Unlike branding in the donut world (if that’s a real world, we want to go there), branding for a company or a product involves way more than simply selecting the frosting color and type of sprinkle.
A brand defines the essence of a company or a product and the emotional connections to it that consumers make. Your brand is what you want your customers to think of you. It’s why they choose your products or company over all the other similar ones out there. It’s why they get excited to tell their friends and colleagues about you.
If your company has been in business any length of time, it has a brand, and we can help you build on it. But if your company is new or you would like to steer its brand identity down a different path, our team will capture your ideas and bring them to life.
As part of your branding exercise with SageMG, we will help you pinpoint the qualities of your brand and formalize everything about it to create your Brand Playbook. This guide will provide you with a consistent written message and visual identity to use in any marketing situation to make communicating with your customers a whole lot easier.
Creating your Brand Playbook starts with putting words together into a story. We identify and create messaging components based on your input and your current brand, if you have one, and what you would like that brand to become.
To write your brand story, we use a Sageified version of the StoryBrand Framework. This brand story is truly a story that helps to demonstrate the benefits of your brand as the solution to a customer’s problems. It is a tool you can use to help explain how you can guide your customer in their quest to find success, whether it’s looking younger, paying 15% less for car insurance, or having the whitest teeth and freshest breath.
Whether you are just starting out, need some clarity in your message, or want to sweeten things up a bit, a Sageified StoryBrand can provide the tools you need to share how great your brand is. Give us a shout if you want to see one in action.
Your logo is not your brand, but it is often your brand’s most recognizable ingredient. If you don’t care for your current logo, want to kick it up a notch, or don’t have one at all, the SageMG graphic design team can help.
Creating a functional logo design is a process. We start out with a plethora of different ideas in black and white and have you narrow them down to a few that you like, tweaking the designs at your direction as we go. Then we add color that will become part of your brand palette to help you make your final decision. The result is the perfect logo that communicates the essence of your brand. Please check out more of our logo work.
Once your story is complete with a happy ending, we continue the branding process by adding visuals – your new or existing logo, fonts, colors, sample layouts, usage guidelines, and more. Think: the agency-standard Brand Standards and Guidelines with an added messaging component that many agencies don’t provide.
We can incorporate existing visuals or create new depending on your desire. The resulting Brand Playbook ensures your story isn’t just told the same over and over; it looks the same, too. To complete the branding process, we package the Playbook up into a handy electronic document that’s ready for use by anyone inside your company or out that will be marketing your brand.
Ensure your brand is one that moves people to action. Chat with us about how we can help you with branding.