Brand conversations heard along the path of a career: most of them of the one-sided variety. We respond, resolve branding issues and almost always deliver more than the client expects, especially compared to their expectations at the beginning. Brand conversations are important. Have them. These are actual excerpts from some of ours, with clients and just us:
We need a new brand.
We need a new logo.
We don’t need any branding.
We can’t afford branding.
We just need new colors.
My web developer created our brand.
We just did website optimization.
It’s just a name, it doesn’t matter.
I just want a logo refresh.
It’s just words.
I like them both.
Can you combine these two ideas?
We need to appeal to everyone.
That’s exactly who we are.
We want room to grow.
We’re not sure where or how we want to grow.
Can I see it on a golf shirt?
Can I see it on a golf ball?
What do you mean by branding?
I want to be taken seriously by the big CEO’s.
My team loves our new brand!
I love my new brand!
We’ve tripled our business since rebranding.
Our new brand is the heart of everything we are and everything we do.
You don’t necessarily need a new brand. But you do need to have regular conversations about your brand with a team that represents a cross section of your organization. It’s like preventative medicine. Do it and you will remain healthy. Because your brand is perhaps your most valuable asset. Give it the attention it deserves and you will become more of the organization you want to be.