Invisible Details

A weekly show about building a successful brand through story and authenticity.

A brand is so much more than a logo or what is visible on the surface. It's the heartbeat of a company. A brand is about values and the story you're telling.

Join Cory Miller and Kyle Adams every Saturday for clear and practical advice on how to define your brand from the inside out. Connect with your audience and stand out from the competition.

What Makes an Effective Tagline?

074: What Makes an Effective Tagline?

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 22 minutes

As you work on your brand and how you want to present it to the world, communicating the heart of what you’re about is at the top of the list.

Eventually you’ll be able to share your vision and mission with your audience, but how do you get their attention and interest first?

In today’s episode, Cory examines the qualities of an effective tagline and how to capture people’s attention quickly.

073: How Much Content Marketing is Too Much?

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 50 minutes

“Create content,” they say. “Make sure you have content marketing in your strategy,” they say.

So there you are, sitting in front of a blank screen, trying to come up with content and a strategy because you have to put a check mark next to that task.

It becomes an endless process, day after day, week after week, trying to come up with new and interesting things to create, hoping that it will fit the grand marketing scheme you were told you needed.

Content is not the problem, and lack of content is not the problem. So what gives? Is there such a thing as too much content? Is it a never ending roller coaster of creating and production, one that leaves you exhausted every time you even think about making something else?

In today’s show we’ll be uncovering some commonly flawed ideas of content marketing and discussing the point of purposeful content in your own brand strategy.

How to Foster a Healthy Culture Within Your Company

072: How to Foster a Healthy Culture Within Your Company

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 1 hour, 9 minutes

Culture is defined as a set of characteristics, behavior, and knowledge of a particular group of people. Different cultures have different languages, histories, social structures, protocols, habits, and everything in between that make up that culture.

This definition of culture can easily scale down into micro groups of people, in this case companies.

The collective personality of the people who make up a company is one of the defining ways a brand is created. A brand is shaped by the people within it, and the culture of that group of people will further define how that brand is shaped.

Whether you’re on your own, in a twelve-person company, or leading 300 employees, a healthy company culture is vital to the success of your vision.

On today’s episode we’ll talk about why a healthy company culture is important and how to shape it into something that others will want to be part of.

Build Trust and Engagement With Live Streaming

071: Build Trust and Engagement With Live Streaming

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 27 minutes

It’s easier than ever to connect with people around the world, and if you’re working on building a business or brand you’re probably wanting to dive deeper into producing great shareable content.

While it’s incredibly important to create and share evergreen content like videos, images, and blog posts, live streaming has been growing in popularity and is a great medium to connect with your audience.

This is even more important for businesses that are primarily online, because people are only going to buy from you if they trust you. How can you build greater trust if you’re hidden behind the walls of the internet?

On today’s show we’ll talk about the benefits of live streaming and connecting with your audience face to face, even if it’s through a screen.

Validating Your Product Without Losing Time or Energy

070: Validating Your Product Without Losing Time or Energy

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 51 minutes

You have an amazing idea. You’ve thought about it for a while, you think you’re onto something, and you really believe that it will really help a lot of people.

You start to work on the product.

Stop.

Don’t do that. I’m serious.

If you haven’t spent any time actually validating your product, you’re wasting your time. The only way you’re truly going to know if a group of people is going to buy what you’re selling is if you validate your product.

There are many different ways to validate your product, a few of which we’ll discuss in today’s episode. More important than the method is the mindset. The greatest (and most successful) product you can create is not based on a whim or “idea,” but it will come from an intimate understanding of who you’re trying to help.

In today’s show, we’ll talk about the importance of validating your product and some practical methods to make sure you’re not wasting your time.

Increase Revenue 200% by Forgetting the Competition

069: Increase Revenue 200% by Forgetting the Competition

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 53 minutes

Competition is one of the best things for business. It affirms an actual need and market for the industry or niche you’re in, and it encourages innovation and creativity.

There is a tendency to hold competition in a specific light, and it becomes easy to look at what the competition is doing rather than to focus on innovation or actually solving a problem. Rather than striving to be creative, you just try and catch up with what other people are doing, hoping to gain some of the same traction.

Copying is easy and following trends is simple, and there’s a better way to build your business than to only look at what others in your industry are doing.

On today’s show, we’ll be talking about the alternative to focusing on “what everyone else is doing” and improving your offerings in ways that make your competition’s methods irrelevant.

Practical Ways to Promote Without Using Discounts

068: Practical Ways to Promote Without Using Discounts

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 1 hour, 21 minutes

To some, discounting a product means more customers and easy sales. To others, discounting damages brand perception, which can have negative long-term results.

Whether you like discounts or not, there comes a point when you simply can’t rely on that strategy in a way that makes sense for your brand. You want people to notice your product, but you don’t just want to spam people with, “Hey, my product is still for sale!”

It isn’t hard to find “marketing gurus” who swear by discounts but never actually teach anything useful. Discounting is the easy way out, and if you want a brand perception that is rock solid, it’s time to get creative.

On today’s show we’ll be talking about ways to build interest in your product or service even past launch date and practical ways to market what you’re selling without resorting to discounts.

Choosing the Right Tone for Your Message

067: Choosing the Right Tone for Your Message

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 55 minutes

We talk a lot about the “invisible details” of a brand on this show, but there are many characteristics of a brand that display themselves in an external way. People are attracted by what is external and they are moved by what is inside.

As you work to make your vision a reality, you’ll need to make a decision about how you want your brand to “speak” to your audience. The words you write, the replies to send via email, and even the imagery you use comes from this singular idea of tone.

How you communicate your message is just as important as the message itself.

In today’s show, we’ll talk about how to define the tone of your brand (and sub brands) and why having a clear concept of your brand’s character is important for the longevity of your message.

When To Stay Old School and When To Evolve

066: When To Stay Old School and When To Evolve

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 44 minutes

We are at an incredible point in human history. Technology is advancing faster now than it ever has, and the world is changing by the minute. In almost every situation, you must keep up with the times or be left behind.

Yet whenever advancement happens, we see nostalgia emerge. People begin to crave the old way of doing things and are captivated by reminders of memories and stories from “before.”

It’s easy to find examples of this nostalgia in a modern context, and it certainly begs the question of advancing for advancement’s sake or maintaining the traditions that have made your brand what it is.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about how to remain relevant with your target audience, whether you plan to go all out on the latest and greatest or if you decide to continue your brand in the way things have always been done.

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Cory Miller
Cory Miller
Kyle Adams
Kyle Adams
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