Branding Made Easier with Instagram

Branding is an essential part of establishing and maintaining the identity of your company. Choosing a business name, creating a logo, manipulating a color palette, and fine-tuning your mission statement will all go a long way in making your company easily identifiable by your consumers.

But there is more to branding than simple and singular decisions.

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An effective and well-designed social media strategy can make the branding process easier by getting you noticed quickly, and helping you target the demographic who will be interested in what you have to say.

Instagram, in particular, is an excellent social media platform to start with, as research indicates that the more than one billion users who visit the site today are very interested in learning about their favorite brands on the site.…

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5 Reasons Why Branding Matters as Much as Your Products

When customers come to look at your website or social media channels, what do they see? Each aspect of your branding communicates something about your company – who you are and what you offer.

Apple Macbook brand

While your products matter, your branding matters just as much, if not more, because it’s what can keep you top-of-mind and set you apart from the competition. Don’t forget – your branding includes everything from your company’s voice, tone, customer experience and values to its logo, content, website and marketing materials.

As tempting as it may be to throw something together and make changes later, the more thought and effort you put into your brand in the beginning, the better your results will be in the long run.…

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5 Best Uses of Custom Canopy Tents to Showcase Your Brand

Is your business participating in an outdoor event this year? Are you looking to increase the buzz about your business? Canopy tents are massively important marketing tools for companies who know how to use them. Not only can they be repeatedly used for different occasions, they practically raise brand awareness for you.

Custom canopy tents

Here are a few ways you can effectively make the most out of custom canopy tents.

1. Grand Openings

If there’s a bomb inside your head for making your business remembered, custom canopy tents are a godsend for grand opening day. This is because the public, your investors and industry competitors may all be looking at you – and first impressions are everything.…

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Riding the Tide: 10 Packaging Trends for 2019

When we’re packaging our products, we’re always wary of looking too trendy. That said, packaging needs to be visually attractive, practical, and relevant. What will buyers be looking for in 2019?

Packaging Trends 2019

Here are 10 features we are forecasting will have maximum shelf appeal.

1. Soft colors

What we’re not doing for packaging in 2019 is anything that could be considered “aggressive”. This applies mainly to the most obvious detail – packaging color. Expect more subdued hues and pastels. Dove gray, muted celery, and whisper pink are a few examples.

2. Minimalist design

In advertising, there’s the old adage, “show, don’t tell.” What if your product is so great, so essential, that there’s little need for showing or telling?…

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Green Focus: 4 Tips to Make Your Business Eco-Friendly

Corporate social responsibility is a big deal, and not just for the large multinationals. For SMEs and startups, an eco-friendly focus brings financial benefits, and garners a positive reputation in the marketplace. Consumers are increasingly conscious of a supplier’s green credentials, and will be more likely to choose a company that has policies of protecting natural resources. Going green also creates ensures long term jobs for employees, while preventing unnecessary environmental damage.

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Here are some ways to give your business a green focus in a way that will leave your customers with no doubt that you are serious about championing sustainability.…

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Sole Proprietors: How to Appear Bigger to Your Future Clients and Partners?

“The bigger the better” is a phrase we’re all familiar with. It’s true too, no matter how much many of us wish it weren’t so. The first thing you’re supposed to do when you see a bear in the woods is to lift your arms high, puff up your chest as big as you can, and yell as loud as your voice box will allow. Many in the animal kingdom have also learned this trick, such as the peacock who use their massive tail feathers to make themselves appear bigger to predators, and each other.

Appear bigger to clients

As humans, we’re told to “fake it til’ you make it” because it’s a well-known fact that if you can effectively pull off looking the part of a big shot, you might just get lucky enough to actually make it to the big time.…

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Branding Your Business: Everything You Need for Small Business

Branding your business correctly is key to its success. Creating a brand that resonates with your customers gives your business a unique personality, and establishes a unique position in the marketplace. Not only does this attract the right customers, but it also helps to raise revenue as more customers turn to you for their purchases.

Small business branding on small budget

So how can a small business develop a strong brand on a tiny budget? Here are five simple things to get you started:

1. Make a Great Logo

Your company logo is an important part of your branding. Not only is it a visual representation of your business, but it also builds brand identity and customer loyalty.…

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Building a Strong Brand Identity: The Key to Small Business Branding Success

If you want your business to succeed, one of the things you need to take seriously is branding. Your company’s unique identity is what sets it apart from everyone else, a representation of your story and goals to your customers. Take Dunkin Donuts’ latest rebranding, for instance — dropping the word “Donuts” from their name. This is their effort to show their vision of becoming the “store of the future.” As a customer, you will not go to Dunkin just for their donuts anymore, but for their coffee, sandwiches, and shakes as well.

As a small business, your job to create the kind of identity that differentiates you from everyone else may be challenging.…

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8 Branding Mistakes You Don’t Know Your Small Business is Making

The startup industry is thriving today as the budding entrepreneurs have access to all kinds of nifty software and resources to convert their ideas into robust businesses. However, this also means that there is a lot of competition too, which is why branding has become more important than ever.

Although more and more people are realizing the benefits of branding and taking it seriously, many are making huge mistakes due to the lack of knowledge and experience. A lot of them don’t even know what these mistakes are.

Let’s take a look at the top 8 branding mistakes your small business might be making:

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