ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED
Choose your tools to build your brand
We’ve assembled a stack of resources to help you build, launch, measure and grow your brand.
There are countless items available online – some brilliant, and some not so good. Picking the gems out is not an easy task – so we’ve tried to help with your selection.
You’ll find a mix of tools, blog articles, links and websites, and a few quirky but useful items. We’ve included resources to help with strategy, research, planning, design, promotion and communications.
These are hands-on, brand resources that you can put into use right away.
Brand values audit guide and strategy build template
A comprehensive free guide to building effective and measurable brands from HubSpot & Rebrandly
You can be sure that every branding expert follows Seth Godin’s ridiculously popular blog. Packed with invaluable content, news, interviews, advice.
Interbrand’s Brand Channel is a comprehensive brand strategy site offering stacks of useful content, including breaking brand news, comprehensive glossaries, and groundbreaking interviews from the most powerful executives in the business.
Want some great Q&As? Be sure to check out the 5 Questions section.
For promoting your brand by email, Mailchimp is packed with features.Top mass email service provider; free up to 2,000 subscribers. Integrates with WordPress.
BN Branding’s Blog – wide ranging articles for all branding professionals, from eager beginner to seasoned pro. Well-written pieces focussing on every dimension of strategy – small business branding, log design and choice, positioning and so much more. Thoroughly recommended.
As you’ll hear a lot, research, knowing your customers and monitoring your brand are the foundations of good brand management. SurveyMonkey have a packed section with advice, information and tools for brand research, measuring awareness, understanding customer loyalty, tracking and much more.
A great article that goes deep into the how, why and which of brand naming. If you are in the early stages of brand building this detailed guide will provide you with the insight to approaching this important task strategically.
Powerful tools from the world-leading social listening platform. Collect, monitor and analyze billions of conversations to better understand what your customers think
The biggest collections of official colour codes for the world’s popular brands.
Such a simple idea but incredibly useful for branding professionals – set up alerts for key phrases – your business, your competitors businesses, trends, products… anything that’s important to you. Whenever there is a mention you get an email in your mailbox. Brilliant!
A huge collection of vector logos of world’s famous brands that you can view & download in vector format.
Whether you’re revitalising your existing brand, rebranding, or you’ve got nothing more than a basic idea in mind, you need to know how to connect the dots between your company, and the audience you’re trying to reach.
That’s where brand building comes in. Great article by Steve Harvey.
This is a fun tool that generates slogans or tag-lines using key words or phrases. Though it churns out some real oddballs, it has a very serious function. When you’re staring at that blank sheet of paper it can help break your creative log-jams. Give it a try.
The classic tool for creating visual elements to help promote your brand through social media – headers, banners, infographics and more.
Start collecting valuable content and publishing to your current and potential audiences – check out the story-building power of paper.li and start making your brand famous.
Blog – thoughts and ideas on branding and brand development in a digital world.
Here are 6 of the very best tools and frameworks for anyone looking to create a robust brand strategy.
Animators, motion-graphics, explainer animations and more. Give life and movement to your brand communications.
Sound commonsense guide from Itamar Blauer – worth a space on anybody’s reading list
My podcast on brand and branding matters