BRANDING

Define Your Brand, Express Your Message

Who are you? What message do you want to send? How is your business unique and special?  

These are questions to ask yourself when creating your logo and defining the purpose and values of your company.

YOUR BRAND

Learn how to define your brand and standout from the competition

YOUR CUSTOMERS

Learn how to define your audience to discover the best marketing strategies

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COLOR DEFINITIONS

Discover the best font and graphics combination for your brand 

 

HOW TO DEFINE YOUR BRAND

THE VISION & THE MESSAGE

CREATE A MEMORABLE, YET RELEVANT BUSINESS NAME 

The business name you choose represents your company and the company's values (especially if you're a sole proprietor).  Click here to learn how to choose a name for your business.

CHOOSE A BUSINESS PALETTE

The colors your choose for your business has a great impact on the customers perception of your message as well as the products your selling. 

 

You want your business palette to appeal to the market you're tying to target.  Click here to learn more about color meaning and how it impacts your customer

CREATE A LOGO

Your logo is a mix of your business color, business name and graphics.  Click here to learn how to create an effective logo for your business

HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT

What is your business' purpose?  What do your stand for? 

 

Your mission statement lets customers know your goals and your intentions, giving them a chance to "opt-in" with your ideals and support your concept via their purchases.  

FORM A TAGLINE

One, if not the most popular tagline is "Just Do It".  It's simple, to the point and embodies the purpose of the company.  Your tagline should be catchy, memorable and effective.

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BUILD A SITE

Learn the best platforms for small business ecommerce 

CREATE A LOGO

Learn how to create a logo that expresses your mission

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RESOURCES

See helpful tools and resources for your business

WHO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS?

HOW TO FIND YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Who benefits from your products?  Your target audience is the group of people that you want to reach out to, to buy your products. 

 

This type of information is extremely important and drives your marketing strategy.  You wouldn't want your advertisements to appeal to an older audience if you sell very youthful, trendy styles. 

 

You'll need to do market research to learn how different types of advertising appeals to different audiences.

DEFINE YOUR BUYER

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Location

  • Job title(s)

  • Job titles

  • Family size

  • Income

  • Major challenges

ENGAGE WITH A PORTION OF YOUR BUYERS

  • In-person via a focus group

  • Administering an online survey

  • Individual phone interviews

PREPARE YOUR RESEARCH SURVEY QUESTIONS

Ask the buyer for background information

You want to get to know your buyers. You might be able to capture basic information like age and location.

DISTRIBUTE YOUR SURVEY

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  • Amazon Mechanical Turk | Sign up as a Requester

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LIST YOUR PRIMARY COMPETITORS

Understand your competitors strenghts and weaknesses to understand where and how you can provide better service or quality

SUMMARIZE YOUR FINDINGS

Compile the information you've gathered and summarize your findings to narrow down which customers are getting use out of your products and why

Click here to read "How to Do Market Research: A 6-Step Guide" - HubSpot

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BRAND COLORS 

COLOR CHOICES & BRAND MESSAGE

It may not seem important, but your business' color choices has a direct impact on the message perceived by the customer.

Businesses understand this concept and design their logos to match the emotional message they want to convey.  For example; Amazon's branding colors are yellow and blue.  Yellow represents "alert" or "yield". 

 

Blue represents trust and honesty or integrity.  So when you really think of the message that Amazon is sending, it says "hey, look here and stay here, you can trust us".  It's a very powerful message and in part, Amazon's success is due to their color choices.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF 

MARKETING & ADVERTISING

Marketing is important because it allows businesses to maintain long-lasting and ever-present relationships with their audience.

 

It is not a one-time fix, it is an ongoing strategy that helps businesses flourish. It engages: Customer engagement is the heart of any successful business – this is especially true for SMBs -"MovingTargets.com".

 

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FREE FONTS

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FREE IMAGES

Get free graphics, illustrations and vector images

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YOUR BUSINESS NAME

learn how to choose a memorable and effective business name

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DESIGN & COLOR

Learn more about design options that fit your brands' vision

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