Video:How to Develop a Brand Strategywith Adam Kochanowicz
Want to develop a brand strategy for your company? Here, see tips and tricks for creating a strong brand.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Develop a Brand StrategyHi, I'm Adam Kochanowicz for About.com Effective branding is essential to successfully marketing a business. Brands give your customers a sense of consistency and familiarity to keep them coming back. With so many names and so many hands in the pot of your industry, the effectiveness of your brand can be exactly what helps your business to stand out. In this video, I'll show you some easy and effective ways to develop your own brand strategy.
Information About How to Develop a Brand StrategyToday's brands are not merely the logos and pretty designs of the 50s. The modern world of brands is all about interaction and claiming your own voice. If you're just getting started with developing a brand strategy, it's important to get a good idea of what your audience thinks of your business in the first place. This is an excellent way to begin your interaction with clients. Invest some of your resources into collecting this information in the form of surveys, social media integration, or interpreting from data you already have about your clientele.
More Information on How to Develop a Brand StrategyDetermine what your business is known for--good or bad. For example, is there a particular product or service that stands out to your clients? Before you work on creating a brand, determine what already differentiates you from similar businesses. From there, you'll need to determine where you want to go. Maybe the well-known parts of your brand need a little more energy behind them. Perhaps what you would prefer your company is known for is obstructed by other, less profitable parts of your business. Of course, be careful with making changes. If your company has already realized an audience, changing what that audience knows and loves can backfire on your transformation.
Facts About Developing a Brand StrategyOnce again, successfully branding takes advantage of client interaction. There are so many ways for companies to reach their customers but you should ensure you're also not spreading yourself too thin. It's easy to create a Facebook page, a Twitter account, or blog for your brand, but if you don't have the humanpower behind the scenes to maintain it, your clients will be disappointed with the lack of feedback.
The idea of having your own voice as a brand shouldn't be overstated. Develop a good understanding of your industry and what your audience expects. Too much uniqueness in a brand could translate to obscurity for your potential clients. They may have grown accustomed to common features of others in your industry. Don't let your uniqueness mean sacrifices for your customers.
Before you make the final touches on your brand, have a strategy for the future. What will your brand look like in five years? Ten years? Is your branding strategy compatible with newer generations to come? This is also where you need to hit a sweet spot between being too specific and too generalized. Being too specific prevents a company from effectively expanding their market. Being too generalized defeats the purpose of having a brand because you lose the sense of identity and consistency.
While these tips are healthy factors for nearly any industry, your company will benefit ideally from more specific, tailored branding strategies. Utilize the help of private companies who specialize in branding to work on making a personalized branding solution for you.
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