Building Better Brands is the essential guide to creating and evolving brands.
Author: Scott Lerman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Building Better Brands is the essential guide to creating and evolving brands. Leveraging three decades of brand consulting for legendary companies like Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, 3M, Owens-Illinois, National Australia Bank, and American Express, as well as middle-market and new-media startups, Scott Lerman shares the processes and frameworks needed to build great brands. This book is for you if you're a CEO seeking to enhance your knowledge of the branding process, a marketing/communications specialist who wants to take a leadership role in advancing an organizations brand, a brand consultant who is striving to sharpen and extend your skills, or a student who wants to jump-start a career in branding. Whatever its starting point--market leader or struggling competitor--any organization that follows this step-by-step guide will end up with a better brand.
Author: Allan Gorman
Publisher: Brandspa Llc
Marketing successfully in todays commoditized marketplace takes delivering an experience of brand delight according to strategic and creative-guru Allan Gorman. Delight is just what youll find in this collection of insightful and inspiring--and sometimes witty--essays appropriate for business execs, marketing students and anyone interseted in creating and maintaining a brand that lasts.
If outside help is needed, an agency may not be the best source, particularly if it
has have limited research capabilities. TEN GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING
STRONG BRANDS 1. Brand identity. Have an identity for each brand. Consider
Author: David A. Aaker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As industries turn increasingly hostile, it is clear that strong brand-building skills are needed to survive and prosper. In David Aaker's pathbreaking book, Managing Brand Equity, managers discovered the value of a brand as a strategic asset and a company's primary source of competitive advantage. Now, in this compelling new work, Aaker uses real brand-building cases from Saturn, General Electric, Kodak, Healthy Choice, McDonald's, and others to demonstrate how strong brands have been created and managed. A common pitfall of brand strategists is to focus on brand attributes. Aaker shows how to break out of the box by considering emotional and self-expressive benefits and by introducing the brand-as-person, brand-as-organization, and brand-as-symbol perspectives. The twin concepts of brand identity (the brand image that brand strategists aspire to create or maintain) and brand position (that part of the brand identity that is to be actively communicated) play a key role in managing the "out-of-the-box" brand. A second pitfall is to ignore the fact that individual brands are part of a larger system consisting of many intertwined and overlapping brands and subbrands. Aaker shows how to manage the "brand system" to achieve clarity and synergy, to adapt to a changing environment, and to leverage brand assets into new markets and products. Aaker also addresses practical management issues, introducing a set of brand equity measures, termed the brand equity ten, to help those who measure and track brand equity across products and markets. He presents and analyzes brand-nurturing organizational forms that are responsive to the challenges of coordinated brands across markets, products, roles, and contexts. Potentially destructive organizational pressures to change a brand's identity and position are also discussed. As executives in a wide range of industries seek to prevent their products and services from becoming commodities, they are recommitting themselves to brands as a foundation of business strategy. This new work will be essential reading for the battle-ready.
The book explains the 7 key principles of category creation, including the importance of creating a community of early adopters who will rally around the problem they all share—especially if someone will lead them. · Identify the ...
Author: Anthony Kennada
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Lessons from HubSpot, Salesforce, Gainsight and Other Iconic Brands "The Uber of this" "The Salesforce of that" "It's like Instagram, but for…" There is no such thing as an original idea anymore – right? Actually, it turns out that the world’s most innovative companies have created so much more than just brand new products and technology. They've created entirely new market categories. The challenge is that successfully building new categories requires a perfect storm of luck and timing. Or does it? Category Creation is the first and only book on the topic written by executives and marketers actively building new categories. It explains how category creation has become the Holy Grail of marketing, and more importantly, how it can be planned and orchestrated. It's not about luck. You can use the same tactics that other category-defining companies have used to delight customers, employees, and investors. There’s no better strategy that results in faster growth and higher valuations for the company on top. Author Anthony Kennada, former Chief Marketing Officer at Gainsight, explains how he led Gainsight in creating the “customer success” category, and shares success stories from fellow category-creators like Salesforce, HubSpot and others. It requires much more than just having the best product. You have to start and grow a conversation that doesn’t yet exist, positioning a newly discovered problem in addition to your company and product offerings. The book explains the 7 key principles of category creation, including the importance of creating a community of early adopters who will rally around the problem they all share—especially if someone will lead them. · Identify the “go” and “no go” signals for category creation in your business · Activate customers and influencers as brand ambassadors · Grow a community by investing in live events and experiences · Prove the impact of category creation investments on growth, customer success, and company culture Written for entrepreneurs, marketers, and executives from startups to large enterprises, Category Creation is the exclusive playbook for building a category defining brand in the modern economy.
