Defining Brand Essence in Your Digital Marketing Company

By Philip BerardoOct 25, 2019

 

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When thinking of the term “essence,” it’s helpful to compare it to the people you interact with on a daily basis. A person’s essence acts as their defining character—their personality, personal drive, and emotional tone all help to make this up. Now, compare this to the way your marketing company describes its brand. You may have a few specific adjectives such as fearless, inspiring, or bold.

Your brand essence is a defining trait that makes your brand not only resonate with your audience but also stand out from competitors. Here’s how your marketing company can define its brand essence.

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3 Brand Positioning Strategies for SaaS Businesses

By Philip BerardoDec 07, 2018

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When was the last time you sat down and really took an in-depth look at your brand? Those in the SaaS industry understand the difficulties that come from developing a strong brand identity that feels unique, while offering enough value and not deviating from a core message. Customer churning is one of the top struggles for SaaS businesses; having an inconsistent, complicated brand message certainly doesn’t help.

To help retain your current audience and encourage new customers to seek your services, here are three brand positioning strategies you’ll want to work with. 

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Technology's Impact on Brand Storytelling

By Stephanie AlexandreMay 24, 2017

A recent panel discussion during SXSW (South by Southwest) inspired Ben James, Google, Global Creative Director to speak about how much technology has changed brand storytelling. His comments prompted industry creatives to speak up about the pitfalls they often face when it comes to storytelling in the digital era.

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Show Don't Tell: How to Build Your Unique Brand Personality

By Linden KleinApr 19, 2016

Sometimes the best way to appeal to customers is by doing something totally unrelated to what you do. It can be a critical step towards developing a distinct and likeable brand personality.  

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A Short Case Study in Brand Equity

By Linden KleinApr 01, 2016

I was recently shopping for polo shirts and was surprised at the options. The Old Navy pique polo shirts top out at about $14. Ok, that’s acceptable. The Ralph Lauren pique polo shirts cost up to $90. Wow. Logo + “Thermovent” + “hint of stretch” = $76? The answer to why one is so much more expensive lies in each company’s brand positioning.

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Brand vs. Visual Identity – What’s the Difference?

By Azadeh BrownMar 15, 2016

The term ‘branding’ is lobbed around like a volleyball these days. You’ll hear statements from all corners of the marketing world:

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Leading a Rebranding Initiative

By Azadeh BrownMar 08, 2016

Picture this: It’s your first week at a new company, and you’re ready to meet with your agency to develop some new marketing initiatives. As you dig into your organization’s branding materials, you gasp in horror. What decade is this logo from? Who approved this color usage? Is there even a web-friendly version of the corporate font available?

 For some marketers, leading a branding—or rebranding—initiative is the holy grail. 

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How to Select a Digital Branding Agency

By Samantha FellerDec 29, 2015

Even the most skilled marketers cannot do it all. Graphic design, website development, branding strategy, marketing campaigns, advertisements and more shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of one person. The solution is to hire a digital branding agency that is reliable and the right fit for your company. 

Using an agency can allow you access to top talent and expertise in your industry if you find the right one. A good agency will act as a support team, there to help you tackle whatever projects or campaigns you need completed. Below are some pointers that will help you narrow down which digital branding agency is right for you.

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4 Tips for a B2B Rebrand

By Samantha FellerDec 04, 2015

 

The only constant that exists is change. As time passes your B2B brand may become outdated, your company message might change, or a merger may occur. Whatever the reason, there may come a point in time where you will need to rebrand your company name, logo and tagline.

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The Real Value of Taking Branding Risks in Digital Marketing Programs

By Azadeh BrownMay 19, 2015

We work with a number of clients spanning a variety of roles, from Marketing Coordinator to Master of the Marketing Universe. Each client has a different need; a different audience to reach; a different result to incite. One consistent goal we see in creative briefs is the desire to hit a “home run” with marketing programs—whether it's to “push the brand” to generate more buzz in the industry, or to create a story that “goes viral.”

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