Being the go-to-brand for children is a challenging task. The customer and the consumer are in two different camps; this is unlike many other markets. It’s crucial that children’s brands are authentic and supportive, to become a household name that parents trust, and kids love.
You’re waiting in line for your morning latte, at your favourite coffee shop, when the adjacent customer catches your attention. “Oooh, I do love that scarf” she chirps. You proudly respond, “Thank you!”
That one compliment has made your day. You wouldn’t have dreamt of ignoring it. Yet, kind comments are being ignored every day on social media and it’s affecting brand equity.
We all want to inspire and motivate our audience! How can you expect to achieve this if your brand feels stale? We know you don't want to be yesterday's news. You're a mover and shaker.
In order to stop your brand looking stale, the identity should actively develop over time. It should convey the business' future aspirations as well as its core values. It shouldn't become complacent with current situations. Instead, it should challenge what exists and be open-minded to change. This creates a dynamic and forward-thinking brand.
When we first started out, we found it embarrassing to share our business' name. Can you believe it? Hindsight is a beautiful thing and we now realise that its seemingly random nature is great for making it memorable. As well as being sweet, it's sticky too. For a business name to be successful, it needs to stick in your audience's mind. If your customers can't remember what you're called, how do you expect them to call you?
Is your business playful or serious? Cutting-edge or traditional? If you've not considered its personality, then you could be sending out mixed-messages!
Personality makes a company feel more human. By personifying your business, decision-making becomes natural. You know in your heart what will be "on-brand".
When you think of branding, you think of logo design, colour scheme and typography. Right?
Although these are key elements, there is SO much more to branding than the visuals! It's about knowing clearly in your mind who you are as a business. Logo design, colour scheme and typography are actually elements of corporate identity. Trust us, it's easy to get identity and branding confused!