Building your brand
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Raphael ODonoghue - Regional Director, PM Forum Ireland
Building Your Brand PM Forum IrelandJanuary 2014
Prof Philip Kotler
Your brand is everything your organisation says and does
As a professional services firm: You Are Your Own BRAND!!Your reputation, personal relationships, expertise, value for money, staff culture. Branding represents everything that exists, and is perceived to exist about your firm.
Misconception #1Branding is not about your crayons dept!
changing colour and logos
STEPS!TO BUILD YOUR
#1UNDERSTAND YOUR CLIENTSUnderstand their needs!What makes them think!What motivates them!Walk around in their shoes
#2BUILD A FIRM THAT CAN DELIVER
Build a team that can deliver the best and exceed client expectations at each stage of the customer journey
Communicate your brand values in a way to clients in a manner your clients want. Go back to #1!
Building strong brands do not happen overnight
Brands are dynamic living organisms that communicate your business through every word, action and interaction. Each and every touch point online and offline communicates your brand.!!
To forge a great brand you must take DELIBERATE action
Your brand must be firmly rooted in your strategy. You need to take strategic decisions to build your brand, AND Your organisation/team MUST follow through on the message and actions required.!!
Determine what you want SAY, and then everything you DO should SAY IT
Your brand is the identity, culture, perception and essence of your organisation/firm. It is the sum of parts and totality of what you promise and deliver to your clients.!!You are your own brand. Maybe you should think more about building on it!
Building Your Brand is building your business
Raphael ODonoghue Regional Director PM Forum Irelandrafe@rafeodonoghue.com