Turning Passive Audiences into Brand Evangelists
JANUARY 10, 2017
The good news is your brand evangelists cost much less than your latest ad campaign. The post Turning Passive Audiences into Brand Evangelists appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Find Brand Clarity With Four Identity Fixes Who is Best to Execute Millennial Marketing? The Answer is Obvious. Three Myths and Facts About Using Data in B2B Marketing.
What’s YOUR Personal Brand? How (and Why) You Should Create One
OCTOBER 6, 2016
We’re the experts on developing brands for clients, but we often forget to do it for ourselves. Here is Dana Kaye on the importance of a personal brand. She issues a challenge to create your tagline and brand summary right this second. The post What’s YOUR Personal Brand? Related Stories A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now Boost Sponsorship Revenue with these Five Strategies How Experiential Marketing Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level. Can you do it. How (and Why) You Should Create One appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Minimalist Approach to Brand Storytelling
JULY 6, 2015
Brand storytelling. While it continues to be a hot marketing buzzword of the moment, when we look around at examples we find only a select group of brands really do it effectively. Don’t get me wrong, a ton of brands tell fantastic stories about themselves. So the ultimate question then becomes: Is your brand story inclusive or exclusive to your consumer?
A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now
JULY 11, 2016
Want a successful brand? Particularly with new brands, you must make many decisions now that determine growth, categorization, messaging, and more. The post A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now appeared first on Spin Sucks. Patrick Cole has more.
4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs
JANUARY 28, 2016
Your audience is looking for stories, and the ones that resonate with them will generate leads and drive results for your brand. But is your brand telling the right story? For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism. But what does brand journalism success look like? Starbucks uses brand journalism to highlight their employees.
People Love Your Brand, So Why Are Your Testimonials Terrible?
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Your brand gets lots of customer love on social, but your solicited customer testimonials are terrible. Why aren’t your PR and marketing teams capturing that same enthusiasm and love for your brand when they sit down with your customers? The post People Love Your Brand, So Why Are Your Testimonials Terrible? do your customers profess their love for your brand?
How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand
AUGUST 22, 2016
The most important part of branding is storytelling. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. To do that, you’ll need to tap into your personal history and also humanize your brand. Think of your brand as a person. Click Here.
How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors
APRIL 20, 2015
After my presentation on Spin Sucks , several people asked me how to create a brand ambassador program. That’s what you’ll get if you set up a brand ambassador program. ” So I dug into the archives at OPENForum and f ound this article I wrote on the topic after the book was published and we completely our brand ambassador program. Open application process.
#PR Takes Your Business Beyond #Brand Awareness
AUGUST 17, 2016
Brand awareness is just the beginning of what good PR can do for your company. However, without the trust and credibility factor that good PR delivers, the brand will not obtain the advocacy it seeks. PR is what makes the difference by moving the needle from brand awareness to meaningful engagement because there’s a relationship in place. Branding Media PR 2.0
How an Effective PR Strategy Can Boost Your Brand Visibility
JANUARY 9, 2017
Delivering a mix of paid, earned and shared, and owned media (PESO) is the best way to put your brand on your customers' map. The post How an Effective PR Strategy Can Boost Your Brand Visibility appeared first on Spin Sucks. Your PR strategy needs to deliver trust and credibility to your customers. Nikhil Saini has more.
Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty
JANUARY 6, 2015
If you believe that the only employees responsible for maintaining brand consistency are your marketers and PR experts, you’re highly mistaken. The truth is that every instance of a company’s communication with external subjects—from clients and employees to partners and investors—should emulate the brand’s primary values. Establish a Brand Consistency Team.
Brand Story We Love: David Peck
JULY 4, 2015
Blog Brand Stories We Love Brand Story brand storytelling Not for ProfitHere’s something you don’t hear very often… “He’s a gifted public speaker, a talented university and college lecturer, a social entrepreneur… and an award winning magician.” ” Yup. An award winning magician… Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to David Peck of SoChange. David is also my friend and colleague. I’ve been lucky enough to work with him on several projects including TVO kids’ magic series Spellz , and the Fefe Dobson video for the Mosquitos Suck Tour. Follow him on twitter.
Four Steps to Create Your Personal Brand
JUNE 20, 2012
The discussion around personal branding seems to be one that happens a lot. Now we have to worry about our personal brands, just in case we decide to get a new job or start a business or, heck, change careers. But why do you need to have a personal brand? Your Personal Brand. Is it to grow a business? Get a book deal? Get paid to speak? Get your first job out of school?
