- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies (December 6, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471771597
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 .
Whatever your business is, whether itâ€™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. Youâ€™ll get familiar with branding essentials like:
- Defining your companyâ€™s identity
- Developing logos and taglines
- Launching your brand marketing plan
- Managing and protecting your brand
- Fixing a broken brand
- Making customers loyal brand champions
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 packâ€”and for positioning your business to reap the ensuing rewards.