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Developing Your Brand Strategy

A Step by Step Guide

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Developing a brand strategy can be one of the most difficult steps in the marketing plan process. It's often the element that causes most businesses the biggest challenge, but it's a vital step in creating the company identity.

Your brand identity will be repeatedly communicated, in multiple ways with frequency and consistency throughout the life of your business.

Creating your brand strategy can be done easily by following the step by step guide below.

Developing Your Brand Strategy Email Course

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If you are ready to begin the development of your brand strategy, but need guidance and feedback the Brand Course is just for you. Each week you will receive a new lesson delivered to your email box and assignment to complete. When you have completed the assignment you will post the assignment and I will review each lesson and coach you through the 6 weeks, by the time you have completed the 6th week you will have created your Brand Strategy.

What is Branding?

A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It's important to spend time investing in researching, defining, and building your brand. After all your brand is the source of a promise to your consumer. It's a foundational piece in your marketing communication and one you do not want to be without. In this first week's lesson we will discuss and lay the foundational concept of branding, what it is and what it is not.

How To Define Your Brand

This is the first step in the process of developing your brand strategy. By defining who your brand is you create the foundation for all other components to build on. Your brand definition will serve as your measuring stick in evaluating any and all marketing materials and strategies.

Determining Your Brand's Objectives

Critical to effective brand management is the clear definition of the brand's audience and the objectives that the brand needs to achieve. How do you go about defining those objectives and putting a plan into place that will help you succeed in meeting them.

Focusing on Your Target Audience

The power of your brand relies on the ability to focus. That is why defining your target market will help to strengthen your brand's effectiveness. Learn how to define your target market in this week's lesson of the Developing Your Brand's Strategy course.

Discovering and Crushing Your Brand Barriers

When creating your brand strategy for a product or service it is important to perform a careful analysis to determine principal barriers that you may come in contact with. These barriers are also known as market conditions that can keep your product or service from achieving success. In this lesson you will learn where you can do the research to find your specific brand barriers.

Brand Packaging and Identity

Branding is your identity in the marketplace, is yours saying what it should? Your company image is all about the appearance of your packaging. What is your company image saying to the marketplace?
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