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Keys To Building A Strong Visual Brand

3 Keys To Building A Strong Visual Brand

How do you build a strong visual brand? In one word … consistency.

Why build a strong visual brand? Because every impression of your visual brand has value! When your customer views your visual brand consistently and repeatedly it builds recognition and memorability in their mind. Customers make a connection with your company more quickly and easily. This is simply because the more we see something, the better our recall of it is. It’s subliminal so most times we are unaware it’s happening.

If you want to build a strong visual brand, you can start with your three most important visual assets….
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unforgettable brand

5 Ways To Build An Unforgettable Brand!

Every impression of your brand has value!
65% of us are visual learners. This makes a strong visual brand an integral part of building an unforgettable brand.

The goal is always to stimulate recall, instill recognition and become memorable in the mind of your audience. If they view your visual brand consistently and repeatedly, you are empowering them to make a connection with your business easily. This is simply because the more we see something, the better our recall of it is.

A strong visual brand begins with these 5 basics: your logo, fonts, colors, usage and images.

Logo
Your logo is not your brand in its entirety. It is a visual representation of your brand. A strong visual is distinctive, simple, readable at all sizes and meaningful. Maintaining your logo’s integrity helps establish the recognition it deserves.

Fonts
Fonts lend a distinctive personality and should reflect your brand values. Use no more than 2 fonts that pair well and complement who you are. The right fonts will ensure your message is readable and legible.

Colors
Color creates your brand’s tone. Choose colors appropriate for your brand and use them distinctly to guide your audience visually in conveying your message.

Usage
Guidelines for consistent usage should be established to help maintain visual brand integrity. This may include elements such as guides for maintaining ample white space around your logo which will help draw attention visually. Studies show that consistency in visual touchpoints (website, social media, store, marketing, service, support, etc) builds brand.

Images
Visual content is more interactive, engaging and gets your message across quickly. Create high-quality, compelling and visually consistent images for your brand.

Control your brand by building it consistently and empower it to become unforgettable in our crowded world of brands.

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Why Your Brand Needs A Design Style Guide?

How To Create A Great Logo

Branding … Good And Bad

 

AIG Logo Gets A Refresh

AIG (American International Group, Inc.) has a “refreshed” logo.

“Our new logo reflects a rebuilt and forward looking AIG – contemporary, dynamic, transparent, and revitalized,” said CEO Robert H. Benmosche, in a press release.
All that in this new visual icon?

Yes. The new design uses a brighter color and a sans serif font lending a trendy, friendly look. I am surprised they didnt use all lower case letters which is also one of the most popular current trends.

Some may recall The Gap’s new logo launch a short time back. It created so much negative backlash that the company back-pedaled to the old logo.

Simple, yes. Effective, no. This minimal change will hardly differentiate AIG in a sea of brands.

Which poses the question: are they trying to create buzz around something without really making a change?

Where Customers Take Control of Branding

Put the brand in the hands of the users

SALT and The BMW Guggenheim Lab allow users to lend their own interpretations to their brands within boundaries they set up. At the core of both these organizations is collaboration and participation.

The theory behind this type of “non-logo” encourages community-building, interactivity, mutability and allows users to truly feel and be part of the experience. It’s like social networking for design. Mirroring the organizations they portray, anyone can play a part in the organizations interpretation.

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Cotter Visual Synergist

A Simple Visual Solution For Your Complex Brand?

Understanding how the mind synthesizes visual information is crucial in creating a visual that instills recognition. And recognition is everything in branding. The first thing we recognize is color. Then comes shape, symbol and finally words. These visual cues are important in conveying the subliminal underlying concept.

Here are some things to keep in mind when developing a visual brand.

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