There are few arenas in the world as competitive as the business world. There can only be so many sales, so much profit, and only so many customers. That means that all businesses who want to have continued success have to focus their energy on creating a corporate image and identity that will attract customers. Your corporate identity is the first impression your customers will have on you. It can either make or break your company.
You can get a quality corporate identity by building your brand and cleverly marketing your product. That’s all pretty abstract, so what are the actual steps? It’s not as hard as you may think.
The first thing is the branding. Included in that are logo designs, stylish business cards and sophisticated brochures. Your front-line soldiers on your brand are going to be your brochures and ads. Make sure as many people as possible in your area see them. If you haven’t created a brochure, you can work with your design firm to produce one that describes the specialties of your company. Handing out fliers will increase your business awareness and put you farther on the road to long-term success.
You have to start thinking of brochures and business cards as a personal ad you hand directly to customers. Think of a letter as an ad that comes to your potential clients in the mail. When you create marketing materials, make sure all letters, envelopes and business cards have your corporate logo on it. This consistency and professionalism will enhance your credibility. Plus, when a client sees your logo over and over, on your business card, flier and letterhead, they will be more likely to remember you in the long-run. So, a strong visual identity is an important building block for your overall corporate identity.
If you have yet to create your logo, get it done as soon as possible, and get it done by a professional. An amateur logo can hurt your business as much as a good one might help. A corporate identity and logo designed especially for your business needs can attract great business to your company. As part of your overall company brand-building strategy, a good logo is a key piece of the puzzle.
Quoted from www.logoorange.com