Last week we shared tips on how to define your company brand. Once you’ve defined your brand, how do you establish you brand and get the word out? Here are a few simple, time-tested tips:
- Get a great logo. Place it everywhere. Your logo should be so identifiable that people immediately think of you when they see it, like the 30 Second Success clock.
- Write down your brand messaging. What are the key messages you want to communicate about your brand? Every employee should be aware of your brand attributes.
- Integrate your brand. Branding extends to every aspect of your business–how you answer your phones, what you or your salespeople wear on sales calls, your e-mail signature, everything.
- Create a “voice” for your company that reflects your brand. This voice should be applied to all written communication and incorporated in the visual imagery of all materials, online and off. Is your brand friendly? Be conversational. Is it glamourous? Be more formal. Get the gist?
- Develop a tagline. Write a memorable, meaningful and concise statement that captures the essence of your brand.
- Design templates and create brand standards for your marketing materials. Use the same color scheme, logo placement, look and feel throughout. You don’t need to be fancy, just consistent.
- Be true to your brand. Customers won’t return to you–or refer you to someone else–if you don’t deliver on your brand promise.
- Be consistent. This point is last only because it involves all of the above and is the most important tip of all. If you can’t do this, your attempts at establishing a brand will fail.
At 30 Second Success we help clients understand their audience, create the messaging to connect with their audience, and create a strategy to increase their connections and sales through their messaging. Schedule a discovery session today to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.