Brand guidelines – these are the rules that define your brand, embodying its look, feel, personality and values. Colour palettes, typography, logo, imagery and tone of voice are what make up your brand guidelines, acting as your blueprint, ensuring consistency and coherence across all marketing touchpoints – from your logo and visual elements to your tone of voice and overall customer experience. They deliver a defined set of rules and instructions required for anyone working for or with your company, to convey your brand and messaging in the manner required across all your marketing material.
Why are they important?
Consistency = familiarity
Consistency is critical to building brand recognition and trust. Brand guidelines ensure your brand’s visual and verbal elements remain consistent across all platforms and channels both externally and internally. Enhancing your brand’s familiarity, makes it easier for customers to recognise and engage with your company and its products or services.
Streamlining brand communication
From marketing material and advertising campaigns to social media and customer interaction, strong brand guidelines ensure a unified image, voice and message, eliminating confusion and reinforcing your brand’s identity. As well as aligning all stakeholders on how to represent your brand accurately.
Flexibility without dilution
Brand guidelines strike a delicate balance between consistency and adaptability. They provide a framework within which you can flexibly evolve your brand, catering to changing market trends and customer preferences. By defining the core elements of your brand whilst allowing room for growth and innovation, you can ensure your business remains relevant and dynamic.
How do I create brand guidelines?
If you are currently in the process of building your brand, now is the ideal time to create comprehensive brand guidelines. If your brand is well-established, but you haven’t yet developed guidelines or your business is evolving, we’re here to help. It’s never too late to define and create.
We understand the power of brand guidelines. Our passionate and talented creative team is dedicated to helping businesses establish their unique identities and creating brand guidelines that unlock their full potential.
If you need help with your brand guidelines, give our team a call.