When a customer sees a brand, it is meaningful because of the promise that is implied. If I see Starbucks on a building, I am promised that great coffee and a cozy environment is inside. A brand promise is not a tag line or value proposition. We show you how to write a brand promise statement and show you examples from big brands.
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Not promoting is the biggest mistake small businesses consistently make. We teach small business owners about impressions, channels and target audience to help them choose the best promo opportunities. We give 47 ideas to effectively promote your business with little to no money.
More than the sum of their parts; brands can collaborate for great success (or disaster!) Co-branding can be great when two brands come together to make a product that neither brand would be able to pull off alone. But they fail when the new product is out of the scope of what customers could reasonably expect from the brand.
The effect of branding is powerful, or nearly every company would not feel the need to have a name and a logo. The power of branding is to influence actions; a strong brand can lubricate the process of asking for purchases, likes, shares, donations, or whatever action a business desires. This is because of our subconscious ability to gather reputations.
Consistent use of fonts is important for brands. Here are the best practices for typography pages in brand guidelines with 17 examples from big brands.
Colin Finkle speaks with Rhonda Merchant, Director of Talent Acquisition at Main Event. How tapping into a consumer rebrand reduced hiring costs and turnover.
Designing a logo that is unique, memorable, and means something to skiers and snowboarders. Colin Finkle shares his graphic design process: frame-storming, gathering reference material, ideating, honing, and assessing.
An inside look the deals between manufacturers and retailers involving brands. Private labels have been a constant part of my decade of experience in retail… Read More »Private Label Brands: Inside the Boardroom Deals
It helps when naming your business if you know the types of brand names. All of the 300+ million company names fall into one of these categories 7 categories: eponymous, descriptive, acronymic, suggestive, associative, non-English and abstract. We talk about 77 real world examples.