A rebranding phase is an exciting time for any business, person, or group. It’s the opportunity to show customers and/or stakeholders that we are building upon our experiences and sharpening our focus around where we drive value. For small and new businesses, a rebrand can add an extra spark required to catch the attention of their much needed early adopters. All things being equal, a customer might gravitate towards a business for the first time based on strong branding presence.
At this moment, I bet you can visualize the branding of Google, Twitter, and Facebook effortlessly. What people don’t realize as easily, is why these brands decided to use the different elements to create their identity in the first place. They are left to evaluate “do I like this or not” without the context. At JaxonLabs, we’ve been working with brands to align their purpose to action and one of the ways we have been successful is by creating brand guidelines for them. In this article, we are going to explore why brand guidelines are valuable, our process for creating them, and the different assets that can be included.
Designing a brand architecture strategy is one way to achieve this without sacrificing the parent brand’s integrity or alienating customers. In other times, a brand grows to introduce new products that need to be aligned back to the core vision. Take Nike; they are the perfect example of brand architecture. Their vision statement, “To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world,” is the ultimate macro brand mission.
When researching the term “Brand Builder Definition” online I didn’t find an answer that satisfied me whole-heartily. Although brand builder is Googled up to 100k times monthly, it is still unclear exactly what they are. The first characteristic of a superhero is that they are often hard to define at first glance. So, let’s hope this article can serve as the new benchmark for defining a brand builder. In our eyes, a brand builder is someone who has the vision, discipline, and ability to successfully implement ideas that relate to a central purpose of an organization or individual. In short, they do things that most normal people cannot do.
Few people remember a company called BackRub. However, nearly everyone knows what the company it decided to change its brand name to back in 1997, Google Inc. Google has become one of the most influential brand names and companies in the world. Furthermore, there are many lessons we can learn from Google and their decision to choose a name that aligned more with their vision for the company as a whole.
Our company has recently adopted a more formal approach to the agile development process utilizing a commonly known practice called scrum. Scrum and agile thinking provide a flexible framework for developing any project that requires feedback and involves the collaboration of a cross-functional team. In this article, we will dive into the philosophy of Scrum as we see it, and the four pillars that will help your business become agile development masters and see an increase in performance across all divisions while creating team unity and improved culture.
Most businesses have already started heavily investing in brand development. Which, by definition, is the continued process of reflection, invention, and strategy that companies utilize to distinguish themselves in a marketplace and attract ideal customers and employees to establish higher levels of performance. From a high level, there are 4 main steps in building a healthy relationship with a brand development agency: Understanding, Details, Magic and Analysis.
23 Inspiring Branding Quotes Sometimes we need a little inspiration to fuel our drive to continually show up and build the best business and culture we can. Here are 23 inspiring branding quotes from around the internet. 1. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein 2. “The best way to predict the future is […]