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How Important is Social Media to Your Branding Success? Sammy Blindell

How important is social media and branding to success? Well, if we go back 50 years or more, even it would have taken thousands, even millions of pounds worth of investment to get your brand and your message out there in a greater way and you couldn’t even guarantee but you’d, get in front of your ideal customers. Social media has given us tools, unlike ever before, it’s given us a vehicle to be able to get your message out to exactly the people that you want to see, feel and hear your brand in the way. You want your message to be duplicated. You

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How To Build A Brand | Starting a Blog Tip #10 | Sammy Blindell

Of course, you know it implicitly, and you know it really well and the people that are connecting with you are clearly interested in it or they wouldn’t be following you, but of course buying into a brand people are buying people.

So you don’t just want to be talking about your subject all the time, because that could become a bit monotonous and people really want to get to know who the person is behind the brand. So people want to know who you are. This is a great way of using blogs and article logs to get your creativity flowing so every now and again just chuck in something that is just getting your personality across, and it might be, for example, like miles, and I will take Bonnie for a walk over At the local park and we’ll think I know actually we could do a article on this.

You know we’ll be talking with so why don’t we do a article on that and we’ll just literally get our iPhone and start recording and you may have seen it already. You know throwing the frisbee for body in the background and you know, and that’s just you know, I think that when you are getting your communication across on a daily basis, you’re building friendships and you’re building rapport, so people want to see who you are behind the Brand and not just who you are on the face of the brand all the time so use your blogs and your article logs to be creative and have some fun with it.

So what other hobbies do you have? What are the things that you do outside of the business that you could talk about and actually build more rapport with your audience, because when they know who you are behind the brand you’ll find you have a lot more things in common with the people who are Following you, so that’s our final tip in the series you’ve had 10 top tips on making the most and building your brand using article and blogging.

If you’ve got any other questions, do please get in contact with us either pop your comment in the box below or get in touch with miles or myself on facebook. So I am Sammy blend l and miles is miles fryer. So if you want to connect with us on facebook, do please send us a friend request and if you’ve got any questions, send us a message personally and we’ll do our very best to help you over the next couple of weeks.

So we’ll see you tomorrow for another tip have a great day and we’ll see you soon, bye, bye, you


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How To Build A Brand | How Important Is Social Media & Branding To Success?

Interestingly, my feedback on that is that branding on social media is nowhere near as important as your brand. What I mean by that is social media is a completely personal thing who you are and how you show up on social media is more important than anything you have to do anything you have to sell it’s all about what you say, how you say it, how You come across how you resonate with people.

Are you listening? Are you engaging? Are you commenting? Are you giving feedback? Are you sharing? Are you adding value, you know, are you a thought leader? Are you a Content sharer? What is it that you want to do? How do you want to show up on social media? Because, whilst your branding is important from a for a business perspective, your branding is important because your brand and who you are and who your business is and how you’re showing up is associated with that branding.

So that brand identity and the brand married together, the two are connected their associated. They have a reputation to each other, so you just need to make sure that if you’re branding is going to be successful in a way that when people look at it, they trust it they value it and they want to buy from it. Then you need to make sure your brand and your your personal identity of your business, your reputation, what you’re known for what people say about you when you’re, not there, the key credibility and trust factors behind what six behind that face.

You know what is it what’s? Building muscle in your business, what’s the skeleton of what you do when you have those two things that come together then it becomes very important, but you need to make sure that with social media it is all about your personal connections about your relationship with people. It’s about being fully present, it’s not about broadcasting at people or throwing jelly at them and hoping that some of it sticks it’s about engagement.

It’s a out. You know it’s about adding value to people, and you know if you want people to like and share what you do, then you need to go and like and share what they do. The first of all you need to like genuinely like it. You know, there’s no good, you having a load of followers and you see their content. You think what a load of rubbish, but you like it anyway, that’s not congruent and it wouldn’t be congruent for them to do that with you either.

It’s very unlikely that you’re going to follow each other in the instance, so you might want to do a bit of a social media purge to get rid of people that don’t really add value to you, because if they’re not adding value to you, you probably aren’t Adding value to them either and focus on building relationships where you can build a very, very strong brand, both there’s a personal brand and as a business brand.

So I hope that helps you if you’ve got any feedback, questions or comments, please pop them below this article and we will be in touch with some more branic tips very soon.

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How To Crush IT -Social Media Branding | Mafia’s Finest TV

So I’m here to help you with most of those avenues, if not all of them. If any of that interests you please feel free to subscribe down below and ring that notification bell now without any further delay, let’s get into the book.

