We all have our own perceptions when it comes to certain advertized products, companies or
services. The famous brands we all know and recognise have marketing teams that spent many hours analyzing the market and
its needs. They knew what they wanted to reflect, to begin with, but they also molded
after the needs of the customers. And that’s the light that they shine under
our eyes. You say a name, or show an image and most people have a quite similar perception about the brand…
This is exactly why even a small business owner, a speaker or a consultant must be very careful when it comes to the light that shines from his brand. In the very
first steps of the business creation, one should build a clear plan of what the business should become. Branding is not just for celebrities and famous companies; it is for every public entity. More so if you are using the social media platform to connect with the
There are a few steps to considered in this process and a very important one is to have a good and well-defined idea about your brand in order to succeed. At the base of this step is RESEARCH. One might hope that enthusiasm and hard work is enough to succeed, but if you don’t convey all that into an entity that is appealing and on demand for your niche, all the enthusiasm and hard work will burn out soon if there are no visible results.
Additionally, create a good OUTLINE of the path you want to pursue. A solid foundation for this step is a written business plan. Just by going through this process, you can brainstorm, define and write a lot of the basic strategies of the brand creation. Start expanding them. Sketch and then follow through. Try to keep your brand under your control, not the vice versa.
When using SOCIAL MEDIA it is important to follow the same outline on all channels. I discovered that it creates a great sense of confusion to use some of the social media platforms for business and others for personal matters when you interconnect them.
There is no need to link them if they are not sending the same message. Be unique and charismatic when connecting to your followers, but not unprofessional. A look at all your social media pages, business card, business etiquette and your physical presence has to be harmonious and unilateral.
If these tasks become a burden or if they transform into an overwhelming process, don’t hesitate to contact a professional or your preferred virtual assistant. Do not underestimate the power of building a consistent brand.
You are the master of your brand. Make sure you have it under control.