Build Your Brand in the 21st Century with These 5 Tips

Categories

branding and design

The goal is for your business to succeed, correct? You have a product and a team in place, now it’s time to take a step back and look at your overall advertising strategy and branding efforts. In the 21st century a weak or muddled branding strategy could lead to the demise of your business.

  1. Brand Identity Driven by Purpose: Many businesses and organizations spend months attempting to come up with a mission statement. More often than not, it is a garbled message leaving the target audience scratching their heads and moving on to a competitor. Our mission statement, for example, is “We Build Your Brand.” Four short words, yet they hold so much weight and power. Additionally, the statement is crystal clear. What do we do? We build your brand.A clear and concise statement creates coherence for your employees as well as your target audience. This is essential because it can inspire your employees,giving them a sense of drive and purpose. An effectively crafted statement will be the driving force behind your work, decisions, and many other imperative matters.
  2. Define and Implement Your Brand Voice: This is the tone and overall style of an organization’s communications and projects. Ideally,this will reflect the personality and positioning you are trying to portray across all communications platforms.With the voice being spread across multiple platforms, it can often become inconsistent and unclear. One such example is your company’s digital efforts. With an increase need for immediate information and responses, many companies feel the need to spread a message quickly with minimal thought or effort put in. The internet is always growing and expanding and the immediate demand is growingly apparent, but, that doesn’t mean your efforts and consistency should waver.
  3. Culture and Strategy as a Perfect Union: You may have heard that you need to decide between culture and strategy, questioning which is more important to you or your company. Why decided between the two? Shouldn’t they live in a coherent union?The idea of a perfect union is possible if you give your team the proper tools to work with. They have the ability to become powerful brand ambassadors for the organization if your culture and strategy are cohesive and authentic. For this to happen an atmosphere needs to be built where your actions speak louder than words.
  4. Impact: Something that is of the utmost importance to any organization or company is how much of an impact are you making and how it factors into your ROI. Your return on investment is a conventional measure of impact which can often equate to measuring tangible outcomes.Various metrics can be used to gauge the effectiveness of the campaign and your brand. Measurements of awareness, familiarity, and reputation can all be measured from a comprehensive campaign. To increase these elements it is imperative to ensure your organization’s branding efforts are clear and consistent throughout the campaign.
  5. Clarity: As we already know, the internet is only getting bigger and opening more outlets and podiums for consumers and employees to voice their opinion. The good, the bad, the ugly, are all out there for the masses to consume. With everything else, this needs to be embraced.

Moving towards a transparent, while remaining authentic, identity bodes well for companies and organizations. Clarity in experience, purpose, and expression makes it easier for consumers to identify with a company. Those that do not practice this method and fail to practice what they preach are setting themselves up for failure.

While this was a tremendous amount to take in, there are more pieces to the successful brand puzzle. It can feel overwhelming, especially when you are not familiar with these processes and standards, which is why we have a team equipped to help build your brand. To hear how we can do this and so much more, contact Brawn Media today!

Related Posts

google on laptop

SEO vs PPC: Which Will Work Best for Your Business?

Not sure whether your business would benefit more from Pay Per Click (PPC) or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts? There are some key differences when considering SEO or PPC in your overall marketing plan. We are going to break down the differences and help you objectively decide between the two. What is Search Engine Optimization […]

Keep Reading
media planning and buying albany

What is Media Planning and Buying?

At Brawn Media we understand the need for a well-rounded strategy. Simply creating a one channel approach does not guarantee success. There‚Äôs more competition than ever and more consumers with niche interests. The good news is that you have more opportunities than ever before to reach them. When you choose to work with Brawn Media […]

Keep Reading
Ott Advertising

Upward Trend of OTT During COVID-19

At Brawn Media, we were an early adopter to programmatic OTT (over-the-top) advertising. We understood the need to be where our customers are and that millennials were the big push for streaming through devices like Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. OTT offers the flexibility of digital ads with that of […]

