A strong brand image is crucial if you want to stand out from your competitors.
In today’s business market, competition has never been fiercer. With companies fighting tooth and nail for every inch of that customer share, it is now more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Get ahead of your competitors and make a strong first impression with a dynamic, impactful brand image.
When it’s done right, a good brand can turn you into a market leader. Just look at Nike, Apple or McDonald’s. One look at those “Golden Arches” and you’re already craving a Big Mac! Simple but dynamic, these brands are instantly recognisable and undoubtedly earn the title of “iconic”.
We’re not exaggerating when we say your logo is one of your most important business tools! It underpins your entire identity and speaks volumes about the type of business you are. Not only that, a good logo also helps to establish relationships with new customers.
What does your logo say about your business?
Say a customer is searching for mobile hairdressing services on Google. There search identifies two potential companies: one with a professional logo design, the other without. It isn’t to difficult to determine which company will receive the enquiry!
The company with a professional logo design will have a distinct advantage. Professional logos convey feelings of trust, an important factor for initiating a customer/ company relationship. Why should a client trust a faceless company with their payment details? Furthermore, an unprofessional logo may also suggest unprofessional services. Most people are willing to pay more to have a relationship with a trusted company, as opposed to working with an unknown, generic entity.
If your business reflects a professional image, it will always appear more established and successful. Even if your office is in the middle of nowhere, a sophisticated brand image on your business cards, website, and vehicles will establish a sophisticated company image.
Don’t sabotage your identity with a DIY logo!
We’ve already established how important it is to invest a professional brand identity. However, many companies still choose to opt for a DIY logo. This is a logo that is created using free clip art from the web, or a so-called “expert” on Photoshop. After all, surely this will save money? And logo design can’t be that difficult… Can it?
Unfortunately, the answer to both these questions is a resounding no. Take a moment to think about using clip art to design your logo. While it may seem to save money, you might find it costs you far more than money in the long run. Worst case scenario could see you lose brand equity as your business becomes more generic and less recogisable. This could cost you the integrity of your business as your brand may no longer be associated with quality and reliability.
Make no doubt about it: logo design is an art form! The development of your logo should be taken seriously and not entrusted to so-called “experts” of Photoshop. These “experts” will promise the earth, offering a price that’s too good to be true. But that’s exactly it – they are too good to be true!
Your logo shouldn’t be thrown together as an afterthought. It’s a design that provides an insight into what your business and should be both recognizable and memorable. Getting professional help with your logo design and branding is a worthwhile investment. It will ensure that your image remains consistent, from your business cards, stationery and website right through to other forms of advertising.
Get in touch with Visualise Creative for bespoke, quality branding services.
When starting and expanding a business, your company image and branding plays an important role in raising you above your competition. You need a reliable company who will create strong, recogisable designs at great price. And that company is Visualise!
Branding is something we get excited about, from creating something from scratch and coming up with ideas, to working with you to develop an idea you already have. The Visualise team work closely with our clients throughout branding process in order to create the perfect design. We also consider all types of media you may wish to use, both now and in the future. This helps you understand how the concept was created, while also giving you a more effective brand.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today on 01603 767 413 or click here to visit our brand creation page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!