Recent posts by Lonny Kocina

Don’t be a brand phony

Don’t be a brand phony

Please stop calling your product a brand when it’s not one. And do yourself a favor. Ditch all the fancy brand language like brand persona, brand archetype and brand promise. You’re not Kleenex, you’re not Tylenol and you’re not Hostess Twinkies. Your product is more...
What is a brand? And how to become a brand.

What is a brand? And how to become a brand.

At its core, a brand is the definition people hold in their minds of your company and its products. That definition is built in two ways: by what people are told, and by what they experience when they use your product. The term brand can also be used as a synonym for...
The Hook

The Hook

In my last letter, I talked about the marketing hubris trap: foolishly assuming everyone wants to hear about your products as much as you love to talk about them. Boorish people get called a jerk behind their backs. Boorish marketers get ignored. In both situations,...
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