5 Brand Management Mistakes Must to Avoid In 2017

5 Brand Management Mistakes Must to Avoid In 2017

Many businesses in all around the globe face failure due to their poor branding. Business research institutions indicated that, among all of the business failures, one-half are the ones who turn a blind eye and deaf ear towards the significance of brand management. Basically, brand management is the branch of marketing which deals with the promotion of a brand’s specific goods or products. When word branding is generally used, people perceive it as very large setup or entities like Pepsi or so. But building brand for startups and small organizations plays the role of a lifeline. Brand management process involves authentic care and mere attention, however, some common mistakes which are usually observed are:

  1. Poor brand name:

The business name is the first and foremost step in your start up. Name depicts the actual service, identity, purpose and promise which you are offering to the public, if you decide a business name which is repetitive, mainstream or irrelevant can do no good for your brand. Similarly, the brand name can’t be very complicated or it can’t be a cliche at all, keep it simple and unique otherwise see your business reaching the new lows. Imagine a company providing link building services in Canada but named itself as Miami SEO, would it be a rational step?

  1. Less attention on segmented branding:

Focusing solely on generic branding instead of specified niche based and segmented branding could be deadly. All the major and big brand names formulate different marketing and advertising strategies for a different group of the population. For example, if your brand is selling a luxurious product then promotion has to be in a rich and elite class area and it cannot be done in a relatively less privileged area. Similarly, if a brand is selling toys then target audience should be kids and not the senior citizens. Lack of segmented and specified branding is the backbone reason for the decrease in a number of sales which ultimately could lead to forced closure of the business.

  1. Online absence and ignoring social media’s value:

Today is the era of internet and social media and it can be a perfect advertising medium due to its large occupation by the youth. For a business, if it has to be flourished, must show its online presence through an official website and social media accounts. And not only presence in the online world is necessary but there has to be consistent updating with the new developments in order to remain in good books of potential customers.

  1. Disregarding analytics:

In addition to all the other elements, digital media has a great facility of analytics which helps in keeping an eye on all the data tracking and insights according to different specifications and targets. This can ultimately facilitate in making things convenient for the formulation and implementation of business strategy.

  1. Blindly following the big names:

If you are impressed with a big brand of any kind, that’s good, but never try to copy the idea in the exactly same way and never dream the same sort of fame right at the start. One must remember that the names which are pioneer right now have had to commence the business right from the start up process. That’s the way to excel, dream big but be wise and realistic!

 

Abi Cool is the Director of Search at Marketing Wind – (Miami SEO Company) and is an experienced SEO Outreach expert and advertisement specialist. His interests lie in Digital Marketing Management. He is an internet marketing enthusiast and his specialty is in search engine optimization outreach and content marketing.

 

It’s Not You, It’s Your Story: Why Branding Matters

How can I become a great brand? How can I make this brand sustainable? What will bring value to my brand? Just what is my story, and how do I tell it? And, my favorite question and the most important by far: What the hell is branding?

Branding is more than a logo. It’s more than a website. It’s more than a business card. It’s more than the colors and typefaces you choose to represent your company. Your brand is your voice in the marketplace, and it is your proposition for disruption. It is your opportunity to create something with lasting impact. It is how you tell your story, and it is absolutely key to your success and your survival.

Most entrepreneurs go to market not with a brand, but with an idea—an idea that can be so soulful and personal that it can be challenging to present and explain to others. You think everyone should intrinsically understand it, as you do—but they don’t. And that’s why you need to develop effective brand messaging.

One of the most frequent comments I hear is, “People just don’t understand us, our value and what we do, but we are absolutely the best at it.” That statement is a problem. Your brand is your story, and if you can’t tell it, then nobody will get it.

If you ever catch yourself making that sort of statement, take a step back. Because it is total BS. No one is that special. This is business, not Dr. Phil, and if you cannot communicate the value of what you bring to the market, the economy and the world, well then, you have a problem.

Branding is about knowing what you stand for and how you communicate the values and character of your product or service. As a company founder, this is not so much a design choice as it is a leadership decision. Your job as chief is to know exactly, concisely and in context what you stand for. You are the lone author of your story, your mission and your reason for being. How you tell it is your job.

In this month’s issue, we bring you some vivid examples of great branding—from Levi’s to beer koozies to social media stars. These are brought to you by the top minds in the business. Not to play favorites—but, hell, I am playing favorites—perhaps the story in this issue I love most is about one man’s mission to democratize porridge. Yes, porridge. The gooey grain that warms your heart. (Or something like that.)

His name is Lasse Andersen and he lives in Copenhagen, where porridge is sacrosanct. His story is this: In his heart and mind, porridge—cozy, healthy and a major part of Danish food culture—needs to be bigger. Everyone needs access to it. Democratize porridge! He was passionate enough to create a chain of retail outlets and expand into packaged goods. And he has, perhaps by accident, created a brand that is spilling across international borders.

The beautiful and brilliant thing about Andersen’s brand is that its mission and value are crystal-clear to his customers and can be summed up in one word: comfort.

Branding is about democratizing your product or service.

 

Article compliments of http://wstr.me/obj

Does Your Business Really Need a Website?

Hyland Graphic Design & Advertising, a West Chester, PA Website Developmet firm provides insights and expertise on four key elements that should be considered in any website design.

You’ve probably been told that having a website is essential to growing your business. Does your business really need a website, or is it still possible for your company to flourish without one?

 

 

 

The Sherwood Group, Graphic Design and Website Design

The answer to that question depends on a number of factors. Here are some things you should think about in order to help you decide.

Even though your business may be relatively small, there are still plenty of good reasons to consider having a website, a few of these are:

  • By and large, the Internet has replaced phone books as the primary resource for business information.
  • If prospects and customers can’t find you on the Internet, they won’t likely know your company exists.
  • Your competitors most likely have websites. If you don’t, consumers will be contacting them instead of you.
  • Reviewing your website is something most consumers will do before choosing between you and your competition.
  • The Internet is often the first place people turn to when looking for contact information.
  • Having a website ensures consumers are able to find your company quickly and easily.
  • The Internet is always awake, making your business visible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

While the above points are clearly positive benefits, you may NOT need a website if:

  • You already have more business than you can handle. (Should business activity inevitably drop off, however, a website is a good way to help prevent a business slow-down.)
  • Your website is shoddy or unprofessional. It’s obviously better not to have a website than to have a shoddy one that doesn’t appropriately represent your company in the marketplace.
  • Your page is messy, has broken links, or poorly written content. If this is the case, people will question the quality of work you perform, and are more likely to take their business elsewhere anyway.

Should you decide that you need a website for your business, we would be happy to help you create one that not only will reflect your brand and help draw new customers in, but will also resize automatically to fit smartphones and tablet devices. To find out more about our website starter package, please contact us for an estimate.

 

Compliments of The Sherwood Group