Foster Your Ethical Brand Reputation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Connect Magazine invited me to weigh in on why ethical brand reputation is so important and how brands can build and foster stronger images.­ In this article I share practical advice on protecting ethical brands and five top leadership trends I see unfolding in 2020. It's worth a read for those who want to use the time during the pandemic to figure out how they can build a stronger company and a stronger brand that is ready for an uncertain future. .

Personal Branding

Lead Change Blog

We hear so much now about the building and managing of one’s “Personal Brand” as the key to success. You can’t attend a conference without hitting a breakout session helmed by some Personal Brand high priest or priestess. They’ll describe the brand concept the same way Coca Cola describes it, as standing on the pillars of quality and consistency. Breakout sessions get flip-charts and grape-scented markers to practice listing the attributes of their Personal Brands.

Brand 209

5 Tips To Make Your Personal Brand Successful

Lead Change Blog

I’ve been to hundreds over the years, but it’s only been within the last few months that I’ve realised the importance of the personal brand at such events. Now, I concentrate on developing a personal brand which makes every networking event appearance 100% worthwhile. Here’s five super-simple tips for creating your own successful personal brand. There’s no point in trying to create a personal brand that mirrors that of other people. I love in-person networking events.

Brand 238

Artificial Persuasion: The Invisible Brand

Leading Blog

William Ammerman states in The Invisible Brand , “ AI will play an increasingly important role in our lives in the years ahead as marketers turn vast amounts of computing power to the problem of influence people’s decisions.”. For better or worse, the invisible brand is with us, and we have come to depend on it. Through psychotechnology these brands operate invisibly, but collectively they are reshaping the market and the role of marketing.”.

Brand 274

Brand Boring

Lead Change Blog

Lara’s executives wanted to clarify and begin driving a leadership brand throughout the organization. Leadership Development authenticity diversity Leadership Leadership BrandPosted in Leadership Development A prospective client asked to talk with me recently. (To To protect her identity, we’ll call her Lara.) What unfolded during our conversation was a plan whereby their values, credo, code of conduct, and core competencies would converge into a leadership [.].

Brand 283

Does Your Brand Pass Muster?

Lead Change Blog

In this month’s post, I consider the impact of change on your organisation’s brand. In any economy — local, regional, or national — your brand is everything. However, does your brand work for you, or against you? If your company grows, what do you gain or stand to lose by changing your brand? Their previous brand had a particular geographic focus, and the company wished to expand its market horizons while keeping their traditional name.

Brand 190

Personal Branding at Work

Career Advancement

Individuals, like companies, have a brand, I told Stella. Those who are proactive at shaping their own brand identity are more likely to be recognized and to get ahead in the workplace. If you’re working to hone your personal branding at work, complete this exercise yourself: List the three adjectives that best describe how you’re perceived by others at work. Use this to your advantage with personal branding.

Brand 139

Forging an Ironclad Brand – Your North Star

Leading Blog

A BRAND properly conceived is more than a marketing activity. Your brand is your North Star as Lindsay Pedersen defines it in Forging an Ironclad Brand. An Ironclad brand is one that unleashes your competitive advantage. Your brand acts as a filter in the customer's mind defining who you are and what you mean to your customer. Creating an ironclad brand is not just the function of the marketing department. An ironclad brand clarifies.

Brand 227

5 Ways to Identify Your Brand’s Competitors

Tanveer Naseer

When developing your brand strategy, you need to make the critical choice of what you are going to position your brand against. What is the customer’s alternative to your brand against which you will push for your own brand? Guest Posts brand branding customers habits perception strategy valueThe following is a guest piece by Lindsay Pedersen.

Brand 136

How Can Brand Identity Boost Your Online Business?

Strategy Driven

In the world of the internet, developing and maintaining a compelling and authoritative brand identity for your e-commerce organization is paramount for driving success and staying competitive. The success of your brand depends on how effective your brand identity is.

