Key branding definitions

Key branding definitions

There is very little consistency in people’s understanding, or usage, of brand terminology. For clarity, we offer the following definitions:
A Product: is something that is produced to function and exists in reality.

 

A Brand: has meaning beyond functionality and exists in peoples minds.

Product Quality: has major influence on Brand Qualities.

Brand Qualities: are the thoughts, feelings, associations and expectations created by a Brand Identity.

Brand Identity: is the way in which a brand is expressed visually and verbally.

Branding: is viewing every customer related activity as part of the branding process and managing it accordingly. Everything a company does that affects its customer, affects the value of its brand.

Marketing: means making it easy and motivating people to buy your product – through product design, pricing, packaging, distribution, advertising, etc.

Brand Marketing: is pushing beyond product benefits to fulfill a strategic core promise. It means looking past the tangible to the intangible, accommodating buyers’ practical needs while resonating with their deeper feelings.

Brand Strategy: means deciding which products are going to be used to deliver which products and services to which customers. (This may involve usage of global brands, umbrella brands, megabrands, subbrands, flanker brands, brand extensions and brand families.)

Brand Equity: is the present value of the pre-established purchases, or the premium paid, for a brand’s products.

Why do we want a brand?

All brands start by speaking to the needs and aspirations of an audience. The aspiration is the brand identity: that’s the projection of how the brand wishes to be perceived by its target audience (as opposed to the brand image, which is the way the brand is, currently perceived).

Knowledge and appreciation of this core concept will allow the steward of the brand to develop the mission, build and nurture the market, maintain the brand philosophy, strategy, overall look and feel of the brand and, of course, the logo. What is the audience going to be satisfied with the message coming from the brand? What is going to help build a strong brand identity (what would weaken it)? How can the aspirations for the brand identity be reached?

Who’s Minding the Store?

The brand steward, usually the senior executive from the parent company, must protect and cultivate the immutable core of the brand (about 50%) in order to ensure that the brand remains strong. The steward manages the part of the brand that must remain fluid (the remaining 50%) in order to keep the brand relevant and exciting. Typically we see a freshness and evolution in the brand’s advertising and packaging, that’s the part of the brand that is constantly evolving. The steward is responsible for overseeing the advertising agency’s efforts to promote the brand, to develop brand segmentation internally (that is, the sub-brands) and to direct the packaging of branded products. The overall responsibility of the brand steward is to keep the brand on course and profitable.

Companies that have broad, strong brand recognition can diversify through their sub-brands more than narrowly focused companies. For instance, Brit Richard Branson, a courageous babyboomer, started his first business in 1968 at the age of sixteen and has cultivated companies in the entertainment area ever since under the umbrella, Virgin Group (www.virgin.com). First came Virgin Records. Ten years later Branson branched out Virgin Atlantic Airways, then a year later added Virgin Holidays. Two years after that Virgin expanded to include Virgin Airship & Balloon Company, Virgin Publishing and Virgin Hotels, among others. Branson, a highly visible and consistently strong leader, is the very essence of pioneer spirit and innovation. Consumers ‘get’ virgin’s abstract brand identity because Virgin’s broad target audience identifies with Branson and all he stands for: unencumbered global vision and maverick style. He is a self-proclaimed Virgin for life.

Durbrow offers this wisdom, “There is not a long-term advantage to having a Brand If the image is more than a reality, the people will be disappointed whenever they encounter the brand. all its hard work, ie, the Brands will not command a premium or create a preference for the company’s branded products. “

Getting Started As a Virtual Assistant

So, you think being a virtual assistant could be the perfect job for you? If that’s the case, then you should know that there’s no better time to get started with this exciting career path.

The first thing to understand, however, is that no two virtual assistant jobs will be exactly the same; virtual assistants work in a wide range of different capacities. Thus, before you can start applying for jobs and getting your name out there, you have to have a fairly good idea of the line of work you would like to be involved in. You can find out about the different possibilities by browsing through job listings-you might find some positions you didn’t even know existed! You can also sit down and think about what your unique talents are and where your professional interests lie. Knowing your skills is a good way to determine which talents and abilities you can factor over into your professional life and/or to decide which type of virtual assisting is best suited for you.

