Need Help Branding Your Blog?

Do you need help branding your blog? I did. I needed a lot of help. I barely understood the concept of branding when I started blogging, never mind trying to become an actual brand. People kept saying I needed to brand myself. I just kept scrunching up my face like they were speaking a foreign language and shrugging my shoulders thinking I’d get around to all of that one day…in the very distant future. Like never. Or the day after never. Infinity....more
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Take This Super-Easy 5 Word Blog Branding Test

You can't fly solo for this little challenge! You'll need a partner or a friend to help. If it's another blogger, you can run the test on each other's blogs. If it's a friend, be sure to say thank you, even if he or she looks puzzled. Just tell them to go with it. While this test may only take ten minutes, it can pave the way to you making adjustments on your blog so your brand rings truer to your five characteristics....more
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20 City Book Tour with Cornelius

Freely Speaking Inc., TheBabyTheBrandTheBusines, 20 City Book Tour kicked off June 2014. My son and I stepped out to show the first four cities why we are referred to as the aforementioned. We began our tour with a signing and adventure at Houston’s Zoo. Cornelius enjoyed many stops throughout the park where he was greeted by local celebrities as well as children who partook in the excitement of the day. Cornelius signed over 100 copies of his book Prince Cornelius and His Magical Friends....more

How to Make Your Blog Work for Your Brand

Do you want to make your blog work for your brand? There are many benefits to blogging, especially when it comes to your business.   ...more

How Selfies Can Boost Your Brand This Holiday Season!

Selfies have become all the rage in 2013. They even have a place in our society with a reference in the Oxford Dictionary as the international word of the year.You probably know what a selfie is by now, but just in case you have never heard of such a thing. Here is how it appears in the Dictionary:...more

I am a Brand

Today was a big learning day. I sat in a training learning how to create a resume and look for  jobs. It sounds so vey simple. But it's not. Today, I learned that I am a brand.I am not longer Susan that has worked at this job A, job B, etc. Now I am someone who has collaborated, designed, implemented, or organized certain accomplishments within the jobs that I have. It was quite the discovery to learn that I am a product. I have to sell my skills, talents, and abilities to employers who may see hundreds of resumes a day. ...more

Is Your Brand Ready for Social Marketing?

The answer is yes, right? The buzz is that social marketing is here to stay and marketers have finally embraced it. In a Forbes Magazine article, contributor Jayson DeMers claims that “Investment in Social Media Will Become a Necessity, Not a Luxury“....more

4 BIG Marketing Lessons from Procter & Gamble

In the early 1980s I worked at the Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency in Latin America and one of my clients was a P&G brand. I was very new in the advertising field and I didn’t have much marketing savvy. As part of my training, I was invited to take a course at the P&G headquarters. Not only did I learn a few basics to assist me with my new job, but what I learned changed the whole way I approached a creative and marketing strategy....more

Flipboard: A New Way to Flip that Marketing Switch for Visual Impact

Marketing Fact: We are sensory creatures who respond to visual stimulation. Words can fill in the gaps, but “Diamonds Are Forever!”The latest innovative marketing tool is called Flipboard and does just what the name implies. It is engaging and you can’t stop yourself from “thumbing” through its pages. So what is it and how can it promote your brand?...more