Ep168: To Succeed Causes Need to Stand Out from the Crowd

Today on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and I talk to Julie Cottineau, founder and CEO of BrandTwist, a brand consultancy, and creator of Brand School Online, a learning program that teaches small business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profits how to create powerful brands that break-through crowded markets.

Julie is also the author of a new bestseller: TWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands.

On the show, Megan, Julie and I discuss:

Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist

Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist

  • Julie's career path to branding expert, including her unacknowledged invention of the Pet Rock and a stint with Sir Richard Branson.
  • How Julie defines Brand and a Brand Twist.
  • When is it appropriate for organizations to Twist? And why it's okay to turn off some people!
  • How you find your twist in the marketplace by looking both within your own brand story and outside your industry.
  • The importance of failing harder and developing focus when it comes to brand development.
  • The incredible opportunity nonprofits and businesses have to promote themselves and build their brands.

Show Notes

BrandTwist

Julie on Twitter

Julie's Free Brand Health Check