Big Red Jelly https://bigredjelly.com What's Your Brand? Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:17:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://bigredjelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-red-transparent-32x32.png Big Red Jelly https://bigredjelly.com 32 32 The Top 5 Advertising Books You Need to Read https://bigredjelly.com/2019/10/07/the-top-5-advertising-books-you-need-to-read/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/10/07/the-top-5-advertising-books-you-need-to-read/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:17:55 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=5564 Advertising is a vital component of marketing. Advertising is defined as the activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services. The earliest forms of advertising date back...

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Advertising is a vital component of marketing. Advertising is defined as the activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services. The earliest forms of advertising date back to ancient Rome when those on the street would advertise their products through speech. Fast forward to now, and there have been many books written about advertising. Here are the top 5 books on advertising that you need in your personal library.

 

1. Ogilvy on Advertising

 

Everyone in the advertising world has read this at some point in their lives. David Ogilvy is regarded as the father of advertising and this book clearly demonstrates why. In his book, Ogilvy details the dos and don’ts of advertising. Although he wrote this book decades ago, the tips he provides still hold true to this day. My personal favorite quote from his book is “When I write an advertisement, I don’t want you to tell me that you find it ‘creative.’ I want you to find it so interesting that you buy the product.”

 

2. Adland: A Global History of Advertising

 

“Adland” is an amazing book because it provides a closer look at the history of modern-day advertising. In it, you’ll find a detailed history of where advertising started and explores it through interesting moments in history like The Great Depression. It provides a closer look at key developments like the explosion of radio and television all the way to the exploration of digital media like podcasts. Mark Tungate does an amazing job of turning this book into a fun, creative journey.

 

3. My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising

 

This book is a must in the advertising industry. It is recommended to be read before you get into any form of advertising. In this book written by Claude Hopkins, you can expect to gain a clear understanding of what advertising is. Being regarded as the founder of modern advertising, Claude Hopkins wrote about his life in the advertising industry. In it, you can expect to learn things such as how to know your audience and how to properly advertise an item. When referring to this book, David Ogilvy once said “Nobody should be allowed to have anything to do with advertising until he has read this book seven times. It changed the course of my life.”

 

4. Confessions of an Advertising Man

 

On the list again is a book written by Ogilvy himself. “Confessions of an Ad Man” is the essential guide to modern advertising. With chapters about how to manage advertising agencies to writing potent copy, this book is always on my table. I have reread this book multiple times myself and have paragraphs highlighted. This book has been revised in small ways to correct minor errors to help the book hold its relevance in the current generation.

 

5. The Art of Client Services: 58 Things You Should Know

 

Robert Solomon, an advertising executive wrote 58 things that anyone and everyone in client services should know. In “The Art of Client Services”, Solomon writes about his successes and failures in the advertising world. This book is geared toward anyone in advertising. Copywriters, researchers, planners, and art directors are just some of the professions that benefit from reading this book. With a newer revision, you can find chapters on technology in the new era. This book is for you if you’re trying to get ahead in the game or get back into the game. 

 

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Big Red Jelly Announces Boost My Business Campaign  https://bigredjelly.com/2019/10/07/big-red-jelly-announces-boost-my-business-campaign/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/10/07/big-red-jelly-announces-boost-my-business-campaign/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:08:06 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=5561 Big Red Jelly, a company known for digital branding, is now offering a free service! With the Boost My Business campaign, Big Red Jelly will design a custom made business...

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Big Red Jelly, a company known for digital branding, is now offering a free service! With the Boost My Business campaign, Big Red Jelly will design a custom made business strategy for you. With the steps listed below, we’ll tell you how it works.

Step 1

Step 1 begins with your business name, current website (if you have one), and your email to 435-631-9968. Through this, we explore and audit your website, social media, and digital platform standing. You don’t have a website just yet? Just text us your business name, email, and industry! Through this, it will help us get the step in our process more smoothly!

Step 2

At this point in the process, it’s your job to sit back and relax! Our team of experts will get to work on your custom digital marketing strategy. After our digital marketing strategy has been finished, we will email the results back to you to review within 3 business days! 

Our top recommendations on what you can start doing today will help you rank higher on Google and other various search engines. With our simple website recommendations, you can improve your user experience and convert more traffic to loyal customers. We also provide an in-depth analysis of your current social media standing to give you easy steps to help share your brand like never before! 

Learn more about our happy clients and team here at www.bigredjelly.com or email us at info@bigredjelly.com.

