Your brand is your mark of distinction. Here's how to construct a brand management strategy that will inspire trust in your company.
Your company brand is your mark of distinction; it's what sets you apart from your competitors. When you establish and adhere to a brand management strategy, your level of commitment reassures consumers, suppliers, and anyone else that your company does business with that they can trust you. Whether you're trying to influence key decision makers or attract and retain top talent, you'll want to consider the following tips on managing your company's brand.
How to Manage Your Company's Brand: Finding the Right Marketing Vehicle
There are many marketing vehicles that can drive home your brand message, including:
• Public relations and publicity
• Trade shows
• Online Phone directories
• Online (your website, blog, social media such as Twitter and Facebook, advertising)
• Broadcast media (television, radio)
• Print media (newspapers, magazines, specialty publications)
• Print displays and direct mail (brochures, fliers, signage)
• Professional assistance (consultants, designers, and agencies)
It's best to choose the communications vehicle that you're comfortable implementing and that will reach your intended audience.
Another aspect that business owners often overlook, is to think about how to maximize those brand communications activities that you currently use. For example, if you are going to be speaking at a conference, use social media to publicize that event, get feedback on the content your audience would like to hear, and use that content in an enduring way after the live event (like video clips)? Be proactive and maximize the after effect of the event.