A solid brand for a company can help drive a business into success by increasing customer base and instilling confidence in a company. It is more than just a logo. A brand goes beyond being just an image and provides a company with an identity. Good brands are memorable, but great brands are iconic. Without strategic brand recognition, businesses cannot reach their full potential. This is why it is so important.
Branding has a lot to do with reputation. A solid brand from a reputable company goes a long way in instilling confidence with consumers. It also gives its employees confidence in the company. How a company handles situations and puts itself out in the world says a lot about the entity and also peoples’ perceptions of it. Brands can be wonderful tools for a company, but if not handled well, can also lead to their demise. A company with a poor reputation or one that handles a situation poorly, will reflect upon its business and consumers will react unfavorably.
Black Horse Videography has helped several companies develop their brand and created their business logos. This is the first step in creating a solid brand. The logo should be something iconic and easy to remember. If you take a close look at our center chess piece above, you will notice that the bottom of it is actually a camera lens. The mane is also supposed to give the impression of a film reel. These subtle nuances leave an impression on consumers and have meaning.
So why is branding so important and what can it do for your company?
BRANDING CREATES RECOGNITION
If people don’t know your company exists, it doesn’t matter how well you do what you do. Having a solid logo and marketing that logo so that your name and business are in the forefront of peoples’ minds is extremely important. Think about companies whose logos you don’t need to see the name to know them: McDonalds golden arches, Nike’s swoosh, Facebook’s “F”. They have done a great job branding everything with their logo and making sure it is recognizable. Get a solid logo, and get it out there.
BRANDING CREATES TRUST
People are much more likely to visit a store or business whose logo they have seen over and over again. These companies develop brand authority. They become seen as the best, even if they aren’t necessarily. The more people who recognize the brand, the more potential customers will emerge. Consumers want to have trust in the companies they spend their money with. Having a solid brand everywhere provides confidence that the business isn’t going anywhere, and trust that they will do a good job. The message is that the company with the massive brand can be trusted and is the best at what they do.
BRANDING INSPIRES EMPLOYEES
Employees want to know that the company they work for has a mission. They want to believe in that mission and know that the company is growing and becoming better. If they truly believe that they can make a difference and help the company reach new heights and that they can play a part in the company’s success, they too will share it and strive for it.
BRANDING IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL IN ADVERTISING
If you print marketing material, post it online, develop your website or have a video produced for you, branding is crucial. The first thing we tell any of our commercial clients is to have a solid logo animation to brand their videos. This provides a polished and professional look. It creates an authority that the videos consumers are watching are legitimate and worth watching. They look expensive and make whatever product you sell look official. Having everything branded with your logo also provides multiple ways for potential customers to see your logo. The more times they see your logo, the more it is on their mind.
The most successful companies have solid brands. If you need a brand developed or a logo designed, give us a call and we will be happy to help.