Things have changed.
BRAND = “TRADEMARK”
The first definition of “brand” is the
name given to a product or service
from a specific source. Traditionally
the logo, colors, and possibly voice
of brand. Brand identity at it’s
BRAND = “THE BRAND”
The intangible sum of a product’s
attributes. Marketers realized that
they could create a specific
perception in customers’ minds
concerning the qualities and
attributes of each non-generic
product or service.
BRAND = “BRAND”
What your prospect thinks of when
he or she hears your brand name.
All the things: product, company,
team, community, marketing,
voice, affinity identity. More
powerful than ever is seeding
loyalty and community.
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Driven by ever more demanding customers,
pushed by emerging market competitors, and
inspired by companies like Apple, many
businesses are re-discovering the power of
creativity and design, increasing
investment in innovation, and
trying to better understand how
brands drive their business.
Empowers consumers & build a brand with them.
Empowers the consumer & build a brand with them.
“It’s all about “Permission Marketing.” Which
is shorthand for understanding the
boundaries for brands in a world where
customers are in control. We believe the next
step along this curve will be the notion of
digital permission: the granting of rights by
customers within the digital world.”
- Seth Godin
Understands loyalty matters & goes both ways.
Understand loyalty matters & goes both ways.
Choice is changing.
“The two key drivers of brand value are choice (role of
brand) and loyalty (brand strength). Both are
significantly affected by the post-digital world. Purchase
decisions are becoming more fluid, better informed,
and dynamic. There is always someone a “step ahead”
of you, and easy access to other user experiences and
long-term opinions affects the assumptions of loyalty.
Both of these trends provide significant opportunities
for marketers, and brand experience holds the key to
maximizing the opportunities.
- Harvard Business Review