Is It Branding Or Just Bacon?

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I sat back in my chair at Caribou this morning looking over a dark roast and a french toast muffin (a MUST try, by the way), thinking about the next post for The Brand Chef blog. I’ve written extensively about branding, personal branding and social media marketing.

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Small Business Still Requires Big Planning

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There are a lot of positive signs that small businesses are starting to adopt social media marketing as an integrated component of their overall business plans.  One significant change, based on a February 2010 Small Business Success Index report, is the fact that social media usage among

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Pioneering The Memory Sharing Niche

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How does a Kodak, confronted with technology threats and a dated brand, change their position and re-brand themselves to be relevant and engaging to a new audience? Create a new niche! Read more to learn how it’s done.

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OMG, REAL Cleavage!

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The Brand Chef asks, how does a brand that’s geared to bolster the confidence and graciousness of a specific demographic fight censorship and discrimination?

… maybe the ABC and FOX censors find silicone boobs less offensive than the actual thing? Who knows?

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Under A Social Media Spell?

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Look deeply into my eyes… you are feeling veeeery sleepy… sleeeeepy… deeeeper… deeeeeeeeper… relax and let the social media mystique take you to a happier place. Deeeeper… Yeah, sometimes I feel like social media has cast some kind of spell over businesses, specifically the marketing departments of

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ONE Nation… ?

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Our pledge of allegiance mentions something about being “One Nation,” and being, “Indivisible,” right?  Unfortunately, it’s been so long since I’ve heard it, I may have to check my facts on that. After watching the State of the Union address, I had to reflect on how, with

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Good Branding… It’s In The Eye Of The Beholder

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(or…  lighten up already) Tell me, just who does your brand relate to? Good branding is subjective.  “A good brand” is completely based on the perspective of its target audience. One group of people can stand in a room and rip a brand from head-to-toe for everything

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5 Things I Hate About Branding Experts

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Walk in to virtually any ad agency and you’ll find ’em.  They’re usually in distressed jeans, flat, cordovan shoes with an un-tucked shirt and strategically ever-so-slightly messed hair.  Male, female… doesn’t matter, the only difference may be the thickness of stubble above the neck.  They make themselves

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