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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How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. This has opened up new possibilities for brands looking to harness the power of social media advertising. Effective landing pages enhance your brand image and compel visitors to take action.

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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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5 Components to Online Branding

Small Business Mavericks

While traditional branding and online branding are similar and have much in common, there are some stark differences. The idea is to get people to recognize your brand and to create a top-of-mind awareness. Keeping that in mind, here are five essential components to branding any business through online marketing: Your website – It doesn’t make sense to think about branding or marketing today without mentioning your website.

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4 Lessons Big Brands Can Learn from Successful Challenger Brands

Social Media Today

Today, direct-to-consumer websites, affordable shipping, and data are arming challenger brands to move into previously monopolized markets

Facebook Announces 'Brand Collabs Manager' Platform to Connect Influencers with Brands

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched a new tool to connect influencers with brands, and facilitate new marketing opportunities

Twitter Touts Branded Emojis

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter introduced branded emojis last year , and the social network provided an update on their performance Monday. According to Twitter research, the median number of earned media generated by branded emojis is 5.3 Advertisers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s branded emojis?

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Brand Storytelling 101: 6 Must Have Content Elements

Pam Moore

Do you have a brand story that you share with people who come in contact with your brand? A story that serves as the connective tissue and foundation representing the who, what and why your brand exists on this planet today? What is your brand story?

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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Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet, health and wellness brands refuse to let them go. The following examples focus on health and wellness brands, but the takeaways apply to any industry. Positioning: Lärabar as a Lifestyle Brand. Guest Post by Hanna Knowles. Look better. Be stronger. Get fit faster.

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Brand Recall 101: How Your Brand Can Make a Lasting Impression [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Looking to boost your brand reputation and recall? Check out these helpful tips

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.

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.

Personal Branding 101: Power Up Your Business with the Authentic YOU FACTOR

Pam Moore

Do you need a personal brand as a working professional or business owner? Or is a personal brand only for narcissistic “online gurus” who yearn to be rich and super famous? News Flash: You have a brand regardless if you plan it or not. Do you have a personal brand?

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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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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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.

Do You Know Your Brand Story?

Social Media Today

Take notes from these storytelling brands Storytelling is a key way to connect with your audience in a more meaningful, resonant manner.

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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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?

What Brands Should Not Do on Social Media [Infographic]

Social Media Today

What are the things brand do that spur people to press 'unfollow'? Here's a list of the key things to avoid

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Increasing Brand Reach Through Employee Advocacy

Socialmedia.biz

Below are five ways advocacy builds brand reach. A brand message shared by employees is likely to reach more customers than when shared via the official brand social marketing platform. Beyond brand promotion, social networks are a great way to increase customer engagement.

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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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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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.

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How to Build an Influential Brand Through Authentic Advocacy (including Social PR)

Waxing UnLyrical

” More than just a fancy marketing term, authentic advocacy encapsulates the heart of marketing strategy today: building a strong, influential brand by connecting with people. In short, by relating social media to both areas you can build a more influential brand with authentic advocacy.

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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How to Foster a Cohesive Social Media Brand

Pamorama

Are you using social media marketing to extend your brand’s reach? When you’re managing multiple profiles, it’s vital to present a cohesive and consistent brand message across all of them. Your brand defines you and communicates your brand’s promise.

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9 Great Examples of How Brands are Using Chatbots

Social Media Today

Here are some examples of brands using them to great effect Have you considered the potential of chatbots for your business?

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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The Latest Facebook Performance Metrics; How Does Your Brand Compare?

Ignite Social Media

More often than not Facebook plays a significant role in a brand’s social strategy. As such, brands rely on the community built around their pages. These numbers can be used as a guide to see how your brand’s Facebook performance compares to industry.

5 Brands to Learn from on Snapchat

Ignite Social Media

So of course brands are jumping at the opportunity to use it. But just like any other social channel, some brands are using Snapchat fantastically and some are flopping. Let’s see what some of the brands using Snapchat successfully are doing.

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