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Isn't it?, Personal Branding is not the same as Personal Brand

Isn't it?, Personal Branding is not the same as Personal Brand
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Personal Branding

Personal Branding (in Spanish, also known as branding personal) It is the diagnostic process, strategic development and action plan of Marca Personal. Curiously, when we write in English everyone understands. Let me give you another simile: Branding is the diagnostic process, strategic development and action plan of Brand. So, Why to translate into Spanish all the confusions arise?

Managing a "marca personal" refers to its process of diagnosis, strategic development and action plan ..

Marca Personal

A Marca Personal it's the result of this process of personal branding seen from the minds of others. As Joan Clotet says, it is perceived identity. The more accurate is the management process of "marca personal" (personal branding), the more related to the actual and intentional identity, and there will be less gap between actual and perceived brand.

And what is a brand?

The brand is a value proposition, not a logo. Worthless there can not be a brand. My colleagues of Branzai, with long boring Ivan Diaz in front, wrote in 2015 the four key requirements for a brand to be a brand: Insight, Brand platform, verbal identity and visual identity. I transcribe literally from his post entitled: What a brand needs to be a brand:

Insight

The direction, the necessity, where we want to go. Any brand that wants to be a brand has to be very clear that concerns of your audience thinks solve. Which of them can capitalize on a competitive basis. Without Insight to aim not have a place to go.

Brand Platform

Primary, the heart, the soul of a brand. That is what sustains its construction, what shows us the way. If the Insight is the address, brand platform is the way.
A differential territory from which compete, values ​​that drive, a personality that defines us, and a value proposition to propose.
At this point we should ensure that our brand has defined, As minimum:

– Positioning territory
– Values
– Personality attributes
– Brand Promise
– Attitudes and behaviors
– Archetype
– Value proposal (Essence)

Verbal identity

It shapes our personality, our brand. The way we speak, in which we recognize, we interact:

– Naming
– Tagline
– Voice tone
– Matrix Posts
– Storytelling and Character
– Keywords

Visual identity

What represents us and makes us visible, how to express what we are and what we do, our personality and value proposition can imbue each contact point:

-Logo
-Secondary chart (typefaces, Colors, Key Visuals)
-Brand system (Layout, compositions)
-Visual language (photographic style, pictographic, illustrative)
-Brand Assets

Differences between brand and personal brand

Differences are basically focused on the diagnostic part, which regards the self, and also in the visual identity. The diagnostic tools of a brand are somewhat different to those of a marca personal, you need to enter complex psychological grounds as limiting beliefs, attitudes, behaviors. That is to say, the difference lies in the human factor, although I should point out that we are now working hard to treat brands on his human side. Regarding visual identity, in those gestures is added, the way of speaking, hearing, to wear, to relate.

For the rest, the 4 requirements are appropriate for a brand and a career. For example, Who says a person can not work their naming (example @yoriento), or logo (If you look at the top left of this article you will see mine) or storytelling (In fact the story is characteristic of the human being, and later adapted by brands)?

I hope I have clarified concepts, have a nice week!

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About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies to better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (internal brand ambassadors programs).

Partner at Integra Personal Branding and Soymimarca, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers,, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis and QUIFER Consultants.

As lecturer, participated in the Graduate Social Media of UPF and UVic, in various programs in ISDI, speaker at the IESE EMBA, among other. Advertising man, Master en Marketing. Grade student of Humanities.

My DNA comes from advertising 20 years in agencies: BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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