Your brand claims bring your reasons to believe to life, with creativity that backs up your main consumer benefit. Brands have four choices: be better, different, cheaper, or else not around for long.
If you do not define your brand, then you run the risk of the possibility that your competitors will define your brand. And you might not like it.
Four elements make up a brand positioning statement, including who you serve, where you play, where will you win, and why consumers should believe you. These are the consumer target, marketplace definition, the consumer benefit, and support points. Brand claims fit in with the support points.
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Types of claims
There are four types of brand claims you can use on your brand:
- How your product works differently
- Showcase what you do differently within the production process
- What added service do you provide in the value chain
- Usage of an ingredient that makes your brand better
- Process or ingredient that makes your brand safer
- A process that makes your brand cheaper
- Experts in the field who can speak on your brand’s behalf.
- Past users/clients with proof support of stories or reviews
- Recognized awards, such J.D. Power
- Clinical tests
- In market usage study
- Before and after studies
I took one logic class at university, and the only thing I learned was “premise-premise conclusion.” It was an easy class, but a life-long lesson that has stuck with me. Here is a classic logical argument statement:
- All fish live in water (premise)
- Tuna are fish (premise)
- Therefore, tuna live in the water (conclusion)
If pure logic teaches us that two premise points are good enough to draw out any conclusion, then you only need two “reasons to believe” (brand claims).
Brands that build concepts with a laundry list of RTBs are not doing their job in making focused decisions on what support points are required.
With consumers seeing 5,000 brand messages per day, having a long list of support points risks making their brand communications a cluttered mess. Brand claims can be a useful tool in helping to support your RTB, yet the RTB should never be the conclusion.
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Our Beloved Brands playbook goes in depth on everything you need to build a brand consumers will love. Learn about strategic thinking, brand positioning, writing brand plans, advertising decisions, media planning, marketing analytics, and financials.
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Without a doubt, our role at Beloved Brands is to help the ambitious marketers who are trying to improve their marketing skills. Most importantly, we will prepare you so you can reach your full potential in your career. You will learn about strategic thinking, brand positioning, brand plans, marketing execution, and marketing analytics. As well, we provide a suite of marketing tools, templates that will make it easier to do your job, processes that you can follow, and provocative thoughts to trigger your thinking.
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Our Beloved Brands marketing training programs cover different streams to suit the type of marketer you are. For instance, our marketing training covers consumer marketing, B2B marketing, and Healthcare marketing.
The marketing fundamentals that we show in this article are part of what we use in our marketing training programs. Ambitious marketers will learn about strategic thinking, brand positioning, brand plans, marketing execution, writing creative briefs, advertising decision-making, marketing analytics, and marketing finance.
Importantly, when you invest in our marketing training program, you will help your team gain the marketing skills they need to succeed. Without a doubt, you will see your people make smarter decisions and produce exceptional work that drives business growth.
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Moreover, we provide brand templates that help you run your brand. For instance, you can find templates for marketing plans, brand positioning, creative briefs, and business reviews. Altogether, we offer brand toolkits with all the presentation slides you need.
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Does your brand have unrealized potential?
Here are five questions you need to be able to answer about your brand:
- First, can you describe your brand in seven seconds in a way that motivates consumers to engage and in a space that is own-able for your brand?
- Second, are you making the right investments that will create a market impact for your brand, and lead to a performance result for your business?
- Next, does everyone on your team know their role and know how they contribute to building a successful brand?
- Does your marketing execution establish your desired brand positioning and move customers to purchase?
- Finally, are you investing in your people to ensure they make smarter decisions and produce exceptional work that drives business growth?
If you cannot answer these five questions, your team will be confused. Clearly, your brand investments will be scattered and won’t pay back. You will see inconsistent execution in the market. The consumer will not know how to define your brand. And, you won’t grow! It is time to make decisions.
We help brands define themselves so they can drive new growth opportunities.
We will help you define your brand positioning statement and narrow down to a brand idea that is your seven second pitch. Then, we challenge you to select the right strategic investments for your brand, and build a strategic plan that everyone can follow.
Importantly, you need your marketing execution to build your brand reputation in the market and moves customers along their purchase journey.
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