brand narrative

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What is a Brand Narrative?

I often get asked,  “What is a Brand Narrative”? And the answer is simply your brand story. It’s both the history of and the future focus for your business. All tied up in one tight strategy. What is a brand narrative doing for my business? Simply put, your brand narrative provides context to your team, continuity… Read More

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Press Release: Finding Brand: The Brand Book Tutorial Hits Amazon’s Shelves Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marketing Managers, CMO’s, and Business Owners now have a reliable guide to help manage and grow their brand: Finding Brand   Eagle Point, OR. – September 4, 2013 –   Brands are defenseless.  Companies wipe their feet on them, they throw them in the trash, and they don’t have the patience to let them… Read More

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The Power of the Brand Narrative in the Brand Book

There is considerable power in a brand narrative, as a brand building strategy for aligning stakeholders and creating consistent messaging. In my experience, a good brand narrative is the superior force multiplier – and storytelling branding is profoundly influential. This is because people naturally want to be part of something bigger, they want to matter,… Read More

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Why You Need a Brand Narrative

For thousands of years, humans have utilized stories provide context, meaning, and raison d’être in our lives. Our world is constructed of personal, community, institutional, and political narratives. Think for a moment, about the power narrative has played in your life today. Chances are pretty high that upon arriving at work this morning, you met… Read More

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Brand Book Rules (or brand dos and don’ts)

An inevitable section of every Brand Book is the “Rules” section. This is the section of the brand book where you spell out, in excruciating detail, the dos and don’ts of portraying your brand imagery. It’s primarily used by your marketing partners, but the group that will need this section of the brand book the… Read More

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Articulate the Brand Personality for the Brand Book

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

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Identify Your Brand Position by Using Brand Keywords

With your Brand’s history complete with 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 Brand Keywords for the Brand Book Copy the text you wrote for the brand book on the… Read More

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Brand History: Start at the Beginning of the Brand Book

As I mentioned in the last post, we’re going to be building our sample Brand Book on the Rubber Duckie Brand. The reasons for choosing this brand over any other are varied but include being a “duck,” not having vigilant brand guardians searching the web for every unauthorized mention, and being both iconic and well-known…. Read More

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Does Your Brand Have a Brand Book?

I’m not quite sure how I came across this hilarious post today from The Quietroom about their Santa brand book, but I’m glad I did — for several reasons. First (and most obviously) it’s hilarious! Having written some of these brand books myself, I have to say — this is the brand book I always wished… Read More