Now that you’ve had the opportunity spend some time getting acquainted with your Brand for your Brand Book, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and write (or include) your Brand Manifesto and Tagline. (If you’ve been following Finding Brand for awhile now, you might recall me addressing manifestos before in The Secret Sauce.) The … Read More.
Now that we’ve created our list of keywords and established the relationship between them, it’s time for our next step in how to make a Brand Book and create our brand personality. Articulating your Brand Personality is an integral component of building a Brand Book. Brand Personality starts to breathe life into the brand, making … Read More.
A brand book is the physical manifestation of the living, breathing concept that is your brand. Without a guiding document, the Brand can spin out into an inconsistent set of representations. In an attempt to slow that process, Marketing Departments often develop Brand usage guidelines. These guiding documents have a lot of names: Brand Book, … Read More.
Once you’ve identified your keywords for your brand and brand book, it’s important to both test them, and to demonstrate their relationship with regard to your brand position. You’ll recall from our last post that we settled on the following keywords: imagination, friend, joy, clean, charity, children, dream, chubby, bathtime, and squeeze. To explore the relationship … Read More.
With your Brand’s history complete for the brand book, it’s time to start distilling the keywords for your brand. If you haven’t done this exercise yet, a Word Cloud is an excellent way to tease them out.
Identify Keywords for the Brand Book
Copy the text you wrote for the brand book on the history of your … Read More.
In December, I wrote a quick blog post called “Does Your Brand have a Brand Book?“ in response to The Santa Brand Book from Quietroom. Since then, that post has been the most frequently visited post on the Finding Brand Blog.
When I was just starting out in marketing, my boss asked me to have a brand … Read More.
It may look a little different than it usually does, but I promise, it’s the same Finding Brand you’ve grown accustomed to. We decided that it was time to consolidate websites and to bring our blogs “in house.”
The factors that went into this decision included: maintenance on three sites (Paradux Media Group, Beyond the Pond, … Read More.
Think about it — you know what your competitors really offer. You know, often better than the customers do (at the outset) what kind of service and product a new customer will receive from a business. “If we’ve identified our competitors wisely, we should know how our product meets their needs better than the competition,” Critical … Read More.