You don't need a marketing degree or intensive training to build an attention-grabbing brand; you just need this book - and 30 days.
Author: Simon Middleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You don't need a marketing degree or intensive training to build an attention-grabbing brand; you just need this book - and 30 days. Simon Middleton shows you how to create, manage and communicate your brand profoundly and effectively, in just 30 days, by following 30 clear exercises. How you work through the book is up to you, the result will be the same: an authentic, compelling, and highly distinctive brand that will attract and engage customers and fans. You will learn how to: Establish your brand values and positioning Get the all-important name right Bring your brand to life Turn your customers into your advocates Manage your PR and use your marketing budget wisely Inspire your staff to live the brand too Deal with problems when something goes wrong Branding isn't about funky logos and expensive advertising. Your brand is what your company means to the world. Getting that meaning right is the most important thing you can do in business. 'Passionate and persuasive, Simon Middleton has a natural instinct for uncovering the Wow! factor in every brand.' Dawn Gibbins MBE, Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and Star of Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire
Besides this, it provides insights on positioning options, brand audit, and more, that can be of use to marketing and brand managers in Indian companies.The book has a strong Indian flavour to it.
Author: M. G. Parameswaran
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Marketing is about building brand value for the consumers, society and intermediaries.So how does a person, an institution or a business entity build brand value? Can a methodology be evolved that can be applied to a developing country like India?Building Brand Value is based on five intrinsic steps for developing a new brand and for making an existing brand stronger and more valuable. Besides this, it provides insights on positioning options, brand audit, and more, that can be of use to marketing and brand managers in Indian companies.The book has a strong Indian flavour to it. Its methodology and approach are bound to be useful to management students and can be adopted in other developing countries as well.
The book includes case studies from famous star brands as well as interviews with top business school professors, advertising agency leaders, and former CEOs.
Author: Carolina Rogoll
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of branding in an approachable way without poring over dense text or hiring an expensive consultant, Star Brands presents a unique model that offers structured guidance and professional tips for building, managing, and marketing any brand. Created by savvy brand manager Carolina Rogoll, the star brand model is a perfect intersection of solid marketing and management theory with an approachable, visually oriented design. The author teaches step-by-step how to assess a brand’s unique challenge, how to define the brand’s equity and target, how to craft a solid brand growth strategy, and how to measure success once the brand is in the marketplace. The book includes case studies from famous star brands as well as interviews with top business school professors, advertising agency leaders, and former CEOs. Topics covered include the star brand model; leaders behind star brands; brand assessment and goal setting; defining brand equity; selecting a brand target; insights, benefits, ideas; theory from the best marketing and managing resources; marketing strategy; how to build a marketing plan; and much more, including exercise worksheets to practice on! The author combines her experience building brands at the front lines of a big multinational company with top-notch marketing and management theory. What results is an ideal primer for anyone seeking structured guidance on building a brand for a client, managing a brand, or even starting a brand for oneself. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Additionally, the book highlights the future of public sector branding and how organizations in the public sector may be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity through the twenty-first century.
Author: Paul Temporal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Describes how nonprofit organizations are turning to branding strategies provided by traditional for-profit companies to formulate and fine tune their image and provides case studies and examples of powerful and effective campaigns that have been launched for the public sector.
This second edition of the bestselling Asian Brand Strategy takes a look at how Asian brands continue to gain share-of-voice and share-of-market.
Author: M. Roll
This second edition of the bestselling Asian Brand Strategy takes a look at how Asian brands continue to gain share-of-voice and share-of-market. Featuring a user-friendly strategic model, new research, and case studies, this book provides a framework for understanding Asian branding strategies and Asian brands.
Thankfully, this book offers just that for you.
