Brand consistency—the competitive advantage and how to achieve it

Brand consistency is the key to earning customer trust and elevating your ROI. And alternatively, inconsistent branding dampens brand status and creates confusion in the marketplace. In an effort to better understand how exactly brand consistency drives revenue and growth, Novonto surveyed over 400 brand management experts to ascertain the analytical impact of brand consistency. […]

12 examples of great brand guidelines

We’ve talked before about what a brand is: the sum total of all the impressions your customers have of you, everything from your logo to your customer service to your product quality. As such, it’s important that you control all of those touchpoints. Everything you’re doing sends a message, and it’s your job as a […]

19 Buzzwords Editors Are Tired of Hearing

The business world is full of enough buzzwords to make your head spin. Whether you’re on the “bleeding edge of innovation” or you’re “drinking your own Kool-Aid,” buzzwords can make your content seem fluffy and can send the wrong message to readers: that you don’t actually know what you’re talking about. Readers are flocking to your […]

What is branding, and why is branding important?

If you Google “brand definition” you’ll find forty-three different attempts on just the first page of search results alone. There are so many competing misconceptions about what a brand is that it might be simpler to say what a brand is not: A brand is not a logo. A brand is not a name. A brand […]