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Why Your Business Needs a Podcast https://bigredjelly.com/2019/09/20/why-your-business-needs-a-podcast/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/09/20/why-your-business-needs-a-podcast/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:42:33 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=5009 Podcasts are one of the newest forms of entertainment. They are trending right now and currently, there are over 700,000 active podcasts. Podcasts exist for many reasons. People make podcasts...

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Podcasts are one of the newest forms of entertainment. They are trending right now and currently, there are over 700,000 active podcasts. Podcasts exist for many reasons. People make podcasts about true crime stories, how our society is doing, comedy, lifestyles, etc. Often times though, many businesses don’t realize that podcasts are a great source of outreach. Here’s why your business needs a podcast.

Build a bigger and more personal audience

By making a podcast, you reach out to more than just your normal audience. By posting podcasts on applications such as Spotify and iTunes, businesses can build a following of listeners. Through podcasts, you’re able to give your business a personal touch. Listeners often feel like they build rapport with who is speaking when they listen to a podcast even though it’s a one-sided medium. 

Podcasts are easy to produce

Your business doesn’t need fancy equipment to produce a podcast! All you need is a recording device and a computer with editing software. From there, hit the record button and you’re on your way to producing your business’s first podcast. As mentioned above, applications like Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud are easy enough to build your business’s podcast following. 

It’s a great addition to your marketing mix

Most businesses use Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube to market themselves. By adding a podcast to your business, you’re increasing your reach. Podcast listeners almost always subscribe to the podcast that they’re listening to. Just like other forms of marketing, others will recommend your podcasts to those they feel will like it.

Podcasts are very helpful for businesses. They’re great for marketing and building a personal relationship with your audience. Podcasts are continuing to grow and are great because they’re something someone can listen to on their commutes while cooking, or even just while they’re at the gym. Big Red Jelly is currently making its debut into the podcast industry and is utilizing all of the information listed above to build itself into a steady podcast.

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Tips on How to Be a Successful Intern https://bigredjelly.com/2019/09/04/tips-on-how-to-be-a-successful-intern/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/09/04/tips-on-how-to-be-a-successful-intern/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:25:26 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4593 Internships can make or break. Through internships, you can learn exactly what it is you want to do. Whether they are paid for or not can add to the stress...

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Internships can make or break. Through internships, you can learn exactly what it is you want to do. Whether they are paid for or not can add to the stress of a college student. But as an intern, you can learn so much and even get hired where you’re interning at! Here are a few tips on how to stand out as an intern:

Engage With Your Team

Be involved with the people you’re interning with! The people you’re interning with have the potential to become your official coworkers. Get to know who they are and what they’re like. It’s always important to build close relationships with your fellow interns and mentors. Do you see a fellow intern struggling with something you know how to do? Help them out. Build that friendship up and help them succeed.

Always Be Ready to Learn, Don’t Be a Coffee Runner

Within the intern workplace, there will always be opportunities to learn. Ask your mentors if there are any tasks that you could help with. Don’t know how to do a task? Just go ahead and ask! Looking for new opportunities shows your mentors that you’re ready and willing to do more work. Someone that doesn’t take opportunities to learn ends up becoming what is known as a “coffee runner”.  Coffee runners are those that never take the time to learn new work and end up becoming people that are taking coffee to others. 

Be Hands-On, Don’t Be a Floater

Following up from the prior tip, be hands-on! Don’t just sit back and watch your mentors. Try to mimic what they’re teaching you as they are teaching you. Floaters just sit back and watch their mentors work. By doing this, they’ll think you’re lazy and just want the bare minimum experience. Be the one that works beside them on projects. They will notice that you’re working hard and will take note when it comes time to decide who gets hired on!

These are just a few tips on how to stand out as an intern. These tips were provided by those that had originally started out as interns. But by working hard, they were able to stand out among the rest of their fellow interns and get hired onto the company they were interning for! By following these tips and many others, you can get the best out of your internship and make a few friends along the way. 

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What is Drop Shipping? And what are the Benefits? https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/30/what-is-drop-shipping-and-what-are-the-benefits/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/30/what-is-drop-shipping-and-what-are-the-benefits/#respond Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:24:41 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4507 You’re a colonial in early America, history for this country is just beginning but you don’t have time to think about it. You have to get your sister’s shoes to...

