The first half of 2020 has been one of the toughest times in the history of most businesses, including us. One way or another, we were all pushed to slow down, take a moment, and step back. But while it was a time many of us (if not all) experienced major setbacks, it has also been a pivotal moment that opened up numerous opportunities—opportunities to rediscover our values and improve our business.
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Social media is a powerful marketing tool, BUT ONLY if you know your way around the platform. So if you’re going to use social media to promote your business, you have to make sure you’re using them well to your advantage.
For starters, a winning social media marketing is composed of two overarching strategies—social media management and social media advertising.
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Your logo is arguably the most important element of your brand identity. It completely makes sense as your logo is the face of your business. Do it correctly and you’ll have a good foundation of how people will perceive your business. But handle it poorly and you’ll lose an amazing opportunity to position your brand positively in the minds of consumers.
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Nowadays, one can never have enough tools to create his or her own graphic designs. There are TONS of online tools that enable non-designers to create good quality artworks without having to ask for help from a graphic designer.
Still and all, we believe your company’s branding isn’t where you want to pinch pennies (we say this without bias!). While DIY-ing your artworks seems like an ideal option to cut cost, you’ll be missing out on benefits that only a bonafide artist can bring to the table.
A professional graphic designer has a fine eye for detail. One understands very well that oftentimes, the small details are the ones that create the biggest impact. That’s why no matter how thoughtful, meticulous, and time-consuming the work is, we are willing to go through all these efforts to deliver the level of output our clients need and deserve.
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We know we’ve said this a million times, and we can’t reiterate this any further—the best brands out there are etched into our brains because of a strong presence that has been continuously built using the same personality, visual style, and brand voice. The key to creating a memorable brand is consistency.
Think Coca-Cola and it’s signature red colour. And although their logo has gone through several redesigns over the years, the brand chose to maintain a similar script font. On top of that, Coke has managed to imprint its cheerful personality on us by exuding happiness and excitement across their marketing efforts.
Again, it’s all about consistency.
The thing is, maintaining brand consistency can be a tough challenge, especially for a growing brand. As you try to explore more marketing strategies and hire more people, you want to make sure that everyone and everything stays on the same page.
That is why it is important to create a guideline from the onset of your brand strategy.
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In a time where consumers can literally and figuratively get anything they want at the tip of their fingertips—from information to products—the digital realm is becoming more and more of a saturated marketing platform.
As a startup business competing with bigger brands, it may be tempting to join the clutter in order to attract attention. We get it, every brand is trying to be heard. So before putting your money and effort on the line, let’s get one thing straight: marketing louder won’t cut it.
The best way to navigate through this noisy online world is to MARKET SMARTER, NOT LOUDER.
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Let’s break today’s article with a question. Whether you found this blog post on a social media post, via email blast, or search engine, how long did it take you to decide that you want to read more of what’s inside the link?
Chances are, it took you a quick few seconds to do that.
Believe it or not, studies show that our attention span has been narrowed down to a shocking 8 seconds over the years because of social media consumption. Furthermore, research reveals that it only takes a fast 50 milliseconds for our brains to form an opinion on a visual.
As crazy as it seems, you only have a VERY short timeframe to grab the attention of your audience with your social media posts.
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There are MILLIONS of brands in the world. Even if you compete with only a chunk of the globe’s businesses, you still grapple with an overwhelming amount of competition—which has been made even more complicated in an age where information can be accessed easily.
Every brand is vying for visibility. Each one is a contender for the consumers’ attention. If you want to get noticed by your target market, you have to truly stand out.
And how do you build a branding strategy that stands out? You have to make sure that it has these seven essential elements.
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The secret to successful branding, just like any other forms of success, is consistency. You can launch a brand that stands out and leaves a good impression from the get-go, but you can still fail to position your brand in the minds of the consumers if you neglect to be consistent.
Because it’s one thing to establish your branding, and it’s another thing to be consistent with your branding. But both are keys to achieving branding success.
Let’s take a look at a few of the world’s favourite celebrities and cartoon characters for example. Do you ever wonder what it takes for these personalities to create a recognisable presence and a strong connection with their fans? It’s consistent personal branding.
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Check out the most common graphic design mistakes according to experts. Get tips and tricks on how to avoid these!
A wise man once said, “Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.” Paul Rand, one of his generation’s greatest graphic designers, could not have described design’s role for a brand any better. Through the years of working with many different brands from many different industries, we’ve come to prove how design can make or break customers’ impression and establish the image we want to build for our clients.
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