Memorable Brand Tips for Small Biz Owners

 Tuesday, June 20, 2023


As a small business owner, creating a memorable brand is essential for standing out in a competitive market. With so many options available to consumers, it's crucial to make a lasting impression that will keep your business top of mind. 

In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips for creating a memorable brand that will help your small business succeed. 

Developing a Strong Visual Identity 

Developing a strong visual identity is one of the most important aspects of building a memorable brand is developing a strong visual identity. Studies show that color can increase brand recognition by up to 80%. This includes your logo, color palette, typography, and other visual elements representing your brand.  

Your visual identity should be consistent across all marketing materials, including your website, social media profiles, and print collateral. Having a consistent visual identity increases brand recognition and helps customers differentiate you from competitors. 

Focus on Your Unique Value Proposition 

Another key element of building a memorable brand is focusing on your unique value proposition. What sets your business apart from competitors? What pain points do you solve for your customers? By honing in on these unique qualities, you can develop messaging and branding that resonates with your target audience. 

In his book, "Good to Great", author Jim Collins popularized the concept of the Hedgehog Principle². This principle suggests that companies should focus on what they're passionate about, what they're best at, and what drives their economic engine. By focusing on these core areas, companies can achieve long-term success. When it comes to branding, identifying your unique value proposition is the first step in developing a brand that resonates with customers. 

Be Consistent with Your Messaging 

Consistency is key when it comes to building a memorable brand. Your messaging should be consistent across all marketing channels, and it should be aligned with your visual identity and unique value proposition. This helps customers recognize and remember your brand more easily. 

According to research by Lucidpress, consistent branding across all channels can increase revenue by up to 23%. Additionally, consistent messaging can increase brand visibility by up to 3.5 times. By being consistent with your messaging, you can increase brand recognition, customer loyalty, and revenue. 

Create a Brand Personality 

Developing a brand personality can help your business stand out and create a more emotional connection with customers. Consider the tone of voice you use in your messaging, and think about how you want customers to feel when they interact with your brand. 

One example of a company that has done this well is Apple. Apple's brand personality is focused on innovation, simplicity, and elegance. Their products are designed to be intuitive and easy to use, and their marketing materials reflect this focus on simplicity and elegance. This consistent messaging and branding has helped Apple become one of the most recognizable and valuable brands in the world. 

Engage with Your Audience 

Finally, engaging with your audience is essential for building a memorable brand. This includes responding to comments and messages on social media, hosting events, and offering excellent customer service. By fostering a positive relationship with your customers, you can create a loyal following that will help you succeed in the long run. 

Research by Salesforce shows that 64% of consumers expect companies to respond to and interact with them on social media. Additionally, 75% of consumers say they're more likely to buy from a company that knows their name and purchase history. By engaging with your audience and creating a personalized experience, you can increase customer loyalty and drive revenue growth. 

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Building a memorable brand is essential for small business success. By developing a strong visual identity, focusing on your unique value proposition, being consistent with your messaging, creating a brand personality, and engaging with your audience, you can create a brand that resonates with customers and sets you apart from competitors.  

These tips are just the beginning; however, they can help you lay a foundation for long-term success and growth. At Walibu we understand this process and are able to help you build a recognizable brand image. Contact us to learn more. 


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Ben Paulsen
Ben Paulsen is a veteran Digital Marketing Expert, and founder of Walibu, a Digital Marketing Agency founded in 2007. Walibu has a unique advantage over other digital marketing agencies with their proprietary marketing platform. Walibu is all encompassing agency delivering top tier services and results in all aspects of marketing.

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