How to increase the value of your brand?

How to improve the image of your brand through branding and marketing

How to increase the value of your brand?

 

There is no doubt today, that improving the concept and the vision that others have about your brand, is more important than ever. The great existing competition should serve as your inspiration and alert when working on your company´s image. In this sense, digital marketing can help you a lot. How? Take note:

 

Let’s be honest, if you do not improve the image of your brand, your customers will not perceive it in an attractive way. Not only must you take into account the work well done, the quality and price, but also the image you offer of your brand, because this is directly related to your company’s quality, culture, product or service. Because it might be that less experienced competitors, and why not saying it? competitors that are not as good as you, can be taking advantage of a more modern, clear image, aligned with the ideas and needs of your clients; could mean that their brand is more developed than yours and they are capturing a larger number of customers simply because of that. You cannot allow the image of your brand to be just that link you use when capturing new leads; you also cannot allow that they run from you by not being convinced by the image you project. These are new times for branding and your company needs to be up to date and ready, but how?

 

Branding Importance

The most important thing in this matter – or at least one of the most important ones – is to know where your own company is positioned in order to progress in the brand’s improvement. You must be objective, honest and partial in order to make a real criticism. Think why customers do not choose you, what the competition may have that you do not have and how you can change this. These concepts should be your starting point.

 

If you want to know how to improve your company’s brand image, the first thing to do is to focus on finding out what the values ​​and needs of your target audience are. Don’t forget your product values but try to take more into account the consumer’s sentimental point of view. Think about how you can attract customers that are interesting to you and of course, think about who your target audience is. Communicating the values ​​of your company in regards of its image is fundamental. Have a clear marketing vision in relation to your website, your social networks, your blog, your emails, your newsletter or newsletters … build an attractive corporate image.

 

You must keep in mind the actual trends in digital marketing of course, but these have to be adapted to your company’s brand. All its members should be concerned on making known and transmitting the same message, the same values ​​… trying that the proceeding way in this matter be the same for all of them. A good way to do this is checking all the points where a potential customer can get in touch with your brand and try, thus, to give a good first impression. You must be consistent of course, or what is the same, make that your company can offer the same experiences through the other departments: sales, customer service, commercials, social media, marketing, public relations…

 

Tools to improve the image of your company.

New technologies are the perfect allied to improve your company’s branding and offer tools that can certainly help you. This, coupled with professional services like Brandesign, will help you to progress in this aspect. Tools like these will undoubtedly help you:

 

  • Nuvi. With this tool, you will be able to see all the conversations as they occur, integrating all your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Linkedin with access to personalized reports.
  • Websitegrader. Interesting tool that is useful to analyze the marketing actions effectiveness in your web. It takes into account concepts like SEO, traffic, its popularity … ideal for monitoring the image of your brand.
  • Google Trends. Google offers you many applications for free and this is one that you cannot let go. Besides, Google Trends identifies hot searches that occur in your country.
  • Unbounce: Your website landing page is essential to your image. With this tool you can design two webpages using similar landing templates and decide which works better for you. You can also know the results of your campaigns, through its instruments for results analysis.
  • JPEGmini. The images you choose are very important for your brand positioning in order to make it more visible. With this option you can reduce your photos, without affecting its original graphics and quality, reducing in this way the loading time of your website.
  • Qualaroo. Do your own market research from your website with this tool that helps you to elaborate mini surveys in order to know your customers, their needs, and what they want in a more effective way.
  • Later Bro. With this one you have the possibility to create promotional messages for determined times that will be published just when you want.
  • Google. Do not underestimate the power of Google Maps reviews and the interactions you can get with Google Plus.

 

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How brands make their customers fall in love by transforming them into BrandLovers

As known as: Branding makes you in love. #BrandLovers

 

Branding is the integral strategy that defines a brand through the intelligent and active management of all the differentiating elements that compose it. Is added to what the name or logo does in order to maximize intangible values ​​and qualities that differentiate it from the competition. All this helps you to position the brand within its market and the consumer’s mind.

 

How to fall in love?

Branding increases a brand’s value and its brand philosophy can generate such a strong empathy in the lifestyle or experience that transforms potential customers into what is called brand lovers or brand ambassadors.

Brand lovers are people who have developed an emotional bond with a particular brand and are identified with its culture. The relationship of a brand lover with a brand goes far beyond of buying its products. Brand lovers are like fans of a football team, they will speak well about our brand, recommend our products to their friends and share everything related to it in their social networks. If we make someone to become a brand lover of our brand, we will have the best ambassador possible.

