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Why you need Brand Guidelines

LMRT Brand Guidelines

In today's busy and ever changing world, establishing a strong brand identity is more important than ever. A well-defined brand not only sets you apart from the competition but also builds trust and loyalty among customers and ensures you'll be instantly recognisable. But how do you ensure consistency across all your branding, marketing and advertising? The answer lies in a simple document - Brand Guidelines.

What are Brand Guidelines?

Brand Guidelines, also known as brand style guides or brand manuals, are a set of rules and standards that govern how your brand is presented to the world. From logo usage to colour palettes, typography, tone of voice, and more, Brand Guidelines provide clear instructions on how to maintain a cohesive and recognisable brand image across all channels and touchpoints.

The importance of consistency

Consistency is key in branding and something that I'm always talking about. When customers encounter your brand, whether it's on your website, social media, packaging, or advertising, they should immediately recognise it as yours. Brand Guidelines ensure that every interaction with your brand is consistent, reinforcing brand recognition and building trust over time.

You don't want people to say 'who are they?' You want them to say 'ah, it's them.

What are the benefits of Brand Guidelines?

Brand Guidelines help you stay true to your brand's identity and values, ensuring that every communication reflects who you are as a business.

They streamline the design process by providing clear instructions for design elements such as logos, colours and fonts saving time and effort for your team.

The consistent branding will build brand equity this will increase the perceived value of your brand and making it more memorable and desirable to customers.

Brand Guidelines serve as a reference point for internal teams, external agencies, and partners, ensuring that everyone is aligned and working towards the same goals.

As your business evolves, so too should your Brand Guidelines. They provide a framework for adapting to new markets, products, and opportunities while maintaining brand consistency.

How to create Brand Guidelines

Creating Brand Guidelines can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Start by defining your brand's core elements, including your mission, values, and target audience. Then, outline specific guidelines for visual and verbal brand elements, such as logos, colours, typography and tone of voice. For a list of additional items to include and other options, view the LMRT Brand Guidelines service.

Brand Guidelines are an essential tool for any business looking to establish a strong and consistent brand identity. By providing clear rules and standards for branding they ensure that your brand remains cohesive, recognisable and trustworthy in the eyes of your customers. Invest in Brand Guidelines today and lay the foundation for long-term brand success.

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