Points You Want To Remember When Branding Your Business
It’s easy to get lost in the business shuffle these days. There are hundreds of companies that produce similar products or provide parallel services, but how do you make yours distinct? There are a lot of ways and only one highly important characteristic to a successful business. It is branding. Below are key points to follow when brainstorming your brand.
Identify With Your Buyer
Everyone is not your buyer. There may be a mass amount of people that purchase your product, but that’s not everyone. Dig deep and research your audience. Find the answers to these questions: What are their spending habits? Values? Concerns? Needs? How does your product/service fit into their life?
By answering these direct questions you will begin to win over your key customer. The closer the focus the more connected the buyer will feel with your brand. You want them to think that you designed the brand specifically for them.
It is important when communicating that you exchange information about the product in the same way your buyer talks. For example: if they are high class, intelligent and money filled speak to them with sophistication and parallel their first-class style. Or for the free-spirited young adults don’t confuse them with big words, or Robert Frost like metaphors; simply connect with your audience on their level.
Use Your Brand
Employees, community members, friends, and clients must know the personality of your business. Whether you in the top 10 best places to work or a small town business everyone involved needs to be familiar with and execute the persona inside the brand. Some great ways to do this are to hire those you believe already possess the desired traits, company parties, being a part of community events, and relaxed company meetings on implementing the brand through its employers.
Next, use your business brand, logo and tagline on company material. These are: web sites, marketing, advertising, public relations, e-mail, letterheads, business cards, and product packaging. Place your brand on any internal or external material related to your products or services.
Society is always changing. With that said, it’s important to evaluate and re-evaluate your brand. Simple changes without altering the overall message are necessary to survival. Grow with and ahead of your buyer. Don’t let your brand get left behind.
Let Kinetica Media guide you through the process and open your new world of communication. Visit us at www.kineticamedia.com. The author Malerie Giaimo is a spring Public Relations intern at Kinetica Media.