Following is a guest post from our friends over at Long & Short of It, masters of ideation, customer insights and market research. They like to say they “dig and find lots of data and then turn it into actionable insights.” Here are their insights on the logo’s role in the brand platform.
Recently we received an email from a friend who asked for feedback on his new “brand.” He sent us his logo. We wanted to scream, your brand is more than your logo!
Having a unique and memorable logo that can last the test of time is important. What’s more important is what stands behind it. Otherwise, it’s just another pretty design.
Part of your brand is what you say about your company. But predominantly, your brand is every experience your target audience has with your company.
But where does the logo fit into that? The logo is part of your visual identity which also includes colors, fonts, image style, etc. It’s the face of your brand, it’s what people see. But as anyone running a successful business knows, there is more to it than what people see. It’s all the reasons why a customer buys something in the first place and then keeps coming back for more. (more…)