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Breakthrough Branding: How Smart Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Transform a Small Idea into a Big Brand Paperback – June 16, 2012
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An accomplished marketer and world-class businesswoman, Catherine has created the ultimate field manual for any aspiring entrepreneur. A must-have and must-read for anyone who wants their business to succeed!―Kevin Allen, Author, The Hidden Agenda
Whether youâ??re dying to launch your own company, or are more of a reluctant entrepreneur, you face the imperative to build your brand. Catherine Kaputa has made this challenge her personal and professional study, and in this book she shares secrets worth many times the cost of admission. Now go forth and brand!
[Kaputa] provides direct and easy-to-grasp (and -apply) concepts within reach for any entre-/intrapreneur. . . Entertaining, engaging, and thankfully (and remarkably) untethered to marketing-, brand, and ad-speak.―Barbara Jacobs, Booklist
Your brand is a mental picture that consumers carry around in their heads. But the act of branding is something you can controlâ??by using the tools of marketing communications to influence those perceptions. Here is a cheerful crash course on how to get going.
If you aim to be an entrepreneur and already have a big idea, but you never studied marketing and branding, this book will give you a running start. Catherine is a superb coach and her book delivers a wonderful collection of marketing steps and real world entrepreneur success stories.
If thereâ??s one thing youâ??ve just got to know aboutâ??but is tough to learn aboutâ??itâ??s branding. Catherina Kaputa tells you what you must know in this valuable book. Read it before your competitors do.―Jay Conrad Levinson Author, Million-Selling Guerrilla Marketing Series
If brand building were courting and marrying, Kaputaâ??s strategies would be the best dating advice around! She shows you how to romance the marketplace with your package, your name, and your image without sacrificing the heart of your brand.―Dr. Wendy Walsh, Americaâ??s Relationship Expert, Co-Host, THE DOCTORS and CNNâ??s Human Behavior Expert
Having a great idea isnâ??t enough. Youâ??ve got to develop and build your brand if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, and Catherine Kaputa is just the expert you need to provide you with great ideas in a simple, direct way. Want branding to be easy? Read this book.
From one of marketingâ??s premier thought-leaders, Breakthrough Branding is a treasure chest filled with practical and immediately applicable advice on branding and marketing strategy. It is sure to become THE handbook of entrepreneurial branding and marketing strategy.
For both long-standing and newly-minted entrepreneurs, there is no greater defeat than having a customer go elsewhere because they didnâ??t understand your value. Breakthrough Branding clearly and skillfully leads its readers through the need and the creative process of branding a â??positionâ?? in the marketplace. By first creating a â??clear benefit or promise of worthâ?? which is different from that of competitors, and then by allowing social media to be a â??big microphone,â?? each entrepreneur can learn to reinvent and redistribute their personal and business branding. I highly recommend this book as a must-have marketing tool in todayâ??s highly-competitive, global marketplace.
Catherineâ??s Breakthrough Branding is a book you give to the ones you love who are building their own business. She takes us step by step through a process born of security of the perfect job to the jungle of entrepreneurship. She has been thrown into it and mastered it. Her lessons are invaluable. This is a must read for anyone aspiring or working to build a business.
Breakthrough Branding is engaging, vital and packed with branding power. With examples from around the world, itâ??s a must read for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who have a business ide but need the tools to grow it into a big brand.―William H. Roedy, Former Chairman & Chief Executive of MTV Networks International, and Author, What Makes Business Rock
Anything that Catherine writes is worth reading. She was one of my best students on the subject of â??Positioningâ?? and building brands. She wonâ??t steer you wrong.―Jack Trout, World Famous Marketing Strategist
About the Author
Catherine Kaputa is the award-winning author of You Are a Brand! and Breakthrough Branding. She is a successful branding strategist and speaker and led the 'I Love NY' campaign. Catherine lives in New York City.
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Castle Worldwide, Inc.
I am waiting for the next publication in October. I highly recommend this book if you are an entrepreneur ( everybody is in some way) or want to know more about brands, people and opportunities.
~~Review by the author of the e-book, "How to Build and Manage Your Brand (in sickness and in Health.)"