Branding is usually defined as a name, slogan, sign, symbol, or design – or a combination of these elements. These concepts identify the products or services of a company. At Catalystas, branding is a bit more complex. A brand is more than a name or a logo; it’s everything your organization is, and how you are perceived by the world. Your brand is the feeling people get when they hear your name, the knowledge of your work that immediately comes to mind, and the way in which you can tell your truth and share your vision.
Brand Definition Exercise: Our experts will guide your team through a joint exercise to break down the process of creating a “brand statement”. Using a series of prompts, each relevant stakeholder will be able to share their thoughts and inputs, developing the core of your brand’s identity through a co-creative process.
Goals Definition Exercise: Without goals, there is no strategy. Catalystas is here to help you define your organization’s goals through this joint exercise process. We will guide you through determining your priorities and activities when it comes to Awareness, Revenue, and Efficiency, aimed at building the most effective and feasible timeline and roadmap for your team. Our experts are here to make sure your voices are heard; we create space for this guided discussion, enabling your team to find the perfect combination of sharp focus and inclusion.
Target Audience Research: Identifying your audience is a critical component of branding, regardless of whether your team is working in the public or private sector. Catalystas specializes in providing strategic and technical advice and guidance to take your team through a joint exercise in defining your customer base and determining their needs.
Stay organized internally: Looking at the brand through the eyes of customers helps to identify any loopholes in organizational structure, and to develop the communication strategies that ensure the brand stays on track internally.
Manage perception: Developing brand architecture makes it easier to manage the perception of your brand and your offerings among outside audiences, as well as how each component of your organization fits together.
Create Synergy: Having an organized brand architecture creates synergy among the child brands and the parent brand, and helps deliver against a larger brand promise and the ultimate goals of your organization.
Internal Branding: Positioning, Brand Values, Unique Selling Proposition (USP), Brand Promise, Brand Essence, Voice, Culture, Product / Service Positioning
External Branding: Corporate Identity, Collateral Brochures, Print Materials, Trade Show Displays, Advertising, Website, SEO, Social Media, Civic-involvement, News/PR, Content Marketing, Blogs, White Papers, Case Studies, Articles, Books, Testimonials, Videos
Systems and Infrastructure: Corporate Identity/Brand Standards, HR Policies/Onboarding Process, Sales Processes/Touch Points, Internal Systems, Institutional Knowledge Management, Customer Experience
Are your people on the same page when it comes to describing your brand and service offerings? And once your firm has been hired, do they do the things they said they would? Brand alignment gets you to “yes” on both counts.
Basic Identity: Naming and Tag-lines, Logo Design, Logo Variations, Logo Application
Identity Guideline: Logo Usage Guideline, Color Palettes, Typography, Iconography, Pattern, Photography Style, Video Editing Style
Brand UX/UI: Marketing Materials, Multimedia Production, Web Design & Development, Digital Marketing