27 December 2008 9 Comments

Personal Brand promotion

Author: yinkaolaito

Yinka Olaito is happy,excited and passionate Communications & Media specialist, Trainer and speaker. Yinka Olaito helps Profits and Non-profits with effective communication and positioning for premium service delivery and returns. Yinka Olaito also has special interest in Development Communication and has consulted for noted UN Agencies. Yinka Olaito is the CCO of Michael Sage Consulting(Communication/digital media), African Child Education Right Initiatives(NGO) and Content Director, Africa Development Talk( online Platform for discussion on Policy, Governance, development across Africa) and Africa Foundation for Young Media Professionals

promotionFor those who have discovered, given focus to their personal brands, its time to communicate or promote the brand they believe they have created. No one appreciates something that is not visible or known. But before the promotion, it will be good to look at the following guidelines or tips that can really help in the brand promotion process.

1. What you have to offer: It is important to bring something great to the mix. That something must command attention of the target market. If it is not great, it must be able to attract great emotional attachment. As you do not need to be the greatest guy in town to be successful, you only need to gain high level emotional followings. It must be valuable to them. Otherwise you will become a commodity, one of the items in town.

2. How you offer it: How you offer what you bring to the mix is also important. Never position a precious jewel before a pig. It will not be appreciated. No matter the level of noise you make, the pig will not understand. Your effort also will be wasted; many precious man-hours will also be wasted. Take great care of your channels.

3. Promise delivery: By all means keep your promise. Your brand is as good as your delivery. People’s memory is not that short as we think. It is true that many have short-life span memory, but some will always compare the promise with the delivery. God helps you if these few are opinion leaders or those who are vocal, your brand will never remain the same in this age of several digital communication channels.

4. Tell a supporting story: Forget your resume when it comes to personal branding promotion. Resume is good but how many points in your own resume do you know off hand. But we always remember a good story told with delight. Be sure to tell a great story about your brand that will stick. This is a platform that gives an edge to great story teller. I guess this help. With love from me. Happy New year in advance.

9 Responses to “Personal Brand promotion”

  1. Joseph Rueter 30 December 2008 at 4:26 am #

    My personal brand includes a value of usefulness. I enjoy anticipating needs and providing solutions before people feel they need it. This is why I collected all my links in one place a while back.

    I figured we all don’t have the time to google everyone we meet. So, why not collect our stuff for people and then share that one place where all the stuff is linked? I’ve had satisfying results with this approach so much so that I’m part of starting a service so others could do the same called http://www.extendr.com. I hope its helpful.

    If you stop by, please let us know your reactions. We’d love to hear them.

  2. adidas 19 January 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  3. oolong tea 31 January 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  4. Ross Rostad 9 March 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Hi, i just thought i’d post a comment and let you know your blogs layout is really messed up on the K-Melon browser. Anyhow keep up the good work!

  5. Louis Welde 22 January 2011 at 2:17 am #

    I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Thanks for the post.

  6. Holmes 16 February 2011 at 8:50 am #

    i would try to find more information on this … btw have you got a facebook page ? bookmarked your site …

    • yinkaolaito 16 February 2011 at 8:58 am #

      @Holmes, thanks. yes check for my name. Will create the blog facebook later.

  7. graphic design 16 February 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    Hi, I am sorry for asking this here, but is this a wordpress or blogger cms you use? And where did you get the them or is it custom? Regards

  8. darmowa erotyka 18 March 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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