It really is about the money. When a brand is operating to its full potential it makes your products more findable, referable, memorable and desirable. A dynamic brand accelerates your sales funnel and grows wealth.
David Aplin Group: Value Is In The Eye Of Your Customer
Marketing can be messy. You can strive to get your brand positioning and messaging accurate, but your customers may not always see it that way. The David Aplin Group has a modular brand architecture to help them adjust their value proposition to fit the broad needs of a diverse client base.
Every growing company tries and abandons strategies: products fail, partnerships fail, business ventures fail. Change is necessary for growth, but not everyone will see it that way. Not everyone is going to agree with the changes, and some may get malicious. Manage people with an axe to grind after your company changes direction.
There are winners and losers with every major technology innovation. Skura was on the losing end of the iPad revolution, and had to reinvent their product and brand. But with careful planning and a commitment to the future, they made purposeful decisions to get ahead of the mess and create a solution that stands head and shoulders above the competition.
Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV VMAs was an eye opener. She used a well timed splash can change the trajectory and reach of your brand. It's a lesson for companies too. Add a splash to your marketing mix to reach far more new prospects and customers faster.
Quartet Service: Relationship Innovation – Making Ideas Happen
Not all niches are equal, and some niches aren't even niches at all. If everyone offers similar service, it's not a niche. A niche strategy has to adhere to 3 components: 1, customers self-identify with the niche; 2, specialized expertise or capabilities; 3, market density to support a business.
Versature has a David versus Goliath story. They are challenging the big giants by offering services the big telcos can't or don't want to provide, and they're growing rapidly as a result. Look for paradigm shifts in your industry to grow a sticky brand.
Brand momentum is exciting and powerful when your brand is rising, but terrifying if it's declining. Energy accelerates the impact of your brand, but it's elusive. Here are 3 tips to increase your brand's momentum.
National Logistics services: The Cost Of Repositioning
Repositioning a business can be one of the most costly and painful transitions a company go through. National Logistics Services (NLS) went through 18 months of sales purgatory when it repositioned from a general logistics provider to experts in fashion and footwear. Today NLS has a sticky brand, but it was a challenging journey. Peter Reaume, CEO of NLS explains, "It was one of the scariest thing I've ever done. We knew we had to specialize, but the transition was hard."
Growing A Sticky Brand Is Hard. Really, Really Hard!
Growing a sticky brand is hard. Really, really hard. Every company featured in the Sticky Branding Stories column is doing something pretty amazing. And in every case they are leveraging their core capabilities and investments to grow a sticky brand. But what's not as obvious is each of these companies have faced adversity.
Talent is a foundational building block of a sticky brand. Capital Iron has grown a sticky brand with a very purposeful HR strategy. Close to 90% of their staff are full time employees compared to the retail industry standard of 15 to 20%. Their staffing strategy is designed to support a highly unique retail experience.