When we think about businesses and marketing campaigns, there are many ways in which a business is represented. In a competitive and saturated market, it is very important to market a business so that users are engaged and take favorable actions for the business. We live in a time when the market, in any segment, is highly saturated with businesses and brands. In such cases, it is important to create a unique identity for the business to stand out in the market. The journey from being only a company to being a well-known brand includes adopting many branding elements and accurately representing the business.
The business needs to project its story and image into the market to create its brand identity. Branding is a process that happens gradually with the use of brand values, stories, and brand logos. The aim of a business is to generate revenue by attracting more and more customers to the business. To attract more and more customers, the brand needs to engage with the user base, and this has to happen on a regular basis. The message that goes out to the market and the way people connect with it makes a lot of difference to the results of a marketing campaign.
Marketing is an effort that happens for every company at some level or the other. There are different types of marketing that you might know about. For example, the simplest form of marketing is word-to-mouth marketing. However, for word-to-mouth marketing, your brand has to be strong in its products, services, and experience section.
There are different modes of marketing and advertising too. For example, there is the traditional way of marketing which is offline and more physical in a sense. This mode includes huge hoardings, banners, flyers, and brochures printed and sent out to random user groups. The offline mode can also include radio and TV advertisements. The other mode of marketing is online or digital marketing.
Digital marketing is very popular these days because it uses the medium which is common among billions of people worldwide- the internet. Digital marketing uses social media platforms, websites, and search engines to spread the word about your business. No matter which mode of marketing you use, the one element of branding that remains constant is the logo. The brand logo is like the mascot or the visual representation of the business. With a great logo, the business becomes synonymous with it, and people start recognizing the company logo anywhere it is put.
Even in the current market scenario, we have many companies that have an indelible brand image in the minds of their users, and this image is projected by the logo they have. Legacy brands keep their logos constant even though they might make some minor changes when they rebrand. Logos are like the beacon of light that calls customers to the brand and, by extension, to the product.
When you are entering a market, along with the product idea, the one other thing that you need to put down strongly is the idea of the logo. Logos are the spearhead of any marketing and advertising campaign for a company. Even when there has been no advertising campaign active in the recent past, the logo subtly creates a niche for a business. For a strong business identity and secure business growth, you need to invest in the development of a good, meaningful logo.
Let us delve deeper into the reasons why logos are so important for businesses and their marketing ventures. The business logo is a very tricky thing to get right, but once you have got it down, you can launch digital and offline marketing campaigns.
If you are a business owner and you already have a marketing team in place, it is possible that you already know about the word impressions. In the digital world, we use the word impressions to define how many users we have touched and interacted with through the marketing venture. For any kind of marketing venture, the impressions that are left are very important.
The marketing ventures are launched with the purpose of drawing the attention of potential customers and making them aware of the brand and the product. The stronger the initial impression in the minds of the users, the better the resulting actions and engagement with the products. If the business has a strong logo and a meaningful message, the first impression for the user is unforgettable and impactful.
The logo is a very important visual element that boosts engagement from the users. When there is a strong logo, it adds authenticity to your brand. According to market research data, 86 percent of users look at brand authenticity before they buy products from it. A good logo can be a trustworthy focal point that generates a positive response from users.
If we look at the real definition of branding, then branding is very closely related to marking something with a symbol to ensure its quality and to show that it belongs to a certain group. If we go ahead with this definition, the logo is the symbol around which the branding concept revolves. A unique brand story can also be spun around the logo of the company.
The logo of the company stands for the brand identity of the company and creates a strong brand recall in the minds of the users. In any kind of marketing activity, the company cannot miss out on the portrayal of the logo. The more the logo is displayed, the better the business is recognized by users. The more recognized the business becomes, the more revenue is generated from the market.
