Category: Brand Strategy

Leave a Recall Impression

If you were once a salesperson and then become a business owner, the tables suddenly turn, and then you discover the real reasons people buy. You also find out what it’s like to get bombarded by those in your previous profession and why your past sales calls often went unanswered. I’ve been in the same… Read More »

Should You Rebrand?

Every business evolves. Your company probably provides customers more now than it did at startup. You probably do things better than before. This evolution will continue if you are to succeed in a competitive world. Naturally, your sales and marketing messages must change over time to faithfully and accurately convey the value offered to your… Read More »

The Magic Merger of Marketing & Sales

Marketing done right gets your sales calls answered. When you see an inbound call from a familiar company or brand name, you’re more inclined to answer the call. If you’re a business owner, you know this is true, and so do your salespeople. Sales is a brutally competitive, uphill battle in this day and age.… Read More »

Refresh Your Brand Promise Commitment Now

You have a beacon that helps provide sound direction for everything good that you do. Your company’s guiding principles stem from this guiding light. You have the choice to trust your God-given light and remain true to it or let cultural and societal winds blow your business practices around in their chaotic and whimsical directions.… Read More »

Your Best Marketing Strategy Calls Your Own Flock

“I know I’ll find you somewhere… somewhere you can hear my voice…” While this may sound like a 1988 Moody Blues song, it’s really a promise and a commitment you can make to your market. As the market responds, your services provide more value to customers as your business becomes more profitable. Meet Tim, Dan,… Read More »

The Story Behind Brand Storytelling

How Storytelling Works (Very Well!) Storytelling is a lot more than a marketing buzzword. Stories have mind-attracting power and are like personal guides leading readers and listeners to the prize of knowledge, the satisfaction of curiosity and the fulfillment of desires. Marketers who effectively apply storytelling have real-life success stories of their own to tell.… Read More »

Get a premium brand identity without “branding!”

A Faster, Better Approach to Branding Startups build brand strategies into their business plans. Established companies review their brand strategy every few years and if needed, retool and rebrand to suit changing markets. It should be obvious that branding is an essential element in any successful business plan. Some may think of branding as a… Read More »

Your Brand – Is it Real? Does it Matter?

Branding:  Strategic, Authentic, Understood, Valuable and Bought Most brands fall short of complete integrity. How about yours? My company brand could benefit from a little listening, introspection and fine-tuning after 8 years of continued growth in the market. Our brand made one significant shift from “great copywriting” to “content-focused marketing services” about 3 years after… Read More »

Lead Generation or Seed Germination?

Stop demanding leads! Every business owner and salesperson wants qualified new business leads that they can close, add to the client list and so build their business empire. If they could reduce their time spent prospecting and just focus on closing more deals, business would be sooooo much better! But is that realistic? Probably not. There… Read More »

Congruence of Branding and Experience is Sales Power!

“Do this and you will succeed.” That’s the general implication behind just about every performance coach’s or personal trainer’s program. Following the suggestions in this post may be as close as I can come in a marketing blog to saying: Do this and you will succeed! Consistency is a term very often used by marketers… Read More »