Brand Building Blueprint: How To Create An Immortal Brand

Brand Building Blueprint: How To Create An Immortal Brand

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The following is a blueprint for those that want to build long-lasting (immortal) brands.
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Profitable and purposeful brand creation will be essential to entrepreneurs in today’s crowded and technology-driven market; where multiple services and products (even counterfeits) are aggressively vying for your clients and world is swiftly changing.

Workable and thoughtful marketing models will need to be created to support sturdy and long-living brands.

Related: The Economics of Branding

Stop trying to create demand. Fulfill a desire

If there is one thing my experience has taught me is that creating demand is a lie. If no one needs “it” (right now), relax. The best marketers and the best brands satisfy real needs (emotional, physical, or actual).

There are exceptions to this rule (like anything in this world), however those exceptions either come with luck or well-researched and enlightening marketing appeal.

Tell your story

People can care less about what you do. However, why you do it  gets hearts, wallets, and minds to open. Tell your story; have a clear understanding of why you’re selling a product, service or idea. Yes. Define your purpose, and have us fall in love with you.

Related: Branding Design SA and the Search for Customers

Create a culture

Culture is the God of all great brands. Cultures are created by groups that share similar lifestyle patterns,  values, dreams, and views of the world.

Building a brand with the understanding of culture  is a sure way of integrating with consumers lives, and becoming a long lasting (desirable) brand.

Select your media

Media the plural form of medium. A medium is a means of doing something. In the case of branding, your mediums are live-streamed events, broadcast radio, television, newspapers, internet (blogs, social media accounts), pretty much any means of mass communications.  In order to select  the right form of media, knowing your target audience is essential.

Collaborate with bloggers, publicists, and influencers

Perhaps you’re developing a global brand? Identifying influencers; publicists, marketing professionals, and or bloggers in new markets that relate to your story will be key. In the case of influencers (especially bloggers), align your brand with other complimentary brands through guest blog posts, social media takeovers and or running contests .

Related: The Secret Ingredients to a Successful Branding Strategy

Collaborations on value-filled giveaways for example, not only expand your reach, but also allow you to connect with various people who may desire your offerings. By providing the aforementioned items for their audience, you open doors for:

  • Future collaborations because you’re helping bloggers attract users to their blogs
  • A promotional machine, because bloggers will natural promote you when pushing giveaways to their users
  • Gain prospects who test (and possibly get addicted) to your offerings.

Mar 7, 2016
Adiat Disu, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, studied at Philips Exeter Academy and graduated from Bentley University with a degree in IT and Communications. Her experience includes a stint with US retail giants TJX Inc where Disu, as an Allocation Analyst, affected an average of $90 million in sales to over 915 retail outlets across the country. Later recruited by IBM as an operations and communications analyst, she worked with over 600 IT Analyst firms (the likes of Gartner and Ovum) before taking the initiative to launch her company Adiree, birthed to engage the social-eco friendly consumer and raise awareness, for modern African brands globally.