How Experiential Marketing Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level
AUGUST 3, 2016
Experiential marketing creates brand experiences for your target audience. It immerses people in a physical experience, which can elevate your brand to another level. Let's look at brands that practice experiential marketing. The post How Experiential Marketing Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level appeared first on Spin Sucks.
What College Football Teaches Us About Brand Development
OCTOBER 5, 2015
In 1997, when Phil Knight challenged a Nike design team to tackle brand development for the University of Oregon, little did he know he had also unofficially launched a new and very profitable division of Nike. Now 18 years and countless rebrands later, college football and athletic departments across the country are turning to Nike to lead their brand development.
How Brands Can Disrupt
JUNE 22, 2016
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Beyond SEO: The Power of Brand Building
JANUARY 13, 2015
You’ll know you’ve truly succeeded as a content marketer when people recognize your brand as synonymous with your products or services instead of searching for what it is you sell and falling on your website in the first page of Google results. But once you’ve hit that goal, turn your attention to brand building. Keep in mind, brand building takes time.
How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand
JULY 15, 2015
Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Tweetchats are just one more tool in your shed to help you better connect with customers and leads, as well as brand your company online. You Become an Instant Thought Leader.
Extending Employer Branding Beyond the Workforce
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
The most successful cases of employer branding don’t just attract the brightest and best candidates, they use the opportunity to reinforce the core identity of the brand in a way that makes it more attractive to consumers. Here Stephen Pritchard takes a look at three cost-effective ways businesses can extend employer branding beyond the workforce.
What is Brand Journalism?
JANUARY 21, 2016
What is brand journalism? Brand journalism is no different than content marketing. However, brand journalism is different. The difference between brand journalism and content marketing isn’t to be found in outputs. Brand journalism’s goals are to: Build awareness and affinity; Set the context for follow-up brand messaging (retargeting); and. Outcomes.
Top 10 Digital Branding & Marketing Trends for 2017
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Here are the Top Digital Branding & Marketing Trends for 2017 to watch for. The probing minds at the Borenstein Group, a Top Washington DC Digital Marketing and Branding Agency, have done the homework for you. Website branding will pose a major design challenge to industry in the fight between user experience and being mobile and desktop friendly. Use it or lose it.
The Five Parts to Brand Storytelling Nearly Everyone Misses
OCTOBER 27, 2014
He told me he was moderating a brand storytelling panel, which he thinks is the most over-blown buzzword today. Five Parts to Brand Storytelling I’m always amused that we all complain about how bad some of the messaging is from organizations, yet many of us get behind our computer screens and pump out crap no one wants to read. ” Which made me laugh out loud. And yet.
Three Approaches to Effective Brand Storytelling
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Because understanding how it works is crucial to effective brand storytelling. And this tendency is what fuels effective brand storytelling and content marketing. Brand Storytelling is Framing One of the most important parts of effective communication is understanding the concept of frames. Here again, relate this back to message development and brand outreach.
Does Your Brand Have Soul?
MARCH 23, 2016
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Brand Story to Watch: Bluebird Meadows
MARCH 13, 2015
But back to their brand storytelling. Blog Brand Stories to Watch Brand Stories brand storytelling It’s hard for a cottage industry to compete in an overcrowded marketplace but 5 star Bluebird Meadows Bed and Breakfast has found a way. First of all, they’re just very good at what they do. We’re here to tell you that owner Donna Jerry makes the greatest 4 course homemade breakfast in the history of the universe. No exaggeration. Seriously, the sumptuous breakfast is literally designed so you don’t have to stop for lunch. Photos. Gorgeous ones.
Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You?
JULY 5, 2016
The type of relationship you have with your consumer should determine the nature of your content and brand storytelling strategy. The post Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You? Comments Comments Related Stories Four Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing Content Creation Through Excavation.
A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
The post A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement appeared first on Spin Sucks. Did you know Facebook is capturing over 90 percent of all social media shares? It's time to dust off your social media strategy and see how you can increase social engagement. Here is what Fractl and Buzzsumo research found.
5 Ways to Tell a Brand Story With Instagram
JULY 16, 2015
Are trends like Throwback Thursday advantageous to your brand? Click here to register for Jenn Herman’s free “Build Your Brand With Instagram” webinar! What imagery encapsulates the brand? What photos and videos share the brand’s story best? Again, this is determined by the brand. What tips do you have for telling a brand story on Instagram?
