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Marketing Guru Al Ries '50 Discusses "Personal Branding" with Investor's Business Daily

January 9, 2007

Al Ries 2007.jpgJanuary 9, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Launching a personal branding campaign is similar to a company's developing a branding campaign, says Al Ries, a marketing consultant in Roswell, Ga., and co-author of The Origin of Brands," reports Investor's Business Daily. Ries, a 1950 graduate of DePauw University, is cited in a story that examines how individuals, just like companies, are now branding themselves.

Ries says, "You build a personal brand by standing for something, just as Volvo stands for safety and Mercedes-Benz for prestige." For instance, IBD's Gary M. Stern adds, "When a business executive becomes knownAl Ries Immutable Laws Branding.jpgas a 'turnaround expert,' he's developed a personal brand, Ries says."

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Al Ries is chairman of Ries & Ries, an Atlanta-based marketing strategy firm. He has authored or co-authored eleven books on marketing including Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, Marketing Warfare, Focus, The Fall of Advertising & the Rise of PR. Ries was named by PR Week magazine as one of the 100 most influential public relations people of the 20th century.  Learn more in this previous story.