The Ali Rae Haney Show

Ali Rae Haney

The Ali Rae Haney Show is a podcast where we unravel the mysteries of branding, one episode at a time. Whether you're a small business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or just someone curious why I named a branding podcast after myself, you're in the right place. We explore the emotional connections that turn customers into loyal fans. We'll dissect the perceived value that makes you willingly pay a premium for a certain brand. And we'll uncover the power of consistency, showing you how the best brands stay true to themselves across every touchpoint. This prior English teacher is going to reverse engineer what makes a brand irresistible. But why does this matter? Because in today's crowded market, your brand isn't just a logo or a product. It's an experience, a feeling, a story. And Ali is here to guide you through the intricate world of branding, helping you unlock the potential of your brand and stay intentional every step of the way. She’ll be sharing real stories from her own journey—from teacher to wedding photographer to becoming a brand development enthusiast. Expect tangible takeaways that can be converted into a to do list to make your brand as consistent as the sun coming up each morning. There will be some brand case studies, some business and marketing strategy, and some personal stories along the way. So, if you're ready to gain some clarity in your branding, to transform your business or personal brand, hit that subscribe button now. Each episode is designed to equip you, inspire you, and maybe even challenge your perceptions a bit. Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I can't wait to connect with you! Until then, keep dreaming, keep creating, and remember: your brand is your story. Let's tell it together. Website: www.aliraehaney.com/podcast Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/aliraehaneyshowinsiders/ read less
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Emerging Confident: A Plastic Surgery Journey Through "Oversubscribed" Principles
Yesterday
Emerging Confident: A Plastic Surgery Journey Through "Oversubscribed" Principles
In the final episode of Season 1 of the Ali Rae Haney Show, Ali shares her personal journey of undergoing major cosmetic surgery while drawing parallels to branding principles outlined in Daniel Priestly's book "Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up To Do Business with You." Despite facing challenges and requiring conditions from her surgeon, Dr. Lynch, Ali highlights how his practice exemplifies the principles of making the market first, setting unique rules, and being positively remarkable. Dr. Lynch's focus on building relationships, upholding personal branding traits of confidence, directness, and warmth, and even offering a complimentary Botox treatment, all contribute to his practice's oversubscription. Through her experience, Ali emphasizes the importance of understanding and embodying one's personal brand while expressing gratitude to her audience for supporting her podcast journey. As Season 1 concludes, Ali looks forward to future seasons and invites listeners to suggest topics for upcoming episodes.“Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You” by Daniel Priestleyhttps://a.co/d/0kjMT8CPlastic Surgeons of Lexingtonhttps://plasticsurgeonsoflexington.com/Brand Strategy Framework Course:https://photographyframeworkshop.com/products/brand-strategy-framework-courseAli Rae Haney Brand Development Program Info:https://aliraehaney.com/brand-developmentAli Rae Haney Show Insiders Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2144518489214997Email me episode/topic suggestions: ali@aliraehaney.comLet’s keep the convo going on IG: https://www.instagram.com/aliraehaney/
Planning Your Branding Session: Simplifying the Process for Entrepreneurs
Feb 14 2024
Planning Your Branding Session: Simplifying the Process for Entrepreneurs
In this episode of The Ali Rae Haney Show, Ali dives into the world of branding photography, offering insights and tips to simplify the process for entrepreneurs. Brand photography, she explains, is more than just headshots; it's a visual representation of your brand's values, mission, and client experience. With the goal of easing the intimidation factor of hiring a branding photographer, Ali breaks down the process step by step.Ali emphasizes the importance of setting clear goals for the session, as these images will be utilized across various marketing channels. She advises listeners to communicate their specific needs and objectives to the photographer, whether it's for social media, email marketing, or launching a new product/service.Next, Ali discusses the process of curating a shot list, which involves brainstorming visuals that align with the brand's identity and resonate with the target audience. She encourages thinking