3 Tips to Building a Quality Brand Reputation

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With the volume of competition and platforms available today, gaining a reputation for exceptional products and services has to go beyond hard work and marketing strategies. Companies need to think of smart ways to stand out from the crowd, attract a loyal following and keep their good reputation. If you’re looking to … Read more

Infographic: The Power of Color in Branding

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Many of us like to believe that we are unaffected by branding and advertising. However, with the vast quantity of messages we receive through various media formats throughout the day, it is almost impossible to completely avoid coming into contact with one brand or another. Ensuring that their message is effectively communicated … Read more

How to Increase Your Brand’s Credibility

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Building trust with your consumers is essential for success in business. Trust leads to repeat business and loyal customers, along with increased sales and brand awareness. That trust, however, takes time, hard work, and consistency to earn. It is important that business owners educate themselves on how to establish and maintain trust … Read more

Branding Basics for Businesses: How to Find Your Voice & Stick To It

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The December 2014 Webs Small Business Digital Trends Survey revealed that 63 percent of small businesses use digital tools to market to customers. When marketing online, businesses must present a coherent look and feel to successfully connect with the target audience. Below are creative ways to showcase your company’s voice, an important, … Read more

Branding 101: 12 Brand Archetypes

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What is a brand archetype? Archetypes are a concept originally conceived by famed Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung. In marketing, a brand archetype is a genre you assign to your brand, based upon symbolism. The idea behind using brand archetypes is to anchor your brand against something iconic—something already embedded within the conscious … Read more

Brand Archetype: Caregiver

Brand Archetype: Caregiver

Quote: “When you’re a caregiver, you need to realize that you’ve got to take care of yourself, because—not only are you going to have to rise to the occasion to help someone else—but you have to model for the next generation.” ~ Naomi Judd Motto: Love your neighbor as yourself. Driving desire: … Read more

Brand Archetype: Lover

Brand Archetype Lover

Quote: “A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.” ~ Ralph W. Sockman Motto: You’re the only one. Driving desire: intimacy and experience Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved Strategy: to become more … Read more

Brand Archetype: Creator

Brand Archetype Creator

Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done. Driving desire: to create things of enduring value Goal: to realize a vision Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution Strategy: develop artistic control and skill Task: to … Read more

Brand Archetype: Regular Guy/Girl

Brand Archetype: Regular Guy/Girl

Quote: “I understand the common man because I understand me in that regard, at least.” ~ Vince McMahon Motto: All men and women are created equal. Driving desire: connecting with others Goal: to belong Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, … Read more

Brand Archetype: Outlaw

Brand Archetype: Outlaw

Quote: “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.” ~ Tom Robbins Motto: Rules are made to be broken. Driving desire: revenge or revolution Goal: to overturn what isn’t working Greatest fear: to be powerless … Read more

Brand Archetype: Magician

Brand Archetype: Magician

Quote: “Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.” ~ Donald Wills Douglas Motto: I make things happen. Driving desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe Goal: to make dreams come true Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences Strategy: develop a vision and live by it … Read more

Brand Archetype: Ruler

Brand Archetype: Ruler

Quote: “He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.” ~ Aristotle Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Driving desire: control Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community Strategy: exercise power Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate, out of touch … Read more

Brand Archetype: Hero

Brand Archetype: Hero

Quote: “A hero has faced it all; he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.” ~ Andrew Bernstein Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Driving desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being … Read more

Brand Archetype: Explorer

Brand Archetype: Explorer

Quote: “Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” ~ Frank Borman Motto: Don’t fence me in. Driving desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness Strategy: journey, … Read more

Brand Archetype: Innocent

Brand Archetype: Innocent

Quote: “Innocence is always unsuspicious.” ~ Joseph Joubert Motto: We are young and free. Driving desire: to get to paradise Goal: to be happy Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong Strategy: to do things right Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence Talent: faith and optimism Also … Read more

Brand Archetype: Jester

Brand Archetype: Jester

Quote: “Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison Motto: You only live once. Driving desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world Greatest fear: being bored … Read more

Brand Archetype: Sage

Brand Archetype: Sage

Quote: “The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom; He knows himself but does not display himself; He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.” ~ Lao Tzu Motto: The truth will set you free. Driving desire: to find the truth Goal: to use … Read more