Branding

Resources to build and leverage your brand

5 Questions to Ask About Your Website

A website is never really “done.” There are always things to add, remove, refresh, and improve in order to make it more valuable to your organization and your audience. But it’s often hard to know what to change and how to prioritize updates. As you start making plans for the [...]

2020-01-30T17:51:41+00:00

How to Define Your Brand Message

Sometimes having a clear, well-defined brand message makes a bigger impact on sales than the price or even the quality of your products. Donald Miller puts it this way: “People don't buy the best products and services. They buy the ones they can understand the fastest.” With any given ad, [...]

2019-10-24T18:08:47+00:00

What Advertisers Need to Know about Implicit Memory

It’s notoriously difficult to measure the full value of print ads. It’s simply impossible to track every conversion or to measure the impact of exposing your audience to your brand. But that doesn’t mean print ads aren’t valuable. In fact, they play a vital role in branding, and psychology teaches [...]

2019-06-07T15:15:48+00:00

What Advertisers Can Learn from the Halo Effect

Nearly a century ago, a team of psychologists led by Edward Thorndike discovered that when military officers evaluated soldiers on a variety of qualities, one rating would always affect the others. If a soldier was rated high for their physical appearance, they were also perceived as smarter, better leaders, and [...]

2019-05-16T14:32:19+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-04-17T16:34:17+00:00

3 Underrated Benefits of Branding

Say your sales reps have a booth at a conference they’ve never been to before. They prepare to spend plenty of time introducing people to your brand, explaining what your organization does, and discussing how your product or service helps people. But before they even get started, everyone says, “Oh, [...]

2019-01-03T17:16:30+00:00

How to Use Stories to Build Your Brand

Every brand has a story. It’s the reason you exist. It’s what you do. It’s the problem you help your customers solve and the aspirations you empower them to fulfill. Maybe you inspire people to have a positive impact on their community. Or you equip pastors to lead their congregations. [...]

2018-12-05T22:37:00+00:00

Is Your Audience Working Too Hard to Understand You?

Nobody would be surprised if a pastor kept a Bible dictionary open while reading a theological commentary. When you read highly academic texts, you need tools to help you understand complex terms that the author doesn’t take the time to explain. But marketing isn’t academic, and your audience shouldn’t have [...]

2018-11-15T16:49:10+00:00

Why You Should Think Carefully About Where You Advertise

You have an overwhelming number of advertising options. So how do you ensure that you’re connecting with the best possible audience in the best possible ways? Today’s digital advertising heavily emphasizes the power of data—which is important, because it helps you connect with the right people and produce the most [...]

2019-08-23T21:08:27+00:00