5 Ways a Well-Built Brand Makes Your Company Money

  1. When you’ve built a brand, it makes it easier for your target audiences to notice you and recognize you. Amidst all the loud marketing, a strong brand allows a customer to clearly see what your business is and why your offerings matter to them. This makes it more compelling and more likely they will patronize your business.
  2. Branding sets the groundwork for customer loyalty. They aren’t merely interested in a product or experience, they believe in your brand and all that you have to offer – and will continue to return time and time again. They are also likely to become your brand evangelists.
  3. When a customer loves a brand, they are often willing to pay more to be a part of that “brand identity” than an alternative brand. Many people rush to attain the newest iPhone, when the one they have is still quite functional, while other brands may offer products with similar or even better features. This is what it means to create affinity branding.
  4. A good brand protects what you have, and helps you grow. Patents will expire, technology will change, similar offerings will appear — but, solid branding occupies emotional territory in your customer’s mind that can’t be replicated by competitors.
  5. A well-built brand guides future business decisions and strategies. When you know exactly who you are, and why customers turn to you, you can keep your brand on track and moving forward. You can easily see where your business can potentially grow without alienating your audiences. Harley-Davidson once tried to sell perfume. Needless to say, people were confused and sales were dismal. Their customers wanted the motorcycle lifestyle only Harley-Davidson represents. There’s nothing flowery about a screamin’ eagle.
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Avoid These 6 Branding Mistakes

Not getting the logo right. Designing a logo yourself (just for now) may seem like a good idea, at first. But, changing a logo mid-stream can be complicated. If you aren’t widely recognized, you could lose what brand equity you may have already established. If you are, you could confuse, alienate and ultimately lose your…

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Comical Global Branding Fails

Even the biggest brands can make mistakes when bringing their brand to new markets. A company should always carefully research and identify any cultural differences, or language translations, when expanding their business. You want to catch any possible missteps before they happen. Here are some epic fails for a good laugh. Coca-Cola When first launched…

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How Good Branding Saves Your Company Money

Many businesses make the mistake of throwing money at marketing without thinking enough about their brand, as a whole. Paid media campaigns might garner attention, but they can’t necessarily retain it and convert as many customers without solid branding. A company with a consistent, strong perception amongst audiences will always outperform competitors with the same…

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5 Reasons Successful Branding is Important

Branding clearly delivers your message. Branding emotionally connects your target audience with what you offer. Branding motivates your audience to create a connection. Branding reinforces your credibility. Branding creates loyalty. Bonus – Branding helps you stand out in a crowd.

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Advertising, Marketing, or Branding Agency?

Choosing an agency to help with your advertising, marketing, or branding needs can seem overwhelming. The agency you choose will play an important role in determining how your potential clients view your company. Which one do you need? If you imagine agencies in healthcare terms – marketing agencies are generalists (the basic needs), advertising agencies…

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The Difference Between Graphic Art and Graphic Design

Graphic Art – the fine and applied art of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with them. Essentially, a graphic artist may create art for the sake of art. They may want to convey a certain idea or story, or they may not. Graphic artists…

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6 Benefits of Choosing a Local Agency

A local agency will understand the local market. Remember those global branding fails? The large corporations launching those campaigns did not understand the market they were advertising to. When working with a local agency, you won’t have any time zone differences to worry about. Everyone is on the same page, the same schedule! A local…

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Typefaces & Fonts Do More Than Transmit Words

Do the typefaces and fonts you choose for your brand materials matter? As long as it’s in a language the audience understands, they’ll get the intended message, right? Wrong. Typefaces and fonts are essentially the shapes of the letters. Shapes are multi-sensory, meaning they affect more than one of your senses and can easily elicit…