Keep Reading
[gravityform id="4" title="true" description="true" ajax="true"]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper gravity-theme' id='gform_wrapper_4' style='display:none'><div id='gf_4' class='gform_anchor' tabindex='-1'></div> <div class='gform_heading'> <h2 class="gform_title">Reviews Demo</h2> <span class='gform_description'></span> <p class='gform_required_legend'>&quot;<span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span>&quot; indicates required fields</p> </div><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' target='gform_ajax_frame_4' id='gform_4' action='/blog/build-your-brand-in-the-21st-century-with-these-5-tips/#gf_4' novalidate novalidate="novalidate"> <input type='hidden' class='gforms-pum' value='{"closepopup":false,"closedelay":0,"openpopup":false,"openpopup_id":0}' /> <div class='gform_body gform-body'><div id='gform_fields_4' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><div id="field_4_1" class="gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below hidden_label gfield_visibility_visible gsurvey-survey-field " data-field-class="gsurvey-survey-field" data-js-reload="field_4_1"><label class='gfield_label' >How Are We Doing<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container gsurvey-rating-wrapper'><div class='gsurvey-rating' id='input_4_1'><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1f1243827' id='choice_4_1_0' /><label for='choice_4_1_0' title='Excellent'>Excellent</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating191e3fd08' id='choice_4_1_1' /><label for='choice_4_1_1' title='Pretty good'>Pretty good</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1159873a9' id='choice_4_1_2' /><label for='choice_4_1_2' title='Neutral'>Neutral</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1a835fb08' id='choice_4_1_3' /><label for='choice_4_1_3' title='Not so great'>Not so great</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1874123fa' id='choice_4_1_4' /><label for='choice_4_1_4' title='Terrible'>Terrible</label></div></div></div><div id="field_4_2" class="gfield gfield--width-full gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_2"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_2' >How can we improve your experience?<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_textarea'><textarea name='input_2' id='input_4_2' class='textarea small' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" rows='10' cols='50'></textarea></div></div><div id="field_4_3" class="gfield gfield--width-full gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_3"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_3' >Email<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_email'> <input name='input_3' id='input_4_3' type='email' value='' class='large' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> </div></div><div id="field_4_4" class="gfield gform_validation_container field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_4"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_4' >Phone</label><div class='ginput_container'><input name='input_4' id='input_4_4' type='text' value='' autocomplete='new-password'/></div><div class='gfield_description' id='gfield_description_4_4'>This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.</div></div></div></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <button type="submit" id="gform_submit_button_4" class="gform_button button" onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_4"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_4"]=true;} ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_4"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_4"]=true;} jQuery("#gform_4").trigger("submit",[true]); }'>Submit</button> <input type='hidden' name='gform_ajax' value='form_id=4&amp;title=1&amp;description=1&amp;tabindex=0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_4' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='4' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_4' value='WyJbXSIsIjNjZTc3NGZlZGQ2NTBmZTZiNDI5MDNiMmZmNzU0NmZlIl0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_4' id='gform_target_page_number_4' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_4' id='gform_source_page_number_4' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> <p style="display: none !important;"><label>&#916;<textarea name="ak_hp_textarea" cols="45" rows="8" maxlength="100"></textarea></label><input type="hidden" id="ak_js_2" name="ak_js" value="172"/><script>document.getElementById( "ak_js_2" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() );</script></p></form> </div> <iframe style='display:none;width:0px;height:0px;' src='about:blank' name='gform_ajax_frame_4' id='gform_ajax_frame_4' title='This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.'></iframe> <script type="text/javascript"> gform.initializeOnLoaded( function() {gformInitSpinner( 4, 'https://www.brawnmediany.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.svg' );jQuery('#gform_ajax_frame_4').on('load',function(){var contents = jQuery(this).contents().find('*').html();var is_postback = contents.indexOf('GF_AJAX_POSTBACK') >= 0;if(!is_postback){return;}var form_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_wrapper_4');var is_confirmation = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_confirmation_wrapper_4').length > 0;var is_redirect = contents.indexOf('gformRedirect(){') >= 0;var is_form = form_content.length > 0 && ! is_redirect && ! is_confirmation;var mt = parseInt(jQuery('html').css('margin-top'), 10) + parseInt(jQuery('body').css('margin-top'), 10) + 100;if(is_form){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').html(form_content.html());if(form_content.hasClass('gform_validation_error')){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').addClass('gform_validation_error');} else {jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').removeClass('gform_validation_error');}setTimeout( function() { /* delay the scroll by 50 milliseconds to fix a bug in chrome */ jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').offset().top - mt); }, 50 );if(window['gformInitDatepicker']) {gformInitDatepicker();}if(window['gformInitPriceFields']) {gformInitPriceFields();}var current_page = jQuery('#gform_source_page_number_4').val();gformInitSpinner( 4, 'https://www.brawnmediany.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.svg' );jQuery(document).trigger('gform_page_loaded', [4, current_page]);window['gf_submitting_4'] = false;}else if(!is_redirect){var confirmation_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('.GF_AJAX_POSTBACK').html();if(!confirmation_content){confirmation_content = contents;}setTimeout(function(){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').replaceWith(confirmation_content);jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gf_4').offset().top - mt);jQuery(document).trigger('gform_confirmation_loaded', [4]);window['gf_submitting_4'] = false;wp.a11y.speak(jQuery('#gform_confirmation_message_4').text());}, 50);}else{jQuery('#gform_4').append(contents);if(window['gformRedirect']) {gformRedirect();}}jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [4, current_page]);} );} ); </script>