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25 07, 2019

What Type of CEO Are You – a “Grinder” or a Power Brand?

By |2019-07-25T01:03:03+00:00July 25th, 2019|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, Corporation, Culture, Loyalty, Marketing, marketing strategies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The top 5% of star companies focus on building their power brands to turn sales transactions into loyal relationships, buyers into followers, while the 95% businesses just survive by focusing on just the bottom line, nose on the grindstone.

10 07, 2019

Video? Verbal? Or Both?

By |2019-08-05T22:31:52+00:00July 10th, 2019|Brand, Brand Messaging, Brand strategies, Branding, Corporation, customer experience, Marketing, marketing strategies, Photos & Graphics, Verbal content, Video, Website, Websites & B/Vlogs|0 Comments

Turning a video into a brand's "classics", to anchor a brand's website and social media marketing will multiply the impact of verbal messaging. Videos are the preferred media format for Gen-Z and Millennials, and increasingly getting popular among seasoned professionals of all ages. It is important to make videos short, powerful and effective for the right target audience based on strategically designed verbal content.

29 06, 2019

Power of Visuals

By |2019-08-05T22:42:11+00:00June 29th, 2019|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, Corporation, Culture, customer experience, Loyalty, Marketing, marketing strategies, Photos & Graphics, ROI, Verbal content, Video, Website|0 Comments

How many types of roofs can you visualize in 6 seconds? Now, STRETCH your imagination, and visualize what comes to your mind when you hear this sentence: “Our vast knowledge in various types of roofing installations is one of our greatest assets.” Perhaps a roof or two come to your visual mind?

22 06, 2019

Competition Can Be a Brand’s Best Friend, Differentiator and Collaborator

By |2019-08-05T22:50:07+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, content creation, Corporation, Culture, Loyalty, Marketing, marketing strategies, Video, Website|0 Comments

From branding point of view, there is no better way of defining a brand’s unique value propositions (“UVPs”) than by studying its peers or “competitors”. How else do you differentiate yourself in the marketplace? It is by a theory of relativity and the myth of one’s innate originality. A brand needs to have a limitless mindset rather than a limiting one to embrace and leverage competition and turning competitors into peers. Synergy created by mutually supplementing strengths and weaknesses with collaboration among competitors creates better UVPs and a diverse ecosystem.

10 03, 2019

Survival of the Fittest Brand

By |2019-08-05T22:58:58+00:00March 10th, 2019|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, Consumer experience, content creation, Corporation, marketing strategies, ROI, Technology, Website|0 Comments

A brand lives and breathes. A brand’s survival depends on how it adapts to its natural environment. When the market environment changes, the brand, even though it has been around for more than 100 years, must rapidly adapt, or die. To thrive, rather than just survive, we need to regularly evaluate a brand and the marketing approach for the brand - in relationship to the competitive environment in which it exists and then come up with potent and fresh marketing tactics and brand narratives to promote each brand’s unique value propositions and persona.

12 01, 2019

What Makes a Brand? What Is It For? – Beyond Nike’s Double Digits Profit Gain After Kaepernick Ad

By |2019-01-12T05:33:11+00:00January 12th, 2019|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand strategies, Branding, Consumer experience, content creation, Corporation, Culture, Experience, Loyalty, Marketing, marketing strategies, TV Personality, user experience, Verbal content, Video|0 Comments

Nike's ad sparked an intense controversy. A short summary of the controversy last fall: Nike featured Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary of  "Just Do It" campaign, and created a national debate, for or against Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the National Anthem that he intended as protesting police brutality against blacks, while others interpreted his [...]

26 11, 2018

Storytelling and Branding

By |2018-11-28T18:01:02+00:00November 26th, 2018|Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, content creation, Corporation, Culture, customer experience, Loyalty, Marketing, marketing strategies, Photos & Graphics, user experience, Verbal content, Video, Websites & B/Vlogs, write|0 Comments

Meaning + Emotions = Storytelling. To live is to be part of a story. To live a story, a vision, a dream, marks the difference between “living” and “existing.” For a business, it is the story that’s the difference between “selling products” and “influencing with a brand”. For a customer, that’s difference between being “sold [...]

27 10, 2018

“In Machines We Trust”? – Verifying Authenticity by AI and Blockchain (Part 2 of 2)

By |2018-10-27T16:38:14+00:00October 27th, 2018|AI, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, bots, Brand, brand development, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, content creation, Corporation, Culture, customer experience, Deep Learning, Digital information, Experience, facts reporting, Fake news, Journalist, Loyalty, Machine learning, Marketing, marketing strategies, Media, News stories, Technology|0 Comments

If you’d like to first read the preceding Part 1, here is the link: (https://10plusbrand.com/2018/10/21/in-machines-we-trust-verifying-authenticity-by-ai-and-blockchain-part-1-of-2/   Who has the final authority to declare truth or falsehood? Who is to judge if a piece of news is fake or real or in-between, for a specific purpose or use by particular humans? In the end, a human [...]

21 10, 2018

“In Machines We Trust”? – Verifying Authenticity by AI and Blockchain (Part 1 of 2)

By |2018-10-27T17:12:06+00:00October 21st, 2018|AI, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, bots, Brand, Brand Messaging, Brand Persona, Brand strategies, Branding, CEO, content creation, Corporation, Culture, customer experience, Deep Learning, Digital information, Experience, facts reporting, Fake news, Journalist, Loyalty, Machine learning, Media, News stories, Technology, user experience, Video, write|0 Comments

“Information Authenticating Tech” is most desired today A prestigious club in Silicon Valley (Churchill Club) has annual predictions of the top 10 trends in technology.  In May 2018, the winner by popular vote of several hundred in the attending audience was the prediction of a new class of software that guarantees authenticity for news, authorship, [...]