So this book is one of two variations, so this one is crushing it. The original one was called crushing. They essentially have the same information in them and you should really get to know them, because guess what this book is going to help you either get started or take your whole new social media game to the next level, because I’m going to tell you something, this Is one of the more recent books that I read and it really did help me pretty much take my blog from nothing from like the little guy that you see.

You know in the very first article to you know kind of like what we have now a little more confident, hopefully my environments, a little bit nicer. My lighting is a little bit nicer. I decided to use some natural light today and there’s less Sun in this article, so you’re welcome so crushing it is a book about being on social media. It doesn’t matter what social media, so they talk about podcasting, they talk about Instagram, they say about YouTube.

They talk about Facebook, there’s all different types of examples and, to be honest, this book is written by Gary Vaynerchuk for the examples in this book, and there are many of people who are succeeding. Just like you and me average joe’s that just found a passion and they ran for it. There isn’t too many of Gary’s words in this book, but I’m going to tell you something the examples that he uses all the youtubers, all the social media experts that he uses.

There’s tons of examples and they’re going to help you get to where you need to be because guess what they all tell their origin stories, which a lot of times we don’t always hear that type of stuff. We don’t always get to hear what how people came about, how they started, because a lot of these people ended up being either homeless or living on their brothers, couch or mother’s couch or living in their mother’s basement and guess what they are now making sick figures.

A year, and I’m talking about like high six figures, not like a hundred and two thousand I’m talking about like high six figures, doing exactly what they love doing. So this book is one of the things they’re going to want to pick up and crush it. If you have not already, I actually have not picked up crush it. Yet I’m going to do that actually very soon, because this book was great and I want to read the original and to make sure that I didn’t miss anything.

I may even read this book. Another time because I’m here to gain a ton of knowledge – and I definitely want to pick up every single piece of knowledge that Gary has to offer, as you might be able to see from this article so far, I’m very stoked about this book. I love this book, so the reason why I’m talking about it today is because not just about the book, but just about its message in general, he is saying in every sense every word of this book he’s saying that anyone – and I mean anyone, can start this Journey anyone could be on YouTube and start a podcast with their knowledge and obviously you’ll, know everything.

So you have to take your steps, your proper steps to learn more each day and get better at what you do so then you can obviously share that with your audience, because again I started about six months ago and I’m going to tell you something. I am NOT you know, I don’t know everything, I’m learning as I go, I’m doing more things. I’m contacting more people I’m connecting with them. This is what this book pretty much tells you I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to talk about the book again, but they’re. The essential point of this book is just to experiment. Do not wait, do not let anyone tell you all. You can’t do this, or this isn’t good enough. If it’s not good enough put it out, get some feedback seeing where specifically where you can improve, because if you don’t get that kind of stuff and you just let it sit, let’s say if you’re making a YouTube article and you just let it sit in your Unlisted or your private articles, no one’s going to see it, nobody can critique it.

You do not know everything other people that have been doing this for a longer period of time. It can help you out trust me. I’ve been there now. The main difference between this is that I want you to understand that anyone can start not. Everybody is going to succeed and that’s the thing that really needs to get understood here. Not everybody can go from point A to be successfully. So that’s where the journey comes.

In and the journey is not easy getting started is the easy part doing the stuff is the easy part going through the journey to actually get yourself to your end goal? That is the problem and on the cover he says great entrepreneurs how they build their businesses and their influence. You can very easy right. No, the actual process is the hard part getting started, making your first article. That should be the easiest part.

I know it doesn’t sound like it is, but making the first step is the easiest part making continuously good steps, successful habits, successful steps, that’s the hard part and most people will not get through the first month and that’s why we all have to understand that you Are in a knowledge game, you have to learn every single day, there’s no such thing as an end goal really because you’re in the infinite game, the end goal to me is again death and after death.

How are you going to be remembered? So I hope you gained some knowledge from this article and I am going to link this book and crush it in the description down below, because I really want you guys to pick up this book and the first one read the first one. First, like I was an idiot and I don’t even know he made a first one, and I want you guys to read it understand, comment now and then comment your update after you read both these books.

I want to thank you guys so much for reading and I want to thank Gary for being such a great influencer because he influences everybody under the Sun that actually reades him and understands him. So if you found use in this article, I’m going to have three more articles that you guys can read and a subscription button, because you know what they’re all going to be here right about now.

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Music Branding: The Brand Lie & The Truth Artists Should Know

What most people have wrong about branding and, lastly, the power of branding and how strong brands can cause people to lie to themselves and they kind of like it? So, let’s hop into this with two quick clips, let me introduce you my track pop out there piece by piece.

