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"How to Position Your Brand" Worksheet (by Denise Lee Yohn)


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Determine how your brand compares to and competes with other options.
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"How to Position Your Brand" Worksheet (by Denise Lee Yohn)

  1. 1. how to build a breakthrough brand -- worksheethow to position your brandTo determine how your brand compares to and competes with other options, you need a competitive brandpositioning statement.Use this framework to articulate your competitive brand positioning: For X, we are the A who does B because CX = your target audienceWho are you trying to persuade? What distinguishes them? What’s important to them?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ hint: define your target audience with more than demographic variables; consider lifestyle, needs, valuesA = competitive frame of referenceWhat is your aspirational competitive set? What is the mental file folder your target should put you in?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ hint: think broadly about your competition – you may compete with companies outside your categoryB = differentiating value you deliverWhat do you do that no else does and that your target cares about? Why should your target value you?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ hint: consider the benefits you deliver beyond the functional – think emotional, social, and cultural valueC = reasons to believeWhat evidence proves that you deliver the value indicated in B above?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ hint: specify unique attributes, actions and assets; include claims, statistics, and resultsexample: example:Jamba Juice CarharttFor everyone who chooses to do For hardworking men and women whosomething good for themselves (X), value doing the job right (X), CarharttJamba Juice is the convenient is the authentic work wear expert (A)place for great tasting, healthy that provides proven, uncompromisedproducts (A) that energizes the way performance to support what you doyou live and feel (B) because we (B), because 1) Carhartt hasare considerate of what you put in continuously innovated to meetyour body, make it enjoyable to be worker’s demands for over 100 years ,healthy, and help create healthier and 2) Carhartt products have beencommunities. (C) tested and proven on-the-job with real workers. (C)visit to view Denise’s “How to Builda Breakthrough Brand” video series and access other worksheets • • © 2012 Denise Lee Yohn, Inc. • 917 446 9325 •