Author: Jonathan Page
Publisher: Jonathan Page
Social media has traversed far greater heights than simply being a medium for user-generated content. Today, it’s a tool for consumer empowerment (we all witness big conglomerates being brought to their knees by that one dissatisfied tweet or widely shared post) and a gratifying brand-consumer partnership. Even companies that have long been dismissing social media as frivolous and flippant have started taking note of its benefits. They’ve realized that social media is not limited to games and light-hearted opinion polls (which are also hugely successful in creating affable brands), but can involve more serious discussions and insights that are invaluable when it comes to building strong brands. Unlike traditional marketing mediums, social media doesn’t swallow a huge chunk of your advertising and promotion budget. You don’t need to create cost-intensive and ineffectual marketing plans that leave you broke. All you need is some creativity, perceptiveness, and an intuitive understanding about your audience’s needs. More than sharp business acumen, you need a human touch. Social media gives your brand a human angle without breaking the bank. Currently, social media marketing is the most powerful tool that can help businesses to reach customers and prospects (whether small or not). But with over 88 percent of all companies selling on at least one social media platform, you can see how tempting it can be for the company to get lost in all that noise. To achieve more organic visibility, meet committed brand fans, and even generate more sales and leads on your company social media pages, you'll need a succinct marketing strategy to rise to the top. Thankfully, this book offers just that for you. The book will show you how to promote your brand on social media, peeling through the layers of the most popular social media sites to get to the heart of what makes an online marketing campaign effective. Whether you are either active on social media or have never had a Facebook account, this book will lead your social media marketing campaign every step of the way–through building your account and improving your profile, to posting content that your audience will want to connect with, and the different ways to advertising and promoting your brand for more views and followers. We will look at Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, in this book and show you that given the fierce competition, social media marketing can be effective in your business. A strong presence on social media is something that the company can't afford to miss. Continue reading to see how to create a plan that will bring thousands of followers to your profile instantly. Instagram Marketing Algorithms The way brands communicate with their existing and target audience has undoubtedly transformed. One of the main reasons for this transformation is the increase in the popularity of social networking platforms. These days, an increasing number of brands are using visual media for communicating their brand’s message. Social media has certainly revolutionized our lives. Instagram has stood the test of time and is now one of the most popular social networking platforms today. So, if your brand isn’t already on Instagram, then there is no time like the present to get started. Instagram has been around for a while, but not a lot of people know how to make the most of its features. The creators of this platform keep introducing new features along with changes to the algorithm. So, it is quintessential that you stay on top of all the updates. In this book, you will learn about the things you need to increase your following on Instagram so you can maximize your profits. You will be given information about the different benefits you can reap by using Instagram. You will learn about various tips for choosing the perfect Instagram name and tricks to optimize your brand’s Instagram profile. Apart from this, you will also learn about specific strategies for building your niche on Instagram and thoroughly engage your audience. Marketing on Instagram and how you can increase your following are also discussed in detail in this book. A combination of all these factors will ensure that your brand makes the most of all that Instagram has to offer. You will want to make sure that whatever strategy you start to use on Instagram is going to keep the focus on the brand that you have built and how that brand sees the world. Instagram is great for sharing videos and photos so make sure that when you connect the business with your followers, make sure that it stays consistent with your brand rather than straying away or showing things that just don’t go together. Use your brand or company name in hashtags: the hashtags that you pick don’t have to be complicated. If you already have a pretty good following on Instagram, or your brand name is well known, go ahead and use this as one of your hashtags. This will make it easier for your followers to find you because they can just search the name and find some of your posts. Make a follower famous: it is not just about your followers checking out your posts, it is about how you interact with your followers. Take the time to look over the pages of your followers and then like and share some of their posts. This helps to show the customers that you really appreciate them because you are acknowledging their cool posts and sharing them with others on your page. Be careful with this one though because some may be personal and you should always ask for permission beforehand if you are unsure whether they would like it shared or not. So, if you are ready to learn more, then let us get started immediately!
When you have a strong brand like Mercedes, you can make many mistakes and
still come out ahead. Compare General Motors and ... You don't make money
building better products; you make money building better brands. Howdy, Audi.
Author: Al Ries
Publisher: Harper Collins
Renowned business gurus Al and Laura Ries give a blow-by-blow account of the battle between management and marketing—and argue that the solution lies not in what we think but in how we think There's a reason why the marketing programs of the auto industry, the airline industry, and many other industries are not only ineffective, but bogged down by chaos and confusion. Management minds are not on the same wavelength as marketing minds. What makes a good chief executive? A person who is highly verbal, logical, and analytical. Typical characteristics of a left brainer. What makes a good marketing executive? A person who is highly visual, intuitive, and holistic. Typical characteristics of a right brainer. These different mind-sets often result in conflicting approaches to branding, and the Ries' thought-provoking observations—culled from years on the front lines—support this conclusion, including: Management deals in reality. Marketing deals in perception. Management demands better products. Marketing demands different products. Management deals in verbal abstractions. Marketing deals in visual hammers. Using some of the world's most famous brands and products to illustrate their argument, the authors convincingly show why some brands succeed (Nokia, Nintendo, and Red Bull) while others decline (Saturn, Sony, and Motorola). In doing so, they sound a clarion call: to survive in today's media-saturated society, managers must understand how to think like marketers—and vice versa. Featuring the engaging, no-holds-barred writing that readers have come to expect from Al and Laura Ries, War in the Boardroom offers a fresh look at a perennial problem and provides a game plan for companies that want to break through the deadlock and start reaping the rewards.
", Brand Psychology, Building an Online Identity, Managing Multiple Brands, Owning an Aesthetic, Logo Lifecycles, Programs That Stand Out, Promising Something, and Honesty is Sustainable The new, revised edition expands each of the ...