For any company, brand lovers importance is very high because the comments they make either supporting or recommending our brand and products are useful to increase the diffusion and visibility of our business. On the other hand, brand lovers will also help us to increase our reputation and corporate image.

 

What are the means to create and improve the interactions between brands and their brand lovers?

Choosing the right communication channels to interact with brand lovers is fundamental to maintain their loyalty towards the brand. Here we detail some of these communication channels.

Web design. A website with a modern and attractive design that is informative, intuitive and easy to use is a great way to interact with our customers.

Social Networks. Nowadays, social networks are fundamental for enterprises. Not only to advertise our products, but also to communicate with our customers. Establishing personal relationships with brand lovers, answering their questions or simply thanking a positive comment they have made, will increase their satisfaction.

Retail Experience. Analyzing the behavior of our customers will help us in the future to find the best way to communicate with them and improve their experience as a client of our business

Packaging. A careful and attractive packaging will attract new customers and serves as a communication window for the consumer. The way we present a product, how we sell it, its packaging and the way we deliver it is just as important as the product itself.

Newsletters. Emailed newsletters are another great way to communicate with our customers and brand lovers. We must ensure that these emails transmit something valuable for the client; creativity and imagination must be our hallmark.

 

Tools needed to reach our brand lovers

In order to reach brand lovers hearts we must offer them appropriate and quality services. Among the things we must keep in mind when it comes to generating brand lovers we have:

Give a good first impression. A careful and clean design of our logo, our products or our website will attract more customers.

Maintain a loyalty strategy over time. Study your clients very well, give importance to their birthday, find what are the basic needs through which they come to you, how they do it, and how and who recommends you. Create an ATL or BTL communication strategy to make them know they have your brand’s support, from pre-sale to post –sale service. Make them feel special, different and part of something bigger than just one product.

Generate quality content. Any post or advertisement that we make through social networks or any other channel must be of quality and add value to our customers.

  • Share values ​​with customers. Brand values ​​must be communicated in order to connect with customers.
  • To serve the customer well. Both the pre-sale and post-sales services must be of good quality.
  • Be accessible. We must facilitate our clients the possibility of contacting us by telephone, email or chat.

To reach these goals we must use a series of tools among which are:

CRM. Customer Relationship Management systems are a set of tools that allow us to gather information about our consumers. Doing this we will be able to design customized, creative and attractive contents. Using these tools we will improve our customer’s experience and our interaction with them.

Strategy in social networks. A good, useful and attractive strategy in social networks that mixes both advertising and information content about our business sector is fundamental to interact with our customers.  At this point, to have a good Community Manager is essential to convey our company’s values ​​ in every message and make each of these messages easily shareable.

Blogs. Creating a blog is another perfect way to communicate with our customers. Having an editor who knows how to create interesting content and fit our customers profile is another tool that has a lot of potential. In our blog we can talk not only about our products, but how we can use them or encourage our consumers to talk about their experiences.

 

At Brandesign we design brands that connect with people. We also connect with brands, using creativity and ingenuity that are the best resources of all. Make your brand have an emotional connection with your customers:

In Brandesign we design labels, containers, boxes, cases and packaging with a creative sense, with technical knowledge and with Branding values ​​to make you stand out from the first moment: there, in the shelf at the point of sale (retail) or from the Web.

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The value of good packaging

The value of good packaging

Differentiating from competition is essential for a brand to be profitable and more attractive to our audience. From the moment our customers decide whether to buy our product, until the moment they take it home, the impression that our product causes will influence them. That’s why is necessary to give packaging the importance it deserves, since it is the first contact that our customers have with our product.

 

Packaging can help us to increase sales

Packaging is the traditional “boxing or wrapping” of our product. Any product can be wrapped in cartons, paper, plastic … It’s important because it’s the first thing our customers see, and of course, if it is an original packaging, it will attract more attention than a simple carton. What does this mean?

A marketing strategy is not limited to an advertising campaign or a catchy slogan. This means that even the smallest detail can become a marketing tool for your company. That’s why packaging is part of a marketing strategy, an element that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

It is not only important for those products sold in stores, but for those that are acquired by electronic commerce as well. The packaging is the presentation that we give to our product, so if it is not attractive or is neglected, our customers may prefer the product from our competition. Therefore, good packaging can directly affect the sales of our company.

