Posts Tagged Branding

Follow Up – Simmering Judgments

In my maiden “Simmering Judgments” review, I outlined the personal brand of Bravo TV’s TopChef contestant Chef Richard Blais with an outstanding ranking of 3.625 stars (of 4 possible). In a nutshell, he was my pick for TopChef based on his TRUE (Truthful, Relevant, Unique, Engaging) personal

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Simmering Judgments – Hot Chef-On-Chef Action

My epiphany:br /br /If you can’t incorporate your hobby – or at least parts of it – into your daily work, you’re missing out on injecting span style=”font-weight: bold;”TRUE/span passion into your life and career.br /br /This revelation came to me after dinner with my wife and

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You Can’t Defeat Good Branding

Although actual “branding” is a somewhat passive, cerebral concept; this weekend, it jumped up and knocked me on my (cerebral) butt – ultimately making me declare that being employed in the marketing and communications industry is making me stupid. Or maybe it was as simple as “You

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(Let Them) READ ALL ABOUT IT!

One of the biggest challenges in business today is building strong relationships with customers and contacts. How do you establish and cultivate relationships while maintaining integrity and credibility? It’s important to share the success of your company, new products or ventures, while remaining sensitive of others’ time

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Breaking The Fourth Wall – Are You Out There?

In theater, there’s a basic, confined realm in which all of the action takes place. The set, the actors, and action all take place within the three visible “walls” of the stage (stage left, stage right, and up-stage – or the back). Then, there’s the fourth wall,

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Look Ma’ … I’m Different!

In Marty Neumier’s book, “The Brand Gap,” he specifically points out “differentiation” as a primary discipline – requiring special attention. Although I agree that brand differentiation is important, I have to constantly remind myself AND my clients, simply being different really doesn’t cut it. Our brains are

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Who Tipped the SXSW Apple Cart?

I didn’t have the honor of attending last weekend’s SXSW Interactive festival. But, based on the buzz going on throughout the blogosphere, it sounds like the experience ranked somewhere between Woodstock and the 1969 Democratic Convention – at least the action going on outside the convention center.

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TRUE Brands – Part 4, Conversation is So… Engaging.

This post is the final in a series of four, outlining my definition of TRUE Branding. TRUE is an acronym for True, Relevant, Unique and Engaging, and applies to my rules for successful branding. The Series posts are titled: 1. TRUE Brands – Part 1, True Brands

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