Jerry Fletcher en Directors and Executives, Communications and journalism, Marketing CEO • Z-axis Marketing, Inc. 13/9/2018 · 2 min de lectura · 2,9K

Brand is Built on a Gyroscope

Brand is Built on a Gyroscope

I finished the on-line training for 30-Second Marketing TM and posted it on Ingomu. It is just one element of the four in Secrets of a Networking Ninja.

Brand is trickier

The second element I’m adding is called No Budget Branding TM but I’m combining parts of other products developed earlier to make this one as complete as I can. Some of the things I’ve learned over the years get in the way. This is a DIY (Do It Yourself) product and so I’m working my way through some of the expertise I bring to a one-on-one session and finding ways to incorporate the benefits without a physical presence.

I believe Brand can refer to a company, product or service. Sorry, I don’t include Personal as the only time, in my view, that Personal enters the equation is when it is linked to a company product or service offered by an independent professional. In other words, John Q. Public is not a brand. John Q. Public Accounting could be.

Trust keeps it spun up

Funny how teaching can help you see things you hadn’t before. As this video explains. Brand is an expression of Trust. But, building this program has confirmed that once you’ve set out to build a brand and spun up the promotional whirl, the thing that holds it all together is the Circle of Trust. Without it, it all comes crashing down. With it and judicious inputs to influence it you can keep it building. Trust allows you to influence Brand but you can never completely control it.

A flywheel instead of a funnel

Jon Dick, in a blog for Hubspot, explained how a new model, the flywheel replaces the familiar funnel putting a new spin on customer acquisition and retention. Jon relates the strength of the flywheel to how it maintains and increases trust as well as the momentum you need to keep things spun up.

A flywheel approach forces you to align all your marketing and sales efforts because any friction can slow the flywheel and wear trust down. In Jon’s words: “…your flywheel produces more growth as your customer count increases. If you can add ‘density’ to those customers, by getting them to adopt more of your products or be more ‘sticky’ even more momentum and growth can be achieved.”

Brand is Built on Moving Parts

Brand is the sum total of perceptions about your company, product or service from all the publics that are aware of you. It is an expression of trust built on a complex set of factors that must be considered. Here are the elements that will make up the program I’m preparing:

· Vision (from Lightning in a Bottle)

· Mission (from Lightning in a Bottle)

· Prospect Viewpoint

· Value Proposition

· Profitable Niche

· Position

· Persona (a core of Trust wrapped around with Product, Price and Passage (Distribution) encased in a Name

· Promotional Whirl (Trust Tools and Spin Tools)

· Performance

· Perception

· Prospect Feedback

· The Circle of Trust

You can see my dilemma. But I’m doing my best. In a week or two this program will be available. Will it be easy? No. Will it work? Yes, as well as the user wants it to. The key here is that I’ll be right beside you in spirit and the program will be changed over time as we find the difficult parts that need more elucidation. And, if you get really hung up the folks at Ingomu will make it easy to contact me direct.

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Jerry Fletcher is a sought-after International Speaker, a beBee ambassador, founder and Grand Poobah of www.BrandBrainTrust.com

His consulting practice, founded in 1990, is known for Trust-based Brand development, Positioning and business development for independent professionals on and off-line.

Consulting: www.JerryFletcher.com
Speaking:
www.NetworkingNinja.com



Jerry Fletcher 18/9/2018 · #14

#13 You're welcome Jennifer. As long as you understand that a "Personal Brand" is only possible when linked to a solution to a client/customer problem. Don't confuse celebrity with Brand. All you have to do is read one memoir of a Hollywood star to understand they are two different things. Celebrity tends to hide the truth. Brand can't exist on lies.

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Jennifer Leach-Trask 18/9/2018 · #13

This is a great blog! Much to think about when creating your Personal Brand. Thanks Jerry!

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Jerry Fletcher 16/9/2018 · #12

#11 thanks Louise

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Louise Smith 16/9/2018 · #11

#9 Hey Jerry I'll go with you (not so ) old guys every time ! TY

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Jerry Fletcher 15/9/2018 · #10

#7 Debasish, Thank you for sharing. I do appreciate it.

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Jerry Fletcher 15/9/2018 · #9

#6 Yes Louise, sometimes us old guys just wind up telling the same stories over and over hoping someone will listen. And so it goes.

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Jerry Fletcher 15/9/2018 · #8

#5 Thanks Pascal. you're right. One little slip and a brand can be destroyed!

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Debasish Majumder 15/9/2018 · #7

lovely buzz @Jerry Fletcher! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

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