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You’re a colonial in early America, history for this country is just beginning but you don’t have time to think about it. You have to get your sister’s shoes to her by next month’s Sunday, or she won’t have them for an important wedding. The only problem is that she lives across the ocean and you have no time to swim across the vast sea. Instead, you wrap the shoes up in a lovely parcel and drop them off onto a ship so it can sail across the sea and get to her in less than a month’s time. Thank goodness you had the option of dropping off the package on a ship, someone else can get the package to her and the fateful Sunday is saved.

Back to the present day: besides the fact that dropping off the package on a ship is similar to the words ‘drop ship’ the ideas, though similar, aren’t exactly the same. So the question becomes, what exactly does it mean to drop ship something? Since Google always explains things best we’ll quote them here:

 “Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.”

In other words, drop shipping is a strategy for order fulfilment where the retailer does not have the product in its personal inventory. Instead, they rely on outside wholesalers or manufacturers to ship orders directly to the customer. So what are the benefits of this magical system you wonder?

5 main benefits to Drop Shipping

A Broad Product Offering

If you are selling something to the public and have your brand in different locations than there are more people you can sell to. For example, if you have a t-shirt company and sell your product at Adidas and Apple you can market your t-shirt brand more openly to the shoe company and the technology company.

Come to Market More Quickly

The more people want your product, the more you can get revenue for the product. However, if it’s just through your company that you sell your product, there won’t be as much of it in stock. Therefore, selling it through a second party means you can get more of your product out into the world.

Explore New Lines

Using the drop shipping method, a company can test out strategies without bringing in the extra inventory. In other words, the second company that sells your product enables the original company to explore and open new opportunities that wouldn’t have been explorable beforehand.

Reduce Your Investment

A dropshipping investment doesn’t require an upfront agreement with the customer, the retailer has the ability to step away. Therefore, the retailer is committing less time and energy to the product and will be able to explore other avenues.

More Time

Allowing a manufacturer to assist your company in sending your product out will allow for a bit of a buffer. The buyer will be happier since the product is getting them so fast because of the second company assisting you in your work.

Like always though, there are downsides such as confusion for any part of this equation (retailer, manufacturer, customer). 

In short, however, drop shipping has its ups and downs. It has the potential to be very beneficial but may not be for everyone. In an even shorter summary: drop shipping is a retailer allowing a manufactory to sell their product and ship it off to the customer once ordered.

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Why should you consider E-commerce? https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/30/why-should-you-consider-e-commerce/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/30/why-should-you-consider-e-commerce/#respond Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:16:24 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4504 In a world full of business and technology we have the option of choosing to purchase something online instead of going to three different stores just to find the one...

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In a world full of business and technology we have the option of choosing to purchase something online instead of going to three different stores just to find the one product that we need. When we find something that we deem worthy of having, looking through different shops online can help anyone find exactly the product they were thinking about, in just the way they imagined it. On the flip side, if you personally look for a product that can’t be found you have the option of opening up a small shop and selling your own goods that way. 

The practice of purchasing or selling goods online is called E-commerce (crazy it has a name, I know!). To put it simply, E-commerce is the activity of buying or selling products on online services or over the Internet. With the knowledge of E-commerce, the question that must be answered next is, why is this such a beneficial practice; besides the obvious reasons stated above.

E-commerce is beneficial to anyone who takes part in the action. 

Top Advantages of E-commerce

Overcome Geographical Limitations

The biggest advantage of e-commerce is the ability to buy or sell a product all over the world. You’re no longer limited to purchase things just within your community, you can now purchase things in other countries and likewise, you have the chance to sell to someone state lines and across country lines.

Gain New Customers with Search Engine Visibility

The best part about e-commerce is the fact that your site has the chance to show up on the top of a search engine. When someone looks for ‘shoes with flowers on them’ and your shop has shoes just like that: your product will show up on the search page and bring in more customers!

Locate the Product Quicker

When shopping through a store, it can be slightly difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for and may become frustrating when a store doesn’t have what you came for (even when you called in beforehand and they said they had it!) Instead, you can watch the product online and see when they have what you need in stock. Sometimes they have a product online that they don’t have in store and therefore, more sells will be created.

Eliminate Travel Time and Cost

Having the option to purchase something online gives the added benefit of buying something wherever you are. You can do it at home, while working, while at a friend’s house and decide you need the exact toaster they have. Having this option, you no longer have to take time out of your day to drive across town just for a toaster. Instead, you can place the product in your cart and continue on with your day if you decide to purchase later on. The control is completely in the buyer’s hands, you as the customer who purchases has all of the control in your hands (literally if you’re purchasing with your mobile device).

