What is company branding? The good, the bad, the brilliant.

August 17, 2017
Hosted by Phil Davis and Liz Hiemstra

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Episode Description

Company branding is one of the most important, yet misunderstood, phrases in all of marketing. Discover the difference between meaningful brand marketing and meaningless double speak. In this episode we'll discuss... The difference between branding and fame (they are not the same!) The important of discovering your "pivot point," the main driver behind your company. How to avoid the most common company naming and branding mistakes, and how to fix them. How great branding can shine the light on a great product. How great branding can not fix a bad product. Why focus and clarity are the foundations of a great brand. How to spend less time explaining, and more time engaging, your most congruent and rewarding customers For enlightened tips that will create instant insights for better company branding, just clear your schedule and pull up a chair! Soak in the illuminated and brighthearted conversation from the brilliant minds at Tungsten Branding.

Brilliant Branding

Brilliant Branding

Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

"Brilliant Branding" shines the spotlight, and provides valuable insights, into the most common, and frustrating company identity issues facing startups, entrepreneurs, consultants, and even established business owners. Topics address timely issues such as effective naming strategies, smart logo design, tips for trademarking, clear brand messaging, engaging social media and reputation management. We take a deep dive to uncover the "pivot point" of an organization, the "why" behind each business to help build a more clear, cohesive and compelling brand image.

Guests will include authors, industry thought leaders, linguists, graphic designers, digital strategists and other experts to provide a holistic approach to building your brand. If you have ever struggled to explain or clarify your business, this show will supercharge your identity so you can outshine your competition. Brilliant Branding is broadcast live Thursdays at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Phil Davis and Liz Hiemstra

Phil Davis and Liz Hiemstra

Phil Davis is one of the most quoted company naming experts globally. Phil has named and/or branded over 250 companies, products and services worldwide. Some of his work includes PODS, as well as TeamLogicIT, EarlyMoments, TradingBlock, and DoubleCross Vodka. Phil has written for, or been quoted in, Inc., WSJ.com, Entrepreneur.com, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Newsday, Reader's Digest, and many others. Phil's branding articles are frequently referenced by those researching and publishing branding related topics.

When not actively naming a company, Phil speaks on the subject of "Brilliant Branding" and best industry practices. He has served as both keynote branding speaker, as well as subject matter expert on brand development.

Phil founded a full service advertising agency at the age of 26 in Tampa Bay, Florida. He was recognized with a Price Waterhouse Up and Comer Award at the start of his career and continued by building a marketing firm that attracted a broad range of retail, medical, industrial and B2B clientele.

After 17 years at the helm, Phil left his agency to devote himself to the art of naming and branding. He relocated to North Carolina where he founded Tungsten Branding in 2003. Since that time, Phil has worked regionally, nationally and internationally to build clear, compelling brand identities that convey a cohesive message. His commitment to brand clarity is the hallmark of Tungsten Branding.

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