Running a balanced brand protection operation can potentially be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating.
In this post I will try to give you inspiration with new and fresh approaches to have fun while working on it.
Making a intriguing brand protection campaign can sometimes be difficult when you need to come up with ways to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed brand protection campaign captures the audience’s attention. You need to keep the target markets interested in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a brand protection agent can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resourcesPutting the work out to a brand protection agent can certainly pay off, but it is still important that there are available resources that can handle this in a proper way on the part of the inhouse staff. If you already have limited resources, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from company staff without adequate resources to handling the brand protection. The brand protection agent knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources needed to handle the project in a responsible and thorough manner. It has always been clear to me that it is you who know your service and your market best, so if you have the resources needed, it is definitely the best thing to do it yourself. This is something that must be carefully considered before making a decision on how to proceed with brand protection.
Is there any difference when using a brand protection agent in United States of America (USA) compared to having the staff working on this internally?Should you employ experts from a brand protection agent in United States of America (USA) or is it better to use internal resources in the organization to handle brand protection at the house?The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thorough way. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a brand protection agent can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the company at the local branch office in United States of America (USA).
Use of internal employees in United States of America (USA) to manage projects outsourced to the brand protection agent
Good brand protection toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a brand protection agent – whether this is handled by local staff in United States of America (USA), or centrally at the head office. Below is a handy checklist of things you need to think about, as well as the best tools you can use for either free or commercial tools where free alternatives are not available or significantly inferior to the commercial ones.
Majestic.comMajestic SEO is the world’s largest link index. Use this tool to find out everything of interest about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in United States of America (USA) are doing, or what national and international competitors are up to. Links to your website and subpages are crucial to your search engine rankings, so this is important to keep tabs on.
Google AlertsTo be on top of things, it is important to know what happens as early as possible. Google Alerts sends you an email every time someone mentions the words and phrases you specify. This can be anything from trademarks that are important to you, people of interest or general words and phrases that are important to your business. You can have alerts for all employees, freelancers you use, your trademarks including websites you run and words and phrases you focus on. All of this gives you a good overview of what is being talked about that matters internally. Google’s notification is free to use and helps you to be early in terms of being on top of what your competitors in United States of America (USA) are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has many professional SEO tools that I can really recommend. One of the tools I use most is Page Analyzer. With this tool, you can check keyword density on each subpage of your domain to optimize for keywords or phrases. If the brand protection agent you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
Need help deciding whether to use a brand protection agent or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a brand protection agent should do? Do you need someone to throw ball with? Feel free to contact me. Contact information can be found in the menu. We never charge before agreed from both sides.
Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a brand protection agent compared to keeping things in the organization, whether it is about local searches in United States of America (USA), or anywhere else. Don’t forget to share this post on social media. Sharing is caring, and will also bring more perspectives to the discussion. You will find social sharing buttons just below the article.
Frequently asked questions
Do you do brand protection for a business in United States of America (USA)?
Yes. My company does. We provide brand protection services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us. It should not matter to you either.