Content Marketing

Money Can Buy Love!

A Closer Look At Brand Engagement There are plenty of reasons why someone may not purchase a product or service. The biggest reason may be that they do not have an emotional feeling about the brand. These brands do not engage with their potential customers at an emotional level.  “People buy based on an emotional feeling.”  A strong brand that …

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Increase Sales With A Stronger Brand Promise​​​​​​​

When we conduct brand strategy workshops, we are often given the challenge to define the “Brand Promise” for the company. Arriving at the final brand promise statement takes a little time and patience, but it will provide a better return on your marketing and sales investment. There are many reasons you may want to revisit or create a brand promise …

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

In the late 1980s, I got my first job at W.B. Doner & Co. in Detroit, which would soon become the world’s biggest-and-best privately held advertising agency. One of the reasons Doner was on its way to such lofty status was that the agency had just won the worldwide advertising account for British Petroleum. The agency’s best thinkers—award-winning writers and …

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Micro-Moments and Your Brand

The goal of every brand is to create a strong bond with a multitude of “Micro-Moments.” These micro-moments are crucial to the success of the brand. As companies develop their marketing and branding strategy, particular attention should be given to how the brand message will be delivered through different channels. And, more importantly, the integration of the core brand message will …

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Three Key Ways Influencers Boost Brand Awareness

You probably have seen articles that talk about how influencers can charm the pants off of your customers, creating warm fuzzies that will result in a happily ever after relationship with your target audience. I am trying not to recreate that article. I want to talk about the specific reasons around how and why this can happen for your brand. …

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We’re Looking For Writers

Do you love branding as much as we do? Do you write regularly on branding topics? We may have a lot in common… We are a group of branding experts and we like to share our branding knowledge with other marketing, communications, and branding professionals.  Brand Musings’ purpose is to provide current trends, opinions, news articles, and musings about branding. If you …

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3 Easy Steps to Writing Memorable Taglines

It’s a step I never miss. When I write Core Message Platforms for my clients’ branding campaigns, I always create a section that includes a number of tagline options for their product or service. It’s a big advantage to have a memorable tagline that people automatically link to your business, product or service—and it’s a very important step in branding …

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Great Brands Inspire Action

Written by Alex Valderrama, Founder and Principal of Cranium Agency Have you ever wondered what makes a great brand? The answer can be found deep in the brand purpose. Every strong brand has a purpose, and every customer has a need. There are many brands – Volvo which manufactures incredibly safe cars, Coca Cola which provides a refreshing drink, and …

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Is Your Brand Welcoming to Young Professionals?

As executive director of an association of business-to-business marketers – young professionals have captured our attention. I knew in my heart that making sure our brand was resonating with the millennial group (ages 21-34) was important – but I didn’t realize HOW critical it really was. I’ve been bombarded with statistics lately about the changes in our industry and how …

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The Legacy Of A Brand

Written by Alex Valderrama, Founder and Principal of Cranium Agency Historically, many companies fail within the first couple of years. The reasons are varied due to many factors such as lack of funding, poor management, inadequate resources, incompetence, etc. The legacy of a brand is unique to each company. Sometimes a brand will outlive its founders, its employees, and even its …

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