personal brand

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Popularized by American consultant and author Tom Peters.


personal brand (plural personal brands)

  1. The public image of an individual's unique and desirable qualities, often based on particular marketing strategies and the use of social media.
    • 2012, Sarah-Jayne Gratton, Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 78:
      Using my @grattongirl brand as example, my personal brand statement reads, “I delight in helping others create and unleash their personal brand on Twitter.”
    • 2020, Emily Segal, Mercury Retrograde, New York: Deluge Books, →ISBN:
      [] I had a social and possibly sexual interest in my coworkers and in the founder boys; I had an ambitious vain interest in my personal brand as it appeared to the world []
    • 2021 May 7, Taylor Lorenz, “Elon Musk: Memelord or Meme Lifter?”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      In many cases, the brand also pays. Mr. Musk, who is both a successful businessman and a freewheeling personal brand, appears to be an exception.

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