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Tips for online branding (Part 2).

5 Tips for your company’s Online Brand (Part 2 – Another 5 tips).

VI. Relaunch your brand with care. The feedback you receive (see part 1) may convince you to start your whole online brand strategy again from scratch. If you do, make it obvious to website visitors and anyone else who might come into contact with your online business that this is a new version, not someone else operating under the same name.

VII. Track your mentions. A search on Twitter or a listening post tool like Google Reader can be great in finding out when and where your brand is mentioned online. Plug in your business name, then sit back and wait for the regular emails showing you exactly who’s talking you up online.

VIII. Thank them. VERY important! This is the social side of online brand building. Whenever you find an example of someone discussing your brand online, jump on and thank them – publicly if possible. This proves there’s a real, engaged person behind the brand name. And it helps give your brand a ‘personality’.

IX. Drown out the negativity. There will be times when your brand shows up somewhere in a negative light. If it’s not an issue you can address personally, spend your energy promoting your business in a positive light. Don’t let other people’s definition of your brand be the most visible one.

X. Know when to stop. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as online over-exposure online! If people are coming into contact with your brand too often, they will start to tune you out. Don’t be afraid to let things settle for a while, and see what effect your efforts have had, before launching your next campaign.

Online branding is a delicate business, requiring a mix of advertising savvy and relationship management prowess. We hope these tips help to get you closer to establishing a brand you can boast about and be proud of.

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GREAT CLIENT TESTIMONIAL! (From Twitter)

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SME’s more optimististic for the future…

SMALL and medium-sized businesses are optimistic about the year ahead with more than 60% predicting an increase in sales, a new survey suggests.

Despite the optimism, Baker Tilly’s annual Owner-Managed Business (OMB) Survey said many firms still had serious concerns over a perceived high level of business taxation.

The survey highlights that reducing the cost and complexity of corporation tax, national insurance contributions and VAT should be main priorities for the new government if businesses are to survive and grow post-recession.

The research, which questioned 200 owner managers across the UK, also revealed that more than 90% of OMBs see the tax burden as a threat to growth.

However, more than half (58%) anticipate an increase in operating profits over the next 12 months, with one in five planning to establish a joint venture or strategic alliance with another company.

Almost one third (31%) are planning to either acquire or take a majority stake in another company in the next year.

MORE ON THIS ARTICLE HERE from TheBusinessDesk.com – http://bit.ly/c82vwD

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