When you have a better idea of what kind of virtual assistant you would like to be, the next important thing to do is to determine how much you should be getting paid! So many virtual assistants undercharge for the work they do and accept salaries that are less than fair. While this might not be the worst thing when you’re just starting out and need experience from anywhere, you certainly won’t want to make a habit of it in your career. That’s why it’s best, whenever possible, to accept a fair paying position from the start. Knowing what constitutes fair pay takes some research on your part! Learn about the general salaries of virtual assistants in your field (for pricing research – view our newsletter archives on pricing – you can also visit http://www.brennerbooks.com to order pricing comparisons for your industry), how your particular industry is faring in this economy, and what most others with your skill and experience levels are making in the virtual assisting field. Remember, real world (brick and mortar) assisting, office positions, and any other relevant experience do count!

Before you can get hired, you’ll also want to make sure that you have all of the equipment you’ll need to do your job. Invest in a good laptop-something that’s easily portable, modern, and preferably has a long battery life for getting those major projects done on the run! If you are not wanting a portable computer, a good desktop model is sufficient. You must have a reliable way to access the internet, all the basic office and word processing software programs, and all necessary equipment that is specific to the type of virtual assisting in which you plan to work.

Many virtual assistant employers choose to pay via Paypal, so you’ll want to set up an account, which is free, and link it to your credit card and/or bank account. Depending upon how much you plan to earn, how you plan to file your taxes, and whether you actually want to brand yourself as a “business,” you may need or want to set up a business checking account, instead of just a traditional one.

Once you’ve taken all of these steps, then it’s time to get out there and find your dream job. Thanks to the internet, there are many sites listing local, national, and even international positions that are currently available. Apply for any position that matches your skill set and salary demands and that you think you would enjoy doing. As long as you’re consistent and keep trying, you should get hired in no time!

5 Top Tips to Help You Become an Online Financial Writer

5 Top Tips to Help You Become an Online Financial Writer

Investment and finance are complex topics. Most schools do not teach about stocks or compound interest. This lack of financial knowledge has affected all generations.

Most people are responsible for their own financial decisions. But many do not know where and how to start.

Did you know that the average worker has saved just $ 5,000 before retirement?

This knowledge gap is a major opportunity for a financial writer. As a writer, you can provide useful financial content.

Keep reading for 5 useful tips to become a successful financial writer.

1. Writing Relatable Content
Finance and investment are not the most interesting topics to read. As a financial writer, you must find a way to animate this topic.

When writing, make sure your content is reliable. Use real-life stories of real people. This allows readers to understand and connect with information.

To make your content more personal, consider:

Uncover the money challenges you’ve overcome
Talk about your own experience with pension investments
An interview with a source who is willing to share his personal experience.
The key is to not only have the words on the screen. The words you provide need to have an impact.

2. Avoid Financial Jargon
Finance has become a difficult topic. Do not make it any harder by using financial jargon in your content.

This not only makes the content boring, but it makes it more difficult to digest.

Keep it simple! Write your content in the simplest English.

3. Provide Resources
Writing about pension investments or creating a budget is one thing. Increase the usefulness of your content by providing resources to your readers.

Creating a blog about Triple Net? Make sure your content has links to the Triple Net Gateway. This site provides more in-depth information for readers to advance their knowledge.

Want to educate readers about home equity? Include resources that discuss about home equity and home equity loans.

4. Be Knowledge
To become a financial writer, you want to understand a variety of financial topics. But you do not need to be a certified financial planner.

Do not be intimidated by the idea that you are not a financial expert.

As a writer, you can approach a difficult topic from a layman’s perspective. This is a great asset for companies looking for easy-to-understand content.

5. Build your Portfolio
Once you get the experience, now is the time to build your portfolio. This will set you apart from other financial writers.

Your portfolio should include your best work.

Is your content referenced by a reputable financial institution? Has your work been used in other financial content?

How To Access For Every Fashion Style

How To Access For Every Fashion Style

Strapless, one-shoulder, A-line – You have every style of clothing to fit various opportunities on your social calendar.

Jewelry and the same accessories will not suit each other’s style. This post will show you how to access every fashion style in your wardrobe.

