I've found that, in life, most things that have had lasting success were built off a system. Think about the steps you’ve taken to accomplish or gain things. Your education, your driver’s license or training for jobs you've had. These are just some examples of systems that you have likely encountered that, hopefully, led to successful outcomes.
Why do systems matter to Leighton Broadcasting? Because they offer guidance and stability – and help our team work in congruence to the best of all individual ability. The system I’m going to talk about today is BrandsFormation.
What is BrandsFormation?
We’ve shared plenty on BrandsFormation in past blogs and resources, but here’s a high-level overview. It's not just a book by industry legend Chuck Mefford. It’s a proven system developed to turn good businesses into great brands – and it’s conducted through storytelling. The businesses our team helps establish branding and developing marketing strategies for,
When clients begin a marketing partnership with Leighton Broadcasting, they’re able to see the roadmap and process of how they’ll meet their goals based on the fundamentals of the BrandsFormation system. Good companies know the importance of hitting goals. "Hope" is not a strategy. We know our system works.
We provide our small business owners or marketing managers with a set of actions and goals that are attainable and easy to understand thanks to BrandsFormation. The system includes four steps:
The foundation for your radio marketing plan. What is your story? What position do you own in the marketplace? This step is about defining what makes your business stand out from the rest, and what your long-term plan of action will be. The primary goal of any business is to become a household name – that coveted top of mind awareness is where the advantage lies.
Strategy-Based Message –
Radio is a powerful medium with millions of engaged, loyal listeners. How your business will speak to those listeners is fleshed out in the messaging step of BrandsFormation. If the goal is top of mind awareness, what type of message needs to be crafted to communicate that? The strategy based message is how we bring your unique position or point of difference to life. It needs to be concise, memorable and true.
You can’t be everything to everyone. Consistency in radio advertising will help protect you from that over-eagerness to be everything all at once. If you think about your target audience, what needs to happen on their path to purchase? Dependability. When you’re consistent with your brand’s image across all channels, you’ll establish your brand as dependable when the buyer needs what you sell or service. You can’t promote that if you’re continually changing your message.
Dominant Frequency –
Once you’ve developed your strategy, message and are consistent in how you deliver it, the final fundamental of BrandsFormation’s system is dominant frequency. After all that work establishing the previous steps of the system, it would be a shame to not execute the final step. Your Leighton Broadcasting AE will offer some key insight here. Determining where your primary audience listens should then determine where your message gets the most frequency. Simply put,
Curious as to How BrandsFormation Works?
We're big believers in BrandsFormation at Leighton Broadcasting because not only does it work, but it gives us a necessary foundation and system of approaching marketing with intent and purpose. It's a tried and true method to the success we've celebrated alongside our clients time and time again. If you still aren't sure how your brand can benefit from BrandsFormation, you're the perfect person to reach out to! Let us know who you are, and how we can help.