Tag Archives: Branding

The ultimate brand

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | Brands, as discussed several times on this blog, is about what you stand for, not what you do. It’s not a logo, colors, graphics or even mission statements. It is why you exist in this world and the value you bring. Great brands are able to convey their […]

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Emotion trumps logic

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | We are often asked, “Do people buy from logic first or emotions?” Most marketers want to believe logic is how everyone makes purchase decisions – the best product, the best price, the best quality, wins. For those who like to make their advertising and marketing pitch, they feel conformable in […]

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Digital measurement relies on the wrong metrics

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | Impressions, clicks, views, shares, likes, etc. are the wrong key performance indicators if you are looking for effective advertising. I know many marketers love these data points because they can gather them like squirrels do with nuts in the fall, but these metrics do not correlate with brand […]

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Disappearing brands

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | Each year, 24/7 Wall Street releases their predictions on brands that will disappear sometime the following year. This doesn’t mean they will completely go away, some brand names will disappear due to acquisition or renamed and introduced into a new category. The main lesson to glean is realize […]

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Brand or be branded

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | Nature is never at a stand still. You are either growing or dying and if you are standing still, you are dying. Branding operates on a similar principle. You are either branding your company or you are being branded by others. Your customers, your competitors, your detractors and […]

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Even in politics, the women market rule

by Tony Fannin, Partner, BE Branded  | Women are the most important customers when it comes to marketing. It is also true when it comes to politics. Over the past decade, the woman vote has taken more visible prominence and this year, there seems to be even a stronger focus for political groups to win […]

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Review of Marketing to Women Conference in Chicago

by Tony Fannin, BE Branded  | I had the pleasure of attending the 10th year of the Marketing to Women Conference in Chicago, May 5-May 7, 2014. Overall it was great to hear wonderful speakers, gain some insights and meet people who understand where the real power of business is – U.S. women. In attendance […]

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Online brands now have physical stores

by Tony Fannin, CEO/Partner, BE Branded  | More online companies are getting into brick-n-mortar. This is a natural evolution of business. The “old” mantra that physical stores are dead is false. The saying was, everyone was going to shop online and NO ONE will be shopping in stores any more. It’s true, online buying has […]

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Don’t sell to your customers. Help them to buy.

by Tony Fannin, CEO/Partner, BE Branded  | Help your customers buy from you. So, what does that mean? It’s not just greeting them at the door asking if you can help them. It’s not just making your web site easy to navigate. It’s not even about giving them deep discounts and free perks. It’s about […]

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2014 brand and advertising trends

by Tony Fannin, CEO/Partner, BE Branded  |   It’s a new year and this may be the time when some of the trends started over the last couple of years begin to become “mainstream”. Here are just a few trends to look out for: Increased mobile spending – In recent years, time spent with mobile […]

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