First, the melody. Okay, all right, if you don’t know the first person that was performing his name was Treme. If you’ve probably seen the article I’ve done on him and he’s basically a big deal, I’m talking a double platinum artist and he’s performing extremely popular songs in a time period where those songs were literally lighting up the charts. Now the second person is Joshua Bell, he’s essentially a classical music superstar, I’m talking about, but he doesn’t really lead a house for less than $ 75,000.

Not only that, but he was playing on a Stradivarius violin. Now one of my best friends is a classical violinist and Stradivarius violins are not cheap starting to thousands of dollars. The most expensive Stradivarius violin was sold for 16 million dollars. This alone kind of speaks to why a lot of newer artists who were just doing showcases in live performances have a hard time gaining fans from their performances alone.

Even these huge performers could barely get people’s attention, and this is what I call a branding problem. See marketing is about creating awareness, and people are aware of them because they’re walking by they see, then, actually, you know making music, but they aren’t aware of who they are. So, even if the people didn’t necessarily like that type of music, like you didn’t like classical music, if these people knew who these people were, they would at least stop for it a little bit.

There’s a lot of times. People will accept the subpar or trash performance from people that they already know and like if they go to their concert versus actually buying into it becoming a fan of somebody that they don’t know just from a random performance. Branding leads to a reputation that precedes you, and people actually rely on branding as a shortcut to how they process information. People have to be told that something is worth their time.

They have to be told. That is valuable, if not that some things don’t happen naturally, but in this world where so many things are coming at us, people are always trying to figure out how to decide what they spend their time on. They say pay attention because you’re paying in time when you give your attention to something that we all know the time is the most valuable asset right. So, no matter what trash for quality people do not get paid, what they’re worth they’re, either underpaid or overpaid, underrated or overrated.

Now, if you’re, overpaid and overrated congratulations, that means your brand is doing its job, because Brande is the reason that people overpay for things now the problem. A lot of people have especially creatives when they’re trying to create a brand is they think that branding is all about aesthetic and visual type things the logo, the name things like that? That’s really only a small piece of the pie.

So what exactly is a brand? A brand is to perception and expectations that people associate with the person or entity and to translate that into something a little bit more practical and understanding. The difference between marketing and branding marketing is about creating awareness and branding is about creating value. What you mean by that brand man if there were two cars and both of them looked exactly the same? One was a Toyota and one was a BMW which one would you choose? Bmw, you don’t need a second and think most people will choose the BMW and this example is so perfect because they both look the same once again.

Branding is not necessarily all about visual, but people have a set of expectations of what it means to have. A BMW, BMWs represent quality engineering and luxury, especially in comparison to a Toyota, and this is what I mean by creating value in one of the best ways to create value is to communicate values and attract people who value your values. This is one of the reasons that Chancellor wrapper fights off, accusations that he’s not independent Soviet merely not because being an independent rapper, really even matters that much it’s just because of the fact that he’s made it so ingrained as a part of his values and marketed That as a part of his brand, but bringing that value into question is a direct attack at his brand.

It’s like if everybody found out that Toyota’s were being built in the exact same factory by the exact same people of s, BMW with the exact same parts and engineers and all that stuff behind it. Bmws will be at risk and losing a lot of value. Even still BMWs branding has been set so deeply into people’s psychology at this point that their actions will still likely show preference towards BMW, regardless of if it was made in the same way as Toyota or not perfect example, have you ever seen those blind drink tests Where people are drinking like Pepsi at coca-cola and they don’t know which one and we all know coca-cola is like number one by far, but when they do the blind drink test, there has been instances where people will be like.

Oh no, I like the Pepsi, but they won’t know if they’re female just say that one number two. You would think that that type of experience will make a person say: oh snap and there’s another life, I’m just started drinking Pepsi for now on, but you could take that same person, never tell them that they chose Pepsi before and then put two sodas in front Of them and say that this one’s coca-cola that one’s Pepsi and then they would choose two coke.

That’s because of the branding. I’m not going to go super deep into why. But let’s just say that coca-cola has communicated the worth of their brand very well over time and don’t get me wrong. There’s people who have brand bias towards Pepsi and they would have the same kind of illogical results. That’s based on the brand versus where they how much they actually like the soda. It was like the one pair of Jordans that I had when I was a kid.

Jordans are not the best basketball shoes, but when I got him and I played in the game, I really felt like I was going to fly there right. There is 100 % brand. I know it sucks with people, but it’s not 100 % a quality conversations and everybody likes to think that they’re all about quality, but most people are usually only about quality in the areas that they choose to be experts at. But there’s too much stuff out in the world to be completely in to know about every single product and experience.

