Brand building is different from marketing. Messaging and visuals are steered by brand strategy and implemented through marketing efforts to capture a sale. What happens in addition to the sale or service in terms of customer experience is guided by the brand strategy. Things like product guarantees or loyalty programs are done by organizations who want their customers to stand behind the product or service as much as they do.
Creating a slew of items to represent your brand can become an inconsistent mess if the brand isn’t defined on the front end. Even if a visual identity is beautifully created and looks really great, there still needs to be a foundational structure that holds everything together when it comes to messaging and the reason that a brand’s identity looks the way it does.
With any brand, in any industry, you need to build a thoughtful relationship with your customer. This relationship starts the first moment they see your brand elements such as a logo or webpage. How do you tailor your brand to make it feel a certain way?
Any time you wander into the beer section of a liquor store, grocery store or convenience store you are sure to be overwhelmed with the amount of choices. Whether you stick with your lager from a local brewery or enjoy trying something new based on the exotic design of the packaging, the options are extensive. Getting a consumer to pick up your can or bottle of beer is tricky, but doesn’t have to be. With strategic branding and style your beer can stand out in this oversaturated market.
The world of beer is an overcrowded and oversaturated space. It’s one thing to grab the attention of the consumer and make them pick up your bottle of beer, and another thing to get them to connect with your brand and keep them coming back for more.
At any given time you might come across a company who recently went through a rebrand. Whether that is a new logo, website, business card, etc. you noticed the change and might be thinking about when the right time for your company to re-brand is.
Quill Definition: Brand Identity is, in its most basic form, the soul of an organization. The brand identity acts as a north star so that all representatives for the brand can confidently align their actions to best represent the values and personality of the company and maintain the path to fulfill the mission and chase the vision.
Many people may think of design as a purely creative process that relies on artistic inspiration. In actuality, design should be a marriage of logic and creativity and Creative Problem Solving (CPS) is the essential process that powers that marriage.
A brand is more than the face of a company-- it's the personality, values and mission behind the visual represented for both consumers and company staff. Creating a solid foundation of research and core values is essential before building the brand.