If you want your community to be aware of who your business is and what your business does, you have to have brand consistency. While delivering a brand that is consistent in person, online, and in print can sometimes be difficult, the effort and creativity is well worth it because it is such an important part of establishing your brand.
How to Maintain Brand Consistency
Send the Right Message- Today, your customers are saturated with media at all angles. From the television, to social media websites, to magazines. If you want to capture their attention and make an impact, you have to have the right message. Start by determining what your brand stands for. It must apply to not only your products and services, but also to promotional items like advertising pens or tote bags. You must determine who these items are for, and who they aren’t for. Don’t try to please everyone, but determine which group of people you can please.
Find Your Niche- While your product may be completing against ten other products that are exactly the same, you can still succeed and maintain brand consistency if you find your niche. This most often means customization. How can you change your product so it is customized for what the customer needs? How can you make it more unique? Consumers want something new and different, and while this can be difficult to accomplish when others are selling the same type of product, it can be done. Don’t give up to early. Find what makes your product special and stick with it.
Maintain Your Perception- As with most things, branding is all about perception. Perception of your company, your marketing, and your product. Consumers want to know who is using your product, where it is sold, and they want to be visually stimulated by the packaging and presentation. You must maintain and control your perception if you want brand consistency. You can do this by setting yourself, as well as your product, apart from the rest of the market.
Not sure how to set yourself apart? One of the easiest ways to do so is through promotional products. Provide your customers with promotional items, like corporate pens. As simple as promotional pens are, they can affect the way your brand is perceived. Although others offer promotional product pens as well, your pens will have your logo on them, making them unique. And if you choose (and you should) quality promotional pens, you will be sending a message to your consumers that you maintain the same level of quality in your products.
Stay Connected- If you want your brand to remain consistent, stay connected with consumers. Visit trade shows and job fairs to speak to customers face to face. Participate in social media to hear from your customers. They will let you know if your brand is staying consistent and will alert you to problems quickly so you can fix them.
If you want your community to know and understand your brand, it has to be consistent. Use these tips, social media, and promotional items, like advertising pens, to ensure you have a consistent brand.