Accidental marketing does not work.
Define your brand positioning with laser focus, so that your marketing creates maximum impact.
The Ironclad Method is a rigorous, scientific approach to brand positioning based on the best-selling book Forging an Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide by Lindsay Pedersen.
This method enables you to pinpoint your optimal positioning, so that your marketing is laser-focused on what actually moves the needle. Your customers will be more loyal, your employees will be more motivated, and your work will prove more fulfilling.
What Is Ironclad Brand Positioning?
Of all the positions you can gain in the mind of your audience, not all of them are equally attractive. You create the most business value when you select an ironclad positioning – one that:
- Resonates with the audience AND is ownable and distinctive to the brand.
- Fulfills a customer’s functional need AND lights them up emotionally.
- Transmits vividly through messaging AND throughout the customer’s entire experience of the brand.
There is a choice of brand positioning that is more right for you than any other. The Ironclad Method’s proprietary frameworks embolden you to select the precise, optimal positioning for your business.
Licensing the Ironclad Method
Now, organizations can scale the Ironclad Method throughout their organization to empower everyone to build the most high-impact North Star. With this, you can certify select employees to teach and coach the Ironclad Method internally. The Ironclad Method will boost your company’s position, improve your bottom line, and enable professional growth and leadership training for your managers.
We partner with companies of all sizes to develop managers and leaders to become world-class marketers.
By licensing the Ironclad Method, your employees can learn the tool that will enable your organization to grow with a single North Star. Ironclad Method licensing is designed with one goal: make your business ever more focused on what most unlocks your unique value, thereby making your business ever more valuable.
The Ironclad Method™
An Ironclad Brand Strategy is the North Star that focuses your people on what will build the business with intention and clarity. Rather than making it up as they go along, the Ironclad Brand Strategy shines a light on what most matters so that the right answers are clear.
Lindsay Pedersen developed the Ironclad Method by drawing from her classic marketing training at the Clorox Company, as well as from her experience building brands from burgeoning startups and nonprofits to multinational companies like Starbucks and T-Mobile.
Managers and leaders are pulled in so many different directions:
- How do I stand out from the competition?
- Whom should we target?
- What do we say to them?
- How do I build awareness?
- How do I help a potential customer say “yes”?
The Ironclad Method is a sequential, step-by-step process to build a brand strategy that will infuse all marketing.
Praise for the Ironclad Method
Companies that want to market with laser focus are using the Ironclad Method to define and express their optimal positioning, so that their marketing has maximum impact.
“This brand strategy helps us make better decisions; we’re confident about our position in the market.”
“Hugely successful not just in developing a brand strategy but in rallying the entire leadership team.”
“Incredibly gifted at facilitating the right conversations among senior leaders to get at what we uniquely offer.”
“Working with Lindsay removed my cynicism on the field of branding. The ROI has been irrefutably high.”
“Lindsay has great leadership skills; she got our whole team enthusiastic about doing this right.”
“Before Lindsay we were getting in our own way; she pushed us to reach deep and ambitious.”
“Thanks to Lindsay, now we have a lens to filter our efforts, on the product side and the marketing side.”
“Lindsay drove our rebranding process with a clear brand positioning that has been enormously successful.”
“Having been on the front lines managing a P&L herself, Lindsay brings rigor to brand strategy.”