We apply advertising strategy to define your unique brand

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Step 1: Defining your company’s Value Proposition

Works-of-Bart-SWOT-chartEvery successful company has something that sets their advertising strategy apart from the competition, their unique voice. How you tell the world about your unique brand and how it benefits customers is called your Value Proposition, a written brief that becomes a road map to your marketing success. Are you the innovative maverick in your industry, the category leader? Or are you the experienced, reliable one that knows the ropes? Is your product the high-cost, high-quality option, or the low-cost, high-value option? You can’t be both, and you can’t be all things to all people. You must choose a marketing direction to be seen, heard and remembered.

Before putting pencil to paper, or finger to keystroke our design process begins with S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) a strategic information gathering process. We use this information to create your Value Proposition. This information helps us determine what’s unique about your company, and how your product or service is different from and better than the competition. Who you’re talking to and what you’re saying is based on your customers’ demographics, wants and needs. By identifying these shifting trends in your current marketplace we gain a better understanding of where your company fits within your business culture. See more about our 5-step branding process using S.W.O.T.

Step 2: Setting your Value Proposition in motion

Having a Value Proposition helps take the guesswork out of discovering your unique brand. After defining your company’s unique qualities with your help, we write a creative brief that defines the project, becoming the strategic platform that all design work is built upon. With the messaging platform and creative brief in hand, we discuss your internal structure, focusing on the ownable assets of your organization and your current business environment to determine next steps. Then we merge advertising strategy with passionate design to create consistency across all your communications for business which may include web design, logo design, social media platforms, concept art or print advertising. These steps also help keep proposals and budgets on track.

Our proven 5-step branding design process:
Our 5-step branding design process takes the subjectivity out of each project. Using S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) we discover what’s unique about your company by clarifying strategic goals, budget parameters, and deadlines so everyone has the same expectations. The final result is a strong brand based on your Value Proposition.
Step 1 – Define
• Work closely with the client to outline the objectives and scope of the project
• Confirm and refine the target market to determine a strategic direction
• Develop a creative brief that defines key messages and strategic platform

Step 2 – Explore
• Develop a range of creative solutions in rough form based on criteria
• The client chooses final branding design direction to refine for implementation

Step 3 – Develop
• Enhance and expand on selected design direction, get approval
• Make decisions about photography, art, copy content and colors

Step 4 – Refine
• Create and refine the design to meet the client’s objectives

Step 5 – Produce
• Produce final branding design after all considerations are met

Step 3: To get started request a Free Design Consultation
All we need is your input to get your next design project off the ground so please contact us today at (415) 272-6734 to get started. We work with the motivation of building long-term relationships with our clients and getting the desired results. We’d love to hear what you have in mind.