From the description of fine earring necklaces, each part has a place and a shirt. Accessories can make all the difference in your total view. Keep reading to learn the important things to choose accessories.

3 Things to Consider when Choosing Accessories
The three most important factors to consider when choosing jewelry, haircuts or scarves are:

Color
Scale
Style
Here’s how to use these three factors to best compliment your dress style.

Color

Color choices include the most important in your overall outfit. Choosing a conflicting color brings only negative attention to you. Accessory colors should complement the style of dress you wear and the color of your skin.

Accessories with bright colors, great working colors with black, white or neutral colored dresses. Simple dress colors make your diapers bright.

If you wear a colorful dress, the accessories should be a simple color that fits with it.

For a simple and effective style, choose a primary and secondary color adjacent to the base color wheel. The primary colors are the basic colors of red, blue and yellow, and the secondary is the result of two primary colors mixed together, like red and yellow makes orange.

When the primary and secondary colors are the same level of light or darkness, they create stunning and stylish outfits.

Have fun trying different colors of dresses and accessories to see the best appearance with your skin features and color. Avoid wearing more than three colors throughout your outfit.

Scale

How simple or dramatic your dress will also determine how simple or dramatic it is to go with the accessories. If your dress has animal print, outline or pattern, simple accessories are the way to go. Dress with ruffles or sequins best suited to earthy jewelery as well.

The scale is very important in terms of wallets and handbags. Your body type is the deciding factor when deciding on a right handbag to praise your dress style.

For example, if you are tall and thin, a shorter wallet such as a clutch will look better. The short woman must move away from the wallet with a long strap. Medium-sized bag fits well for curved women, whereas a petite woman wants to avoid a large bag that looks too big with a small frame.

Style

The accessories you choose talk a lot about your fashion style. You can dress a plain dress with glamor, earrings earrings or still look plain with pearls. Shoes, belts, scarves – all play a role in telling your fashion story.

With a light sundress, you might like funny accessories like thick jewelry, thin handbags, and colorful flats.

If you wear a small black dress for a girl’s night, you might like edgy accessories like a handbag or a thick cuff bracelet.

And with an elegant evening gown, glamor accessories such as large cocktail rings and clutches that adorn will look good.

Tips for Accessing Fashion Styles
Finding the right jewelry, shoes, and accessories is just as important as choosing the right dress for your occasion. Accessories can make or break the look you’re looking for.

By paying attention to color, scale, and style, here are some tips to keep in mind while choosing the right accessories for dress style.

1. Every Accessory Must Add Something to Look

Over-accessorizing and under-accessorizing is too common in women. Before leaving the house, take a mirror once more to see if there are pieces of jewelry that do not fit your appearance. On the other hand, do you need to add a piece of jewelry?

Sentimental pieces should not be worn with any clothes. Every accessory should praise you and her dress. If not, save for other clothes.

2. Buy Multipurpose Accessories

The same necklace may not work with any type of clothing, but a headband or handbag can be worn with a variety of dress styles. An accessory is much more valuable when you can get a lot of use from it.

Some sentimental accessories can even be versatile. For example, a great grandmother’s cocktail ring looks great with a homecoming dress on his grandson’s arm. Accessories add interest and emotion to the dress.

3. Accessories Must Be Suitable for Events

While the style has become softer in today’s society, it remains pent

Almanac: The “Father of Streamlining”

Almanac: The “Father of Streamlining”

And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: November 5, 1893, 124 years ago today – Day One for the man called “The Father of Streamlining.”

For that was the day Raymond Loewy was born in Paris.

An award-winning model airplane designer while still a boy, Loewy moved to the United States after World War I, and went to work.

He transformed the railroad locomotive and the Greyhound bus. He designed modern sewing machines and popcorn machines … and filled his home with his own creations.
Book excerpt: Art Garfunkel’s “What Is It All but Luminous”
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In this excerpt from his new memoir, “What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man” (Knopf), singer Art Garfunkel writes of his early fascination with radio, rock ‘n’ roll, and a fellow classmate named Paul Simon .

Watch Rita Braver’s interview with Art Garfunkel on CBS ‘”Sunday Morning” November 5!

