Maeve Ahern asks asserts that we are surrounded by brands, more so now than ever. Brands are a huge undertaking to maintain in today’s digital world. With so many platforms available for brands to enter, social media has revolutionized the way brands communicate with its target market. The way Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and many more, has helped brands to grow and expand, has proven just how powerful a brand can be.
Brands are not just products, brands can be people or groups as well, take for example The Beckham brand helped Victoria to launch her fashion line a lot faster than traditional houses would have previously taken. Or The Kardashians, the family whose only job is to look “good” on TV, and be everywhere.
So should we be branding ourselves? When looking for work, we all have our traditional CV. Two pieces of paper that has the sole purpose of showing its reader who we are or who we want them to see. This is what a brand also wants to accomplish when we view an ad or read an article about it. Therefore, when we apply for a job, we are putting forward ourselves, our brand. The brand of “Me”.
Visit The Brand of Me website for more information.