How Do I Grow My Brand?

On April 21st, 2013, wrote:

A huge part of owning a business is growing your brand and bringing in new customers. Nowadays, almost all customers turn to the internet for information regarding a product. Customers rely heavily on company websites, customer reviews and the world of social media when it comes to making their next purchase. Gone are the days of cold-calling people trying to make a sale and in are the days of using the internet to grow your business. Luckily, this actually makes it easy for the business owner (with a little know-how, of course). Tips on how to grow your brand online Though there are hundreds of ways to grow your business in general, there are a few sure-fire ways to grow your brand online. These include: Build and maintain a company website. Include pricing, new product information, customer reviews (both good and bad), personal information about yourself and any changes going on with the company. Utilize all forms of social media. Create – Read the full article

Five Top Tips To Improving Your Brand

On August 4th, 2012, wrote:

Ask 20 people what branding is and you will more than likely get 20 different answers. A brand can mean your logo, your company’s values, or the way it interacts with its customers and suppliers at every level of your business. Your brand can actually reflect your customer’s experience of your company and therefore can help maintain the way your business is perceived and its reputation. 5 Top Tips To Improve Your Brand Image Name Of Your Business: Choosing your business name is of vital importance to your brand. It should reflect your businesses vision, value, and expertise. Don’t rush this important decision. Consult with family, friends and maybe a focus group. If you have the budget, consulting an expert in the field might give you the edge to come up with a winning business name. The Products or Services Your Provide: The products or services you provide should reflect you brand image. In a recent poll by AcuPoll, up – Read the full article

Why You Need to Protect Your Brand’s Keywords

On October 4th, 2011, wrote:

It seems that competition for valuable branded keywords is reaching an all time high, with a recent report by eMarketer, “Brands Go Head-to-Head in Competition for Search Terms,” estimating that US marketers will spend a massive $14.4 billion USD this year on search advertising. Why should you care? Because it’s your brand’s keywords that they’re bidding on. The Battle of Branded Keywords We all know that search engine optimization is based on attempting to reach a top ranking position on a search engine for a given keyword or keyword phrase. We also know that the introduction of Google’s Adwords and Bing’s adCenter offered companies a major opportunity to feature on page one results for a search term without bothering with all this; they could bid on a term and grab traffic without engaging in the arduous process of link building and on and off site optimization. Recently, however, things have developed one step further and brand managers have started to – Read the full article

How to Make a Memorable Company Logo

On August 8th, 2011, wrote:

With all of the commotion that goes along with a business, sometimes the easiest things are forgotten. Even worse, sometimes the easiest things can become complicated because after all—is anything about your company really easy? As it turns out, creating a logo is one of those rare things about your company that will turn out great results without a ton of work. Just ask Google. A logo is part of your company’s branding, which consists of everything a company does and everything a company is involved with including mission statements, customer guarantees, Internet marketing efforts, and taglines. If you have creative people on your side, you should be able to come up with a logo or tagline that is ready to hit the Internet in successful, viral fashion. I dare you to try and think of a major company that does not have a logo. Everyone is reaping the benefits of logos because they have proven to be potentially very – Read the full article

Google: Masters of the Modern Day Logo

On August 3rd, 2011, wrote:

The face of one of the most innovative companies in history is their ever-changing, extremely memorable logo. While Google leads innovation in many verticals and constantly “brands” that simplistic colorful logo in our brains, there is a lot behind this work of art and its purpose is not merely to line the walls or logo mats of the Google complex. Way back in 1998, Google created the basis for what we still see today: a simple wordmark logo utilizing 3 main colors and the oddball green on the “l”. The rebellious green goes against the pattern of the main colors in a symbolic gesture that “Google doesn’t always follow the rules.” Since 1998, the main logo has only changed twice with simple changes to the gradient and letter shadowing. The colors and the font are still recognizable across all three with the Google Logo font coming from the German designer, Gustav Jaeger, entitled “Catull BQ”. What is truly inspiring about – Read the full article