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On Saturday mornings, in 1953, in Keds sneakers, white on white, I took my basketball to P.S. 164. We played half-court ball, three on three. Or else I listened to Martin Block’s Make-Believe Ballroom on the radio. I loved to chart the top thirty songs. It was the numbers that got me. I kept meticulous lists – when a new singer like Tony Bennett came onto the charts with “Rags to Riches.” I watched the record jump from, say, # 23 to # 14 in a week. The mathematics of the jumps went to my sense of fun. I was commercially aware through the Hit Parade, as well as involved in the music. Johnny Ray’s “Cry,” the Crewcuts’ “Sha-boom,” Roy Hamilton ballads, “Unchained Melody” reached me. Soon the Everly Brothers would take me for The Big Ride.

As I entered Parsons Junior High where the tough kids are, Paul Simon became my one and only friend. We saw each other’s uniqueness. We smoked our first cigarettes. We have retreated from all other kids. And we laughed. I opened my school desk one day in 1954 and saw a note from Ira Green to a friend: “Listen to the radio tonight, I have a dedication to you.” I was aware that Alan Freed had taken this subversive music from Cleveland to New York City. He read dedications from teenage lovers before playing “Earth Angel,” “Sincerely.” When he played Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” he left the studio mic open enough to hear him pounding a stack of telephone books to the backbeat. This was no Martin Block.

Maybe I was in the land of payola, of “back alley enterprise” and pill-head disc jockeying, but what I was was that Alan Freed loved us kids to dance, romance, and fall in love, and the music would send us. It sent me for life. It was rhythm and blues. It was black. It was from New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia. It was dirty music (read sexual). One night Alan Freed called it “rock ‘n’ roll.” Hip was born for me. Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis. Bobby Freeman asked, “Do you want dance, squeeze and hug me all through the night?” and you knew she did.

I was captured. So was Paul. We followed WINS radio. Paul bought a guitar. We used my father’s wire recorder, then Paul’s Webcor tape machine. Holding rehearsals in our basements, we were little perfectionists. We put sound on sound (stacking two layers of our singing). With the courage to listen and cringe about how not right it was yet, we are going to record.

We were guitar-based little rockers. Paul had the guitar. We wrote streamlined harmonies whose intervals were thirds, as I learned it from the Andrews Sisters to Don and Phil and floated it over Paul’s chugging hammering-on-guitar technique. It was bluesy, it was rockabilly, it was rock ‘n’ roll. We took “woo-bop-a-loo-chi-ba” from Gene Vincent’s “Be-bop-a-lula.” We stole Buddy Holly’s country flavor (“Oh Boy”), the Everlys’ harmony (“Wake Up Little Susie”). Paul took Elvis’s everything (“Mystery Train”). As Paul drove the rhythm, I brought us into a vocal blend. We were the closest of chums, making out with our girls across the basement floor. We showed each other our versions of masturbation (mine used a hand). “The Girl for Me” was the first song we wrote – innocent, a pathetic “Earth Angel.” In junior high we added Stu Kutcher and Angel and Ida Pellagrini.

All the while, I did a lot of homework, the shy kid’s retreat. My geometry page was a model of perfection. Anything worth doing is worth doing extraordinarily well – why not best in the world?

Excerpted from “What Is It All but Luminous” by Art Garfunkel. Copyright © 2017 by Art Garfunkel. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Industrial designer Raymond Loewy transformed locomotives, automobiles and household appliances into objects of unparalleled beauty. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
On the CBS show “Person to Person” in 1956, Loewy described his design philosophy: “I felt it was my duty to try to do whatever I could to introduce a little bea

How to Transition into a Digital Tracking Solution

How to Transition into a Digital Tracking Solution

Although we live in the digital age, there are still a lot of organizations that are wearing about the transition to using their digital and mobile solutions to help run their businesses. Many of these organizations are still relying on outdated paper based solutions and even RF (radio frequency) devices to manage their inventory and shipment tracking. These old systems require additional labor and work hours put into manual filing and paperwork that can slow down organizational efficiency and be costly for the business. In today’s world we have so much technology available at our fingertips that it does not make sense to anyone to use it.
The big questions is, “How do I transition my business into the digital world?” And the answer to this question can vary from business to business, and from industry to industry, but there are several points that always remain the same.

