Newsday – New year is the time to create new branding opportunities

“Don’t water down your branding efforts in the new year trying to be all things to all people,” says Phillip Davis, president of Tungsten Branding, a Brevard, North Carolina-based brand development firm. “Just focus on reaching the people who resonate with your company and your core brand message.” Determine which media platforms your best customers live on, and then truly build a presence there, he says. But first take stock of how your brand fared in 2017. For your website, tools like Google Analytics can help you observe trends in traffic, unique visitors, and referring web sites, Davis says. Sites such as SEMrush.com can show you how your site stacks up to competitors in terms of keywords, number of backlinks, and other key information, he says.

Phil Davis

With over twenty-five years of company naming and branding expertise, Tungsten founder Phil Davis is a marketing and advertising veteran, having personally named over 250 companies, products and services worldwide. As a sought-after naming expert, Phil has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc.com, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and Newsday.