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POSTED ON Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Our last post talked about having a "complete brand," like that is really a thing. In case you are wondering, it may be Troubadour vernacular, but a "complete brand" is ABSOLUTELY a "thing." When you are building a brand, there are multiple (5 to be exact) components to include. Once you have a complete brand, you're ready to market, but how do you know which one is the most important? We already know branding and marketing are NOT the same Read More...
branding, marketing
POSTED ON Monday, January 28th, 2019
ARE you marketing with an incomplete brand? If your first answer to this question is “I don’t know,” that is completely normal. After all, what is the definition of a COMPLETE brand? And what does it have to do with marketing? People don’t Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
How do you build a brand? Have you consciously built your brand, ingredient by thoughtful ingredient, or has it kind of fallen into place over time? Whether or not you have purposefully built your brand, you certainly have one. Ask any of your Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
I know, you thought I was gonna say ice cream. Connection is even more important than ice cream, which some of you may argue. As humans, we are wired to thrive when we interact with our world. The most obvious goal of marketing is to create Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Although a company’s logo may be the first thing we think of when someone mentions “brand,” there is more to a brand than a pretty picture. Think of a company you admire or work with. It’s likely you can picture their logo, but if you were Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
TEN essential components every homepage needs: Contact information in prominent place(s) Call to action button(s) Immediate understanding of what you do (is this the right place for me?) Look and feel consistent with your brand Images to enhance Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
On the second day of marketing, the troubadour gave to me TWO tips for staying ahead of the competition: be consistent and nail your follow through. Although these things sound like basic skills everyone has, everyone does not do a good job with Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, February 29th, 2016
If you are one of those people who believe in the power of marketing, you may fall into one of two camps. Let's call the first type of camper the marketing scientist. This individual believes that marketing is all about numbers and plans and Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Your story is different than anyone else’s. When you figure out how it is unique, take full responsibility of it and OWN IT. When you fully embrace and own your own story, you lay claim to a message that is unique and differentiates you from Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I coined a new phrase and its acronym is BOP. BOP stands for Branding-On-Purpose. It also sounds kind of like dancing, which is even better, because it infers that it may actually be enjoyable! In my years of working with business owners, I have Read More...
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