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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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?

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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.

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?

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.

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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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.

25 Excellent Content Marketing Tools for Your Brand

Pamorama

It’s possible to spend countless hours producing something to help your brand reach the next level, only to discover that it does little in the way of improving engagement, traffic, or sales. Good for any brand or business with a blog, List.ly

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Socializing Your Brand [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet With changing consumer demands and touch points, there is an increasing need to make your brand social, which most of organisations have now understood. The second step, is to know what makes your brand social?

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9 Steps to Creating Good Content for Your Brand

Pamorama

Writing good content is crucial to delivering value and creating thought leadership for your brand. . It’s vital to create and share valuable free content in order to attract customers and turn them into repeat buyers and brand evangelists.

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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.

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.

The Importance of Brand Recommendations in Your Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

They trust their friends and family the most when looking for brand recommendations. Brands are eager to tap into the power of recommendations, and many companies measure an “NPS,” or Net Promoter Score , which illustrates how likely someone is to recommend a specific brand or company.

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Take The Brand Spirit Test

Engaging Brand

Brands and humans have one thing in common; when young they want to be older and when older they wish they had the spirit of youth. Brands need spirit. Brands need spirit to connect with consumers. Young brands revel in being the outsider. Do you protect your brand spirit?

Coca-Cola Is #1 Brand In Social Media Impressions

The Realtime Report

billion impressions generated by the top 100 consumer brands, according to a new monthly report tracking social media “conversations’ related to those top 100 brands. Are you surprised that 87% of social media mentions about the brand came from overseas?

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37 of the Best Facebook Page Apps for Brand Marketing

Pamorama

Facebook page customization can dramatically increase your visibility, improve your branding, and create more leads and sales. There are thousands of social media marketing tools for Facebook that assist brands with managing and enhancing their Facebook marketing activities.

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What Makes Customers Loyal to Brands?

Convince & Convert

In 2016, brands should be doing everything possible to promote customer loyalty. To find out what brands can do to make sure their customers stay loyal, international telecommunications provider Toll Free Forwarding surveyed a sample of US consumers. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

How to Build a Magnetic Brand

Convince & Convert

Is this the new “URL grab of the mind,” to trigger brand-related thoughts whenever we see or hear things in the real world? Well, what if I told you that there may well be a super-charged way to have people think of you and your brand when they see everyday words and objects ?

11 Effective Twitter Strategies for Brands

Pamorama

Brands are missing out on big opportunities to engage with consumers on Twitter by tweeting at the wrong time or in the wrong way, according to an interesting study from Buddy Media. The report, Strategies for Effective Tweeting: A Statistical Review, found that many brands aren’t using Twitter effectively and outlines the top strategies for engaging with consumers. Branding Infographics Marketing Social Media Statistics Strategy Twitter engagement Social media marketing

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

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.

15 Highly Engaging Pokemon Go Brand Posts

Unmetric

I turned to Discover to see if brands too were going nuts over Pokemon Go. There were about 12,000 pieces of Brand Content across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in North America alone that mention Pokemon. It definitely adds some color to the brand. I'll be honest with you.

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.

Instagram Lessons from the Forbes Top 10 Most Valuable Brands

Simply Measured

With a community of 600 million users,100 million of whom were added in the last half of 2016, Instagram has become indispensable tool for social marketers looking to drive engagement and keep their brands top-of-mind. Forbes Top 10 Most Valuable Brands 2016.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Unfortunately, for every social marketer who succeeds in driving brand awareness, there are ten more who drive people away from their brands. Both are clearly damaging to your brand.

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4 Brand Opportunities for Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

Instagram Stories is only a few weeks old but brands have already leaped at this new opportunity to engage with their fans. In this blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the opportunities that brands have identified and which brands are successfully achieving results.

Video Branding, YouTube Style

Small Business Mavericks

Small business owners all over the world are about to get a big boost in helping them brand their businesses online. If television advertising has been off limits to you because of the high cost of production, maybe you can turn to online video marketing – or video branding if you prefer – instead. Would it be effective online branding ? You could have your very own Aflac duck voice or William Shatner-like voice of credibility promoting your brand online.

Social Media And Branding [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media is the now a hot spot for all brands, though it presents an amazing opportunity to create a presence and connect with customers, but on the hind side, it is quite easy to get the whole thing wrong.

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4 Tips to Ensure Your Branded Content Gets Discovered

Ignite Social Media

Branded content. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur. You may already incorporate branded content into your marketing strategy.

Influencers! Must read > New Facebook guidelines for branded content

Janet Fouts

An influencer must have a verified Facebook page and tag the marketer's page in any post that mentions a third party brand, product, or sponsor. Facebook Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Content Marketing Facebook ads influencer outreach

519 – Best Tips To Create Sticky Branding

Engaging Brand

So how do we make our brand stand out from our competition? Jeremy Miller joins me to talk about Sticky Branding , a new business book that cuts through all the theory and shows you how to create a brand that people love and want to deal with… just what most of us need!

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.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Write only about brands that you care about and believe in. 1…writing about brands the blogger believes in.

Your Brand Is Not A Logo

SocialFish

Your brand is not advertising. Your brand is not a clever name for a product. Your association’s brand is the combination of one hundred little and big things that give members an impression of the organization and what it can do for them.

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How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

This led to a series of email exchanges with Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland, who pointed me to a number of other campaigns the brand has done–some of which were created at a series of hackathons that Betabrand hosted this year. You don’t own your brand: your customers do.

Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year

The Realtime Report

A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year. What led to the increase in brand engagement? more effective social marketing by brands. Social Media Statistics Adobe brand engagement mobile

The Best Three Little Words for Branding Your Business

Waxing UnLyrical

Was I somehow branding myself as a personal or life coach? And this will help me brand and grow my business the right way , so that I can continue to do the work that’s right for me… at least, more often than not. “I don’t know.”

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