outside the box and incorporating audience feedback to ensure messaging clarity.The episode covers selecting outfits that reflect the brand's colors and style, choosing locations that complement the brand's story, and determining props that enhance the visual narrative. Ali stresses the importance of coordination and organization throughout the planning process.Listeners are reminded that preparation is key and that executing the prep list typically takes place over a manageable timeframe of one to three months. Ali assures entrepreneurs that their photographer is there to support them in achieving their branding goals.As the episode concludes, Ali extends an invitation to entrepreneurs seeking a brand photographer, highlighting her expertise and willingness to travel. She leaves listeners with a reminder that their brand is their story and encourages them to keep dreaming and creating.Airbnb https://www.airbnb.com/Home Studio List https://homestudiolist.com/Peer Space https://www.peerspace.com/Brittney Suttle with Knies & Co (Small Business CPA) https://kniesandco.com/PowerSheets: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/Use code ALIRAEHANEY for 10% off at checkout.Ali Rae Haney Brand Photographyhttps://aliraehaney.com/brand-photographyAli Rae Haney Show Insiders Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2144518489214997
From Strategy to Execution: Navigating Social Media Consistency for Entrepreneurs
Jan 31 2024
From Strategy to Execution: Navigating Social Media Consistency for Entrepreneurs
In this episode, we delve deep into the realm of social media consistency and its pivotal role in brand growth and audience engagement. Beginning with a comprehensive definition of social media platforms, ranging from Instagram to YouTube, we debunk the myth of social media as the sole marketing avenue and emphasize the importance of diversification. Exploring the common advice of excelling on one platform, we stress the significance of selecting platforms aligning with your target audience's demographics and preferences.Drawing from real-world examples, such as an HVAC company's strategic use of LinkedIn targeting C-suite clients, we navigate the evolving landscape of social media algorithms and the essence of consistency in maintaining audience engagement. Introducing the concept of "champagne campaigns," we outline a quarterly strategy for content priming and audience engagement, facilitating seamless content creation and alignment with business goals.Transitioning into content creation, we discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face in maintaining consistency and introduce the concept of "content buckets" for diversified and engaging content. Utilizing series-based content, we highlight its effectiveness in fostering audience familiarity and engagement, with practical examples ranging from wedding tips to styling advice.Further, we emphasize the importance of a cohesive brand voice and messaging document, facilitating brand recognition and audience trust. Finally, we delve into the significance of establishing routines for batch content creation, ensuring sustained engagement and minimizing last-minute posting dilemmas.Concluding with actionable steps to implement a consistent social media strategy, we underscore the long-term benefits of strategic planning and execution. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or embarking on your brand journey, this episode offers invaluable insights into harnessing the power of social media consistency for brand success.Tune in for actionable strategies and expert guidance to elevate your social media game and amplify your brand presence. Remember, your brand is your story – let's tell it together.Ashlyn Carter blog: https://ashlynwrites.com/my-3-step-marketing-content-plan/Content Bucket Flow Chart Template Linkhttps://alirae.myflodesk.com/l3syrzmda7Flodesk:https://aliraehaney.com/flodeskUse this link to get $50 off first paid year.PowerSheets: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/Use code ALIRAEHANEY for 10% off at checkout.Ali Rae Haney Brand Development Websitehttps://aliraehaney.com/Ali Rae Haney Show Insiders Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2144518489214997
Taylor Swift: Building a Billion-Dollar Brand Community
Jan 24 2024
Taylor Swift: Building a Billion-Dollar Brand Community
