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Understanding Brand Development and Brand Strategy

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 25, 2019 4:58PM

Hint: You Need Both Working Together to Truly Succeed!

Depending on where your company is in its evolution, you may benefit from (or need) brand development and/or strategic brand management.

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Topics: Branding, brand development, Brand Strategy, Brand Management

When Is the Right Time to Rebrand My Industrial Company?

Posted by Jason Underhill on Feb 13, 2019 2:18PM

5 Signs That Your Manufacturing Brand Needs a Revamp

Ever get the feeling when passing by a mirror that you could use a new hairstyle? Or perhaps the clothes that once fit you perfectly are now far too snug? Brands are no different. Whether it’s become dismally outdated or has grown too big for its stitches, every brand will need to redefine itself at some point.

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Topics: brand development, brand development process, Brand Consulting, Brand Strategy, B2B Branding, rebrand

What Does a Rebrand Cost Your Manufacturing Company?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Feb 7, 2019 11:13AM

Is Now the Time to Rebrand—and Why Do It? 

Every company has a brand, whether they set out to or not. At its most basic form, a company launches their “brand” when they first open their doors and create an identity—the extent of which typically consists of a logo, letterhead, and signage.

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Topics: Branding, brand development, brand message, brand development process, brand promise, Brand Consulting, brand development strategy, Brand Consultant, Brand strategist, Brand Strategy, rebrand

Building Employee Ownership Awareness Through Branding

Posted by John Case on Aug 6, 2018 3:28PM

The Significant Influence of Employee-Owned Certifications

This important article on employee-owned companies and how a brand influences behavior is written by John Case, originally posted on his website, Employee-Owned America, and we are sharing it here with his permission.
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Topics: Branding, brand development, B2B Branding, employee-owned

Why Use Brand Development Strategy if it Ain’t Broke?

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Aug 17, 2015 10:27AM

Because Your B2B Brand Strategy May Still Need Fixin’

We hear all too often the strains of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” reasoning for not updating brand messaging or revising outdated websites. What you aren’t doing, in reality, is adhering to a consistent and congruent brand development strategy. But do you really know how many opportunities you may be missing out on by not making these changes? What is your gauge for broken? If you don’t remain relevant and contemporary, prospects may be passing you by because you look “broke” to them. Your assumptions may be shortsighted and costly. 

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Topics: Branding, Industrial Branding, brand development, brand development process, brand development strategy

How to Reach, Teach, and Retain Your Customers through Effective Brand Strategy

Posted by Samantha Hunter on Jul 7, 2015 10:13AM

Branding Basics

Forbes.com contributor Scott Davis puts it best: a brand must inspire how people feel, influence how they behave, and compel them to act. How do you achieve this? Through the successful implementation of a solid and focused brand strategy, of course! This applies across industries and business models—from B2C to B2B. It’s just as relevant for industrial manufacturers. A strong industrial branding strategy is the most important aspect of your marketing efforts. Indeed, it is the foundation that supports and informs all of your marketing messaging. Without an integral brand, your company will blend in with the competition. Use brand development to differentiate yourself from competitors and to communicate your promise to customers. Not only is it your brand’s job to deliver your brand promise, but it should also be directly connected to consumer needs, emotions, and competitive environments. After all, you want your brand to be distinctive to create value and connection among customers.

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Topics: Branding, Industrial Branding, Industrial Marketing, brand development, brand promise

What Role Do Employees Play in Brand Development and Brand Strategy?

Posted by Samantha Hunter on Jul 1, 2015 2:32PM

Emphasize Employee Awareness of Your Brand

Brand Development encompasses a complex and multi-tiered approach to showing the world who you are. It defines what your business stands for and explains how your products get delivered to and are experienced by customers. It also involves the “why” behind your customers’ purchasing decisions. More importantly, brand development backed by brand strategy helps you differentiate yourself from your competitors, which creates recognizable brand loyalty in customers’ lives. In industrial branding, it is important to keep your customers in mind. But, it is also crucial to get your employees involved.

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Topics: Industrial Branding, Industrial Marketing, brand development

Meet Me at the Intersection of Buyer’s Journey and Brand Development Process

Posted by Bob Grant on Feb 18, 2015 5:56PM

How Do Your Clients and Prospects Get You and Get to You Through Your Brand Promise?

Do you honestly know how many competitors you really have? How many companies are direct competitors? How many other companies are there that provide different products and services, but are chasing the same decision makers as you?

Many B2B companies compete for attention in a very specific marketplace. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of small to medium manufacturing companies chasing the same OEMs in the medical device, military, aerospace, automotive, and other markets.

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Topics: brand development, brand message, brand development process, brand promise

5-Step Program for B2B Companies to Create Brand Loyalty

Posted by Bob Grant on Jan 28, 2015 11:26AM

Engage Customers and Keep them Happy

Your brand has one job: deliver its brand promise. You want your customers to value your brand and be loyal to it. Recent studies demonstrate the importance of brand loyalty, and because of the value of brand loyalty, many consumer-based companies create brand loyalty programs for their valued customers. Makes sense. Why is it, then, that B2B companies don’t generally have loyalty programs for their customers? It’s an opportunity often overlooked by B2B companies.                                                                                                                                         

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Topics: Branding, brand development

Great Photography Makes Great Brand Development

Posted by Bob Grant on Oct 31, 2014 9:56AM

What’s Your Visual Voice Saying?

You see it every day. It has a strong impact on your life—how you buy, what you buy. But have you ever thought about how important photography is to brand development?

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Topics: brand development

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