How Human is Your Brand? Here are 13 Characteristics of Human Brands

Pam Moore

A brand is not a logo, colors, fancy tag line or even a fancy Super Bowl commercial. A brand is not your Facebook page cover video, Twitter background or set of beautifully designed Pinterest boards or images on your Instagram profile. Your brand is what you say, do and think.

Your Brand is NOT Your Logo – 5 Reasons You Need a Brand Strategy and Architecture

Pam Moore

When many entrepreneurs, small business owners and even experienced marketers in larger organizations think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos, Pinterest boards and traditional tv or radio advertisements.

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Graduates- Think about Your Brand

Janet Fouts

Most students have a social media presence of some sort, but thinking about a professional brand hasn’t been high on their priority list. It’s not too late, but it’s time to take a considered and mindful approach to what your brand represents in the world.

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5 Reasons You Need a Personal Branding Strategy and Plan

Pam Moore

One of the most overlooked aspects of social business and social media is the power of the personal brand. Unfortunately, many marketers and business leaders wrongly assume that personal branding is only for those looking to be “famous” or become some type of online or social marketing “guru.”

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7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy

Pam Moore

They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? They fear they must share what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to build their personal brand.

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Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell: 10 Foundations of Success

Pam Moore

Brands can tap into the power of storytelling to inspire, connect with and serve their audiences. Brand storytelling is not about bragging about yourself all day on the latest live video streaming mobile application. Brand storytelling requires both art and science.

How Brands Should Apologize

Meltwater

2017 has brought us more than its share of communications disasters. Pepsi’s tone-deaf Black Lives… Read More.

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4 Marketing Strategies to Make Consumers Love Your Brand

Social Media Today

Brand relationships are much like regular relationships with humans - and they need to be built and maintained in similar fashion

The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet for some reason, brands continue to drone on about facts, instead of taking the same, tried-and-tested approach for emotional communication. In a world that’s saturated with marketing, it’s more important than ever for brands to make a lasting impression with their customers.

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Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. Every brand touch counts.

Social Trust Factor: 10 Tips to Establish Trust and Credibility for Your Brand

Pam Moore

Many marketing and business leaders spend months developing an integrated online platform, brand architectures, message platforms, social media strategies and plans, logos, and more. I am not talking about art as in brand and colors. Need help taking your brand to the next level?

Weekly Roundup: Personal Branding

Waxing UnLyrical

This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on personal branding. Why Personal Branding? Why: People who build their personal brand build stronger networks and are presented with a greater number of business opportunities. Good morning!

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When Brands Chat on Social Media

Meltwater

Social media is traditionally thought of as a brand-to-customer or customer-to-brand marketing channel.But what happens… Read More.

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Personal Branding: Authenticity vs Transparency – Do You Know the Difference?

Pam Moore

As many brands are challenged to become human, engage with their community of customers, prospects, stakeholders, and competition a few of the questions we hear most are: What do I talk about? Becoming a human brand isn't going to happen overnight. Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell.

Is Personal Branding Required for Business? How to Ignite the YOU Factor – Free Webinar

Pam Moore

Do you need to worry about your personal brand as a working professional? Or is a personal brand only for those “online gurus” trying to get rich and famous? The truth is this… You have a brand regardless if you plan it or not. Your brand is made of perceptions.

Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

Brand leaders around the globe are freaking out as they read the blog posts, watch the videos and see the tweets fly by from the Facebook fear mongers crying that the end of Facebook as we know it has arrived. He made it crystal clear that we all will see less brand content in our news feed.

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Who Are You? The What, Why and How to Develop Your Personal Brand

Pam Moore

Welcome to the digital age of marketing where you are the brand. You can run and hide but you can't escape the need to build your personal brand. It is becoming a requirement , not an option to develop your personal brand. You don't build your personal brand in minutes or hours.

Brands Rocking Instagram

Mindjumpers

But how can brands benefit from this visual and colorful social medium? We have been taking a dive into how brands use Instagram and here by give you a small collection of really successful brands and campaigns on Instagram – from big, global brands to small, local ones.

Power of Emotion: 8 Foundations to a More Human Brand

Pam Moore

Did you know that brands that inspire a higher emotional intensity receive 3x as much word-of-mouth as less emotionally-connected brands? Branding strategies, brand storytelling and even emotional branding is not new. Foundations of emotional branding.

How to Build an Emotional Brand – 8 Foundations to More Human Brand Connections

Pam Moore

Every smart and savvy marketing and business leader knows the power of branding. They also know that a brand is much deeper than a logo, pretty colors or a tagline. Emotional branding helps connect you in the most human ways to your audience, customers and fans.

