Brand identity is such a powerful element of a business that when utilized effectively can skyrocket a business to the next level. Brand identity is simply the identity of a business which basically means all visible and non-visible elements of a business that gives it its identity. Whenever we talk of brand identity we focus on visual elements of a business like the overall visual identity of the business which comprises of the logo, colors, dresscode, website design, business card, packaging, marketing and advertising designs… and non-visual elements that comprises of sound identity, smell identity, taste identity and touch identity…
One of the most effective strategies when it comes to taking a business to the next level is brand identity. Every business needs to have an identity. We live in a time where the business marketplace is saturated and the only way to survive and gain market share and increase the chances of increasing sales… Increasing sales is one of the most difficult things for any business, that is why even the top and most successful businesses still fight and come up with different strategies to keep making sales. If sales was easy, I bet companies like Apple, Amazon or Nike wouldn’t do any marketing or advertising, they would just snap their fingers and the sales would start flooding in. But in reality, it doesn’t work like that, even the big businesses have challenges and compete as well, if not, they would be displaced out of the market… so they have to keep fighting to stay competitive in the marketplace.
Like I mentioned above, every business needs to have an identity… the marketplace is super saturated and the only way for a business to stand out and get the attention of target customers, is to be unique… Simply put, a business has to do something different so as to stand out from the crowd. When target customers come to the saturated marketplace, they most likely lookout for businesses that stands out, either by offering something different or doing something different… this can be anything, as far as it is something that makes them unique and is something that is valuable in the marketplace.
When it comes to taking a business to the next level, brand identity is key. A business without an identity would find it difficult to compete in the marketplace where the available target customers are few compared to the number of businesses most especially businesses who are in direct competition or in indirect competition with each other. One of the main ways for a business to grow to the next level is to make more sales, which leads to more profits and growth… and the only way to increase sales in a crowded marketplace is to have an identity and this is where brand identity strategy becomes useful and effective. When a business has an identity, it makes it easy for target customers to find them in the noisy marketplace… the more target customers that finds them, the more sales they make, and the more sales they make, the more chances of growing to the next level.