As a strategist and brand planner, I find the use of the term 'digital branding' curious. Do we use the term ‘TV branding’ or ‘radio branding’? Digital marketing has emerged as a specialism over the last decade with its origins rooted in direct marketing. The increase in the number of personal devices and their use means brand marketers have many more ways of communicating directly and interactively with their target consumers or customers. Given this, it's no surprise that branding concepts should be applied to digital media and technology to develop brands through interactions with consumers on their digital devices. We'll look at some of the leading FMCG examples at the end of this article.
Digital branding definition: So, how do I see it? Here's my perspective on "Digital Branding": "Digital channels and assets are used to communicate a brand’s positioning (or purpose) as part of multichannel brand communication or engagement programmes". So let’s rename ‘digital branding’ ‘digital communication’ and consider its role in the context of the business strategy and brand planning.