Brand 76

Branding Challenges Faced By Small Businesses

Women on Business

Reader Submission brand design branding logo design rebranding small business brandingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 175

30 Influencers Behind the Brands We Love

Lead Change Blog

We recently published an Aha Amplifier social media enabled eBook called Bryan Kramer & Leadtail On The Influencers Behind The Brands We Love that we’re very excited about. In Behind The Brand: 30 Influencers That Drive Social Media For The Brands We Love , the companies analyzed the behavioral data of 30 successful influencers on social media such as digital executives who influence digital and social programs for brands every day. Brand Champions.

Improving Your Personal Brand as an Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

Personal branding is the most important way to set yourself apart from the crowd. A strong brand will deliver several business benefits such as being able to charge higher prices for your services and make it easier to acquire new customers. The question is, what are some concrete steps to improve your brand as an entrepreneur? The following are the most important aspects of working on for increasing both B2B branding in addition to B2C branding.

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? While a brand without exposure is not much of a brand, I consistently find that brand exposure is an aspect of brand management that is all too often overlooked as a success metric. Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity.

Brand 303

How to Build Your Brand Successfully

Strategy Driven

One of these things is the branding of a company and building brand awareness. If this is your first experience with a start-up, here are some top tips to help you build your brand successfully.

Brand 70

Consumer Trends: 5 Things Brands Should Know

Leading in Context

The bottom line is that consumers continue to expect much more from brands than an honest and perfectly executed transaction. This week, I share a high level view of 5 key things brands should know to be successful in reaching responsible consumers. We've seen many articles about ethical consumerism, conscious capitalism and the responsible consumer.

Trends 150

Tips for Building Brand Awareness

Women on Business

Marketing brand awareness Building Brand Awareness content marketing social media Social Media ContestWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 181

When Branding Seems Like a Mammoth Task

Women on Business

Marketing brand building brand strategy branding rebrandingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 185

Brands, Leadership and the Climate Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

This is where, for instance, the building of trust by brand’s evidencing their ongoing actions, are of such importance. They relate to what I termed ‘reputation capital’ in my first book ‘The Post-Truth Business’ regarding whether a brand is ‘trustworthy, reliable and competent’). In the context of the climate crisis, the issue of why we should trust ‘the organisation behind the brand’ regarding their environmental credentials, is vital.

Brand 145

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Winning Well Brand. If your brand could use a power boost, take a step back and give your brand a Winning Well refresh using these nine approaches. There’s nothing better you can do to enhance your brand than having a long track record of success. . You build a brand by playing the game, not by measurement and commentary. . Expand your Expertise If you want to build your brand, get very, very good at something important.

Brand 217

4 Ways Brand Trust Gives Your Business a Competitive Advantage

Women on Business

Marketing brand trust brandingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

4 Ways to Extend Your Brand and Grow Your Business

Women on Business

Marketing Strategy brand brand extensionWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 167

A Leader’s Guide to Emotional Branding

Lead Change Blog

And, it is the dream of every brand manager. The concept of brand in this country started in the west with the branding of cattle. Obviously barbed wire fence altered the practice of using branding for identification. Brands are powerful tools for customer trust. The word “brand” is typically associated with image–logo, signage, impression, promotion, etc. Brand as Identity. There is another side of the meaning of brand.

Brand 225

5 Key Benefits of Internal Brand Building

Women on Business

Human Resources Issues Marketing brand buidling branding employee training internal branding We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 184

The Decay of Brand Differentiation

In the CEO Afterlife

There’s a host of reasons why great brands decay. Leaders Failed to Nurture Their Brands. Along the way, the leaders of these organizations turned their backs on the tenets of great branding, defined as carving out unique brand positions and adding to that strategic advantage with innovations that thrill customers. Rather than add to a brand’s strategic advantage, they subtracted from its equity with tactical initiatives and superfluous line extensions.

Brand 180

Building Brand Awareness: July Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival is about building brand awareness. Our Reflections on the Festival Contributions and Insights on Building an Army of Brand Ambassadors. John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement talks about how building brand recognition with your team starts with inspiring passion in your message and teaching employees about what your business stands for. Top 10 Tips for Successful Internal Branding Efforts Follow David.

