The Importance of a Brand Identity
One of the most crucial aspects of any business is the brand identity, also known as the corporate identity, of the business. Your brand identity is made up of all the visual elements of your business or brand, such as the colours, design, logo and any other relating elements.
A brand identity, including the logo, usually consists of a website, business cards, letterheads, signage, product packaging, or any other elements that your business uses to promote itself. The starting point of any brand identity is the logo, as the colours, style and typography used in your logo play a huge role in determining the designs for the rest of your brand.
So why is it so important to have a brand identity? Well, as we all know, first impressions are everything. You want potential customers to see your brand and go “Wow, this looks interesting!”. If your brand is memorable, people are more likely to be interested in your services, and they will also be more likely to talk about your business or brand to other potential customers.
Having a distinct brand identity will also help your target audience to differentiate between your business and your competitors, so it should be as unique and creative as possible, but also simple and professional enough to recognize anywhere, and by anyone. The more recognizable your brand is, the stronger your business’ presence will be in the marketing industry.
This is why it is always a good idea to spend the necessary time and resources on improving and developing your brand identity and the ways in which you market your brand, as it will directly affect the sales or growth of your business.
The style and design that you use for your brand identity will set the tone for your business and also determine the growth and success of your business. If you have a positive brand image, you will have a more successful business. Each part of your brand identity should therefore consist of the same design elements in order to create an attractive, cohesive branding package.
For example, if your logo mainly makes use of the colour yellow, then it would make sense to use the same colour on your business cards. If you use a completely different colour, people won’t be able to see a connection between your logo and your business cards, which could cause a bit of confusion. They might even be a little hesitant to use your business because they would get the impression that you don’t even know what you want your business to look like, so how can they rely on your services?
In addition to this, when choosing the style, colours and overall layout of your brand identity, you should keep in mind that different visual elements can have different meanings. For instance, if you want to evoke feelings of happiness in your target audience but the colours you use are dark and your design has an ominous style, it will not have the desired effect.
For this reason, it is critical that you consider who your target audience is and what you want your brand to mean to them, so that you can choose the style and overall feel of your brand identity accordingly. If your audience connects with your brand it becomes much easier for your business to form meaningful, long-lasting relationships with your clients, which is always beneficial.
Another huge advantage of developing a professional brand identity is the simple fact that if you look the part, you can charge more for your services. If your potential customers can see that your business looks sophisticated and fresh, then they will be more willing to pay higher prices because, as we have all heard before, “you get what you pay for.”
Essentially, your customer will see that your brand looks like it can provide the best possible quality of the goods or services that they are looking for. If you present your clients with a strong brand identity, you are enforcing the idea in the mind of your customer that you are providing quality services that are worth paying for.
So, when it comes to your brand identity, it is best not to take any shortcuts, because having a weak brand identity can cause long-term damage to the growth of your business.
In the end, it all boils down to how you want to portray your business to your target audience. It is extremely important to have a consistent visual image associated with your business, because it helps your audience to remember who you are and what your business is all about. We at Back2Back Solutions are determined to ensure that your company will have a professional, unforgettable brand identity.