Handling a well set up brand protection campaign can potentially be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating.
In this post I will try to inspire you to come up with new and fresh approaches to have fun while working on it.
Getting the brand protection campaign right can at times be difficult when you need to come up with ways to market your company. A well managed brand protection campaign captures the target market’s attention. You need to keep the target markets interested in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Use of internal employees in Japan to manage projects outsourced to the brand protection managerOften, people in the Japan-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a brand protection manager far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company are aware of. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the brand protection manager. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be discussed.
Is there any difference when using a brand protection manager in Japan compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you employ professionals from a brand protection manager in Japan or is it better to use staff at the house to handle brand protection in the organization?The questions you need to ask yourself has a number of aspects that you should think about. In this article I will discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a brand protection manager is needed or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in Japan.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a brand protection manager can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources
Good brand protection toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a brand protection manager – whether this is handled by your department in Japan, 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.
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 Japan are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Majestic.comMajestic SEO is the world’s largest link index. You can use this tool to find out everything of interest about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Japan 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.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has a bunch of 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 manager 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 manager or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a brand protection manager 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.
Do you do brand protection for a business in Japan?
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.