Rob Frankel - Branding Expert

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Speaking Gigs (click here to see the topics).

For those who enjoy the process of learning, understanding and creating successful programs (both online and off), I often show up in person for a speaking gig. Some are speeches; some are workshops. All can be customized and are guaranteed to spike your company's branding power right off the scale. We also have videoconferencing capabilities for long distance events where travel isn't possible.

All events qualify for participation in the sale of my book, The Revenge of Brand X: How to Build A Big Time Brand™ on the Web or Anywhere Else" as well as "The Frankel Tapes: A Full Day's Seminar at a Fraction of the Cost." The book outlines my exclusive approach to branding; the tapes are filled with tactics which can be implemented the minute they're heard! Call us for details.

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Click below to see 90 seconds of "Frankel's Laws of Big Time Branding."

Rob is a truly exceptional speaker, approaches branding from a completely different, original and innovative perspective, and did an awesome job contributing to the growth and understanding of our attendees. And it doesn't hurt that he's a really good guy and a true pleasure to work with.

Dr. Audri G. Lanford, CEO
NETrageous Inc.

Forums at which I've delivered keynotes include:

University of California, Los Angeles
Institute of Management Consultants National Conference, Houston, Texas
Sierra Systems, Vancouver, Canada
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
The Academy of Internet Commerce, London, England
Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business & Management
Association of Internet Professionals, Pasadena, California
PIAA Insurance Conference, Santa Barbara, California
E-Commerce Conference, Kona, Hawaii
Jay Abraham's Internet Strategy Summit, Los Angeles, California
Tier One Network, Irvine, California
Annual Entertainment Real Estate Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada
.........to name a few.

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Bill West, Capital Management

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Dennis Jackson
President, IPN Pasadena

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Speaking Topics

Here are a few samples of my more popular topics, along with some brief descriptions. We also customize our presentations and topics for you:

Branding in the Fourth Dimension: If you believe as I do, then you know branding isn't about getting customers to choose your company over its competition; it's about positioning your company as the only possible solution to your customers' problems.

Why does Clorox dominate 50% of the market when all bleaches are chemically identical? How come we feel better paying Federal Express more than their competitors to deliver the same package to the same place? And why won't the Macintosh ever die?

Developing a strong brand not only maintains the market you work so hard to build, it also grows into new markets vertically and horizontally. Not sure, eh? Ask the man with the original mouse -- Walt Disney -- to see just how far you can go from cinematic tinkering to global power in communication and retailing. Today, Disney can command eight to ten times a normal licensing fee at retail.

Customers seek out -- and pay a premium for -- that kind of brand, just as they can be seeking out yours. And I can show you how.

This is the three dimensional workshop based on the two dimensional article, which educates everyone and spares no one to the disciplines of good, solid branding:

  • Part One defines what a brand really is; how a good brand can both build and save your business; the biggest mistakes to avoid in branding and strategic positionings.

  • Part Two involves everyone in the room in actually creating a fictitious brand right there on the spot and critiquing the hell out of it.

  • Part Three demonstrates how to extend your brand into zero-cost profit centers so that you can get the most bang for your buck when you spin the IPO.

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Ten Ways You're Killing Your Brand - and what to do about it

Mainly built for CEO's, C-Level officers and business owners, this real-time demonstration identifies the ten most common mistakes you're committing right now, killing your brand on a daily basis. It also includes the ten solutions to correct the situation, allowing your audience to walk out the door, head straight to the office and fix them. Hugely popular session.

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Only the Strongly Branded Survive

In the best of times, you build a brand. But in the worst of times, only the strongly branded survive, because they're the ones whose users invest in them. When the economy goes into the toilet, the price cutters are the first to go -- the strong brands scoop up their market share and grow. This is the session that not only tells you why branding works, but describes tactics your business can use tomorrow, to keep and build your market share, in good times and bad.

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Branded Communities: the quickest ROI on web investment!

Let the other dopes settle for tired, weak response rates of 1% to 3%. Let them click at as many banners as they want. The way to achieve healthy response rates of 10% to 25% is by building a branded community.

By developing a well-branded community, you build from strength. Ancillary programs, empowerment, added value and that certain twinkle-in-the-eye personality are all it takes to leverage the communal aspects of the web that can catapult a business of any size to mega-profits.

A strong brand is where you start. But a strongly-branded community is what brings it all home. In this seminar, you learn how to build a branded community and how much more it can do for your business -- on or offline.

