Finding Brand

Tisha OehmenMy name is Tisha Oehmen, and I’m the Chief Branding and Operations Officer for Paradux Media Group. I just wanted to take a second to say hello and welcome you to “The Pond” and to the Finding Brand blog. Finding Brand is dedicated to helping you improve your brand, strengthen your marketing, and find inspiration in a group of like-minded individuals.

You might also be interested in checking out Tisha’s books if you’re enjoying the blog.

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Upper Rogue Independent: Local Author Writes ‘Finding Brand’

The Upper Rogue Independent just published an article about the book, Finding Brand: The Brand Book Tutorial. If you didn’t get a chance to read the article, here it is for your reading pleasure: Branding! Everyone has heard the term, not everyone knows what it specifically means. Now those who do no know, have a… Read More

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150th Finding Brand Post and a Big Announcement!

Can you believe it? This is the 150th post of the Finding Brand blog! What a ride it’s been. When I started the Finding Brand Blog, it was with the intention of demystifying marketing and branding. I think this blog has been successful in that endeavor. And throughout the years, you’ve shared with me what… Read More

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Sugary-Sweet or Saccharine? Sugarpova and Vanilla Air

Two interesting pieces of sugary branding news out today — Maria Sharapova is apparently considering legally changing her name to be Maria Sugarpova for the duration of the U.S. Open to bring attention to her candy line, Sugarpova. (The Guardian) AirAsia Japan is changing their name to Vanilla Air. (Economic Times) Sharapova’s Sugarpova is a… Read More

photo credit <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/travel2dot0/5408326518" target="_Blank">Travel 2.0 via flickr</a>

Branding in a Multi-Media World

As I was looking for a picture to pair with my last post, Why Branding Matters for Businesses of All Sizes, I came across a photo set from Troy Thompson (Travel 2.0) on Flickr and was struck by the strong visual he created to demonstrate the implications of branding in a multi-media world. We all know advertising… Read More

photo credit <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/travel2dot0/5408326494" target="_Blank">Travel 2.0 via flickr</a>

Why Branding Matters for Businesses of All Sizes

I was on the phone the other day with someone who told me in no uncertain terms that “branding, for most businesses, was a waste of time and money.” This person’s position was that branding was OK for companies like Xerox or Nike, but far too expensive and far too time-consuming for average businesses, who… Read More

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7378221@N03/672843312/" target="_Blank">photo credit ECohen via Flickr</a>

What the Backstory for Your Target Audience?

I was talking with a client today about who their target audience was. And while we know what the demographic information was, we don’t often consider the backstory — but the backstory is so critical and necessary to really understanding who your target audience really is. To develop the backstory, we simply start pulling the… Read More

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5 Great Branding Articles You May Have Missed

One of the most amazing (and I think interesting) things about Branding is that it’s always evolving – while the underlying principles are the same as they ever were. Branding, just like we are, is changing in response to this new world in which we live. I’ve been impressed with the some posts that have… Read More

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Tips for Using Evernote in Marketing

You know how it goes, you find a great article online that has a great fact or tidbit in it. Later that week (or month) you are talking about just that article with a colleague and you want to send them the article…but here’s the rub. You have to find that article again. With so… Read More

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Whois the Owner of Your Online Presence?

One of the most valuable assets your brand has is it’s online location, AKA domain name, URL, website address, or www. It’s the very identity of many businesses (amazon.com) and a critical cornerstone of more traditional brick and more stores. Yet, you would be stunned about the number of businesses that are not named the legal… Read More

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Approaches to Brand Architecture

Let’s talk for a few minutes about brand and brand architecture. Brand, as we know, is a term which refers to all the externally and internally focused language, position, and imagery for a given company. At its core, a company’s brand is its reputation. How much leverage a company gets from their brand is largely… Read More

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Email List Building Techniques Influence Your Brand Reputation

OK, confession first — because we work hard to build legitimate double-opt-in lists for our business and our clients, I’m more militant about this than the average person might be, but…aren’t you as sick as I am of getting spam email that you never asked for, doesn’t enrich your life, and just wastes your time?… Read More

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What is a Brand Book?

What is a Brand Book? Why do I need a Brand Book? What goes into a Brand Book? All of these are legitimate questions that many marketers struggle with. At its core, a Brand Book is an integral element to a well-functioning brand. It’s about articulating the elements of your brand in a concise and… Read More