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  • Creative Branding Defined

    Branding StrategyIn today’s competitive market every business should be on board with a branding strategy that is clearly representing your mission statement along with an active community in order to be effective and attract sales.    Branding reflects all the elements that define the image, ethos and tone of the company or product your site represents. Everything about your website (and matching social media pages), from its layout to the color palette you pick, is part of creating a brand. Good branding creates an instantly recognizable snapshot of what your site has to offer. Think about iconic branding elements like the big brands. Hear or see those things and you’ll instantly know what the company is and what it stands for.

    Look for branding your message in a creative way that not only generates leads, but also provides a consistent image that people can become familiar with and trust.

    What defines branding?

    Think of a brand as the tone or image of your company out of which everything flows. It is the central theme that communicates what you are about, and the types of products or services you have to offer in an easy to understand format.

    With a powerful branding package in place the essence of your business is what you want to project to your audience, and carry over into your online outlets such as your website, and all of your social media channels in a consistent manner.

    Let’s look at, for example, the Coca-Cola company. Their brand is instantly recognizable, and uses familiar colors across all of its marketing channels. Your company should be no different even if it is operating on a much smaller scale. You will want to build upon delivering a great story and image to your audience that they will remember by following these three steps:

    Know thy audience

    The first step in defining your brand is to know who your target market is, and appeal to that. Pay attention to the demographics, what makes them tick, and the style of other companies they follow.

    Consistency counts

    The second step is to make your brand stand out from the rest. Pay attention to what the competitors are doing, and make your image stand out. It is vital to keep all of your online properties consistent, and fresh using the latest technological and marketing trends.

    Be memorable

    Making a memorable and lasting impression is what creates a successful brand strategy. Get together with your team, or someone you trust, and sketch out ideas. Find ways to be creative, which can include your content and logo colors. With proper planning, and execution, your business can develop an image that will be easily recognized and attracts new leads.

    Susan Gilbert uses her laser focus knowledge to coach and provide online marketing and social sharing programs for authors, speaker, experts and small businesses. She is the author and publisher of several books including “The Land of I Can,” and “KLOUT SCORE: Social Media Influence, How to Gain Exposure and Increase Your Klout,” Susan combines online marketing with strategic thinking to create successful programs. Working most often with authors and entrepreneurs, she understands promotion at a personal level as a regularly quoted resource in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine and many more. Follow her Digital Marketing Tips at her blog: www.SusanGilbert.com

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