That’s why going back to those two clips of the artists I played at the beginning? It was all about branding, people were aware of them, but they didn’t know that these people were worth paying attention to once again. Marketing is about creating awareness and branding is about creating value, and you can communicate your values to create value, and once you have these values, people have a set of expectations when it comes to what the experience of your brand is like and that’s it for now.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Branding Your Business

No one right, So you want to really niche down. Follow your niche to get that rich right. That’s a little little dad joke there! Ooh catchy, When I think about branding your business, obviously there’s a lot of questions.

Where do I start? Where do I begin First thing that comes to mind and I get asked by local heroes. A lot is target audience. Yes, How do you know what that is? How do you define that That is such a tough question right? So when I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs and people just starting off – and I ask them who’s – you, your audience Who do you wan na serve And they’re like “, I want to Have everyone, as my customer.

”, ( laughs, ), Give me all the money All of them. Everyone And that’s such a bad idea, because not only is it super expensive to try to acquire everyone, you become just a generalist, You’re, not really known for anything. I would start by figuring out who you actually like to serve. Who is your most preferred customer or your favorite person? To serve in your business And really make a story around that, So if you were my target audience right, I would say Emma she lives in California.

She really loves to surf and skate. She loves coffee, But she likes to spend a lot. Of her time on social media And really build a story, Around that, so when — He really gets me Right, Soul, mates, But so when I go and create My messaging and my content I create, if, for you and Your story and your pain and what you really want to solve right, Which makes me feel valuable Right and it’s for you, I feel heard Yeah And that doesn’t mean that you can’t help out Jessica or Sally or Billy when they come in and want your services –, Don’t forget John And John and Eddie right, But you can still serve them, but your messaging has to be about Emma.

So that makes a ton of sense to me, But it also just now Another question’s brewing, So that seems like a goal right So goal: one find your target audience, But it’s more than that when it comes to branding your business. So what do you do? Next? With goals in general, What other goals should I be keeping in mind at this stage of my business. Well, you want to define What’s important to you, What is your goal? You should have something That your trying to achieve otherwise you don’t really Know what success is, And I would really focus on small wins So first off get a Website is that first step And then get your first customer, And then you get your first 10 customers And then you kinda, grow and grow and grow, And that kinda snowball effects.

‘Cause a lot of business. We talk to. They get scared of all the Things they have to do Instead start small figure out what that first Small win: you can do and then grow from there. I do the same thing just when I wake up on a Monday morning: ( laughs ). If I think about everything I have to do for the whole week, — You’re goin’ back to bed Yeah Covers over your head, I’d be like “. Let’s this isn’t going to happen today.

.” It’s not actually Monday One of my favorite things about speaking to local businesses. It’s like they’re, so unique Right. Right So I imagine when it comes To branding your business, that’s something you want! To take advantage of right Yep, What is it about? My coffee, Shop or my retail store, that makes me unique. What makes me stand out Is that part of building your brand? Oh absolutely. You have to be unique right.

If you imagine a line and on this line, we have crazy and the middle is mainstream and on the right is prolific or unique. Well, you want to be Basically right there So like with your idea that The business I’m stealing the Coffee and Kickflips — There. He goes again. That’s kind of on ( laughs, ) that unique spectrum right, There’s a lot of just coffee shops, but there’s probably no coffee. And skate park shop right Well now there will be because He’s revealed our secret ( laughs, ) coffeeandkickflips.

Com, But so you want to kind Of make yourself different from the rest,,’cause everyone in the Mainstream, it’s commodity right And that’s why we build a brand. That’s why we try to be unique, is to try, set us apart and really be someone that Someone wants to follow And then kind of following up on that, I’m going to lean on you for a Lot of this is social media. Yes, Your brand, I was waiting for this part That platform is just so phenomenal at growing Your brand and your reach, So if I’m a small business owner, I’m going to lean on you, what are some of the Platforms that I should be on, if I really want to build that brand Yeah, so you want to be on Facebook, Twitter Instagram also don’t forget your Yelp and Google listings: Okay, These are the most important for a local business, But to your point about being unique, you know you already are, but you need to voice that Across your platforms, Super important Your speaking to yeah that specific Ideal customer rather Yep To come into your business and spend money with you And when you’re on social media too, you have to make sure That it’s not about you.

Yes, it’s your company. Yes, it’s your brand, But your brand is there To serve your audience And if you position them As the hero you win Absolutely Let your customers sell you, Let your customers get Your next customer in –, 100 % Because it’s word of mouth, which is social media Yep All right, So that’s a wrap. I want to give a huge thanks. To my co-host Justin, Thanks for having me Yeah, thanks for showing us and teaching us how to Brand, your business, a very hot topic: -‘Cause brand is everything I’m sure you have Questions and comments Be sure to leave them below And also subscribe.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Branding Your Business

No one right, So you want to really niche down. Follow your niche to get that rich right. That’S a little little dad joke there! Ooh catchy, When I think about branding your business, obviously there’s a lot of questions.

