Branding & Re-Branding Engagements
What Does Branding Mean?
In simple terms, it’s what an organization looks like, sounds like and acts like on a regular basis.
Branding is an internal commitment to consistency in how an organization is marketed. It includes both tangible and intangible components. It is a reflection of how the organization wishes to be perceived in the marketplace.
How Do We Help Businesses And Non-Profits With Their Branding Goals?
Our branding efforts services include strategy, planning and development of assets and materials.
- Naming / Renaming Process
- Mission / Vision / Values Facilitation
- Packaging Design / Redesign
- Campaign Development
- Logo / Branding Style Guide
- Corporate Messaging
- Internal / External Roll Out
- Physical / Digital Asset Development
Branding Strategy & Planning
We help companies with their branding efforts by organizing and facilitating conversations with leadership, employees, clients and stakeholders. We use a combination of experience and best practices to help organizations find their mission, vision and values. We help find ideal audiences and customers and shape messages to attract more of them.
Branding Material Design and Development
We work with companies on colors, fonts, tones and logos to build a branding style guide for their organization. The style guide helps organizations better communicate internally and marketing externally with consistency and focus.
For branding engagements, we’ve designed two specific programs, one for internal and one for external purposes.
For organizations looking to develop their brand or re-branding their organization, we have our StoryMining process.
Our SoftLanding process is designed help organizations plan for and manage the internal concerns and communication needs that re-branding, mission and messaging changes bring.
StoryMining is an evaluation and development process designed to help organizations best understand its brand in its current state. This includes collecting input and analyzing awareness from across various stakeholders. The process helps us to develop a new (or refreshed) brand promise and personality that best represents the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Engagement in the StoryMining process results in an end product (the brand promise, personality, and messaging) that can help the average outsider understand and assimilate the mission, vision, and value of your organization more quickly and with deeper understanding.
The primary focus of the SoftLanding process is to increase staff or member awareness and make communication of the StoryMining process more inclusive (Yes, they work together!). This helps to mitigate any anxiety surrounding change while creating a sense of inclusion and participation among staff and members.
The SoftLanding process also helps staff and associated stakeholders better understand the reasons an organization is making a financial investment in its branding and messaging. Greater insight and awareness of the positive outcomes in a new (or refreshed) brand for the organization means staff and volunteer leadership can appreciate the value even though it is not directly linked to mission-based service delivery.