Try it now
Request a demo

Brand Loyalty 101: What It Is and How to Build It

by Nate Holmes, June 28, 2021


We all know brand loyalty is important, but unfortunately, there’s no secret formula to building it. That’s what keeps marketers on their toes. It’s a cumulative result from consistent positive experiences across all your channels and every touchpoint in the customer journey. And, the scales could be tipped by something like your flexible return policy, membership program benefits, or quick customer support on Twitter. But before we dive into how to use these things to build it, let’s take a closer look at what brand loyalty is.

Continue Reading

Topics: Brand management

Brand Positioning 101: What It Is and Why You Need It

by Nate Holmes, June 21, 2021


Brand positioning is so much more than how well your logo stands from other companies. It’s how your brand’s vision, product, and identity are strategically positioned in a market saturated with other companies. And, more importantly, it’s what you’re known for in your customer’s mind. Your audience ultimately decides where you sit compared to your competitors.

If you want your customers to think of you first when they’re ready to buy, you have to position your brand with a clear, strategic foundation. For example, many people automatically think of Warby Parker when looking to buy glasses online. We’ll take a closer look at what they did to create their unique brand position later in this article. But first, let’s get a little more specific about what brand positioning actually is, the advantages of doing it well, and outline a simple brand positioning framework to help you get started.

Continue Reading

Topics: Brand management

What to Include in Your Brand Identity Kit

by Serai Schueller, May 24, 2021


Whether your brand is traveling down the hall to a colleague's office or across the globe, you need to safeguard it for the journey ahead. With freelancers, marketing agencies, internal teams, and many others using your brand in communications and content, it's easy for inconsistencies and misuse to arise. 

A brand identity kit can help by providing disparate groups and individuals with the tools and information they need to uphold your brand consistently. In fact, a brand identity kit is an absolute must-have for all businesses!

Continue Reading

Topics: Marketing, Brand management

What is Brand Experience?

by Serai Schueller, May 17, 2021


Brand experience is the sum of all the sensations, thoughts, feelings, and reactions that individuals have in response to a brand. Brand experience is not specific to a channel or media type. Rather, it’s the result — or the lasting impression — that remains after someone encounters or engages with a brand in any environment.

Continue Reading

Topics: Brand management

Brand Relaunch 101: Creating a Successful Brand Rollout Plan

by Danielle Templeton, April 19, 2021


Every brand evolves over time. One day, your brand will outgrow the look and feel you’ve used for years. The audience you speak to will change their behaviors. Your purpose will take on new meaning. And eventually, you’ll need to redesign the look and feel that worked so well, and relaunch your brand.

Just the idea of relaunching all your newly designed brand assets can feel overwhelming. How are you possibly going to coordinate all the changes and updates? Don’t worry, with the right tools and a strategic approach any brand can roll out new assets at a global scale.

Continue Reading

Topics: Creative, Brand management

A Beginner's Guide: What Is a Brand Manager?

by Danielle Templeton, April 6, 2021


Business environments today are tough. Things change fast. From a new competitor on the scene to shifting market conditions, technologies, and buyer dynamics, there’s a lot that’s simply out of our control. Because of this, organizations are putting more and more emphasis on the things they can control — like their brand. 

Brand management, once a practice reserved for the Coca-Colas and Nikes of the world, is now a commonplace practice for any organization looking to win the hearts, minds, and spend of their target audiences. And, just as you see with other business priorities, it helps to put a dedicated person in place — like a brand manager — to ensure it succeeds.

Continue Reading

Topics: Marketing, Brand management

Brand Assets and How to Get the Most Out of Them

by Danielle Templeton, April 5, 2021


Your company’s brand is the culmination of every experience a person has with your organization. It tells the world who your company is, and what you do. It is a differentiator that identifies your products or services as distinct from others in your market. And the world’s strongest brands stand out by building and maintaining brand consistency.

A range of elements — both tangible and intangible — contribute to a consistent brand experience, including tone, voice, and visual design. And each of these elements are thoughtfully and strategically developed over time, using your brand assets.

Continue Reading

Topics: Brand management

Protect Your Brand With Digital Asset Management

by Nate Holmes, March 29, 2021


You’re putting your brand at risk when you don’t use a centralized system to store and manage your digital assets. That risk comes from crashed hard drives, missing metadata, and the slow creep (or disastrously fast explosion) of inconsistent brand experiences. If you want to avoid unintended damage to your company’s lifeblood, it’s time to learn how to protect your brand with a digital asset management (DAM) system.

Continue Reading

Topics: DAM, Brand management

Digital Branding and the Role of DAM Software

by Danielle Templeton, March 25, 2021


There’s no denying that we live in a digital world. From the millions of websites and apps at our disposal to the internet-connected phone in our pockets, the evidence is all around us. According to the 2020 Global Digital Overview from We Are Social and Hootsuite, the average internet user now spends 6 hours and 43 minutes online every day. 

After the changes in behavior brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we rely on the web for just about everything. Whether we’re shopping, researching a new product, or communicating with a business, we often turn to the convenience, practicality, and safety of digital channels.

So, given the digital nature of today’s consumers, how should businesses approach branding? And, furthermore, what role does digital asset management (DAM) software, like the Widen Collective®, play in a brand’s quest to win the attention, loyalty, and dollars of these buyers?

Continue Reading

Topics: DAM, Brand management

Brand Success: What’s DAM Got to Do With It?

by Danielle Templeton, March 23, 2021


If you want to achieve success as a brand in this day and age, it’s time to fully embrace the reality that you’re in the experience business. Transactions are no longer a simple exchange of money for goods or services; consumers demand more. They expect you to win their affection and loyalty by delivering consistent, memorable experiences at each and every interaction.

Because of this, the digital assets and content you use to tell your story, educate your audiences, and represent your brand, are more important than ever. To thrive and grow in the experience economy, more and more successful brands turn to digital asset management (DAM) systems.

Continue Reading

Topics: Marketing, Brand management

The Widen Blog

Where marketing and creative teams find actionable advice, practical resources, and success stories to flourish in a world connected by content.

Recent

Like what you're reading?

We can send you our best articles.

2022 Forrester DAM Wave report

Get the report

Widen, an Acquia company, named a Leader in the 2022 Forrester DAM Wave report

Get the report



Enrich Customer Experiences With Product Content

Get the report

Forrester research report
Gartner research helps leaders evaluate solution benefits and technology choices.

Get the study

 

DAM+PIM for customer experience

Get the report

Learn how DAM and PIM technologies work together to create meaningful conversations with customers, and anchor customer experience success.

Get the white paper

Are you ready for a DAM solution of your own? Request a demo