Other myths we get to smash along the way:

  • Who cares about clickthroughs? It's ad-to-sales ratios that count.

  • Demographics no; Psychographics yes

  • What do people look for in a community?

  • How to create the culture that keeps them coming back

  • Cash and Prizes for everyone: linking culture to real life reward

  • Reciprocity: the key to self-propelling growth

  • Leader of the pack: why establishing a figurehead is so important

  • How to balance legitimacy and avoid hucksterism

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The Media Implosion: Past, Present & Future of the Web

Hey, wait a minute -- how did all this happen? Why is it all happening this way? And where's it all going?

You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been. By looking at how the media has evolved -- with particular emphasis on how it has profoundly affected the marketing world -- all the pieces begin to fit together. This is the first discussion that makes sense out of what commonly passes as mass confusion about the web.

In two hours or less, you'll have a firm grasp of The Media Implosion: how it began, why it happened and how it came to influence every single person on the planet.

If you're involved in any aspect of marketing, this one is a must.

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Turning Users Into Evangelists

Hey, this is what branding is really all about. Not just getting prospects to become users, but getting users to become rabid evangelists for your brand. When you learn how to turn users into evangelists, great things start happening:

  • Cost of sales decrease

  • Average sale transactions increase

  • Frequency of sales increase

  • Retention rates soar

  • Your users become your marketing department

Get tips, tricks and programs that really work to crank revenue. For everyone who's sure they're not getting enough revenue for their marketing buck!

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Branding to Foreign Markets

Sure, you've heard the phrase "global marketing" over and over again. Then why are so many domestic brands struggling when they go abroad? I'll tell you why: it's because the brands are flawed back at home.

To really understand global branding, you have to understand branding itself. The fact is that if your brand can't work outside your own neighborhood, it's probably not working at home, either.

This session shows you how to build your brand so that it works anywhere, for any culture, at any time.

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The Big Myths -- Why Offline Tactics Don't Port to Online Business: Admit it -- you paid some high-level executive to advise you how to advertise and market on the web, only to discover that it bore no resemblance whatsoever to QVC. Had you heard this speech, however, you would have been forewarned about how confused the media buying community is about the web and what real agenda are driving them.

The fact is that -- counter to most pundits' crowing -- advertising is not necessarily the best way to market your business on the web. Much of how you market depends on what it is you're marketing. And the medium you choose isn't the result of some mathematical equation.

One of the worst myths about web marketing is that the web is a "cold" medium. nothing could be further from the truth. Even bolt manufacturers benefit from the manner in which the web allows you to invite potential customers to come closer, without risking commitment.

And what about those banner ads? Do they really work? Most of the time, the answer is a resounding "no." Mainly because while banners might hype awareness, they do their best sales work on no-brainer, commodity items. This explains why, for example, nobody has selected their brain surgeon by clicking a banner, while millions of others have bought their PC's in precisely that manner.

It also explains why the industry's click-through rate is dropping like a brick, failing response rates that would embarrass the worst snail-mailer.

Which is right for you? It all depends on that curious mix of corporate attributes that makes your company what it is. This is a key question that not only makes you more money by helping you get your marketing on track, but saves you more money by avoiding wasteful media buys.

Other myths we get to smash along the way:

  • Who cares about clickthroughs? It's ad-to-sales ratios that count.

  • Demographics no; Psychographics yes

  • Banner ads and other ridiculous methods of advertising

  • Sponsorships and why they work

  • The more you niche, the better you do.

  • Exposing other false security blankets for what they really are

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Branding the Successful Alliance: If you think that breeding logos is all strategic alliances are about, you need to think again. After three generations of media slavery, the rules of the game have totally changed. It's no longer about products, media and distribution channels. It's about individual compatibilities between brands. A new world where a bigger partner may actually be worse for you than a hungrier one. When businesses seek more alliances, the strongly branded, brand-compatible ones that succeed.

Other topics explored:

  • Starting with a strong brand

  • Identifying brand compatible partners

  • The death of mass media

  • The rise of media for the masses

  • Adapting to the media infrastructural shift

  • Why psychographics have nudged aside demographics

  • Avoiding the Unspeakable Dangers

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Frankel's Laws of Big Time Branding™: Jack Trout and Al Ries have 22 Immutable Laws of Branding. I have 10 laws of my own, plus three corollaries thrown in for good measure. If you're serious about branding, you simply have to take up where the article leaves off. This is a hands-on working session that lets you take what you've learned today and put into practice tomorrow.

 

 
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