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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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The Heavens Parted and Delivered the Brand Book

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, and it’s obvious that there is a significant need for a brand guidelines template. The… Read More

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How are You Better than Your Competition?

I don’t care what industry you’re in when you look at the landscape of those businesses that do what you do; you compare your business to the work that they do. And you have opinions about their work – either you respect it, or you don’t. But the thing is, you know how your business… 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

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How Clearly are You Seeing Your Marketing Efforts?

I saw a tweet this morning from @DeeBlick of The Marketing Gym about assessing our marketing efforts that read: “Being painfully honest about where you wasted money on marketing is positive. Don’t repeat the same old lacklustre stuff. Embrace change.” It’s a good reminder to all of us to make sure that we make an effort… Read More

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What’s Your Brand Story?

From start to finish, a well-executed brand is really just about telling a good story. Well-written stories are fairly predictable in their format, they have a beginning, middle, and end. The pieces of the story that are being told are consistent with, and advance, the storyline. They don’t pursue irrelevant tangents, and each paragraph and chapter… Read More

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Brand Marketing: Service. Community. Value. Substance.

As usual, brand marketing is almost always on my mind, and as I was watching this exceptional TedxPennQuarter video by David Armano and David flashed a slide up that said: Service. Community. Value. Substance. While David was talking about social communities, the reality is he also published the recipe for creating an amazing brand and a successful business…. Read More

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Considerations for Choosing a Marketing Firm

I’m honored to be the guest blogger today over at the rno1 blog. Head on over to their blog to learn what six questions you should be asking any marketing or advertising agency you’re considering hiring. Knowing the answer to these questions will help you make sure you’re hiring the right firm for your business.
We’re working on having the folks at rno1 guest post here as well – so stay tuned!

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Fun Marketing Campaigns Can Make Your Brand Memorable

What’s your claim to fame? How is your brand memorable in your community? Are you the go-to business for sponsoring non-profits either monetarily or with volunteers? Do you have a big annual blow-out sale? Do you get wacky at Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day with fun marketing campaigns? Crazy sports fan? The brand is all… Read More

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Reputation Management: Your Brand on the Web

The Web. Twitter. Facebook.  Biznik. Foursquare. Merchant Circle. Blogs and Comments. If you’re not at least aware of how these websites are already affecting your brand – it’s time to figure out online reputation management, NOW. Whether or not you intentionally maintain a presence on social media, your business, your brand, your customers, and your… Read More

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Lessons in Brand Authenticity

I stumbled across a question posed on LinkedIn this morning that got me thinking. The question was: How do you see social platforms evolving in the future? And while I answered it from a personal standpoint, I neglected the answer from a brand authenticity perspective – an oversight I aim to correct here. Social Media… Read More