“David Brier is brilliant with branding.”

Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, branding expert, investor and star on Shark Tank

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THE SOCIAL MEDIA TRAP

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Social media won't save your brand if you have nothing to connect with. This was the core message in my Fast Company blog entitled, "Without the Right Message, Twitter is No Better Than Your Fax Machine." The message resonated with branding professionals, journalists and business owners alike getting retweeted over 1,300 times and getting onto LinkedIn Today's coveted front page addressing the most overlooked error businesses make when jumping on the social media bandwagon....MORE>>>

My Holiday “Elfie” (The Selfie Reinvented)

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A selfie? That’s so 2014… now, it’s the Elfie. I wanted to do something a bit more personal for this year and had a shot taken in the nerve center of DBD International where so much happens. This shot captured the spirit but calling it a selfie was so… wrong. So, I decided it was…

The Strangest Branding Mistake to Avoid (When Tackling a $123 Billion Industry)

“A smart person will give you smart answers, but a wise person will ask you smart questions.” — seen on the Web In business and in life, the one who asks the smarter question wins. Whether you’re assessing a product pitch on Shark Tank, reviewing an investment opportunity with Warren Buffett, reinventing an old classic…

4 Videos That Changed My Life

“I dream for a living. Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make.” Steven Spielberg This year has been dramatic. I’ll explain. Video Confessions I am by trade and practice a branding professional, specializing in the design and strategy side of the…

The Naked Truth: The Branding Lesson Kim Kardashian Didn’t Learn

Kim Kardashian. Her name alone conjures up images of very inflated portions of the female anatomy, something that became yet one more Internet phenomena recently with the PAPER magazine and Kim’s nudity. Kim, Leaving Something to the Imagination is an Art I am all for playing with the imagination of the shopper. But it takes…

A Most Powerful Tool Your Brand Might Not Be Using

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Your best branding tool might be staring you in the face, and if it’s not, it’s costing you (big time) business, sales and phenomenal growth. There is one tool in your brand’s arsenal that will work harder, last longer and be seen more than any other component in your brand’s history and evolution. It’s one…

The Best Sign to Post on Your Business’ Bathroom Wall

“Storytelling is the game. It’s what we all do. It’s why Nike is Nike, it’s why Apple is Apple, it’s why Walt Disney built Disney World and it’s why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars.” Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia Thinking of best business practices, the original title for this post was “How to Effectively Wash Away…

Why I was Chosen Instead of Gary Vaynerchuk [Video Proof]

For those unfamiliar, Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times best-selling author, a serial entrepreneur and a wonderfully entertaining, insightful and expletive-infused public speaker. If that weren’t enough, he said this: “All your ideas may be solid or even good… But you have to actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” If that weren’t…