Why do consumers pay a premium for a Dell or Hewlett-Packard laptop, when they could get a generic machine with similar features for a lower price? The answer lies in the power of branding. A brand is not just a logo. It is the image your company creates of itself, from your advertising look to your customer interaction style. It makes a promise for your business, and that promise becomes the sticking point for customer loyalty. And that loyalty and trust is why, so to speak, your laptops sell and your competitors’ don’t.
Whatever your business is, whether it’s large or small, global or local, Branding For Dummies gives you the nuts and bolts know-how to create, improve, or maintain a brand. This plain-English guide will help you brand everything from products to services to individuals. It gives you step-by-step advice on assembling a top-notch branding team, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotion, avoiding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, and healthy. You’ll get familiar with branding essentials like:
Filled with easy-to-navigate icons, charts, figures, top ten lists, and humor, Branding For Dummies is the straight-up, jargon-free resource for making your brand stand out from the pack—and for positioning your business to reap the ensuing rewards.
From the Back Cover
Build positive impressions of your product or business
Build a powerful brand and pave the way for marketing success
Need to create — or improve — a brand? This practical, plain-English guide gives you proven techniques for branding everything from products to services to individuals. You get step-by-step advice on assembling a top-notch branding team, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotion, avoiding branding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, and healthy.
Discover how to
Although...branded as "A Reference for the Rest of Us" - i.e., non-experts - even pros would find this volume useful. -- BrandChannel.com Featured Book, February 2006
Bill Chiaravalle and
Barbara Findlay Schenck each have more than 20 years of experience
helping well-known organizations shape their branding and marketing
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