 

Adapting your existing business model to a digital one can be difficult – there are a lot of moving parts that need to be aligned and take some additional tinkering to perfect. It can also be a costly venture off the start, but it will save your business a lot of time and money in the run, so updating your logistics management system is crucial for businesses.

One key thing for anyone, who is looking to upgrade their systems is to capitalize on technology. Smartphones are universal today – everyone has one, and for the most part people using Android or IOS run phones. Business managers should look to seize this opportunity and integrate an app based logistics management solution that can help with their inventory and shipping needs.

One thing that all operations managers need to keep in mind when updating their TMS or other shipping management systems to a new digital platform is that it is not just about replacing what take care of more tasks and help your business run more efficiently. It will take time and patience to fully adapt a new digital system in your business, but in the end it will pay itself back and your business will be better off for it.

Comprehensively Recognizes AWS in More Depth

Comprehensively Recognizes AWS in More Depth

Even the AWS web or Amazon provider also started from Calendar Year 2006, also because AWS service also developed into a very large web system. You can find some internet analysts who think AWS service companies have a tendency to shoot domain control websites. With the addition of technical strengths that include quality shared shared team resources that are practical along with artistic conditions 42, similar to any organization, Amazon’s web provider has evolved since its launch.

 

Extraordinary Buyer Services

Does it consist of a support group of programs and also a 24/7 expert engineer without neglecting. Services that allow clients to find the most effective of your AWS are also provided by customer service methods in the Amazon web services. Accessibility into this technology service is that AWS people may receive from this business. With all the help of referral apps from digitalocean, fundamental clients gain accessibility to healthcare services where – as organization users can log into this technical assistance through conversations, mobile phones, email and live screen sharing throughout the entire year.

Highly Effective Line of Control

AWS comes with a user-friendly and very practical internet console Called the AWS console direction. It’s for complicated acting, a great job on your own AWS infrastructure. AWS CLI is a control path that can be a powerful command line user interface. This is sometimes used to handle AWS products and services. The control line can be used in accordance with the direction, and also the last work is then forwarded through continuous integration which then empowers data that needs to be uploaded to your own account. Using a single Assistance of Command line application, you can socialize with almost every AWS service provider from a computer system.

How pro Will Help Clean Water Damage Quickly and Correctly

How pro Will Help Clean Water Damage Quickly and Correctly

A lot of pride comes with home ownership. Most homeowners do all they can to defend their homes and ensure that it is free of major problems. Of course, even the most vigilant effort does not always prevent problems. Sometimes even the most serious problems arise to do factors beyond your control. One such problem is water damage that can come from excessive rainfall, plumbing leaks or any number of other situations. This can disrupt at least and the worst disaster. But do not be afraid, because you can get a very good water damage cleaning in Marietta. When you contact a trusted professional to help you remove a home in the water, you can minimize significant problems and protect your home.
Pro Help with Various Damages

How pro Will Help Clean Water Damage Quickly and Correctly

There are many ways in which water can enter your home and cause havoc on your property and possessions. This level of damage can range from the most destructive minor but the most devastating. From the smallest to the biggest projects and everything is in between, the best companies for cleaning water damage at Marietta can handle whatever you give them. This damage may come from clean water or from waste, and damage can affect the small space in your basement, or may have infiltrated the office building that you occupy or where you work. When you hire a company with these diverse skills, you can be sure that they can overcome your water damage.

Method of Using the Pros Trying and True

Cleaning after a flood or leak is a serious business, and you can not afford someone to enter without a proven method to solve this problem. You need a company that has plans and strategies that have had multiple results before. The best companies combine methods of extraction, air movement and dehumidification. This helps ensure the area is dry and clean as before water damage.

Pro Identifies Key Issues How pro Will Help Clean Water Damage Quickly and Correctly

Perhaps the biggest concern when there is water damage is the fungus. If an area is not immediately drained and ventilated, the fungus can grow rapidly. When the fungus thrives in your home, it can cause serious damage as well as diseases such as respiratory problems. Prints can also devalue your home or office space and make it difficult to sell. Repairs can be expensive too. The most trusted companies will target prints and use the best sources to keep them from growing or removing them immediately if found in your home or building.

