Sales: The Life Blood of Every Brand

Sales: The Life Blood of Every Brand

THE BEST BRAND IN THE WORLD STILL NEEDS TO BE SOLD

Today, there is a lot of focus on Brands and Branding as if that alone would make your business a success. You often hear, “That brand just took off!” or, “That brand has a giant following!” like it was some kind of popularity contest, based on images and slogans...
Customer Retention Strategies

Customer Retention Strategies

6 WAYS TO AVOID LOSING CUSTOMERS

Customer retention is all about how your company maintains its client base and how it creates a loyal following. Customer retention is a big function of customer satisfaction. Develop a few tactics aimed at creating loyal customers by discovering what they most want....
What is Branding?

What is Branding?

BRANDING IS MORE THAN NAMING A PRODUCT

Good branding identifies the customer. Great branding ultimately causes the customer to identify with the brand.1 When you ask, “What is branding,” the quick answer is giving your product or service a moniker, a logo and a slogan that identifies it in the commercial...
Brand Management includes Crisis Control

Brand Management includes Crisis Control

BRAND MANAGEMENT IS COMPREHENSIVE VIGILANCE

Brand management is comprehensive vigilance, adjusted to market conditions and distribution realities. Crisis control is no doubt a major part of brand management. An Example of Good Brand Management Thru Crisis Control Odwalla is an excellent example of good brand...
Brand Image is Developed After the Launch

Brand Image is Developed After the Launch

REPUTATION TAKES TIME AND PERFORMANCE

There are many companies that will create a brand image for you. They’ll develop a logo, a slogan, and perhaps packaging for your product or service. They might even obtain third-party endorsements. All of these they develop before the launch, but a successful brand...
A Few Ways to Build a Brand

A Few Ways to Build a Brand

SOME WRONG WAYS, SOME RIGHT WAYS

There are many ways to build a brand. There was a time when rock radio stations took money called “payola” to play certain songs over and over again. Hits built with payola weren’t necessarily good songs, but they became popular by rote and familiarity. I mention that...
Brand Marketing is All about Choices

Brand Marketing is All about Choices

GREAT BRAND MARKETING IS MORE THAN GETTING THE WORD OUT

Brand marketing can be done through everything from pricing and distribution to customer-loyalty programs and endorsements. Here are just a few ways to consider: 1. Brand marketing through various channels Brand marketing can be done through: the Internet, TV,...