A discussion on brand design often starts with a brief history of branding usually alluding to the iron brands used by cowboys to mark cattle as belonging to a particular owner or ranch.
It’s not your logo. A great logo helps “brand” some visual component into the mind of customers. However, people don’t ring you up based upon an clever logo. They call you because of something that makes you stand out from other lawn care professionals.
Perhaps your price is the lowest offered. How low will you take that price?
A business built around low-balling prices is a business sure to fail. There’s always someone willing to go into a price war against you. When that happens, how will you win? What will keep your customers from jumping over to the other lawn care company?
Price wars are won by companies who have developed and nurtured a sound brand design. That means they don’t have to keep customers (or gain new ones) by continually lowering prices.
People trust your lawn care team and they tell others about your company. When the competition comes around offering a discounted lawn care for the year, your customers prefer to stay with your company.
Brand design incorporates visual aspects such as colours, fonts and logos. These visual aspects are carried across your product labels, packaging, stationery, company signs and uniforms.
Brand design also is a promise to the marketplace which is reflected in a tag line, your mission statement, and culture. Your people, products, and service represent this promise to the marketplace.
Brand design uses imagery, colours and language to establish a connection with the consumer. Brands help people make a choice between a sea of similar choices. A well planned brand design reassures the consumer that they made the right decision to buy into your offer.