I was a newspaper guy for over a decade. Just old enough to be stuck in the print age, yet young enough to grasp the power of an internet-based message. Maybe, as a business owner or marketing guru, you can relate.
In the filthy, weedy backyard that is the internet, growing a beautiful blog is key in your company’s quest to increase brand awareness.
Where the Internet is involved, there are horror stories. It's not always the company’s fault -- Xerox sure couldn’t help it. But not all companies are so innocent. When building your company’s B2B branding strategy, it’s best to learn from horror stories of the past to avoid the same mistakes.
Building your business's brand is as important as innovating and marketing your product. Just look at the sales of large companies in the past 10 years.
When Tata Motors bought Range Rover and Jaguar from Ford Motor Company (for $2.56 BILLION), they weren't buying them for the factories, employees, and raw materials. It was the brands they were after. Kraft's purchase of Cadbury (for $19.5 BILLION), wasn't for their chocolate recipe. It was for their brand.
Increasing the value of your B2B brand should be a strategic initiative. How will you increase your brand awareness (and your business's value) over time?
You can start by evaluating your brand's 'personality' against the following B2B branding mistakes.
We love social media here. It’s so … so … multifaceted. Where else can you see industry trends, baby pictures, live news, “fake” news, and relationship drama all in one place?
Manufacturing marketing isn't pretty. Not because it's old-fashioned. No, old things can certainly be beautiful. The problem is it's butt ugly, with a personality to match.