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When should you consider a rebrand?

 

Many companies ask about the longevity of their brand and when is it time to rebrand their business. Many factors come into play.

 

While some brands have gone for years, even centuries, without going through a full rebrand of their business others, others don't seem comfortable in their own skin. Many times a company's brand is solid, it's the execution that falls short.

Personal Branding

 

Recently I was asked what the impact of personal branding is.

 

Many companies are an extension of personal brands that have been leveraged. As an example, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods personal brands have been leveraged by Nike to create a brand within a brand.

The evolution of brands

 

Brands over the past few centuries have been formed based on a number of factors. Long ago brands identified a craftsman’s work and were part of his or her name giving recognition to the person who made the product.

Inspired Brands

 

Recently I‘ve had the opportunity to watch series of TedTalk videos the got me to thinking, are brand inspiring or are they inspired by others around them?

Bob Diakow Brand Development • 248-231-4478 • bdiakow@bobdiakow.com

 

Beta Steel was in need of a brand makeover to establish itself as a leader in the steel wire industry.  The nearly 50 year old company was looking for a strategy that would allow them to create awareness throughout the industry.

The first steps where to research their customers to understand what made Beta Steel a top choice.  Based on internal surveys and questions as well as customer responses and testimonials, the brand “Agility, Speed, Strength was created.  This statement set Beta Steel apart from everyone else in the industry.  Extension of the brand then occurred first internally throughout the company, and then through tactics including a redesigned logo, a new website, email marketing, trade show booth design, slide show creation, brochure, trade show advertising and the development of a video series.