Enable Deals, Bargains, Coupons, and Group Buying

The retailer then has the opportunity to add coupons or deals and possibly get more business just through the small bargains they create. People are more likely to buy something with a coupon and often times end up buying more because they have some of the purchases reduced.

In other words, when e-commerce came into the playing field, it changed everyone’s life forever. Whether good or bad, however, you want to define it: our lives were changed. Now we have so many new opportunities and it’s a way to connect with people all over the world. When you think of it like that, it’s beautiful and a magnificent opportunity for a wonderful new development. As the world continues to change, we can either jump aboard, become a part of the new mainstream, or I don’t know, something else a little more depressing.

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How to Rewire Stress Into Positive Thinking https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/21/how-to-rewire-stress-into-positive-thinking/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/21/how-to-rewire-stress-into-positive-thinking/#respond Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:28:56 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4316 Stress is often associated with a negative connotation. Just the idea of it scares us. Especially in the business world. Business meetings, weekly reports, and late nights in the office...

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Stress is often associated with a negative connotation. Just the idea of it scares us. Especially in the business world. Business meetings, weekly reports, and late nights in the office are things that factor into stress. But what if I told you that turning stress from a negative into a positive is just as easy as rethinking it? 

In a study published by the University of Harvard, you find out that the key to empowering stress isn’t from running away from it, but embracing it. Stress affects us physiologically and psychologically. Our bodies tense up and we’re filled with anxiety. By taking a step back and rethinking our stress, we can use it to fuel us in the business world.

Some tips are written in Kelly McGonigal’s book titled The Upside of Stress. Here are a few tips:

  • Is your heart beating faster due to the anxiety of a business meeting? Realize that your body is giving you more energy to perform and try to capitalize upon that.
  • If feeling nervous, pause and consider why, and ask yourself if it’s because you’re doing something that matters to you. In doing so, it’ll reinforce your values and give you meaning in life.
  • Don’t deny the stress, embrace it and use it to fuel the task at hand.
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed with work, consider doing a small act of kindness for someone and note the mental reward you reap.
  • When experiencing stress, our body releases oxytocin. Oxytocin, otherwise known as the cuddle hormone causes us to seek out social support in friends and loved ones. Find social support and seek out others. 
  • Lastly, denying stress causes isolation. Isolation causes the reinforcement of fears. Instead, ask yourself why you’re experiencing stress and look for any positive aspects to it. Are you learning something from it? Are you gaining strength? Do you feel more alive?  

These are just some of what McGonigal listed in her book. Of course with any habit, it takes a while to change. But over time, you can turn stress from a negative experience, into a transformative one.

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How to Grow Your Business with Influencer Marketing https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/14/how-to-grow-your-business-with-influencer-marketing/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/14/how-to-grow-your-business-with-influencer-marketing/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:15:11 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4146 Influencer marketing has become one of the key ways to drive your message to a larger audience in an organic way. It pinpoints people with larger social followings who have...

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Influencer marketing has become one of the key ways to drive your message to a larger audience in an organic way. It pinpoints people with larger social followings who have influence over your target audience. Your marketing endeavors are featured through the key influencers instead of you having to do all of the work. 

Big Red Jelly has used influencer marketing through different clients and has found it to be extremely successful. You are not only saving yourself time, money, and resources but you are elevating your marketing strategy by utilizing professionals in the given area.

Rather than marketing directly to a large group of consumers, you instead pay influencers to get out the word for you. For example, a testimonial from an individual influencer such as a journalist, academic, or YouTube personality plays the part of the buyer and talks or writes in length about the product’s features and benefits. 

Here are several statistics associated with influencer marketing:

  • 70% of teenage YouTube subscribers trust influencer opinions over traditional celebrities
  • On average, businesses generate $6.50 for every $1 invested in influencer marketing
  • 81% of marketers who have used influencer marketing judged it to be effective 
  • 51% of marketers believe they get better customers from influencer marketing
  • 59% of marketers increased their influencer marketing budgets last year

Influencer marketing has become such a powerful and effective marketing strategy. People trust what other people have to say nowadays. When you are able to align your brand with an influencer, you are positioning your products or service for a display to his or her already-established large network of individuals who trust what that influencer has to say. 

As inbound marketing is growing in popularity, influencer marketing has become one of the most effective techniques for attracting customers. They are staffed with the responsibility of generating and distributing content about your brand. 

When influencers recommend your brand to their following, they become an extension of your company’s marketing department. Brands rely on influencer marketing as it is a viable solution for marketers who are willing to think outside the box on building trust with their target market. 