While building your brand or branding, it is very important to highlight your design and what you want to transmit with it. That is why packaging is part of our brand image, as it transmits feelings to our customers. In addition, making the packaging of our product attractive can play in our favor, as it will make consumers remember our brand more easily.

Packaging innovation is not limited to one type of market; any type of business can surprise its customers with an original packaging. From phone companies to pre-packaged food businesses can differentiate themselves from the competition with this strategy. If we deal with an original idea or a striking graphic image instead of including advertising or traditional packaging, we can make our consumers to talk about us.

It may have happened to all of us at least once, being in front of two products that have the same function,  and opting for the one with the most colorful or attractive packaging. For example, if we want to buy cocoa cream and among the options we have, one of the brands offers us a glass container painted with colors we like, we probably take it home and give preference to that brand over the other.

 

Packaging and ‘online’ market.

Many of our customers are looking for a good product in their online purchases in addition to an elaborate packaging that can even be customized depending on the customer. If we make the packaging please our consumers, they may even share it through their social networks, spread our brand and repeat their purchase.

Unboxing is the moment when our client unpacks our product and spreads it through social networks. This trend is becoming more and more frequent in all kind of products. If the packaging is attractive, the customer will probably take a few minutes to talk about it, adding an additional value to our product.

Therefore, a good packaging, besides protecting the product, differentiates it from other brands and talks about it. The consumer will be able to differentiate our product just by seeing its packaging. And of course, it attracts customers and sells the product.

 

Question:

Which packaging brand or which product label makes the most of your day to day?

In Brandesign we design labels, containers, boxes, cases and packaging with a creative sense, with technical knowledge and with Branding values ​​to make you stand out from the first moment: there, in the shelf at the point of sale (retail) or from the Web.

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We share with you our latest packaging work … until the next entry!

 

© Zaina Aceite Puro de Argán: Diseño de Etiquetas “Labeling” by Brandesign 2016

© Wow Network Marketing, Seven Sweeps Packaging para cepillo by Brandesign 2017

Social networks are profitable for brands

Yes! Social media is profitable for brands

We dismantle the myth: The data bear this out.
Brands earn money with Social Media.

Sometimes, the company’s social networks have more visits than their own corporate websites. And the best of it is that they are free tools from which it can be practiced a marketing that is also free. However, even today there are reticent companies in the use of these networks and doubt about their effectiveness. These examples take apart this (absurd) idea. Social networks are profitable for companies: success stories.

The benefits that social networks can provide to companies are infinite. And besides, they are proven. Benefits such as an improved brand image on the internet, proximity to user, greater interactivity with customers, direct marketing without intermediaries, to present products and services of a company in a better way and with more efficacy… and as a final result, increased profits. Social networks are profitable for companies. And here are some success stories that prove this.

Wispa®, was a famous chocolate bar from the Cadbury Brand.

One day, in an update about past company products, customers asked for this candy bar to be back. And the company listened. They put on sale a consignment of 40 million new chocolate bars that were sold in an 18 months period. This is a good example that helps to know how important it is listening to the customers, and social networks are the means where they spend most of their useful time.

Casos de éxito de como el social media es rentable para las marcas y sus empresas Cadbury's Wispa en Facebook

Another success story which shows that social networks are profitable for companies is found in those who have based their success in their only presence on social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. It means that with no physical store, they only can take advantage of social networks to sell their products. Foiled Cupcakes  brand has such a good product that their wonderful pictures make that 97% of its sales stem from social networks

La reputación online es crucial para los pequeños negocios

14 million plays had the demonstration videos of the Blendtec kitchen’s robots. Thanks to Youtube and Twitter they became so famous that their billing experienced a spectacular 700% increase. Originality was the key here.
And another example that demonstrates that social networks are profitable for companies is found in those who choose to apply a special offer one particular day a week. The Joi de Vivre hotel chain increased room bookings in a special offer on Tuesdays which brought 1.000 new customers they didn’t have before.

Como las redes sociales pueden hacerle ganar dinero

Couponing is another online marketing technique on social networks. An example of its success is found in the Steaz brand, dedicated to organic tea. They even sold 250,000 coupons through social networks only.

Or Toblerone, the famous chocolate brand, invented a special day, the National Thank You Day, to increase their sales in the Philippines. And look if they did it, because that day their sales increased by 132%.

Las marcas rentabilizan sus esfuerzos en social media

And you still believe that social networks cannot help you get more benefits for your company? At Brandesign we plan digital strategies to make your efforts profitable on social networks with creativity and assertiveness.

