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Personal Branding-smallWhat is a Brand Ambassador?  Is there a sash  or tiara one gets?  Per Wikipedia: “The brand ambassador is meant to embody the corporate identity in appearance, demeanor, values and ethics. The key element of brand ambassadors lies in their ability to use promotional strategies that will strengthen the customer-product/service relationship and influence a large audience to buy and consume more. Predominantly, a brand ambassador is known as a positive spokesperson appointed as an internal or external agent to boost product/service sales and create brand awareness.”  So unless being a brand ambassador is your promotion strategy – no satiny sash or sparkly tiara for you.  But let’s talk about how to make your brand shine without them shall we?

If you have a business then you have a brand.  And for it to be successful, that brand has to create awareness to its target audience to ultimately achieve and acquire brand loyalty.

Fact: Promoting your brand is a necessity!

Fact: Customers will pay more for brand names that they’ve come to know and trust.

Fact: For your brand to grow, you must promote your brand consistently and disseminate your brand message in as many forums as possible.

Marketing in Your HandsIf you don’t have confidence in promoting your brand, why on earth would a consumer have confidence in it?  You are the impression-setter for your company.  Being a good brand ambassador is all about having confidence when talking about and marketing your brand’s product or service.  Your brand is your responsibility and the success of it greatly depends on your attention to it.  It’s in your hands!

HOW A BRAND IS REPRESENTED TRULY AFFECTS THE SUCCESS OF WHAT’S BEING SOLD! 

Another facet to consider is where are you promoting your brand? Representation of your brand, via your website or print marketing materials, is paramount to supremacy as opposed to mediocrity.  Have you considered using the free tools provided by social media?

If you’re busy actually making your product or providing your service, you might not have a lot of time to promote your brand with your own ear to the phone or feet to the pavement.  You know the old adage “if you can’t beat them, join them?”  Well how about “if you can’t do it, pay for it.”  Consider hiring Brand Ambassadors who will beat the street for you. It’s also called Guerrilla Marketing and it’s become a very common and acceptable marketing strategy.  So there are many businesses that provide this type of service and the rewards can be worth the investment if you choose correctly.

So ask yourself – Do I have the vision, tenacity and marketing savvy to leverage my brand to all its potential and watch my sales and profit margins soar?  I’m sure the answer to the latter part of that question is yes, but you may not be sure about how to employ the leveraging part.  I’m no expert but I do give some noteworthy morsels in my blog titled http://blog.jpdesigntheory.com/branding-to-dos-tidbits/.  So take a few maneuvers from my playbook and let me know how implementing just a few of these tips works for you, as well as your potential or current clientele.  I look forward to hearing how you represent your brand best.

Resources

50 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics You Should Be Using

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Anatomy of Guerilla Marketing

Five tips for choosing a brand ambassador

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