Branding Can Be Painful
Branding is the foundation of your marketing.
It’s nothing new. In fact, the word “branding” became popular in the days when one rancher “branded” his special cattle to distinguish them from another rancher’s ordinary cattle.
Today, branding isn’t painful in quite the same way as it was in the past, but it’s more important than ever. Effective branding requires careful planning, effort, and commitment to stick to your brand. Some people find that a pain. The branding I’m referring to here is really brand positioning. Things like logo design and company colors support your brand, but they are secondary to what your brand represents.
Your brand is a promise, and your brand integrity is how well you deliver on that promise.