Why is branding important?

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, large or small, retail or B2B. An effective brand strategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets. 

Simply put, your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from your competitors'. Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to be.

Are you the innovative maverick in your industry? Or the experienced, reliable one? Is your product the high-cost, high-quality option, or the low-cost, high-value option? You can't be both, and you can't be all things to all people. Who you are should be based to some extent on who your target customers want and need you to be.

The foundation of your brand is your logo. Your website, packaging and promotional materials--all of which should integrate your logo--communicate your brand.

 

Is SEO a Necessary and Measurable Investment?

Is it really a distinct marketing channel? More importantly, has it become such a business necessity that it’s unnecessary to measure its return on investment?

While the first question understandably interests marketers, it’s not of much interest to businesses, especially small businesses, looking to allocate precious marketing dollars. The return on SEO is where the rubber hits the road.

SEO is, in fact, necessary in today’s marketplace. Potential customers do not use the phone book. They use a computer, smartphone or tablet to find what they need. Any business with a website needs to be visible when a potential customer uses an electronic device to search for its product or service.

 

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