You’ve heard marketing experts talk about branding, but aren’t really sure what that means? Have you ever shopped at an impressive store, but later received a lame advertisement from the same establishment and thought to yourself that you never would have checked it out if you’d gone off the impression the ad gave out? Branding is the match up of advertising and product and service delivery, making it possible to give customers a taste of your business before they even see your products or experience your services.It’s important to figure out what your unique selling points are, and to adequately portray them in all your advertising. Each ad – whether it’s a flyer announcing a special event or a coupon in a coupon book – should boldly display your logo, concept, and depict your business flavor so prospective customers will be enticed to check it out. A dull advertisement or listing does not inspire mouths to water or people to get into the car to drive to a new establishment. However, a lovely photo of a delectable dish, an elegant flyer portraying a romantic meal, or a funny coupon inviting you to have a good time watching the Super Bowl with a platter of wings and potatoes skins – all those advertisements will make someone get up and go. You might protest, think marketing materials are so expensive! Or perhaps you’re a practical person who thinks simple ads pushing good deals will be enough. But if you don’t spend time branding and getting current with internet advertising strategies, you’ll look dull in comparison, and you’ll lose out to exciting, interactive online advertisers. The most current branding plans involve customizing websites, enticing customers through online entertainment, and making use of social media tools. People expect to experience your business before they even encounter your salespeople, product, or services. They want to feel it when they read your banner ad. They want to be inspired by the photos on your website. They want to feel they chose your company for a specific reason, such as the fact that you are earth-friendly, or funny, or extraordinary. The way to do this is through branding, the surefire way to establish yourself in the market space. @@OPTIN@@.
Is Branding Important?
April 15, 2011 By