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Personal Brand Tags

I am what (other people say) I am

The success of Noah Brier’s Brand Tags project is proof of its simple awesomeness. The other day I had a spin-off idea about personal branding. It started with this thought:

Isn’t it funny how brands try to be people, while people try to be brands?

So that led me to consider how Brand Tags might work for brand you. Just like with corporate brands, if I am what other people say I am, why not just ask those people?

The idea is that maybe Noah could create a little ‘personal brand tags widget’ to sit on our blogs, facebook profiles, etc. It could simply say – “what pops to your mind when you think of me/ this blog?”

I think it would be pretty cool, and a little scary, to see what ideas people connect with me. How ’bout you?

Are you curious about your personal brand cloud?


POST: the tag widget could also serve a feedback function. For example: “In one word, what did you think of this site?”

6 comments on “Personal Brand Tags

  1. Russell Fisher
    July 11, 2008

    Great idea, though I agree with the scary part. It’s like that part of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader with the Magician’s Book. Sometimes it just better not to know.

  2. Mark Muggeridge
    July 11, 2008

    Seek Criticisim.

    I was given this advice some time ago and have used it extensivly in my work. I create and produce events and media for b2b and b2c.

    When you are creative for a living and you display your work people tend to be supportive and polite. Even clients who dont want to hurt your feelings.

    They get a real shock when I ask them whats wrong with my work for them, even when they are clearly happy with it.

    I loved the simple brilliance of Noah’s Brand Tags and would put one on any site I owned.

  3. cool reviews
    July 12, 2008

    I enjoyed reading your blog and added you to my bookmarks. Good luck and I will be back to read more.

  4. Gary Patton
    July 12, 2008

    Your’s is a creative idea! I like it. So, I’ve tried it by incorporating your “brand question” into my Facebook Gary F Patton is … “sharing line” & inviting people to comment on my wall.

    I’m just a little trepedatious! 🙂

    You can check it out at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637182119.


  5. Gary Patton
    July 13, 2008

    Can you put up an RSS feed so you can push to me rather than me pulling?

    Thanks and blessings,

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