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Branding has come a long way. Old school branding mainly consisted in the creation of the most appealing logos and the most catchy and memorable slogans. These features of branding are, of course, still relevant today but there is much more to an effective brand building exercise today and most companies find it reasonable to seek the help of a Coeur d’Alene Branding Company.
The visual aspects of branding
Various visual elements are used to distinguish a Coeurdalene company. Leading among these is the company’s logo and its chosen colors. As part of its branding campaign, the company will consistently use the logo and color scheme on its stationery, the company website and blog and on all the products it produces for marketing purposes (bags, T-shirts, etc).
The visual elements of branding are usually accompanied by specific words that tell the world about the company. The company slogan will usually stand out prominently and will be accompanied by whatever marketing info the company would like to pass. An experienced Coeur d Alene Branding Company can help assist you in setting this up correctly.
It therefore goes without saying that visual branding is extremely important for a company and it needs to be handled professionally. Important as it is however, visual branding can only be useful for a company’s benefit if it is made to work with other branding efforts. Today, more than any other time, a host of non-tangible elements come to play in the branding of a company. Does your CDA business fit into this category? Our CDA Branding Company can help you.
The non-visual elements of branding
Other than the visual elements that identify a company, a modern organization must endeavor to establish a unique identity. Through branding, the company should then tell the world what makes it different from every other company.
To begin this process, a company must identify its target audience. Knowing the audience you are targeting helps you concentrate your efforts in areas that will bear fruit. Conversely, if you do not know who you are targeting you’ll simply be groping in the dark without any hope of real success. Identifying the target audience helps you know not only the problems that you could solve but also about how to contact them and their purchasing habits.
Reaching your target audience
In endeavoring to reach an identified audience, a company aims to create awareness about its products and services and, most importantly, to acquire brand advocates. For people to become your brand advocates, they have to trust you. Once they become your fans, these people will not only be willing to do business with you but will also happily recommend you to other people.
To acquire fans, a company needs to generate content that solves the problems of the target audience. It would therefore futile to talk about what you offer while not addressing the specific needs of your audience. By developing content that solves people’s problems, the creator of the content gains reputation as an authority and gets the attention of other industry influencers. When the opinions expressed by known experts are favorable, your brand is viewed favorably and you are assured of getting loyal fans. I know this may seem like a lot to take in, so leave it to a good Coeurdalene branding company to do their job, we make it look easy.
Nature of content and where to distribute it
The content that a company can create as part of its branding campaign can take many forms. A simple way to get started would be by creating blog posts. Content can also be developed in the form of eBooks, whitepapers or even videos.
As part of identifying your audience, you’ll have known how your audience consumes content. Are they, for instance, on social media? Which of the many social media platforms would be most ideal for distribution of your content? Are you better off sending the content via email or even providing printed copies of the content? These are the questions you’ll need to answer to be sure that you are reaching your audience.
Finally, you’ll need to develop a way of measuring the success or failure of your branding efforts. Can you see an increase in the visits to your websites or a rise in the number of brand advocates? In addition to the numbers, you need to know what people are saying about your brand. Fortunately there are many tools available today that will enable you follow discussions about your company.
Granted, brand building has evolved considerably and the needs that need to be taken into consideration can be overwhelming and that is why it might be worthwhile to enlist the services of a Coeur d alene Branding Company.