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Brand Language for Product Businesses: Write Taglines, Product Names, and Descriptions that Reflect Your Brand

Brand Language for Product Businesses: Write Taglines, Product Names, and Descriptions that Reflect Your Brand

When you’re launching a product business, you have dozens of decisions to make—from packaging to logo design to manufacturing.  But creating compelling brand language is just as important as the visual aspects of your brand.  Your brand language is the body of words, phrases, and terms that you will use to describe your brand’s products… Continue Reading

The Inside Scoop on Packaging Design: How to Find and Work with a Fantastic Packaging Designer

The Inside Scoop on Packaging Design: How to Find and Work with a Fantastic Packaging Designer

In the product business, looks matter, big time. Your product is sitting on the shelf next to dozens of other similar products. If it doesn’t stand out, it’s not going to sell. The packaging is the thing that will stop consumers, catch their eye, and ultimately make them decide whether to put a product back… Continue Reading

Build Loyalty and Engage Customers: How to Create a Compelling Brand Story for Your Product Business

Build Loyalty and Engage Customers: How to Create a Compelling Brand Story for Your Product Business

As you look into marketing for your product business, you’re probably going to hear the term “brand story” tossed around.  But what exactly is a brand story? It’s the story that drives a customer to buy a product.  Think about the last thing you bought—it might have been a dress, a cup of coffee, or… Continue Reading

How to Legally Establish Your Product Business—From Choosing the Right Legal Structure to Securing Licenses

How to Legally Establish Your Product Business—From Choosing the Right Legal Structure to Securing Licenses

As you launch a product business, you’re going to need to take the steps to legally set up your business. You have to decide your legal structure, apply for an EIN, and figure out what licenses you need for your business. It can feel daunting to deal with the legal side of your business, but… Continue Reading

Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

When you launch a product business, it can be tempting to not choose a definitive niche. You might think you don’t want to limit yourself, opting instead to appeal to as many people as possible. But the truth is that without a specific niche, you are likely to struggle when you’re starting out. Your niche… Continue Reading

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

(Please note: I am not an attorney. What I am about to share is what I have learned through my experience in trademarking brands as a designer and business owner.) As you establish your product business, you might wonder if you need to secure trademarks for your assets.  Trademarking is a big decision for your… Continue Reading

The Truth About Color and Language: How Our Words Shape the Way We See

The Truth About Color and Language: How Our Words Shape the Way We See

If you ever joined in the great internet debate of the white/gold vs black/blue dress, you might have found yourself in disbelief that anybody could see the picture differently than you. After all, seeing is believing. If we can’t trust our own eyes, what can we trust?  But it turns out that the way we… Continue Reading

The Worst Rebrand in History: How to Avoid Tropicana’s Famous Failure

The Worst Rebrand in History: How to Avoid Tropicana’s Famous Failure

Rebranding can be a strong marketing tool. It gives brands a chance to reinvent themselves, pivot to a new direction, and find new ways to stand out from the crowd. But not all rebrands are successful. History has seen many major companies attempt major rebrands only to fail. Possibly the worst of these was the… Continue Reading

The 7 Step Fool-Proof Process to Naming your Business or Product

The 7 Step Fool-Proof Process to Naming your Business or Product

Finding the perfect name for your business or product can be nerve-wracking. Will other people like it? Is it catchy? Does it sum up its purpose? Your business name is perhaps the most important part of your business name is perhaps the most important part of your brand, so it’s important to take your time… Continue Reading

How do you know when it is time to redesign your packaging?

How do you know when it is time to redesign your packaging?

We can all think of brands whose logo or packaging evoke in us childhood nostalgia, or fond memories. That instant recognition and emotional connection is what companies rely on to keep customers loyal and engaged. At times, however, a company’s public image needs a revamp, and the question is often when? When is it time… Continue Reading