Influencers / Brands: Answer This Question To Grow Your Brand

Struggling to grow your brand? If there’s one quote will be on my mind going forward in 2018, it is what Maya Angelou uttered:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will not forget how you made them feel.

Not only will I apply this to my life, but it’s something that brands should put serious thought into. I truly believe that this is the crucial element that newer brands need to figure out to gain the sales and traction they need. For instance, for the longest time I tried figuring out how some Youtubers and brands gained traction on Youtube platform. Beyond the marketing strategies, I now believe that there’s a shared core element which we may have underestimated: they made us feel a certain way. Let me explain with this easy exercise!

Recall your top 5 youtube channels where you religiously watch their videos. Now tell me how your favorite channels made you feel? Here’s how I answered this question:

  • LeendaDProductions produces relatable sketches infused with humor. Her videos make me feel happy, refreshed, and when I need a little pick-me-up from a stressful day.
  • Andrew Koz and Jade Darmawangsa‘s channels produce useful tips on Instagram growth and business from a young entrepreneur perspective. Their videos keep me motivated to hustle, to work harder, and get inspired by their energy. Even if you are a lot more older or established, you can find value from this. Perspective.
  • Buzzfeed Challenges/Worth It videos inspire my curiosity because they try stuff that I wouldn’t normally do. I want to see their results – so the videos make me feel entertained. It is a good form of escapism.

So ON and so forth.

Question for all aspiring influencers and brands: How do you want your audience to feel when they associate your name?

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