Large companies go to great lengths to build a unique corporate identity because they know the marketing power, especially in a tough economy. However. Every business can benefit from the extraordinary marketing power of a strong business image. Whether your brand is already partially established in the minds of your target market or your company isn’t even on the map of its industry, there’s a lot to be added to make your brand more well-known and trusted and visible.
Have a strong visual identity and a consistent voice
Working with an agency can help your business gain access to design professionals who can, with your input, effectively establish the look and feel of your website, marketing materials, logos, etc. Your agency’s content marketing professionals will help you establish the tone of voice your brand should use. An agency can help answer all of these questions and create a brand strategy or brief creative document that defines the logo, color palette, tone of voice for your brand, and any mottos, slogans, and public messaging your brand will use. It’s important to be decisive and define these attributes because consistency is one of the building blocks of brand trust. When customers remember and recognize your brand, they can begin to build trust with your company.
Separate yourself from your competitors
The first and most important step in creating a strong brand identity is to determine what makes your business unique. Start by analyzing your main competitors. Look for their strong selling points and ways to differentiate your services from others. The next step is to evaluate your own strengths and combine them to form a unique identity, a marketable image for you and your company. Maybe you’ve been in business longer than your competitors, or maybe your staff are well-trained workers known for the time they take when working with a client. Perhaps your greenhouse is a model of efficiency and state-of-the-art safety. You may have established a reputation for reliability.
Create content that is informative and entertaining, not just promotional
Interesting and informative content gives you a chance to connect and communicate with customers and break free from the norm of companies that “pitch” their products and services to customers non-stop. This is the essence of inbound marketing, a school of marketing that has grown in importance over the past decade. Quality content resources make your brand a thought leader in its industry, which is a stepping stone on the road to building a trusted brand. When prospects and customers encounter your content and gain valuable insights from it, they see you as a trusted source of information.