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Brand Marketing – Things to know

Brand marketing and direct marketing are two different marketing strategies. Direct marketing can improve sales immediately whereas brand marketing is a long-term strategy. It can give you good results when you have a long vision.

By Mustafa SakibPublished about a year ago 4 min read
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Brand marketing and direct marketing are two different marketing strategies. Direct marketing can improve sales immediately whereas brand marketing is a long-term strategy. It can give you good results when you have a long vision.

There is a big difference between branding and direct marketing. Brand marketing can boost its recognition and reputation.

The goal of brand marketing is to develop an ever-growing and loyal customer base. This is achieved by continuously and consistently communicating the identity and values of the brand in a meaningful and engaging manner.

Within a business, brand marketing is a global and constantly evolving strategy. It defines a brand's approach to communication, sales, and products by promoting products and services in a way that showcases the brand as a whole.

Brand marketing is only of value if it serves to increase the visibility of your brand. It means engaging in marketing activities that create "touchpoints" with the target audience that lead to the creation of a brand experience and ultimately the ultimate perception of your brand.

There are many ways to improve your brand visibility, such as:

• A website

• Logo

• A retail point

• Customer service

• Social media presence

• Email campaign

• Online ads

A Website

For most businesses, a website is the most important point of contact. It is the "base" of all business activities and the place where a potential customer can find out more about the type of services or offerings of a business, who runs the business, what the organization stands for, as well as a warehouse for original content such as a blog.

A website is essential for most businesses; however, a simple website is usually not enough. After all, how can a customer know they're looking at your website if they don't know you exist?

Logo

A logo is a very strong brand marketing tool. It can say many things about your business. It can improve your visibility and brand value. You should create a logo that can say about your business and vision. So that, your audience can understand your vision. The logo also helps to increase brand value.

A Retail Point

The retail point is another great example of a touchpoint where customers can interact with your brand in a physical location. You can create an organized experience in a retail point that gives visitors a chance to see, touch, taste, and even feel the perception you have that they are trying to develop. So the next time you visit Starbucks, stop and take a deep breath and recognize that the smell of freshly brewed coffee is no accident.

Customer Service

Believe it or not, your customer service is one of your brand's most important touchpoints. While it's easy to show off charm and help customers before they buy from you, it's what happens after they make the purchase that really makes the difference. Brands put a lot of forethought into the buying process, but they neglect what comes next. If you want to see a company that offers good customer service, check out Apple.

Social Media Presence

You simply cannot escape online advertising. Whether it's ads appearing in your Facebook and Instagram feed while playing your favorite mobile game or even posts appearing on your favorite website, online advertising is everywhere. The mistake many brands make is not thinking carefully about the types of ads they create. A poorly written or poorly designed ad is a point of contact that can hurt your brand as much as it can elevate it.

Email Campaign

Sending communications by mail is no longer used as it used to be, but it's still a powerful point of contact that you can use to connect with your ideal audience. Gone are the days of simply sending a standard letter. Instead, brands are getting more and more creative by using direct mail to grab your attention and then deliver a powerfully organized message to develop a deeper connection.

Online Ads

You simply cannot escape online advertising. Whether it's ads appearing in your Facebook and Instagram feed while playing your favorite mobile game or even posts appearing on your favorite website, online advertising is everywhere. The mistake many brands make is not thinking carefully about the types of ads they create. A poorly written or poorly designed ad is a point of contact that can hurt your brand as much as it can elevate it.

What Brand Marketing You Should Choose?

Fortunately, companies have some control over when and where these branded touchpoints occur. Be aware that every business has different marketing needs, depending on the budget and optimal channels to reach the target audience. It can be overwhelming and expensive to deploy every brand of touchpoint on every channel at the same time.

For example, if your customers and prospects interact with your brand in a physical space (for example, a retail store or office), creating a branded retail experience will be more important than when your customers and prospects are exclusively online, in which case you may not need printed business cards or marketing materials, trade show banners or building signage.

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About the Creator

Mustafa Sakib

I'm a digital marketer and SEO expert. Blogging is my passion. I love to share my thoughts and ideas, read books and blogs, travel, play cricket. You are always welcome to read my blog.

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