Why do I need a brand? Part 3

“I’m too busy to think about branding.” In small businesses, everyone wears a lot of hats from the CEO on down the line. You’re all busy with some combination of prospecting leads, meeting deadlines, putting out fires, managing employees, doing accounting plus more. It’s easy (and often reasonable) to say, “I’m too busy.” Before dismissingContinue reading “Why do I need a brand? Part 3”

Why do I need a brand? Part 2

“I have a logo. That’s all I need, isn’t it?” Use your brand to train & empower your employeesWhen asked, many people will describe a brand as a company’s logo, tagline, the style of their ads and/or their mascot if one exists. However, a strong, effective brand goes well beyond those superficial characteristics. Logos andContinue reading “Why do I need a brand? Part 2”

Why do I need a brand? Part 1

“Branding, does it really matter?“ As a marketer by trade, this sentence can feel like a personal affront! It’s not of course, but it does highlight why so many businesses have inconsistent, lackluster, and/or nonexistent brand identity. I’ve had to explain the value a strong, consistent brand can bring to any business or organisation, smallContinue reading “Why do I need a brand? Part 1”