Completion of small commerce: automatic

Small businesses are disadvantageous because they do not have the resources to undertake large trade but still provide the same perkhidmatan and jobs. That’s why it’s important to look for as many small business settlements as possible to help realize the officers’ appetite and organization. Digging things can help in this process. He needs to look into realizing and implementing the system in your trade to save time and money.

How to Automate Small Businesses

According to Forbes, it is very important for small businesses to create systems to automate repetitive and unnecessary processes. We all hate busy work, and many things we can not do can be done by the computer. Forbes gives this example as an e-mel system in which e-mail is organized and maintained automatically. You do not have to spend hours searching through your e-mail and decide what’s important to do now and what to do next. E-mail you may do it for you Another great company used to automate more your trade settlement is Equiinet. Equiinet lets you sync your business and IT solutions. You do not have to pay someone in the official to answer the phone in case of a period, and you will be able to answer the call even after a few hours. You are guaranteed a high-quality salutation for those who call your company. You may also circumvent the internal insider to monitor the issue of corporate safety and support the system every night. Every business wants to make sure the daily support is on the way, so do not be afraid of losing information or a complete work; However, it also creates a lot of personal data on the internet on a regular basis. Honestly, Equiinet can help protect your personal merchandise stored in the cloud. There are many solutions there to help you automate your business; You just have to see it.

Aim

Why getting this system so important is to help develop your business. If you can spend less time doing automated tasks, you may spend more time fostering commerce. It also helps you avoid mistakes. If you mengautomasikan system, you are dealing with computers that will make less mistakes than humans. He may take a little time to enter and be perfect, but in the end, he will help your business run smoothly and will save your time.

What Does It Mean to Bring Your Life?

What Does It Mean to Bring Your Life?

Our modern world can be a crazy, confusing and sometimes dangerous place.

Very easily swept away in chaos. But how do we avoid it?

Having to bring back bacon, pursue or maintain lasting intimate relationships, maintain a healthy lifestyle, build a successful career and live a happy and fulfilled life seems unlikely.

Do all this make you feel out of control? Victim circumstances? Can not bear it all and live the life you really want?

Do you see other people who seem to have it all and wish to find out for themselves?

If yes, you are not alone.

Most people live their entire lives losing the enormous wealth of joy available to us.

We are stuck in a job that only keeps us, but does not fill us.

We “settle” for a relationship that feels most secure and comfortable.

We eat unhealthy, “easy” foods and do not exercise because there is no time to do it right.

But do not despair! It is possible to be responsible for your life and have it all!

Where we failed
How we manage the spill of stress and the responsibility of everyday life is the key.

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to wrap up and rely on bad habits and quick fixes to ease our restless thoughts, hearts, and bodies.

You’ve made the decision you want to eat healthier. But you have a long day at work, and it’s easier to turn off the drive-through and start eating healthier tomorrow. Have you done this recently?

Perhaps you are determined you will meditate to reduce that everyday stress. But a long day in taking care of the kids leads you to only have a cocktail or two before sharing it again the next day. Sound familiar

Exciting new job opportunities appear in the field you want to explore. But the security and comfort of “job of survival” you pay the bills. So you decide you’re unprepared, too risky, and let the interview slide. Are you guilty

All of these things are just “trembling,” a way we suppress our true selves and allow life to feed us, rather than live.

It does not have to be this way!

Restore Your Strength
“Every time you’re tempted to react the same old way, ask yourself whether you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

Too often we let our habits control us. It’s time to reclaim your personal power and make changes.

Here are some things you can and will discover when you reclaim your power and take responsibility for your life:

Fear is not your enemy
Personal responsibility is stronger than the victim
Focus on what you want, not what you think you need
Forgiveness, yourself and others, will lead you to freedom
Nothing lasts forever
I know you have the ability to take control of your life and reshape it into the glittering happiness you deserve.

If you’re ready to follow the next step, Craig Beck’s Personal Power Coaching Club is a great place to start.