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brand ambassador. Corporate name tag that reads hello I am Brand Ambassador

What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Brand Ambassador?” A high-level, heavily decorated dignitary? A bartender serving up shots of a new fancy designer liquor to pique your curiosity? Amy envisions a sheriff striding around with a badge that reads BRAND and wielding a very large hat. She almost has Kevin convinced…

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personal branding

A couple of episodes ago we mentioned personal branding. This is a topic worthy of its own episode, so here we are getting personal. People want to know if they should pick an archetype that is close to their personality. This question comes up a lot for solopreneurs or businesses that have a strong spokesperson…

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Your brand

Are you aware of the reputation and “truths” people hold about the industry you work in? Does your brand strategy include ways to manage this, either by using it to your advantage or combatting it? Very few industries have more variations or have reputations that are stronger than car dealerships. Join Kevin and Amy as…

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Now that we have done an episode on each of the 12 main archetypes, it’s time to decide which archetype relates the most to your business. As you look at the list of archetypes, one or two might jump right out at you and it is very obvious to you which one you are. However,…

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taglines and slogans

People often confuse or interchange the terms tagline and slogan. We discuss the differences and the elements that make up great taglines. In this episode we cover these topics related to taglines: Lingo Flows off the tongue Subtle changes Implied meaning One word versions The annual changes to the Coca Cola brand The process of…

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Logo Design

What makes a great logo design? What are some examples of bad logos? What are some of the world’s best logos? Kevin and Amy discuss the fascinating (and often frustrating) world of logo design. We cover topics such as: The three basic types of logos (see the “Logos 101” file in the resources section below)…

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How often do you REALLY read the packaging on the products you buy in a grocery store? You might be surprised to find some interesting ideas for your own products and services! Product labeling 101 would suggest that you creatively differentiate yourself from your competitors. I’m pretty sure this is the best product label from…

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Teaching People How to Say Your Name

While watching this year’s Super Bowl (just for the commercials, of course), I was struck by a commercial by Rakuten.  Never heard of them?  Neither had I.  It wasn’t the production quality or the brand strategy that interested me.  It was the fact that the entirety of the commercial was to teach people how to…

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