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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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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

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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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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

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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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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!