Author: Kevin Budelmann
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Brand Identity Essentials, Revised and Expanded outlines and demonstrates basic logo and branding design guidelines and rules through 100 principles. These include the elements of a successful graphic identity, identity programs and brand identity, and all the various strategies and elements involved. A company's identity encompasses far more than just its logo. Identity is crucial to establishing the public's perception of a company, its products, and its effectiveness—and it's the designer's job to envision the brand and create what the public sees. Brand Identity Essentials, a classic design reference now updated and expanded, lays a foundation for brand building, illustrating the construction of strong brands through examples of world-class design. Topics include: A Sense of Place, Cultural Symbols, Logos as Storytellers, What is "On Brand?", Brand Psychology, Building an Online Identity, Managing Multiple Brands, Owning an Aesthetic, Logo Lifecycles, Programs That Stand Out, Promising Something, and Honesty is Sustainable The new, revised edition expands each of the categories, descriptions, and selections of images, and incorporates emergent themes in digital design and delivery that have developed since the book first appeared. Brand Identity Essentials is a must-have reference for budding design professionals and established designers alike.
The tools and methods described in the book are used by millions of marketers around the world to build the brands they manage on a daily basis.
Author: Omar Abedin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The world today is struggling with the Personal Brand Paradox. On the one hand, growing competition at a global level is making it increasingly difficult for people to make enough money to support the lifestyle that more and more of us aspire for. On the other hand, social media and the Internet are giving us all the opportunity to experience global fame. In fact, the millennial generation that has grown up with the Internet as a fact of life now expects that they will at some point get their fifteen minutes of fame. So how do you resolve this clash between an unstoppable force and an immovable object? Building Brand YOU! casts light on what many consider to be the (black) art and science that is branding and marketing and its practical application to building your personal brand. The tools and methods described in the book are used by millions of marketers around the world to build the brands they manage on a daily basis. Now, you can apply these trusted techniques to truly differentiate yourself, and if done well, it is nothing short of magical.
This is the one book that won't collect dust on my shelf." —Kevin McMurdo, Chief Marketing Officer, Perkins Coie "Professional Services Marketing is the first book to directly address the challenges of the professional services marketer.
Author: Mike Schultz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A proven approach to revenue-generating marketing and client development Professional Services Marketing is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its Second Edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy; establishing a brand and reputation; implementing a marketing communications program; executing lead generation strategies; and developing business by winning new clients. You will also read real-world case studies that illustrate major points, as well as quotes and stories from well-respected professionals in the industry. The Second Edition features new research and updates throughout, including new chapters on social media and online marketing, as well as new case studies and interviews Authors Mike Schultz and John E. Doerr are the coauthors of the Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine bestseller Rainmaking Conversations and Professional Services Marketing; Lee W. Frederiksen is coauthor of Online Marketing for Professional Services Will be widely promoted via multiple online routes and direct mail marketing Firms of any size can use this proven approach to marketing and client development to attract new clients and grow their professional service businesses.
For anyone or any company committed to being an admired brand, this book is required." —EUI SUN CHUNG, vice chairman, Hyundai Motor Company "Park, MacInnis, and Eisingerich provide a powerful yet immensely practical perspective on ...
Author: C. Whan Park
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Brand Admiration uses deep research on consumer psychology, marketing, consumer engagement and communication to develop a powerful, integrated perspective and innovative approach to brand management. Using numerous real-world examples and backed by research from top notch academics, this book describes how companies can turn a product, service, corporate, person or place brand into one that customers love, trust and respect; in short, how to make a brand admired. The result? Greater brand loyalty, stronger brand advocacy, and higher brand equity. Admired brands grow more revenue in a more efficient way over a longer period of time and with more opportunities for growth. The real power of Brand Admiration is that it provides concrete, actionable guidance on how brand managers can make customers (and employees) admire a brand. Admired brands don't just do the job; they offer exactly what customers need (enabling benefits), in way that's pleasing, fun, interesting, and emotionally involving (enticing benefits), while making people feel good about themselves (enriching benefits). Providing these benefits, called 3 Es, is foundational to building , strengthening and leveraging brand admiration. In addition, the authors articulate a common-sense and action based measure of brand equity, and they develop dashboard metrics to diagnose if there are any 'canaries in the coal mine', and if so, what to do next. In short, Brand Admiration provides a coherent, cohesive approach to helping the brand stand the test of time. A well-designed, well-managed brand becomes a part of the public consciousness, and ultimately, a part of the culture. This trajectory is the fruit of decisions made from an integrated strategic standpoint. This book shows you how to shift the process for your brand, with practical guidance and an analytical approach.