With brand strategy, we take your distilled business essence and expand it into a navigable creative roadmap. We run workshops with brightly coloured pens and giant post-it notes, mapping out your vision and business goals. If required, we create a framework designed to understand your audience, establishing a research program tapping into key customer behaviours which inform the strategic and creative process. We speak to both the people that love you and the people who think less of you, cross referencing their perceptions of your brand. We dissect your competitors who are gunning to steal market share from you. All this work is then fed back to you, in a well designed recommendations document, outlining key milestones and project objectives.
We continue the process, writing up your vision, business positioning, value proposition, and your mission statement and carefully align them to your goals, but also to the perception change that is required with your audience. You can find out a bit more by reading up on our strategic capabilities. We set your tone of voice and the spirit of your future communications, so that your brand personality is consistently styled through copy.
This is the creative industry term for the visual manifestation of your business. Mostly, it concerns the design of the brand itself (logo) and the supporting look-and-feel identity, in short, the visual assets which support the logo (how we use imagery, typography, symbolism and so forth). Because our creative team are empowered by the brand strategy and have a clear idea of the end application, our identities are powerful catalysts in communicating your company’s values.
The term “look-and-feel” has admittedly been inspired by our digital creative – but we believe it’s pretty clear for branding too. With this stage, we develop a unique and memorable visual language, designed to stick in the subconscious of your audiences mind. If the brand identity is the attractive face of your brand, the visual look-and-feel is the trendy threads it decides to wear on a night out. We engineer a potent mix of typography, colour and imagery to make your identity cut through. There are more creative steps within this process, but we don’t want to overwhelm you. Rather, chat to us to find out more.
Once you have your fantastic identity – it can be rolled out to all kinds of online and offline materials. There’s a few ways to skin a cat. We’d love to help you here and we help numerous clients with their ongoing materials. If you need to bring in other partners, we can create an in-depth spirit and brand guideline book for you, ready to be used by your teams and suppliers. In regards to what else we can do to market your brand, have a look at the remainder of our capabilities.
In the Firedog studios, Nurtured from an embryo of an idea, creative grit, and a collaborative client relationship