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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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18 05, 2015

Your brand is your canvas – How to repaint the story

By |May 18th, 2015|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

This blog originally ran in my restaurantbrandingroadmap.com. It's got a good universal message that can apply to any industry.

22 04, 2015

The best thing you can do for your brand in 60 minutes or less

By |April 22nd, 2015|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development, Productivity|

Publishing a blog is likely one of the lowest cost, highest impact marketing tools every brand has access to. No matter what you do or sell, it’s a tremendous opportunity to tell your brand stories, help customers, influence and educate readers and enhance your brand edge.

4 03, 2015

The well of original ideas is dry.

By |March 4th, 2015|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

The well of original ideas is dry

As marketers, brand leaders and creative types many of us (I’ve been guilty too) are in a constant search for the next new thing, a burst of innovation, some concept or some story that’s never been heard or seen and is original.

18 02, 2015

A fast lane to stickier brand messaging

By |February 18th, 2015|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

A fast lane to stickier brand messaging

Time is money, and it’s very likely your audience’s well is bone dry with no extra minutes to spare. Let alone are they willing to give you even one nano inch of bandwidth to understand and remember your point?

9 02, 2015

Super Bowl: Branding trends for 2015

By |February 9th, 2015|Branding, Inspiration, News|

Super Bowl: Branding trends for 2015

You blink your eyes and another year buzzes by. Whew, I’m glad I’m aging backwards.

19 11, 2014

Caffeine, cookies and luxury cars.

By |November 19th, 2014|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

Photo from ArtistasCafé.com website. Cause marketing is nothing new to brand builders. But this program is really special and was the deciding factor when I purchased my last automobile. Several years ago I [...]

12 11, 2014

Airports – How some attract brand fans and why others should fly away

By |November 12th, 2014|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, News|

Branding tips from the road warrior. This past year I’ve been to over 50 airports in the US. I’ve seen and experienced the good, the bad and the most disappointing. For a long time airports have merely been geographic facilities that connect people to places, events or attractions that they were headed to.

27 10, 2014

6 Ways to get better feedback from customers.

By |October 27th, 2014|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development, Resources|

Brand your feedback forms
Even on the sunniest of days there are floods of feedback forms and follow-up calls bombarding customers about their recent experiences with a brand. Just yesterday, I received seven requests from companies I do business with. Some are not too disruptive because they arrive in your email. Others can feel annoying, like pesty flies, especially when they are tied to an experience that has caused you a lot of stress -- like when your Internet goes down or your computer locks up. Next thing you know is that you are behind on your work. Not five seconds after you hang up with a technology support person whose English is not the best calls you to find out how their brand performed.

20 10, 2014

Saying goodbye is hard to do.

By |October 20th, 2014|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

Karen Post, brands going away
It’s never easy to let go of something that’s been a part of you, your work and your life for years. Brands come and go. Some last longer than others. Recently Procter and Gamble alluded to saying goodbye to approximately 20% of their brands – the underperforming ones. The ones that didn’t align to the company’s core business and the ones consumers just don’t care about anymore. One of these includes Ivory soap. If you were born before this decade, you know the brand.

1 10, 2014

Shocking robbery blamed on students

By |October 1st, 2014|Branding, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Personal Development|

Branded copy scrapping a big crime
There is a growing crime that is aggravating and frustrating business communicators around the globe and unfortunately one of my companies fell victim to this slimy act.
It’s called content scraping. Your content is basically copied and used on someone else’s site for their search results and credibility benefit. This can be accomplished by a lazy human who cuts and pastes your words into their site. Or it can be done with automated software, owned by equally lame people. Without lifting a finger, your branded, search engine-optimized content appears on some bogus URL or website.

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