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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What Makes a Logo Successful?

A logo serves to represent your company through a visual image that can be easily understood and recognized. Logos generally involve symbols, stylized text, or both. A good logo should create memorable impressions on your target audience, and set your company apart from your competitors. So, what makes a logo successful? A successful logo will…

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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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What is Branding?

Branding is all of the ways you establish an image of your company in your customers’ eyes and minds. It’s your “what”, your “how”, and your “why”. Your description of what you offer, the colors associated with your business, your visual identity, your website, your advertising, your collateral and your social media presence—these are all…

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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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How Decades of Solid Branding Saved Coca-Cola from the Pepsi Challenge

The Pepsi Challenge was a marketing campaign started in 1975. It was simply a blind taste test between Pepsi and Coca-Cola, touting that even Coca-Cola fans choose Pepsi. It was a wildly successful marketing strategy that they revisited for decades. Coca-Cola even ran their own private tastes test, through which they found Pepsi was indeed…

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What is Brand Consistency and Why is it Important?

Brand consistency means always delivering messages aligned with the core brand values in the same tone, presenting the brand’s visual language in a consistent way, and repeating the same colors throughout the cohesive brand experience. Over time, these elements become ingrained in the minds of consumers, and they’re more likely to remember your brand. Brand…

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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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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…