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The SPAIN BRAND opportunity after the Brexit.

The SPAIN BRAND opportunity after the Brexit.

The SPAIN BRAND opportunity after the Brexit.

You say goodbye, we say hello.

 

After the refusal of the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union, the Brexit, a very different picture from the actual is taking place for the current markets. This exit from the common market brings many changes in terms of the relations between people living in the old continent: the people’s movement will no longer be free between EU countries and London, with all that this implies. But also companies and brands will have to rethink their strategies to make Europe a market without the United Kingdom.

It’s the opportunity now to strengthen the Spain Brand and all the Made in Spain products. With the changes that will arise, it is necessary to consider strategies that help position the country on the starting line to conquer the spaces that the UK is leaving free.

 

The Fintexit: the opportunity of Spanish entrepreneurs.

From 2010 to 2015, England had become a paradise for Fintech companies: while those located in that country managed investments with a value of 5400 Million dollars, those located in the rest of Europe remained in 4400 million dollars. This only fact let us know the importance that England has for this kind of companies.

But we don’t know what will happen to the Fintech companies located in the United Kingdom. Although it is still very early since the terms in which the Brexit will be developed are not known, there are several things already clear:

Brands from outside the EU who chose England to settle allowing them to enter the single market in optimal conditions, should reconsider their options. With the exit of this country from the EU, its conditions would change, so the new companies would not take England into account as an option to enter Europe.

The top corporation’s escape from London. Many multinationals that were established in the country have already announced that at least part of their activities would be transferred to the rest of the continent, making England’s business figures decline significantly.

The question now is to know the fate of these companies and brands. Other European countries, including France, Germany, Holland, Spain and Luxembourg are conducting attraction plans both for large companies and brands that are starting and the startups. What is clear is that the country that becomes England’s heir at this point, will achieve not only investment’s growth but attracting talent, and the option to become the Silicon Valley on the other side of the ocean.

This is where Spanish innovators have their chance to support the country so that it becomes a place where investments grow and also where new companies can stablish in order to portend a more favorable outlook for innovation projects.

 

Creativity Vs. Prices decreasing

Gone are the times in which in order to create a successful company this had to be settled in London. Moreover, in 2013 El Mundo newspaper published a story about the creation of the London Creative Circle, an initiative of Spanish entrepreneurs.

The things have changed now, and it is time for Spanish brands to place a bet in order to grow in a foreign country where no longer exist the same game rules as a few months ago. It is also time to seek new business models that allow them to grow in a different panorama.

The companies already established in the English-speaking country, or those who consider that their market is there, must focus on a common branding that allow them to distinguish themselves. But that Made in Spain brand will have to bet on innovation and creativity especially to fight against other startups from other countries.

While others will bet on lowering prices to maintain the consumption of their products, experts will bet for the development of strategies to build the identification of common values of a Spanish brand with the values of the English consumer. Here, the door of creativity upon the possibilities for Spanish brands will be opened: and the fact is, that Made in Spain creativity is highly valued, serving as an example the broad implementation of the Spanish fashion not only in England, but throughout the world.

Creativity, Quality and being different from the competitors should be the hallmarks of the Spanish brands. They should know how to offer an additional quality point to their customers to succeed in foreign countries, because the reduction of the prices will not be an option in such a highly competitive market that is thought will be created.

Therefore, the Spanish brands shouldn’t think about the Brexit as an obstacle but as an opportunity to succeed in foreign markets. There will be risks and is important to know how to calculate them in an accurate way, but facing the emergence of this new market, there are no previous experiences that can help to check them. For sure, offering good quality and great creativity, will be undoubtedly a synonymous of success.

 

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Small (half invented) history of Flash

ANIMATION FOR THE INTERNET: A Flash history

Do you remember how did Flash bring us over to a new world of animation and interactivity when the web 1.0 was so bored in its beginnings? FutureWave, Macroaverage, now made Adobe possible: The On-line Animation just has 19 years and increasingly it gains new characteristics and new professionals. In Brandesign we have wanted to leave this cartoon to them complementing the reading on our last entry on the History of the On-line Animation. what seems to you?

Color is the most important asset of your visual branding strategy

Color is Value.

Color, what an easy subject, isn’t it? Maybe the first we learn when we begin with the school. So many people will remember things they painted and filled with color to then look in the home fridge. However, years later the signature returns in the design career, but in this occasion with another character totally different, recognize the cognitive and sensorial values which represent the colors. How they make us feel and how brands (globals and locals) invest amounts of money to ensure that their color is unique on their market or in the entire world.

