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Join us on a step-by-step journey to developing that essential Brand Identity.

Before embarking on this journey there are several key considerations to address. First and foremost, we must prioritize clarity and conciseness in our communication, ensuring that information is delivered in a clear and straightforward manner. To achieve this, it is essential to pose a series of critical questions that, once answered, will enable both the marketer and client to actively contribute to the development of a strategic plan.

Rest assured, we will illustrate this process through various examples and case studies featuring companies we have previously collaborated with.

Let’s start by asking, what is a strategic plan, and why is it needed? Great questions. Let’s begin with a powerful quote from Mark Ritson(1): “If marketers want to be taken seriously, they must end the preoccupation with tactics and tools and specifically focus on their strategy, which can be devised by thoroughly researching, segmenting, and targeting their or the client’s target market.”

Critical Questions that must be answered when dealing with a constrained timeframe:
Why are we here?

Identifying “why we are here” is crucial when developing a brand identity because it helps to define the purpose or mission of the brand. Understanding the underlying motivation or reason for the brand’s existence provides clarity and direction in shaping its identity. It answers fundamental questions such as what the brand stands for, what values it represents, and what impact it seeks to make in the world. 

This sense of purpose serves as a guiding principle that influences all aspects of the brand, including its messaging, visual identity, products or services, and interactions with customers. By articulating a clear “why,” a brand can differentiate itself from competitors, build emotional connections with its audience, and inspire loyalty and advocacy among consumers who resonate with its mission. 

Who are we here for?

Identifying “who we are here for” is essential when developing a brand identity because it helps to define the target audience or the specific group of people that the brand aims to serve. Understanding the characteristics, needs, preferences, and behaviors of the target audience enables the brand to tailor its messaging, products or services, and overall brand experience to resonate with and meet the needs of its intended consumers effectively. 

By identifying the target audience, the brand can create more relevant and compelling brand messaging, establish a stronger emotional connection with its audience, and ultimately drive loyalty and engagement. Additionally, knowing who the brand is for helps to inform strategic decisions such as marketing channels, distribution channels, and product development, ensuring that resources are allocated effectively to reach and serve the intended audience.

Where are we going/heading?

Identifying “where are we going/heading” is critical when developing a brand identity because it provides a clear direction and vision for the brand’s future growth and evolution. By defining specific goals, objectives, and aspirations for the brand, it helps to guide strategic decision-making and ensure alignment across all aspects of the brand identity. This includes defining long-term objectives such as market expansion, product innovation, brand extension, or international growth, as well as shorter-term milestones and benchmarks to measure progress along the way. 

Having a clear understanding of where the brand is headed enables stakeholders to make informed decisions, allocate resources effectively, and stay focused on achieving the desired outcomes. It also inspires confidence and motivation among employees, customers, and other stakeholders, as they can see a clear path forward and understand the brand’s vision for the future. 

Who are we committed to?

Identifying “Who are we committed to” is crucial in brand identity development because it defines the primary stakeholders or communities that the brand is dedicated to serving and supporting. This commitment helps to establish a sense of purpose and values that guide the brand’s actions, decisions, and interactions with its audience. By clearly identifying the target audience or customer base that the brand is committed to, it ensures that all brand initiatives, messaging, and offerings are tailored to meet their needs, preferences, and aspirations effectively. 

This alignment fosters stronger connections and loyalty among customers, employees, and other stakeholders, as they feel valued and understood by the brand. Additionally, demonstrating a genuine commitment to specific communities or causes can differentiate the brand in the marketplace, attract like-minded individuals, and create positive social impact. Overall, identifying who the brand is committed to helps to define its identity, shape its relationships, and drive long-term success.

How are we different?
When developing a brand identity, defining “How are we different” is paramount as it articulates the unique value proposition that sets the brand apart from competitors. This differentiation highlights the distinct qualities, attributes, or offerings that make the brand memorable, relevant, and compelling to its target audience. By identifying and emphasizing these points of differentiation, the brand can carve out a distinct position in the market, attract the attention of potential customers, and foster loyalty among existing ones.

This differentiation can stem from various factors, including product features, quality, pricing, customer service, brand personality, values, or the overall brand experience. Clearly articulating how the brand is different not only helps to capture the attention of consumers but also provides a foundation for building a strong and sustainable brand identity.

Why should our audience care?
Our audience should care because understanding the value proposition of our brand and how it meets their needs or solves their problems can directly impact their lives in meaningful ways. By clearly communicating the benefits and unique advantages of our brand, we empower our audience to make informed decisions and choose solutions that resonate with them.

Additionally, when our audience understands why our brand matters and how it can enhance their lives, they are more likely to engage with us, remain loyal, and advocate for our brand to others.

Ultimately, by demonstrating the relevance and significance of our brand to our audience, we build trust, foster meaningful connections, and create lasting relationships that drive success and growth.

What is our personality?
Our personality is characterized by characteristics or qualities that a brand exhibits, often resembling human personality traits. These traits help define the brand’s identity and shape how it is perceived by consumers. Examples of brand personality traits include sincerity, excitement, competence, sophistication, ruggedness, and sincerity.

By embodying specific personality traits, brands can create emotional connections with their audience, differentiate themselves from competitors, and establish a unique identity in the market.

We aim to convey we strive or intend to communicate a particular message, feeling, or impression to our audience. It expresses our goal or objective in our communication efforts, emphasizing our intention to convey specific ideas, values, or qualities to our target audience through various channels in all our interactions and communications. These traits define who we are as a brand and help us connect with our audience on a deeper level.

By embodying [insert brand personality attributes here], we strive to create a distinct and memorable brand identity that resonates with our target audience and sets us apart from competitors.

What’s our message?
Our message is [insert brand message here]. It encapsulates the essence of our brand identity, conveying our values, mission, and unique value proposition to our audience. Through our message, we aim to [insert your client’s desired outcome or objective of the message here], inspiring action, fostering connections, and leaving a lasting impression on our audience.

Our message serves as the cornerstone of our brand communication efforts, guiding our interactions and shaping the perceptions of our brand among our target audience.


(1) Mark Ritson is a renowned marketing professor, consultant, and speaker known for his expertise in brand management, marketing strategy, and marketing effectiveness. He has taught at several prestigious business schools, including Melbourne Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and London Business School. Ritson is also a columnist for Marketing Week and has contributed to various publications on topics related to marketing and branding. He is recognized for his insightful commentary on industry trends and his ability to (1.a) distill complex marketing concepts into accessible insights.

(1.a) To distill complex marketing concepts into accessible insights means breaking down intricate and convoluted ideas or theories in marketing into simpler, more understandable terms or key points that are easy for a broader audience to comprehend and apply. This process involves analyzing and synthesizing complex information, identifying the core principles or key takeaways, and presenting them in a clear and straightforward manner. By doing so, individuals without an extensive background in marketing can grasp essential concepts and insights, enabling them to make informed decisions or apply the knowledge effectively in their own work or endeavors.