published in their periodicals, and develop products and services specifically for them. Positioning is as much about who you are not as it is about who you are. Starbucks is not a cheaper and faster cuppa joe; it is an upscale, gourmet coffee experience. BMW is no old-style luxury; it is stylish performance. Dennis Rodman is no gentleman forward; he is the outrageous, extreme athlete who is a recognized celebrity even for people who don't know basketball from billiards. Do you want to win big? If so, have the courage to answer these questions clearly and define your own game: Who are you? Who are you not? Who are your clients? These are the essential decisions you must make if you want to not only understand but own your market.
A Lesson in Branding from Paris Hilton
I have never been a fan of Paris Hilton.
10 Secrets for Free Media Placement
Why pay a high priced PR agent when you can get free media placement to promote your product, service, or book?
Britney Spears Branding
How would you like to sell as much in one year as Britney sells in one day or in one hour? Have you put much thought into how marketing empires are created? If you're selling anything then you're a marketer and you should study the biggest successes to follow in their footsteps.
How Important it is to have a Professional Logo Design for your Business?
There are a lot of things that contribute towards the success of a business. Having a good quality product doesn't necessarily assure the success of a business. To build a long term impression on your customers, it is vital that you have a proper marketing strategy and something unique about your company. Here comes in the importance for having a custom logo design.
FTC Reviews The Franchise Rule
After more than a decade since the last attempt to update the 1970's Franchise Rule The Federal Trade Commission is at it again. May I ask why we are looking at reviewing these rules for franchising, where no problems exist? Why we are looking to tighten up ambiguities, which over time have occurred in this sector, when we should be dismantling the over regulations choking the industry? Why we are trying make rules upon rules, where no rules are needed since no problem really exits? Why can't we use the red magic marker approach and start drawing lines thru massive amount meaningless dribble required in these disclosure documents?
Brand Building 101
Building your brand into a brand leader isn't easy. There are 2 areas that can really help you grow your brand, passion and consistency. Passion is incredibly important. You have to understand that even if you are a start up or a one-man operation, or are well on your way, you are still a brand. You have to care passionately about the way your brand is nurtured, developed and presented to your target audience. Everything that leaves your building, every impression that your staff and your company make, is lasting. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your customers and potential customers to remember you in the way that you want them too!
Id Buy That: Getting A Brand Mindset
Feel that? The crisp tingle in the air? It's fall. Fall ushers in the promise of eating, seeing, and getting. It's my favorite time of year. By now, kids are settled into school, sweaters set free from mothballs, and it's an amazing time to... BUY.
Logo Design - Corporate Identity Branding - Brand Identity Guru
Like it or not it's who you are. Your corporate Identity touches all aspects of your business and plays a vital role in your customer's overall feeling with your organization. Having a strong integrated identity throughout your marketing communications is the first step to building your company and a solid brand image. Your Web design, brochures, ads and all other collateral should be developed to enhance the corporate identity of your company and enable customers to instantly identify with your organization's spirit and messaging.
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