Brand 137

Be Your Own Brand of Leader

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Authentic Leadership Brand In some professions and organizational cultures there is a disdain for the positional leader. In some circles, rising up the hierarchy means selling out on your craft. Others observe the behavior of positional leaders and don’t like what they see in terms of personality or behavior. To become “that kind of leader” would be akin [.]

Brand 287

A Leader’s Guide to Creating an Enduring Brand

Great Leadership By Dan

Everything you decide to do in and for your business—all those hard choices and prioritizing—either reinforces or erodes your brand. Brand should be the North Star to guide you. Your brand—the thing you want to stand for in the mind of your customer—is the best way to filter your decision-making. brand shines so brightly that it makes visible the right decision without you needing to spend precious time and cognitive energy weighing choices.

Brand 195

How to Use Quora to Build Your Personal Brand and Business Brand

Women on Business

Marketing brand building personal branding quora quora marketingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 159

Why Personal Branding is a Leadership Must

Women on Business

Leadership business leadership career advice personal brandingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 180

Establishing a Leadership Brand Within Your Organization

Women on Business

Leadership Management branding Career Development personal branding We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 190

Fun Ways to Market Your Brand

Strategy Driven

Marketing is one of the most crucial elements of growing any business, whether it’s established or brand new, big or small. The good news is, with the tremendous growth of social media and internet usage, it’s easier than ever to market your brand.

Brand 70

How to Get Your Personal Brand Positioned?

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

Leadership – Inspiring Loyalty Through Personal Branding

Women on Business

Reader Submission Leadership personal brandingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

How to Identify and Develop Your Brand Personality for Small Business Success

Women on Business

Marketing brand development brand identity brand marketing brand persona brand personality brand strategy small business branding small business marketing We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 181

The Other Face Of Your Brand

Lead Change Blog

People are the face of your brand. Your people are the face of your organization, and work hard to represent that brand. That’s only one side to your brand coin. The other face to your brand is what your company does in support of your people and customers. Quality, systems, communication, culture, and future that go on behind the scenes are key components of your brand. Can your people confidently represent your brand to your customers?

Brand 197

The Future Is Where Brands Must Focus

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sean Pillot de Chenecey: Brands are built on trust, but in a post-truth world, they have a serious problem when so much of modern life is now defined by mistrust. A weakening of the vital trust connection between brands and consumers is causing enormous problems for businesses. Because if a brand isn’t trustworthy, it’ll be rejected in favour of one that is. Because just running an advertising campaign stating that a brand is trustworthy isn’t good enough.

Brand 173

Building and Protecting Your Personal Brand

Women on Business

Career Development personal brand personal branding We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 194

4 Effective Ways to Build an Online Brand

Women on Business

Marketing brand reputation branding online branding online presence social media social media marketingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 188

Is Your Brand Hurting Your Recruiting?

Great Leadership By Dan

The three core expectations that ALL Top Talent expect from a company are Culture, the Basics and the Brand. After leaders embrace their role as the cultural architects for their organizations, and ensure the basics for every employee, they then must always Build the Brand. When leaders Build the Brand, they position their organizations as places where not only customers want to do business but also where Top Talent want to work. How do you build a brand?

Brand 192

Creating Multi-Sensory Brand Experiences

Women on Business

Marketing brand brand marketingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 115

Brand Vs. Wild With Jonathan David Lewis

Joseph Lalonde

Jonathan has a new book, Brand Vs. Wild, that recently released and I couldn’t wait to have him on the Answers From Leadership podcast to discuss the similarities between being lost in business and lost in the wilderness, how to recover, and much more. What’s Brand Vs. Wild all about? Brand Vs. Wild, in a nutshell, is how do companies navigate this overwhelming new economy we’re dealing with today.

Wilde 163

5 Ways to Sell Your Brand

Women on Business

Reader Submission branding Customer Service Sales small businessWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Brand 208