Frankel's Laws of Big Time Branding™
From The Revenge of Brand X, ©2000, 2009 Rob Frankel, All Rights Reserved

Frankel's Prime Directive: Branding is not about getting your targets to choose you over your competition. Branding is about getting your prospects to see you as the only solution to their problem.

First Law of Big Time Branding: Brands are not about you. Brands are about them.

Second Law of Big Time Branding: If the branding is wrong, so is everything else.

Third Law of Big Time Branding: Advertising grabs their minds. Branding gets their hearts.

Fourth Law of Big Time Branding: Build from your strengths.

Fifth Law of Big Time Branding: If you can't articulate it, neither can anyone else.

Sixth Law of Big Time Branding: The success of a brand varies directly with the ability to accept the mantle of leadership.

Seventh Law of Big Time Branding: The stronger your brand, the less susceptible you are to pricing issues and competition.

Eighth Law of Big Time Branding: The brand begins in the business plan.

Ninth Law of Big Time Branding: Advertising is not branding. Branding is branding. Advertising raises the awareness of the brand you create.

Tenth Law of Big Time Branding: There is no such thing as co-branding.

First Law of Media Hype: Just because you've heard about it doesn't mean it's well-branded. Branding and awareness are not the same thing.

First Law of Web Branding: The more you niche, the better you do.

Second Law of Web Branding: If you don't get them on the first page, you don't get them at all.

Inverse Theory of Branding: The smaller your budget is, the stronger your brand must be.

The Biggest Leap You'll Ever Make: Your product is not your brand. Your brand is your brand. Your products are proof of your brand's promise.

Frankel's Pricing Heresy: Price Strategy is no strategy. The more reasons you give them to buy, the less important price becomes as a factor in their purchasing decision.

Frankel's Pricing Converse Heresy: The fewer reasons you give them to buy, the more important price becomes as a factor in their purchasing decision.

Ubiquitous Brand Test: Are we doing it the <COMPANY NAME> way?

The DIY Corollary: Doing it yourself works -- for suicide.

Rob Frankel is a branding consultant, business opinion columnist, speaker and president of Frankel & Anderson, America's first 100% digital advertising and marketing agency. You can reach Rob directly through his Contact Link, see/hear samples of Killer Creative at http://www.robfrankel.com and subscribe to his blog and FrankelTIps transaction/discussion list.

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