It is true that the logo is only a part of the larger brand image, but it is a very important part of the brand image. The color, tone, and font that are used to design the logo all come together to narrate the story of your brand and to represent it in the minds of the user. Logos can be so strong in standing for a brand identity that many well-established companies simply use the logo cleverly for their marketing venture.
However, how well the logo translates into brand identity depends on how it is used and how often it is represented. For example, if you really want to leave an impression in the mind of clients and leads, use the logo on websites, physical stationery like papers, letterheads, and other things like pens, walls, etc. The logo can be used inside the business and also for the outer communication sent out to clients and leads.
Not all marketing activity is pointed toward new and potential clients. As important as it is to generate new clients by ensuring the lead generation process is successful and constant, it is also important to keep a loyal and stable base of users for the business. A loyal base of users supports and keeps the business afloat.
New clients bring growth, and loyal clients bring stability. For a successful business, you need a balance of both aspects. Ideally, a business should market itself in such a way that loyal customers stay and new clients are also retained in the loyal base. Logo has a role to play in generating brand loyalty too.
When the logo is an impactful one, and it is used again and again in marketing and product packaging, it is etched into the memory of the user. Once the person has the logo in his psyche, he will be more inclined towards buying the products of the same brand instead of going for a completely unknown brand.
The brand logo should speak of trust and reliability. The logo also needs to be backed with consistent quality and good client feedback. If the customer is satisfied and is connected with your brand identity, he will stay loyal to it. The more they come across the logo, the more they will be drawn towards it.
In this article, we have already discussed how all the markets are essentially saturated. Any new entrant to the market has to deal with the saturation and create its own niche. This process is not an easy or rapid one. However, the use of a logo can set the company and the brand apart from other brands in the market. Moreover, if the goal is to set the company apart from the non-branded competitors in the market, the aim is achieved with a good logo.
75 percent of people recognize a company or its products through its logo. Therefore, if you want your business to be a step ahead of your competition, you need to use a good logo and brand image. The logo should talk about the uniqueness of your business and why customers should come to your business to buy products. When the logo is well-designed, it can speak volumes about the company’s mission, values, and authenticity.
When we talk about advertising in the context of businesses, there are many ways in which the logo is used to represent the brand. Here are the media in which a logo can be used for advertising purposes.
Social media is a melting pot of market opportunities if you know how to use it. On social media, you can open a brand marketing page and post content related to the business and marketing. The media that you post on social media should talk about your business, but it should also be relatable to the audience.
The social media posts should carry the logo of the business, regardless of the message that you are sending. The logo can also be portrayed in the profile photo or the wallpaper of social media pages. As your business starts to build its presence across different channels of social media, the logo should be a constant element in advertising.
The thing that sets your official website apart from other websites and platforms on the internet is the logo of the company. Maintaining the constancy of the logo on the official website is important because there are millions of web pages online, and you do not want any misdirection to other pages that can take away business from your website. When we are advertising on different platforms, the goal is to direct the users to make purchase decisions. Most of these purchase decisions happen on official websites. Therefore, marking the official website with the logo can act as a link between different channels.
This is the most widely used placement of logos and brand themes. The logo and colors of the brand should be made a part of the packaging that encases the products. When the product comes with the logo, the customer is able to attach the experience he gets from the product to the logo.
So, the next time he goes to the market to buy the same thing, he will look for the same logo and packaging so that he can repeat the experience. With consistent product packaging and proper logo placement, we create brand recall and loyalty among customers to a great extent.
The use of company logos is not only used for external communication and advertising but also for internal communication and branding towards the workers and client businesses or partners of the company. To strengthen the branding of a company, it has to first start to brand itself from within and then spread the message to its potential customers.
Therefore, in the case of well-established companies, we see a lot of logo branding in official stationery, letterheads, documents, and other things that are used in internal coordination and workflow. These days, logos can also be used in the digital space, and sending out a branding campaign is much easier today.
The presence and use of a logo is very crucial for building a very successful and well-known business that operates as a brand in the market.