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Building a brand doesn’t happen overnight

By March 12, 2012December 29th, 2016No Comments

You’ve done everything right. You wrote out a plan and implemented your plan, you’re in all the right places to engage your customer, your press release was picked up by your local media but you’re still not seeing the success you’d hoped for.

Know that no business brand is produced overnight. It follows a methodical process that involves strategy, organization and sometimes even trial and error. But if you think that once you have a business name and logo that your work is finished you’d be mistaken. Even businesses with superior brand recognition consistently manage their brand. Big brands also invest lots of time and money just to ensure that the legacy of that brand remains consistent to its values.

Small business owners can take comfort in the fact that building a brand does not have to be expensive.  All you need is a commitment to the process. These four elements will guide you in producing a successful business brand.

Consistent Message
One of the best ways to achieve a consistent marketing approach is to create a unified name, logo, and image. This is one of the most efficient ways that you can communicate what your business is about to your potential customers. That’s why it’s so important to keep in mind the vision and mission of your company, which should be the inspiration behind the design of the logo. Then use the unified image with the marketing strategies you’ll employ to promote your brand image and increase awareness.

Even when you come up with innovative marketing ideas to reinvent your image or offer customers something new, it has to remain true to the ideals of your business.

Brand Planning
Careful brand planning is essential in building a strong business brand. Regardless of what marketing methods you utilize to enhance brand awareness, you need to look into each detail that is involved with the process. This helps ensure that you are able to achieve consistency, which is a crucial element indicated above.

You need to identify what branding strategies will enable you to achieve your goals. If it does not work, what back-up plans do you have? All marketing efforts are aimed towards strengthening your brand to gain a return on investment.

Branding System
This is where you put everything into action you have designed during brand planning. Different systems must be employed for every phase involved in the overall business and brand development. It must properly outline what steps you and your employees must take during certain circumstances. Bear in mind that a holistic and integrated system is key in creating a strong brand.

Review and Management
Every brand must continually undergo a review process. Since consumers’ needs and demands change, so must your brand’s marketing approach. Here are aspects of the brand review and management procedures that you must take into account:

  • Product benefits and features
  • Market competition
  • Changing customer needs and demands
  • Marketing methods used

Continued evaluation of these factors in relation to your brand’s marketing strategies will help produce a more efficient and cohesive marketing efforts.

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