Big Brand Strategies for Small Brands

Specific, proven strategies Big Brand marketers use -- tailored to small brands with limited budgets.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2012 English

Course Description

How do you market a small brand when you don't have the money, staff, or other resources the Big Brands have? How do you successfully compete in a marketplace when your competitors have much bigger budgets than you do?

This course is designed to help small brands learn and apply Big Brand strategies, tactics, and techniques -- but they'll be tailored to brand marketers with small budgets. Learn how to take maximum advantage of the basics of brand marketing, and how to use the tools in your "brand marketing arsenal" to market your brand like the big guys. This course will cover all the bases: brand name, logo, slogan, positioning, packaging, public relations, e-marketing, social media, all forms of advertising, non-traditional media, and more.

Lots of examples will be shown and techniques revealed by a brand marketing pro with more than thirty years of experience working with both big and small brands. Plus, you'll gain free access to several valuable resources, including three eGuides and a collection of 40 brand profiles.

If you want to learn how to put the most effective small business branding strategies, tactics and techniques to work for your small brand, then Big Brand Strategies for Small Brands is for you!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Goal: Help small brand marketers apply the strategies, tactics and techniques used by Big Brand marketers

Who is the target audience?

  • Small business owners, small brand marketers, students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

An introduction to Big Brand Strategies for Small Brands

Section 2: Part 1

Lesson 1 - What Big Brands have that small brands don't; how to apply Big Brand strategies, tactics and techniques to small brand marketing; the rational and emotional aspects of a brand, including examples from three brands; where to start when you are developing a small brand marketing strategy.


Basic principles of building a brand:

  1. your target audience
  2. your competition
  3. brand positioning statement
  4. brand differentiation
  5. brand name
  6. brand logo
  7. brand slogan
Brand identity
Brand packaging (10 examples)
The brand experience

Section 3: Part 2

Your Brand Marketing Arsenal, part 1:

  1. Public Relations (PR):
  2. publicity, story placements; testimonials, endorsements, reviews; articles, books, speeches; community involvement
    website, email marketing
    social media: blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, other (Foursquare, Tumblr, Groupon, LivingSocial)


Your Brand Marketing Arsenal, part 2:

  1. Non-traditional media: outdoor, street promotions, special events, word of mouth, other
  2. Advertising:
  3. Online advertising: display, text, paid content, social media ads, mobile marketing and apps, game-vertising, selling through others
  4. Radio advertising
  5. Direct mail marketing
  6. Print advertising
  7. Television advertising
  8. Integrating media for impact and efficiency

Section 4: Part 3

Case study: How a small unknown brand put Big Brand marketing strategies to work


Four "Brand TurboBoosters;"
Review of all lessons;
Description of free extras

Section 5: Free Extras
Branding 123
41 pages
Product Launch 123
32 pages
Sales Leads 123
37 pages
40 Brand Profiles
93 pages
28 Feature Columns
95 pages
Big Brand Strategies Lesson 6
15 pages

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Instructor Biography

Barry Silverstein, Brand Marketing Consultant

I'm Barry Silverstein and I'm delighted you are considering taking my course, Big Brand Strategies for Small Brands. I have over 30 years of experience in branding, advertising, and marketing, and I’ve been a brand marketing consultant and professional freelance business writer for 6 years.

I work with a select group of clients, assisting them with brand marketing, website development, and online marketing strategies. I am a brand marketing consultant for the Small BusinessCenter associated with an Asheville, North Carolina college, where I help scores of small businesses, often 1-person endeavors, develop and market their brands.

I write extensively for, the world’s leading online branding forum, as well as for other national websites and blogs. I co-authored the book The Breakaway Brand (McGraw-Hill). I wrote the books Business-to-Business Internet Marketing and Internet Marketing for Information Technology Companies (both published by Maximum Press). I am also the author of three small business management books in the Collins Best Practices series (published by Harper Collins) and several eGuides, including Branding 123: Build a Breakthrough Brand in 3 Proven Steps (

I was a Senior Vice President at Arnold, a top 20 U.S. ad agency and prior to that, I was president/CEO for 20 years at Directech, Inc., a $5 million direct and Internet marketing agency that I founded. I also worked in brand and creative management for Epsilon, a leading database/direct marketing firm.

During my career, I have worked with a long list of clients including:

Consumer Products and Services
Gillette, Royal Caribbean, Tyson, Vonage

Financial Services
BayBank (merged to become Bank of America), Citizens Bank, Fidelity Investments, Key Bank, The Hartford


Cisco Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Lotus Software, NCR, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems


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