Why Training Your Employees on Personal Branding is Good PR
MARCH 15, 2016
Personal branding has been considered a topic of debate since the advent of social media. Just a few years ago, the former CEO of Ogilvy said personal branding is “plastic.” However, a strong personal brand can actually enhance and grow a company internally and externally. In 2016, social media has been a key tool to building an effective and vibrant global personal brand.
Choosing a Brand Name to Fit Your Business
JULY 13, 2015
And the same might be said when you are choosing a brand name. Choosing a brand name is much the same. Entrepreneurs often think in the short-term—when it comes to choosing a brand name and otherwise. No doubt things happen and your company might pivot and change, but this is even more of a reason to focus on choosing a brand name with a farther reaching vision.
Personal Branding: Always Be Prepared for Your Next Job Opportunity
JUNE 21, 2016
Instead of polishing up your resume and social skills only after you’ve decided to look for a new job, experts advise that you pay attention to your personal brand year-round. A personal brand is like any other brand. There’s a backstory that communicates how a company or product came to be, and there’s often a mission, vision or purpose statement attached to that brand.
New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling
The Proactive Report
JUNE 2, 2016
But there are some changes you can put to good use in brand storytelling. This is a great new feature that can be used to tell your brand story. Digital PR Online PR brand digital PR online PR social media strategy storytelling twitterTwitter rules have always restricted content to 140-characters. New Twitter Rules. Use this to express yourself and engage with more people.
How to Handle a Negative Tweet About Your Brand
AUGUST 12, 2015
If you’re paying attention to what’s being said about your brand on Twitter, you’re staying on top of b oth the glowing reviews and the snarky complaints. Plan accordingly to put your brand in a better light. Best Practices Featured crisis communication negative brand perception Twitter Twitter followersBut what can you do to turn the negative comments into something positive?
How to Find and Work with Brand Evangelists
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
While connecting with influencers in your industry is a great way to reach a lot of people quickly, don’t leave out a more obvious — and often more attainable — source to help with your marketing: Brand evangelists. They’re the ones who you want to corral so that they’ll continue to spread the word about your brand (yes, that good ole word-of-mouth marketing you hear tell of).
How the FTC’s New Social Media Guidelines Affect Your Brand
JULY 7, 2015
The new rules mainly call for stricter disclosure requirements on the relationships between brands and influencers. Consumers value honesty, and with the new guidelines, everything is out in the open so there’s nothing preventing consumers from trusting your brand. Any time the relationship between brand and influencer is unclear, disclosure is necessary. Are you on alert?
3 Things You Need to Know About Brand Journalism
DECEMBER 5, 2015
Consumers have started to tune out brand messages. But don’t fret, there’s a way to break through, gain back their attention and make your brand be heard: brand journalism. Here are three aspects of brand journalism all PR and communication professionals should understand before deciding to include it into a marketing strategy: Approach. Outcome. Distribution.
How to Tell Your Brand’s Story in An Always Connected World
JULY 29, 2016
How can brands engage this enormous audience base? If an event connects with your brand’s messaging and affects your audience, weigh in on Facebook. The frequency that one brand will differ from that of another size, industry or location. It’s more important to reply to high quality comments and questions than all comments made on your brand’s page. Facebook can reach 1.6
Brand PR Lessons from SXSW Taco Trucks and Sessions: Authenticity Counts
MARCH 15, 2017
For this post, I want to focus on one session: SXSW Podcast Stage: On Brand. The panel was an engaged discussion on brands and individuals choosing to take a stand and share their beliefs on politically charged issues in an increasingly polarized political climate. Still scared to take a stand from your brand’s voice? Cision (@Cision) March 11, 2017.
Sustainability: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
MARCH 2, 2016
The results of any mapping can be read differently, but we take note of her emphasis on the power of an individual’s social media activity as complement to authentic brand engagement on the topic. At Onalytica we were keen to see which Sustainability brands and individuals were leading the online discussion. TOP 100 BRANDS. Sustainable Brands. TOP 100 INDIVIDUALS.
Give Your Food and Beverage Brand a Face People Can Trust with Influencer Marketing
DECEMBER 6, 2016
When it comes to influencer marketing, food and beverage brands are beginning to step away from big stars in favor of a different track. There’s no denying celebrities’ wide-following and trend-boosting power, but brands seeking a wellness halo are increasingly turning to influential food and lifestyle bloggers instead. Choosing Your Brand’s Perfect Health Guru.