Keeping it real makes you and your brand more relatable. Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist and Brand School founder, author of TWIST and former VP of Brand at Virgin, explains how TWISTING your personal and professional brands can make you unstoppable.
“Julie’s rich experience as the vice president of brand for Virgin has been brought to life in TWIST – a wakeup call and a road map for building brands that break through and get noticed.”– Raul Leal, CEO Virgin Hotels
Don’t waste one more dime on marketing until you define your TWIST. Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist and Brand School founder, author of TWIST and former VP of Brand at Virgin, explains how a well-developed brand can save you thousands of dollars.
“This bold book encourages entrepreneurs and brand owners across all types of businesses to think outside the limits of their category and take risks, and gives them the tools to make them stand out from their competitors.” – Laura Winston, attorney, Kim Winston LLP
Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist and Brand School founder, and author of TWIST, shares the important lessons she learned as the VP of Brand for Virgin and the value of Richard Branson’s “Let’s do it!” approach.
“This book is a gift to small business owners, packed with information and strategies for potent branding, and full of obvious experience, wisdom and from-the-ground knowledge.” – Sarah Hinawi, executive director, Purpl Center for Learning and Social Innovation
Julie was interviewed by Jim Blasingame, The Small Business Advocate, about branding for the small business owner, finding your unique TWIST to make your brand stand out, how telling your brand story is different for men and women, and her book, TWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands.
Jim’s website is loaded with insight for the small business owner or entrepreneur. Jim hosts videos, podcasts, articles, interviews and more. Experts share their wisdom, discuss their challenges and give solutions. For more valuable tips and support please hop on over to SmallBusinessAdvocate.com.
Listen to Julie’s and Jim’s talk here:
Finding the right TWIST can help your brand stand out. InTWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands, Brand School founder Julie Cottineau provides a clear road map to build a stronger more distinctive brand – complete with examples from real life small business owners who have successfully completed our Brand Schoolprogram. Available at TheTwistBook.com
Telephone booths have become old school relics of the past, until Elizabeth Hellstern took one and added a poetic TWIST to create Telepoem, an experiential art piece that debuted in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Telepoem booth offers the younger set a novel, “new” experience of dialing a rotary phone in phone booth, and it provides a comforting dose of quiet and nostalgia for the senior set. For both, it’s a respite from an increasingly higher tech world, free of selfie taking or texting – just a solitary space and listen – to poetry recited by the authors.
What started out as a one-off, is available for purchase or rental and the artist is seeking funding to create more.
Hellstern didn’t invent the phonebooth, rotary dial phone or poetry. She took inspiration from an array of seemingly unrelated interests and existing items to deliver a novel experience.
How can you enhance your customer’s enjoyment? Take a look at what you already have in your business and TWIST unrelated assets together to see what emerges.
April is National Poetry Month… Use poetry to build your brand by creating a brand Haiku (Here’s how). It’s just one of the may exercises we use in Brand School