If you want an express ticket to charging premium prices then a strong brand identity is your secret sauce. Why? Because beautiful design and strong messaging builds authority, recognition, recall, and distinctiveness; four must-haves for any successful brand.
Take the McDonalds brand identity, for example. Think about their iconic shade of yellow, the playful curves of the M, the “I’m lovin’ it” jingle. An image formed immediately in your mind, right? That’s because effective food and drink branding is much more than just aesthetics. Each piece of the pie works together to communicate a consistent brand identity that people associate with a positive memory or feeling.
The result? More trust, more loyalty, more revenue.
Brand identity is the blend of your visual elements (logo, colour palette, typography, image style etc.), your tone of voice, and your behaviour that builds an authentic persona. This persona is crafted in a way that aligns with your wider business goals and assists in achieving KPIs.
When you have a persona that defines exactly how to look, act, and speak to your target audience, you set your business up to outshine the competition.
By showing up as a familiar face and nurturing a two-way dialogue with your customers, you encourage them to advocate for your brand and remain loyal to you over a longer period of time.
We believe that brand identity is about communicating the right message, at the right time, to help someone experiencing a particular problem. Before jumping into cooking up a zesty brand identity, we first create a . This avoids any subjective decision-making and guesswork, and instead considers what the customer needs first.
For example, let's say you're a drinks brand wanting to tap into the hotel, spa, and health club market. Let's also say that we conducted a brand strategy and deduced the following key pieces of information:
Now what can we do with this juicy information? There are plenty of decisions we could make from a brand strategy perspective such as keeping the drink all-natural, using no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, and opting for a higher price point. This ticks all the boxes for our older, wealthy, health-conscious audience. But what about brand identity and design decisions?
The job of brand identity now is to translate these key findings into design and messaging decisions that entice our target customer. Here are some things we might consider:
You can already see how brand identity would shape things like logo design, colour palette, social media posts, advertisements, and the communication of customer-facing employees. All of these things together will work hard to create a brand experience your customers will never forget.
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