Branding is your company’s logo, colours, name, and imagery. It’s purpose is to provide an experience for your customers to remember and associate your brand with. If you’re struggling to wrap your head around how branding works, we’ve got your back!
Key aspects of branding
1) Treat your brand as a person
Thinking of your brand as a person can really help you understand the branding process. Your brand should have an identity to describe who it is, a personality to determine behaviour, and an experience to be remembered by.
The purpose to branding is to create relationships with your audience, whomever that may be. When attempting to relate your brand to a person, here are some questions to ask yourself.
- If your brand were a person…how would it introduce itself?
- If your brand were to discuss products and services, how would it go about this? Would it be humorous, professional, personable?
- What would the first impression be like after meeting your brand? How would you look back on the experience?
2) Be consistent
Inconsistency to your brand will confuse your customers, and it will greatly impact how they remember you. The simple answer is… they won’t. Prioritizing consistency and recognizable patterns is what will help you reap the benefits.
The repetition of a certain unique persona is what makes the experience more memorable, and when you begin to change that persona across different platforms customers will tend to gravitate to brands that are more consistent that build a trust and recognizable bond, like a person!