Word-of-mouth marketing has taken a real shift overpaid television, magazine and newspaper ads with the power of these unofficial brand ambassadors. Influencer marketing provides an opportunity for companies to leverage the power of social proof, all while relying on those who already have a large following. 

Consumers expect brands to bring the conversation to them, so influencers hold more power than ever before. By partnering with the right influencers, brands can create conversations that relate to their target audience. 

When it comes to reaching out to influencers, it is a balancing act with a trial and error component. Bigger is not always better, while the person with more followers will put your brand in front of more people, the update may not receive as much engagement. Depending on your budget and the level of engagement per follower you want, you may want to look into a micro-influencer or an influencer with a smaller audience in a specific niche. 

If you haven’t dipped your toes into influencer marketing, it’s a good idea as 81% of marketers believe it’s effective. Your brand awareness and ROI could greatly increase with this strategy, so there is no reason to not give it a try. 

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7 Fascinating Facts About Technology  https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/08/7-fascinating-facts-about-technology/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/08/08/7-fascinating-facts-about-technology/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:15:03 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=4025 7 Fascinating Facts About Technology  It is amazing, and almost a little scary to think about how advanced technology has become in just a few short decades. Here are some...

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7 Fascinating Facts About Technology 

It is amazing, and almost a little scary to think about how advanced technology has become in just a few short decades. Here are some facts that will put what you thought you knew about technology into a whole new perspective. 

1. In the 1950’s PCs went by the name “Electronic Brains”

This truly makes you wonder about the sorts of names we have for modern-day technology that will be made fun of in the future.

2. HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple were all started in garages

Next time you have a great idea you better head straight to your garage!

3. When it was released, the Apple ll had only 5 megabytes of storage on its hard drive.

This is an incredible comparison to the whopping 130 GB you can get on the new Macbooks.

4. 51% of internet traffic is made up of hackers and spammers. 

Seems like 51% of all emails are spam too…

5. The first computer ever was almost 2.5 meters high and weighed almost 60,000 pounds.

Compared to the size and weight of today’s computers it is pretty astonishing to think there could have been a computer that large. 

6. Time magazine named the computer “Man of the Year” in 1982.

No real successful human feelings were hurt in this decision, hopefully..

7. The name Google was actually created by accident. A spelling error was made by the creators who were intentionally going for the name Googol.

For those of you that don’t know what a Googol is, it is the number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a hundred (10100).

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The 2 Step Beginners Guide to Building Your Brand https://bigredjelly.com/2019/07/03/the-2-step-beginners-guide-to-building-your-brand/ https://bigredjelly.com/2019/07/03/the-2-step-beginners-guide-to-building-your-brand/#respond Wed, 03 Jul 2019 01:32:41 +0000 https://bigredjelly.com/?p=3325 The 2 Step Beginners Guide to Building Your Brand A brand is a symbol, design, name, sound, reputation, emotion, employees, tone, pretty much anything that sets you apart from others....

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The 2 Step Beginners Guide to Building Your Brand

A brand is a symbol, design, name, sound, reputation, emotion, employees, tone, pretty much anything that sets you apart from others. So why is it important to have a brand, and how do you build one? Here at Big Red Jelly, we believe in keeping things simple and efficient, so here are two simple steps to kick start your brand quickly and efficiently. 

1. Create your Vision and Mission statement.

People need to understand what your values, beliefs, and views are, but most importantly they need to know who YOU are. Your vision and mission statement is what people will use to learn about you, your goals, and ideas. Without a clear vision of where you want to be and what you want to do, your brand will fall flat. There are no wrong visions or mission statements, there are just certain companies that stand out from the rest of the pack, and the reason they stand out is because of their, yep you guessed it: Mission and Vision Statements. If you have trouble thinking of one just remember the more simple the better. Apple’s very first mission statement was “Think Different” and look at what they were able to accomplish with that simple vision. 

2.  Be yourself. 

So many brands get caught up in the latest trends, but really a trend is just something started by a brand doing something different. So be DIFFERENT and BE YOURSELF because you could be the next trendsetter. Don’t be afraid to be unique, I am sure the person that designed McDonald’s golden arches had a few people laugh at them during the design process. That didn’t stop them from creating one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Whether you’re a business owner, designer, entrepreneur, teacher, or even a stay at home mom, you have a brand. You just need to find out what it is, and these first steps are a great way to start.

 

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