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- You have one, whether you like it or not
You have one, whether you like it or not
Your brand exists, with or without your knowledge – and whether you like it or not.
People have feelings about your company, whether you want them to or not.
Without a clear narrative, everyone will have their own idea about your brand.
Invisibility feels like shouting underwater.
If it feels like you’re continually trying all the things, always trying to shout louder, always spending more, but not getting much in return…
You probably have a brand problem.
As a savvy business owner, you’re always looking for ways to set yourself apart from the competition.
You just want to create new opportunities – regularly and reliably.
You know that branding is important, but it can be hard to know where to start.
It’s not enough to just have a website or a logo anymore.
Your brand doesn’t live in some ad or in your website.
It lives in consumers’ minds.
Branding is the process of influencing consumer beliefs and perceptions, toward a more accurate representation of what you want your brand to be.
In order to create that impression, and a successful brand, you need to think about who you are as a company, what you stand for, what makes you different, and how you want your customers to feel when they interact with your brand.
Branding is more than just marketing or advertising.
It’s the entire experience that a customer has with your company.
From the moment they first hear about you until long after they’ve forgotten your name, everything counts.
That’s why it’s so important to take the time to get your branding right.
Here’s why your brand matters
Customers want to know who you are and why you exist.
We have an abundance of choices and not enough time…and we all rely on trust to decide.
When we’re faced with too many choices we can’t make decisions and choose based on brand – brands we recognize, heard someone talk about, recommend, or just the one that looks trustworthy.
Just look at a grocery shelf and you’ll notice a plethora of bottled water, cereal boxes, laundry detergent, or shampoos all trying to get your attention.
Why do you choose what you choose?
Most products and services are commodities these days, and pretty much look the same.
Without being “meaningfully different” each company in any category has to compete on price, which leads to a race to the bottom.
Consumers desperately want to align themselves with and give their dollars to, the products and services that make them feel smart, look cool, or just feel anything at all really.
But mostly they want to do business with those companies that align with what they believe about the world, and themselves.
We’re always trying to join a tribe.
You see, we use the products we buy to shape our personal vision of ourselves for the people around us. We present a carefully curated image to the world hoping they see us as we want them to.
All of us are constantly working to create, maintain, project, and protect this public perception so members of our tribe recognize us and know we belong.
This works exactly the same way for our companies.
It’s baffling how many companies still fail to grasp this magical force that is branding.
Branding isn’t something you’re doing for show it’s something you do to mean something to your customers.
It’s not just a box you check on your business to-do list and then move on to the next thing.
You’re working to elevate your business and draw your best customers closer so you can achieve the results you want.
Businesses that understand this will dominate in the next few years.
The bar is lower than you think
Branding is not easy work…
And most business owners don’t want to do the hard work of building a brand from the inside out so they just do the bare minimum and call it good.
Logo. Business cards. Billboard. Website (maybe).
While these things may make you “feel like a business”, without an intentional brand strategy behind them, they’re just window-dressing for an empty house.
Let me say that again for the people in the back…
Without an intentional brand strategy behind your logo, website and other marketing, they’re just window-dressing for an empty house.
So while your competitors cling to their outdated practices, traditional marketing, and the “old way of doing things”, you have the incredible opportunity to carve out a prominent place for yourself.
Now is the perfect moment to establish your unique brand presence.
Why blend into the noise when you can bury the ordinary and rise above everyone else?
Stand Out from the Crowd:
With little competition actively building a true brand, you have the opportunity to create a distinctive identity and message that truly resonates with your target audience.
Be the brand that grabs attention and leaves an impression that lasts longer than a catchy jingle.
Stay One Step Ahead:
By jumping on the brand-wagon (see what i did there) now, you gain a competitive edge over those slowpokes who fail to recognize why brands matter.
Building your brand presence early means you get a head start in capturing market share and winning customer loyalty, leaving your rivals eating dust.
Be True to Yourself:
Today’s consumers crave authenticity and real connections. By developing a strong brand, you can showcase your unique story, values, and purpose.
This authenticity builds trust, drives long-lasting loyalty, and sets you apart from the faceless corporations that populate the market.
Future-Proof your Success:
Branding is an investment in your future. It lays the groundwork for sustainable growth and allows you to navigate changing market dynamics with ease.
By building a recognizable and trusted brand, you ensure a stable foundation for the years to come, while your competitors scramble to find their footing.
Make Waves in the Market:
A well-defined brand amplifies your impact like a megaphone.
It helps you attract like-minded partners, reach new audiences, and open doors to exciting collaborations that can take your business to stratospheric heights. Don’t just make ripples – make waves.
Don’t let the competition catch up. Seize this golden opportunity.
Brand yourself now and position your business for extraordinary success and unstoppable growth.
If you feel like your website and brand are holding you back from reaching more of your best customers with your message…
I’d love to talk.