we build brands
that can’t be ignored.
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Building bold brands is what we’ve been doing for 10+ years. And although our branding clients range from startups to national brands, our recipe for success is fundamentally the same. It‘s a highly collaborative process that begins with exploring strategic and creative options.
Depending on the nature of a project, the kick-off meeting may be followed by any combination of the following: stakeholder interviews, questionnaires, market research, competitive analysis, and content strategy. In all cases, a creative brief is drafted and approved.
Market research isn’t on the menu for every project. But when budget and time permits, we’ll engage our research partners, who offer a variety of research methods. The insights gained from this effort provide guidance, expedite consensus, and confirm that we’re making the right decisions.
With a clear understanding of the company’s purpose and vision, the messaging and positioning framework is developed. This internal document, refined over multiple review rounds, will serve as the strategic foundation of the brand. It will unify all messaging around a single tone and voice.
With the foundation in place, we move into the visual expression of the emerging brand identity. We begin by exploring and presenting multiple design solutions. Once a direction has been selected, it is refined over a series of creative review rounds, then finalized for application and launch.
Once complete, the new brand identity is codified in a style guide. This document provides guidance on the correct and consistent application of the new brand assets. Our brand guides are almost exclusively digitally produced, enabling us and our clients to constantly update and expand the guide.
New brand identity will thrive externally only if it is first adopted internally. So we work with our clients to develop both internal and external launch tactics, including the build-out of new business forms, signage, and sales and marketing assets. And our partnership doesn’t end there.