• Brandamentals Academy™

    Virtual Brand Mentor

    This is the place to download marketing and branding tips, tricks, and insights

    to grow your business!

  • Setting Your Marketing Budget
    To Get Results

    A simple budgeting template to prioritize and allocate your spending.

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    Marketing Budget Template

    Setting your marketing budget can be challenging and you don’t want to play with your business money like it is Monopoly money. It is important to set up a budget with key objectives so that you can prioritize and measure your success. Where do you start?

    1. Start with your marketing strategy - what is your plan of action to attain your company vision and mission

    2. Set your marketing budget

    3. Prioritize your marketing tactics

    Be realistic with the tactics and resources you are allocating - people and dollars. What categories of marketing tactics are most important to connect with your target audience? I have included a downloadable excel spreadsheet (Brand Guide_Brandamentals Academy_ Marketing Budget Template.xlsx) that I have bucketed the different categories you should consider for your business. When determining your priorities look at this as an evolving process, not a one-time exercise. Your marketing strategy should be focused but it is also a test and learn model. You should always be learning and adapting to what is and is not working.

    Read the full list of recommendations and insights on the Brand Guide Journal.

  • Consumer Path to Purchase Guide

    A mini-guide for you to learn focused steps to engage and interact
    with your customers in a meaningful way.

    Understanding the journey your customers take from your brand being an unknown, to brand loyalty can be a winding road. The goal is to invest in each turn along the journey and invite your consumer to hop in for the ride. What is paramount for any brand is to build products and experiences that connect with your customer. It is these experiences and touchpoints that engage consumers and keep them coming back for more. Building lasting relationships that shape your brand and bring loyalty and advocacy to the forefront are critical in today’s market.

    Path to Purchase

    360° Journey

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  • Authentic Content Guide

    Content Success starts with Triple E

    Execute, Engage and Excite

    • Excite your fans and influencers to do the talking

    • Engage and be a part of the conversation

    • Execute with original and curated content

    • The goal is to bring together the right elements and grow this interaction through a network of information, opinions, and conversations

    • Authentic and personalized relationship bring trust and support

      Engage and be a part of the conversation

    • Content engagement is crucial as a connection to your fan

     

    This workbook is filled with starter questions to get you in tune with your fans, exercises to help you outline your strategy, objectives, and tactics, reminders for topics related to a 30/60/10 content strategy, and hashtag starter ideas.

    A content management tool to organize your partnerships, themes, holidays, promotions, trend highlights, and weekly inspiration. An annual and monthly calendar to keep your consistent messaging organized.

    What you will learn:

    1. Content strategy, objectives, and tactics
    2. Goals for leveraging your content
    3. The 30/60/10 content strategy rule
    4. Why a content calendar is important
    5. Where to post all your great content
    6. Why authentic and consistent content is your goal

    Watch the video and download the workbook and calendar template.

  • Packaging Checklist for Food Labels

    A checklist that will help you get the right "stuff" on your food label -
    while keeping your messaging consistent and “on brand”.

    You have your packaging design consistent and “on brand” now you need to create packaging specific to each product. I’ve created a checklist that will help you think through all the details for your product label. Use this document as a starting point to be sure you have all the right information related to the FDA requirements and also to allow your Company “Reasons to Believe” statements and brand voice to be consistent and encourage purchases. I’ve include FDA Guideline links and be sure to add elements that are specific to your company and your products. Make this checklist your own.

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  • FREE 30-Minute Discovery Call

    I understand your biggest struggle with inconsistent brand messaging & the execution of that messaging.

    I can help you find a clear path to spark a change in your communication strategy.

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