Where do I start? Where do I begin First thing that comes to mind and I get asked by local heroes. A lot is target audience. Yes, How do you know what that is? How do you define that That is such a tough question right? So when I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs and people just starting off – and I ask them who’s – you, your audience Who do you wan na serve And they’re like “, I want to Have everyone, as my customer.

”, ( laughs, ), Give me all the money All of them. Everyone And that’s such a bad idea, because not only is it super expensive to try to acquire everyone, you become just a generalist, You’re, not really known for anything. I would start by figuring out who you actually like to serve. Who is your most preferred customer or your favorite person? To serve in your business And really make a story around that, So if you were my target audience right, I would say Emma she lives in California.

She really loves to surf and skate. She loves coffee, But she likes to spend a lot. Of her time on social media And really build a story, Around that, so when — He really gets me Right, Soul, mates, But so when I go and create My messaging and my content I create, if, for you and Your story and your pain and what you really want to solve right, Which makes me feel valuable Right and it’s for you, I feel heard Yeah And that doesn’t mean that you can’t help out Jessica or Sally or Billy when they come in and want your services –, Don’t forget John And John and Eddie right, But you can still serve them, but your messaging has to be about Emma.

So that makes a ton of sense to me, But it also just now Another question’s brewing, So that seems like a goal right So goal: one find your target audience, But it’s more than that when it comes to branding your business. So what do you do? Next? With goals in general, What other goals should I be keeping in mind at this stage of my business. Well, you want to define What’S important to you, What is your goal? You should have something That your trying to achieve otherwise you don’t really Know what success is, And I would really focus on small wins So first off get a Website is that first step And then get your first customer, And then you get your first 10 customers And then you kinda, grow and grow and grow, And that kinda snowball effects.

‘Cause a lot of business. We talk to. They get scared of all the Things they have to do Instead start small figure out what that first Small win: you can do and then grow from there. I do the same thing just when I wake up on a Monday morning: ( laughs ). If I think about everything I have to do for the whole week, — You’re goin’ back to bed Yeah Covers over your head, I’d be like “. Let’S this isn’t going to happen today.

.” It’S not actually Monday One of my favorite things about speaking to local businesses. It’S like they’re, so unique Right. Right So I imagine when it comes To branding your business, that’s something you want! To take advantage of right Yep, What is it about? My coffee, Shop or my retail store, that makes me unique. What makes me stand out Is that part of building your brand? Oh absolutely. You have to be unique right.

If you imagine a line and on this line, we have crazy and the middle is mainstream and on the right is prolific or unique. Well, you want to be Basically right there So like with your idea that The business I’m stealing the Coffee and Kickflips — There. He goes again. That’S kind of on ( laughs, ) that unique spectrum right, There’s a lot of just coffee shops, but there’s probably no coffee. And skate park shop right Well now there will be because He’S revealed our secret ( laughs, ) coffeeandkickflips.

Com, But so you want to kind Of make yourself different from the rest,,’cause everyone in the Mainstream, it’s commodity right And that’s why we build a brand. That’S why we try to be unique, is to try, set us apart and really be someone that Someone wants to follow And then kind of following up on that, I’m going to lean on you for a Lot of this is social media. Yes, Your brand, I was waiting for this part That platform is just so phenomenal at growing Your brand and your reach, So if I’m a small business owner, I’m going to lean on you, what are some of the Platforms that I should be on, if I really want to build that brand Yeah, so you want to be on Facebook, Twitter Instagram also don’t forget your Yelp and Google listings: Okay, These are the most important for a local business, But to your point about being unique, you know you already are, but you need to voice that Across your platforms, Super important Your speaking to yeah that specific Ideal customer rather Yep To come into your business and spend money with you And when you’re on social media too, you have to make sure That it’s not about you.

Yes, it’s your company. Yes, it’s your brand, But your brand is there To serve your audience And if you position them As the hero you win Absolutely Let your customers sell you, Let your customers get Your next customer in –, 100 % Because it’s word of mouth, which is social media Yep All right, So that’s a wrap. I want to give a huge thanks. To my co-host Justin, Thanks for having me Yeah, thanks for showing us and teaching us how to Brand, your business, a very hot topic: -‘Cause brand is everything I’m sure you have Questions and comments Be sure to leave them below And also subscribe.

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