A brand strategy that creates impact

Brand strategy is about realising ambitions and making the brand relevant to the target group. Both the strategy and its implementation determine the brand value, whether it is the launch of a new brand or a fresh start of an existing brand.

7 Types of Branding Strategies

A well-received product will result in strong growth, and these types of marketing strategies will get you there.

1. Name Brand Recognition

A well-established company will often use the weight of its own name brand to extend to its products. Most often, a company with large name brand recognition can be recognized by its logo, slogan, or colors. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Apple, and Mercedes-Benz are all iconic while featuring multiple subsidiary products featured under the company name.

2. Individual Branding

Sometimes a larger company may produce products that carry their own weight independent of the parent company. This strategy involves establishing the brand as a unique identity that is easily recognizable. General Mills, for example, distributes Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix, Total, Trix, and more—and that’s just the cereal division. The company also distributes other major brands from every food group.

3. Attitude Branding

Ambiguous marketing can often go above the actual product itself in the case of attitude branding. These brands all use strategies that bring to life personality and a customized experience with products and services. NCAA, Nike, and the New York Yankees made Forbes list of “The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands 2015,” and are automatically associated with a certain style. Other brands, such as Apple and Ed Hardy, also reflect a customer’s self-expression.

4. “No-brand” Branding

A minimalist approach can speak volumes. No-brand products are often simple and generic in design. The most successful company to establish this marketing method is the Japanese company, Muji, which simply translates to “no label.”

5. Brand Extension

Brand extension occurs when one of your flagship brands ventures into a new market. Say you have a shoe company that is now making jackets, athletic wear, and fragrances. The brand name carries its own identity to your product mix.

6. Private Labels

Store brands—or private labels—have become popular at supermarkets. Retail chains such as Kroger, Food Lion, and Wal-Mart can produce cost-effective brands to compete with larger retailers.

7. Crowdsourcing

These brands are outsourced to the public for brand creation, which allows customers the chance to be involved in the naming process, and effectively drives up personal interest in a product.

These popular brand strategies only scratch the surface.

Which of these different types of brand strategies will help launch your next brand campaign?

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Use media listening for brand awareness

The critical element of increasing brand awareness is to be aware of what your potential customers expect from your brand. Building long-lasting relationships will help your brand thrive in an extremely competitive world.

How does it boost brand awareness?

The simple answer is that it helps you find conversations you can jump into. That way, you can sway undecided customers towards your brand or even get your competitors’ clients to buy your product.

Build brand awareness on social media

Well optimised social media channels can do wonders to your brand awareness!   Claiming that almost everyone is now on social media is not an exaggeration. Only Instagram has more than one billion active users, and that number is still growing. That’s a market you can’t miss.

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