Brand repositioning refers to the process of changing the associations that people have with a brand.
More than a superficial change like a logo redesign, a repositioning strategy represents a radical change in a company’s marketing and identity. Rarely do companies reposition themselves without great need.
Brand affiliation measures people’s identification with a certain brand. More than recognizing a brand or liking their products, affiliation refers to a personal connection, where customers feel like the brand represents them.
Brand awareness is the degree to which a customer is able to recall and recognize your brand. Brand awareness is critical for promotion and marketing, especially for a young company. High brand awareness can result in a company becoming very popular or "trending."
Fair trade certification is the confirmation from an official organization that a product was produced and sold according to fair trade principles: mainly, fair compensation to farmers for their labor.
Additional goals of fair trade networks include environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment.
More than merely translation material into a target language, marketing localization consists of adapting your approach to the local culture. This includes website translation, currency conversion, and relationship building with local banks or distributors. Even product adaptation—making changes to the products you sell—can be part of a broader localization strategy.
Machine learning models are increasingly used to adapt material to local cultures. Translation, especially, lends itself to machine learning solutions.
Targeted marketing is a marketing strategy which identifies an audience that is most likely to buy a product or service and subsequently creates a marketing campaign designed specifically to advertise said product or service to the target audience, using advertisements and promotional messages. This allows different companies to hone in on certain market segments, creating a "specialty" and possibly lowering competition with similar companies.
Competitor analysis is the process of understanding your competition in order to succeed in the marketplace. With a proper competitor analysis model, you can benchmark your progress against more established competitors, identify your target market, and even anticipate new products or services from your competition.