Your Logo is Not Your Brand – Why You Need a Brand Architecture and Strategy

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders think a brand starts and ends with a logo, colors and design. However, experienced brand marketers know branding is far more than a logo or a simple social media image that gets a ton of likes on Facebook or LinkedIn. Every brand touch counts.

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Best Brand Monitoring Tools – At Any Price

Webbiquity SMM

Given the increasing importance of reviews, not just for consumer brands but B2B offerings as well—plus backlinks, microinfluencers, and social media conversations—it’s vital to track online brand mentions. Free Brand Monitoring Tools. Social Media Brand Monitoring Tools.

How to Convert Employees into Brand Ambassadors on LinkedIn

Webbiquity SMM

However, most enlightened executives now realize LinkedIn is a powerful tool to transform their already-engaged employees into company brand ambassadors. Converting your employees into company brand ambassadors. Ensure that your company’s LinkedIn profile is optimized and on-brand.

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.

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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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Brand Humanization: Transparency vs Authenticity

Pam Moore

As many marketers and business owners are challenged to make their brands become human a few of the questions we hear most are: What do I talk about? The biggest mistake people make when it comes to building their social brand is blurring these two words.

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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Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

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?

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Has the sonic brand concept finally come of age?

Sherrilynne Starkie

News of the launch of Mastercard’s new sonic brand reminded me of my Strive PR days in the Isle of Man. Of course, using audio in branding is nothing new. Remember those old jingles “l’m stuck on Bandaid Brand” or “Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label label label”?

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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?

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23 Tips to Build a Brand that is a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples

Pam Moore

How do you build a brand that is a sweet orange in an online social world of bitter apples? How do the brands that leave lasting imprints in your head do it? Why do you consistently buy one brand over another? There is a reason that the brands, jingles are stuck in your head.

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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.

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.

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Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support. From La Croix and hint to Bubly, here are a few of the top flavored water brands on social media.

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5 Brands Successfully Using IGTV

Ignite Social Media

Since its launch last summer, Instagram TV (IGTV) has been slow to start; however, some brands are committed to using the platform for long-form video. Users now have the option to share content directly to the feed to get more reach, which can be useful for some brands.

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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.

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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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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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Power of Fun: Ignite Brand Awareness and Grow Your Business with the FUN Factor

Pam Moore

Did you know that brands that inspire a higher emotional intensity receive three times as much word of mouth as less emotionally connected brands? It's not just the big media outlets or big brands that are the media today. It didn't take a rocket brand scientist to create.

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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.

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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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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.

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Twitter for Business: How to Develop Your Strategy and Authentic Brand Persona that Delivers Results

Pam Moore

Twitter is one of the most powerful social networks to help business and marketing leaders increase brand awareness, establish thought leadership, ignite personal brands and nurture relationships that bring great benefit in both business and life. Humanizing your brand using Twitter.

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.

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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.

25 brands every social media manager should follow on social

Unmetric

Social media is a whole new ball game for brands. And yet, there are some brands out there that are impressively strong at social. And how can your brand get in on it? Find out which famous brands you should follow and what their social strategies are.

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?

20 Ways to Bust through the Digital Noise with a More Human, Relevant Brand

Pam Moore

Building a brand that is relevant, memorable and valuable online requires a lot more than fancy visuals, fast moving video or knowing how to play the last social network newsfeed algorithm. Don’t pretend you are someone or a brand you are not. Think about the brands you love.

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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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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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?

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Facebook Provides Community-Building Tips for Brands in New Report

Social Media Today

Facebook says that brands need to work on developing their community contribution capacity in order to align with modern connective trends

#SMTLIve Recap: Defining Brand Voice

Social Media Today

In our latest #SMTLive Twitter chat, we looked at how you define brand voice on social, which sparked some great recommendations from our community

Get Down with the OPC! How to Ignite Your Brand with Other People’s Content and Community

Pam Moore

Tapping into the OPC can be a huge turbo boost to zoom your brand, business results and both personal and professional relationships. Social media presents tremendous opportunity for us to connect with people across the globe like we could never do before.

Influencer Marketing: 10 Top Mistakes Brands Make and How to Fix Them

Pam Moore

Influence marketing is helping brands of all sizes big and small engage their dream customers, ignite communities, increase brand awareness and nurture powerful relationships. Every brand touch is an impression of your brand. Need help taking your brand to the next level?

5 Branding Tips for Your Online Business

The Realtime Report

5 Branding Tips for Your Online Business. According to Forbes , “brands outlive products.” ” Rightly so, in today’s digital age, it’s easy to recognize brands and see their pervasive nature and the need to get your own business branding spot-on.

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How to Craft an Authentic Brand Voice & Maintain It Across Social Media Platforms Successfully

agora pulse

Businesses and social media managers alike have all seen social media accounts that are lively, with engaged followers and distinct, well-formed brands. If you’ve ever had this experience, I’ve got good news: You can make this happen by developing your own brand voice.

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.

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4 Ways to use Snapchat Effectively For Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Below are some ways to consider utilizing Snapchat for your brand! Create a branded filter. With the study noting that teens are going for a fresh look and interest in vintage styles, there is a natural tie in for fashion and beauty brands. Create a branded game.

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Why Brands Need a Conversational Marketing Plan

Social Media Today

As brands increasingly turn to messaging platforms to engage with current and potential customers, it’s important to have a solid conversational marketing plan in place to achieve the best results

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 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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