Vine for Brand Marketing

Mindjumpers

Since Twitter launched Vine , brands have been creative, in adapting the six seconds restriction, of communicating their brand. In this post we look at different ways your brand can benefit from Vine, by incorporating its unique qualities to create visual marketing-content.

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How Brands Use Vine

Mindjumpers

Some huge brands are already using the new service, but what can you actually do with it? Visual content is more and more in focus as a way to express who you are and to create engagement – both for individuals as well as for brands. Similar Posts: Vine for Brand Marketing.

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Build an Employee Brand Ambassador Program

Meltwater

Consumers no longer trust in the marketing content brands release into the world. Blog Brand MarketingIn fact,… Read More.

5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights

Pam Moore

Humanizing your brand enables you to build a relationship built on trust, authority and human connection that can be felt in the heart. Ensure your audience and potential customer remembers your brand when it comes time to make a purchase decision? Brand Humanization in a Nutshell.

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Is Snapchat for brands?

Mindjumpers

So the question is – does this popular app hold any possibilities for brands to explore? So maybe this is the start of an era of branded promotional engagement contests and strategies, which emphasizes users with a quick response time and a curious mind.

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A new brand for IABC

Sherrilynne Starkie

Professional marketers and communications from around the world got a preview of a new brand identity at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Leadership Institute (LI) conference that took place in Orlando recently. IABC’s new brand. Branding turkeys.

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Facebook vs Instagram: What Brands Need To Know About These Social Superheroes

Firebelly

It’s important that brands appreciate these differences, play to their advantages, and rather than settling on a favorite defender, use both to contour a successful marketing strategy. ?? Though Facebook and Instagram have both reached hero status, they have very different superpowers.

Branding Your Company LinkedIn Page

The Social Media Incubator

One of the things you want to make sure you do right with a company page, is the branding and voice of your page. A consistent brand voice will help current and potential customers keep up with your business without having to put in extra effort.

Auto Brands Comparison Report

Unmetric

The truth, however, is that strategizing for a car brand and trying to differentiate from a very crowded market is no ‘drive’ in the park. Here we’ve taken a look at what some of the top brands in the industry do to keep their community engaged and how their efforts compare.

Image Sizes for Social Media Branding [Infographic]

PWB Marketing Blog

“Upgrades” or changes often mean the creative needs to be edited when branding a social media site like YouTube. Heck, they don’t even have image sizes that can be easily scaled when branding your social media pages!

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54% of Top 100 Brands Use Instagram

The Realtime Report

Instagram adoption growth is outpacing that of other social networks among the world’s top 100 brands, according to a new report by Simply Measured. The majority (54%) of the top 100 brands are now using Instagram, according to the study. Is your brand using Instagram?

Top Tips For Creating A Stellar Brand Identity Video

The Realtime Report

Top Tips For Creating A Stellar Brand Identity Video. It’s becoming more important than ever for businesses to have a brand identity that makes it easier to encourage customers to connect and engage with them. What Is A Brand Identity Video? It depends on your brand.

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6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. Gone are the days when brands required an intermediary to reach their target audience. In order to be effective, brand content must be mapped to business objectives and be appealing. This has made the brand iconic.

How to Harness the Power of the Internet for Branding

Idaconcpts

Branding is essential to keep a sustainable business operation but very few business owners have the time to work on branding efforts. Harnessing the power of the Internet, you can improve your branding and allow your potential customers to find you more easily.

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Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

Social Profit Factor is a robust social media, branding, content and digital marketing training academy that provides small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing leaders the compass and map to master social media for business success.

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

More and more brands has also starting to tap into this platform. Brands on Pinterest. Therefore the most successful brands on Pinterest are the ones who are less promotional and more human ie. They pin things that communicate who the brands are and what they are inspired by.

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40% of Leading Brands Use Instagram

The Realtime Report

Four in 10 of the Interbrand Top 100 brands are now on Instagram, according to a new study by Simply Measured. How active are these top brands on Instagram? But overall, luxury brands are the real leaders on Instagram - Burberry, Tiffany & Co.

Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates

Webbiquity SMM

Hinge Research Institute and Social Media Today recently surveyed companies with employee advocacy programs, and the results speak for themselves: 1% saw increased brand visibility. 65% saw improved brand recognition. 7% had better brand loyalty. Guest post by Liz Greene.

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The 7 Ways Brands Use Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Years ago, in the early days of social’s prevalence in society, brands recognized their buyers were spending more and more time on social, and they asked the obvious question: “What’s everybody saying out there?” Brands and products: 75%. Industry/brand influencers: 60%.

Creative Branding In a Fredericksburg Loo

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business’ restroom – often just a necessity you don’t give much thought to – have such creative branding that it makes your customers want to come back? Have you seen other creative approaches to branding?

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