Communication Design

Let’s face it, marketing can be hard! In each marketing blog post, we hope you’ll find the information you need for your business marketing success.

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brandtelling

What are the best books and articles about brandtelling, brand and storytelling, branded contents?

In today’s very competitive business world, it’s harder and harder to get people’s attention and trust. One of the best ways to do so is by using a technique known as brandtelling, which has grown in popularity. Using the personal touch of storytelling to attract customers, it’s a marketing strategy that is resulting in better… Read More

brand narrative

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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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

brand narrative

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

public-relations

Using Public Relations as a Marketing Tool

As we know, there is a slight difference between what can be called marketing and what is classed as Public Relations (PR). However, this isn’t to say that they don’t overlap in any way and therefore can’t influence each other. Marketing is commonly defined as how you promote and persuade people to buy your products… Read More

seo

SEO and Your Marketing Budget

SEO Where Does It Fit In My Marketing Plan? You’re a small business owner; you have a marketing budget but still most of your advertising endeavors are bills rather than part of a budget.  You dabble in some print advertising, and maybe you do a little radio, so how does SEO fit in? Good question…Being… Read More

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The Secret to a Great Brand is Just One Thing

Know what the secret to a great brand is? One thing – just one thing. Focusing on one thing when branding for nonprofits is admittedly the hardest part of creating an amazing brand. The trick, as Jack Palance in “City Slickers” reveal, is figuring out what your “One Thing” is. It’s going to take discipline… Read More

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Writing the Brand Manifesto and Brand Tagline for the Brand Book

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

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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