Critical Elements of a Successful Brand For Your Marketing Company

By Philip BerardoMar 04, 2020

 

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It would be a big misunderstanding to say that the most popular brands can coast by on name recognition alone. Sure, we all know about the big names like Apple or Microsoft, but it certainly wasn’t always that way. If you were to take a step back to the 1970’s— when both companies were getting started—it’s unlikely that those names would have anywhere near the same level of recognition they do several decades later.

Likewise, your marketing company’s brand won’t be able to break into an industry with a name alone. These are the critical branding elements your marketing company needs.

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Defining Brand Identity: How the Right Colors Impact Branding

By Philip BerardoFeb 06, 2020

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A brand’s identity is defined through a number of factors, such as its messaging or a powerful mission statement. It may not seem like a big deal on a surface level, but color can also play a vital role in determining how someone will react to a company’s branding. There’s something almost unnerving about altering the color of a brand’s logo beyond recognition. Just imagine the uproar if Coca Cola decided to rebrand their cans in bright green instead of the classic red!

Here are a few ways that color impacts branding and how your company can help define a meaningful part of its brand identity.

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2 Brand Positioning Statements to Inspire Your Marketing Company

By Philip BerardoDec 19, 2019

 

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Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to get your marketing company on the right track with its branding. Looking at popular, famous brand positioning statements is an excellent place to start inspiring your branding strategy. First, you may be asking yourself, “what is a brand positioning statement?” It’s a detailed description of your company’s service and its target market; it helps you align your marketing strategy with your company’s branding.

With that said, let’s analyze two brand positioning statements that will help inspire your marketing company.

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What is Reverse Positioning in Marketing and Branding?

By Philip BerardoDec 04, 2019

 

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The final month of 2019 is upon us, and it looks like the branding and marketing world is embracing a revitalized strategy. The term “reverse positioning” (sometimes called “breakaway positioning”) has begun resurfacing in the marketing industry recently, but what exactly does it mean? In this post, we’ll be defining reverse positioning—a unique marketing and branding strategy your company should know about.

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What is a Brand Refresh? Insights for B2B Marketers

By Philip BerardoNov 21, 2019

 

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A brand refresh is a topic that your b2b marketing company may have already discussed—and the response may have been a resounding “that’s a good idea!” Despite this, the idea of a “refresh” may not be within your company’s current brand strategy and scope. It’s hard to fit a full refresh into your branding strategy, especially if it will change other company aspects in the process, such as tone or existing guidelines.

The truth is, every company runs the risk of becoming stale and outdated with its branding. To prevent your b2b marketing company from running its course, here’s what you need to know about a brand refresh.

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Understanding the Advantages of Brand Equity in B2B Marketing

By Philip BerardoNov 15, 2019

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What does it mean for your company to have a strong “brand equity?” Well, it’s part of what makes your brand valued and meaningful in the eyes of your customers and prospects. Without brand equity, your b2b company is essentially marketing its brand without any defining characteristics—no real emotional value to gain from supporting it. That doesn’t exactly sound like it’s doing your target audience any favors, does it? That’s why we’re sharing the key advantages of brand equity in b2b marketing, with best practices your company can follow!

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3 Common Branding Myths Your B2B Marketing Company Should Know

By Philip BerardoNov 08, 2019

 

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Debunking myths isn’t exactly an everyday task that you can complete without second thought. Myths exist for a reason; they come from years of false information and analyses, which cause them to become the norm for people to believe. For b2b marketing companies, there are plenty of branding guidelines that may seem commonplace in their industry.

However, there’s not always a truth behind every belief in the b2b branding world. Here are 3 of the most common branding myths your b2b marketing company should know. 

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B2B Branding: How to Make a Strong First Impression With Your Brand

By Philip BerardoNov 01, 2019

 

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Establishing a brand in an industry that’s bursting with competition isn’t a simple task; your digital marketing company may find itself revising its brand message and tone several times to find a sweet spot. However, constantly tweaking your brand only causes confusion for your audience and among your marketing team.

One of the top challenges with showcasing your brand is the initial presentation and optimizing for a person’s first impression. Here’s how your digital marketing company can make a strong first impression with its brand.

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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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Build Stronger Brand Awareness in Your B2B Marketing Company

By Philip BerardoOct 11, 2019

 

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You’ve probably heard countless stories from other b2b companies about how they built up their brand awareness and reached a bigger audience. These success stories can be just as worrisome as they are impactful and inspiring; you may feel uneasy about your current brand awareness, when other company brands are dominating your industry's landscape. To keep up with many competing brands, here’s how your b2b marketing company can build stronger brand awareness.

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