branding

Siri vs Speaktoit: A Perspective on Modern Brand Names

It's the Product, Stupid

The poll I ran earlier this week in Is Your Brand Evil produced results that, in retrospect, were predictable. Fully half the respondents thought that branding could be used in either good or bad ways. Of the other half, my neuromarketing-oriented readers came down four-to-one on the “good” side of branding.

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Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom

Book Review: Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom

Like a surgeon exposing the nasty underbelly of medical malpractice, Martin Lindstrom, branding expert and author of the neuromarketing book Buyology, takes a decidedly consumerist point of view in showing how brands influence and sometimes even control our lives.

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Lessons from Lady Gaga

David Aaker on Brand Relevance

A Bubbling Crisis

Coke reportedly took more than 6% of its UK ad budget last year and put it into social media campaigns. Sales across Europe declined 1%, though its take-home sales in the UK were up 8.3% (Britain's best-selling brand, according to The Grocer magazine).

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How to Brand Space

Guest Post by: Laszlo Kövari

“Differentiate or die”. This is branding dogma.

Yet: the majority survives nicely without true differentiation.

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Beyond Branding: Becoming a Social Business

I recently chatted with Micheal Stelzner from Social Media Examiner and after a bit of a chuckle, we got down to business, specifically the business of being a more social organization. What does that mean exactly? Well, it goes beyond social media marketing and there's a good chance your organization will be grappling with some of the issues we discussed in this interview if your goal is to leverage social media for the benefit of your business. More to come in 2011...

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Love Branding

Review – Love Branding: How to make people fall in love with your brand by Carolin Dahlman

Carolin Dahlman has two professions: branding expert and “love coach.” While these two callings seem unrelated at first glance, Dahlman thinks they fit together perfectly. In her book, Love Branding, she shows how marketers can achieve branding success by understanding how humans relate to each other.

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Bees’ Views on Brand Building

So you want to start building your tree? Well, it is not an easy task. First, you must plant some roots. Then hammer some wood and bark on top of them. Tie on several branches and glue some blossom, for the bees to come over and pollinate them. Definitely glue some leaves to create a murmur in the air, so that the bees know you have a tree. Now wait for the bees, so that you can finally have fruit. Sometimes, to speed up the process, it helps to make a special offer for bees – e.g. “Pollinate 2 flowers, get honey from 3!”.

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