We are surrounded by colors and although each person interprets colors in a different way (based on their individual experiences) the psychologists of perception have years working on universal principles which align experiences to color patterns, and based on this “universal accords” which exist in each society, there are thousands of quizzes to buyers who bring theories and strategies of branding for the color to add a value to the product, or identify you better within your range (product line up)

Color is the first visual value to study the strategy of Brand Equity. And not only for the single distinction to recognize which product you usually buy (First point: ID) or multiple experiences that color can bring you (Second Point: Values). Color is the first thing that our mind shape when we mention a brand or product; the 1st data of information to read, our intellect or thought thinks firstly about the color and then in nano-seconds the figures appears (graphics or contours) of the logo and letters which form the name.

 

El color como estrategia del branding

1. BY IDENTIFICATION:

When I was preparing for managing brand diapers “Pampers” asked us to study multiple product identification stories looking for those special cases where you have to guide buyers to quickly identify the product in store only giving the minimum keys. One of my favorites was the practice of listening as a woman asked her husband to pass by the pharmacy or convenience store to look for  a specific product, we had to be guided by phone and could only give 2 data … ((and as nowadays one brand may contain as many colors as varied is its family of products, made it even more difficult).
The two most relevant data on the results were first supply No. 1The color and No. 2 THE BRAND… Indications “buy a Pampers orange package ” were the most effective in the task of identifying the product on the shelf. The color becomes so important at the point of sale, that manufacturers of mass consumption products spend almost 15% of its production budget of packaging to establish not only a color code, but in the actual production of color within a company that guarantees them that color is unique and global. Much more complex than assigning a hue Pantone, hire specialized companies such as Sun Chemical, Siegwer, Flint Group for R & D (research and development) of unique pigments to achieve a specific color. Once they get produce that color is patented. This is how brands such as Ariel get their color “green Ariel” is unique and registered. There can be no other product in the same market category with “that” color. Colors to charters

El color y su percepción sensorial

2. BY ITS SENSORIAL / EMOTIONAL VALUES

A color can lead you to an emotional or rational mood in a flash. That’s a fact, (you can ask it to Enzo Ferrari). Colors lead to emotional and behavior moods; can motivate you to participate, to buy, to consume or simply value something in a scale of a percentage of quality. I am not going to talk about how Canadians learnt that painting their jails in pink, calmed their prisoners, I talk about that brands just like McDonald’s has posed a change so rotund in its strategy about the color (from red to green) to point to a European market with more environmental awareness and with this measure is achieving its goals better (that European consumers value more its restaurant’s as an option to eat healthy and responsible with the environment), that has spent all the money on information campaigns about the origin of the hamburger’s meat. Just a color change has achieved more advances on its European market than previous crossmedia campaigns that have had sown awareness.

In several marketing quiz about the color they comment that the first judgment that we establish to a person, brand or unknown product are valued in a 90% by its color in a subconscious way. In this quiz made by Xerox in 20013 the interviewed experimented:

  • 92% believes that the color gives value to a product.
  • 90% feels that the color attracted them in a positive way.
  • 90% reminds the color immediately.
  • 83% believes that the color makes them more successful.
  • 81% value the color as a competitive differential.

A color can shape emotions, invoke you a memory to make you feel a smell or taste. Color can make your customers, consumers or users react actively or passively. On display campaigns (banners) color on a button can encourage your answer or registration. It can help to build a value, y something almost every low cost/basic line” products are supported in the combination. But “yellow+red” and the “Premium/top line” use the garnet/violet/gold. To support its communication. But these are mere clichés. The strategy of colors is deeper, it has to be logical and universal, and in many, many occasions they are given by your own consumers. It is a social factor.

QUESTION:

¿which is your brand favorite color?// which brand do you think it does not match its color? Or, which color will you dress in order to assist to your next work interview?

 

 

BRANDESIGN : DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BRAND ı  Reference: HuffingtonPost

Color Branding Psychology

Color Branding Psychology

On the occasion of our entry about how color powerfully influences the factor of purchase we leave this short explanatory video of Dr. Rajesh Bagchi, Professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at the University of North Virginia (US).<br> <br>The Full article is available here. In the study that were observed as some buyers were willing to pay more for a “premium” propducto with a blue background instead of red. Only by changing chromatic value, without altering any other element in the packaging.