Welcome to another episode of the Ali Rae Haney Show! Today, we're diving into the powerhouse that is Taylor Swift's personal brand. Taylor recently achieved billionaire status, and her Eras tour alone has stimulated the economy by a staggering $5.7 billion.Let's explore what makes Taylor's brand so enchanting and how her strategic moves can be applied to small businesses:1. Community and Connection:Taylor has built a strong sense of community among her fans (Swifties) across different generations. By mirroring her personal journey in her music, she creates a relatable soundtrack for fans' lives. Through authentic storytelling and relatable social media content, she keeps fans engaged and emotionally connected.2. Embracing "Eras" and Evolution:Taylor's concept of "eras" allows for brand growth and evolution. She has successfully rebranded herself multiple times, keeping fans intrigued and engaged. Small businesses can learn to embrace change and pivot when necessary, understanding that evolution is a natural part of growth.3. Marketing Genius:Taylor Swift is a marketing queen. From creating anticipation through breadcrumbs and limited editions to repurposing content, she maximizes revenue opportunities. The re-release of her albums as "(Taylor's Version)" showcases brilliant repurposing, turning adversity into profit.Tangible Takeaways for Small Businesses: Build Relationships: Cultivate a sense of community among your customers. Personal touches like thank-you cards or creating a Facebook group can foster connection. Tell Your Brand Story: Like Taylor, share your business origin and evolution stories. Make your audience see themselves in your journey. Embrace Evolution: It's okay for your brand to evolve. Don't fear change; it's often necessary for business growth. Repurpose Top-Performing Content: Work smarter, not harder. Break down successful content into various forms, such as blog posts or podcast episodes. Create Passive Income Streams: Learn from Taylor's multiple album releases to the same fan. Consider creating recurring or passive income streams with careful marketing. Define Your Values: Stay true to your business values. Let them guide you through evolutionary decisions.Taylor Swift's journey is a testament to resilience, reinvention, and embracing change. Small businesses can draw inspiration from her strategies to build a brand that resonates deeply with their audience. So, shed your fears, embrace growth, and create your success story.Thanks for joining today's episode of the Ali Rae Haney Show. Tune in next week for more insights to elevate your small business!PowerSheets: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/Use code ALIRAEHANEY for 10% off at checkout.Created Colorful: https://www.createdcolorful.com/Use code ALIRAE for $15 off at checkout.Ali Rae Haney Brand Development Websitehttps://aliraehaney.com/Ali Rae Haney Show Insiders Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2144518489214997
Tapping into the Intangibles: The Heartbeat of Branding
Jan 24 2024
Tapping into the Intangibles: The Heartbeat of Branding
Welcome to the Ali Rae Haney Show! I'm Ali Rae, your host, and I'm thrilled to dive into the world of branding. As an English teacher turned brand developer and business owner, my journey has been a rollercoaster of lessons, pivots, and finding my true passion.The Branding Journey:From a photography business with zero background to brand development and photography, my love for small business owners keeps me fueled. My goal is to be your business best friend, delivering hard truths while cheering you on through the challenges of entrepreneurship.Podcast Structure:To honor my current season of life as a mom of three and business juggler, the show releases in seasons. Each season, including breaks, spans five weeks. Anticipation builds, and you'll be hearing from me consistently.Unpacking the Intangibles of Branding: Ideal Client Definition:Dive deep into your ideal client's daily life, frustrations, and where they seek solutions.Example: Analyzing a wedding photography business to understand the ideal client's desires, lifestyle, and problem-solving journey. Unique Value Proposition (UVP):Craft a concise statement that sets you apart in a sea of competition.Essential for both product and service-based businesses.Example: Delving into the UVP for a wedding photography business, focusing on service, professionalism, and efficiency. Brand Messaging:Identify ideal client frustrations and create a brand vocabulary for consistent messaging.Example: Unveiling the messaging strategy for a wedding photography business, emphasizing keywords like "image," "legacy," and "heirloom."Consistency is Key:Branding is not a one-and-done task; it's the lifeblood of your business. Consistency across your UVP, messaging, and encounters with your audience builds the know, like, and trust factor.A Living Document:Whether you've been in business for a year or a decade, your brand evolves. Constantly update it based on learning about your ideal client, pivoting services, or changing client dynamics. Small tweaks can have a big impact.As we wrap up the first episode, I hope these insights make your brand irresistible to your ideal client. Cheers, everybody!BSF Course: https://photographyframeworkshop.com/products/brand-strategy-framework-courseBrand Development Program: https://aliraehaney.com/brand-development