Sticky Branding: 12.5 Principles to Stand Out, Attract Customers, and Grow an Incredible Brand

Dundurn
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#1 Globe and Mail Bestseller
2016 Small Business Book Awards — Nominated, Marketing category


Sticky Brands exist in almost every industry.

Companies like Apple, Nike, and Starbucks have made themselves as recognizable as they are successful.

But large companies are not the only ones who can stand out. Any business willing to challenge industry norms and find innovative ways to serve its customers can grow into a Sticky Brand.

Based on a decade of research into what makes companies successful, Sticky Branding is your branding playbook. It provides ideas, stories, and exercises that will make your company stand out, attract customers, and grow into an incredible brand. Sticky Branding’s 12.5 guiding principles are drawn from hundreds of interviews with CEOs and business owners who have excelled within their industries.
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About the author

Jeremy Miller is a Brand Builder, Keynote Speaker, and president of Sticky Branding — a brand building agency. After rebranding his family's business, Jeremy embarked on a decade long study of how small- and mid-sized companies grow incredible brands. He knows what it takes to grow a Sticky Brand and how you can do it too. For more information visit StickyBranding.com.
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Dundurn
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Published on
Jan 10, 2015
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781459728127
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / E-Commerce / Internet Marketing
Business & Economics / Marketing / General
Business & Economics / Marketing / Multilevel
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