Identifying these pitfalls is only half the battle; the next step is finding effective solutions. Let's dive into practical solutions to the branding challenges we highlighted in our previous post
In our previous post, we discussed the top three branding mistakes businesses often make. Identifying these pitfalls is only half the battle; the next step is finding effective solutions. At Aceit Digital, we believe in empowering businesses with the knowledge and tools to create strong, cohesive brands. Let's dive into practical solutions to the branding challenges we highlighted.
The Strategy: The key to avoiding lost or inaccessible branding elements is organization. Once your graphic designer completes your brand guide, ensure you receive all necessary files in high-resolution formats like .JPEG, .PNG, and .SVG. If your plans include print materials or editorial content, request the source files, typically in Adobe Illustrator format, and be prepared to invest in these additional assets.
Implementation: Ask your designer to create a succinct yet comprehensive brand guide. This guide doesn't need to be lengthy but should include essential elements like Hex codes for your brand colors, a quick do's and don'ts list, recommended fonts, and various logo variations. Organize these assets in a clearly labeled folder structure on your cloud drive, for example:
YourCompany_BrandIdentity -> PrimaryLogo -> Submark -> Favicon -> BrandGuide -> Fonts
Additional Tips: Depending on your arrangement with your designer, your branding package might also include mockups, business cards, letterheads, and more. At Aceit Digital, we offer a tailored package for startups, including brand showcasing, font colors, and a visual flow research, starting at $500.
The Strategy: Understanding and loving your branding is crucial. Work with a designer who can conduct thorough research on your competition, pinpoint your unique selling points, and reflect these in your visual identity. This process ensures that your branding resonates with both you and your target audience.
Implementation: If you're considering a brand refresh or starting from scratch, seek out experienced brand experts. Our team at Aceit Digital, with over 20 years of experience, collaborates with seasoned brand professionals to deliver branding that makes an impact. We've worked with notable brands, and our expertise can help bring your vision to life. If interested, fill out our intake form for a consultation.
The Strategy: Adherence to your brand guide is non-negotiable. Consistency in fonts, colors, and placement is how customers recognize and connect with your brand. Even if you don't have a formal brand guide, establish a system that aligns with your brand's essence to foster business growth and industry recognition.
Implementation: Take inspiration from our client who, by following a consistent branding strategy, grew their business into a multi-million dollar retail brand. When Aceit Digital works with clients, we emphasize the importance of brand consistency as part of effective records management and systemization, crucial for maintaining efficient systems.
Addressing common branding challenges with these solutions can transform the way your business is perceived and increase your operational efficiency. Remember, your brand is more than just a logo or color scheme; it's the embodiment of your business's identity. We'd love to hear your thoughts on these solutions. Have you implemented any of them in your business? Share your experiences and any additional tips in the through our social media channels below!