Online branding…. can be overwhelming, right…?!!
Well, today’s message is intended to share a few super simple elements which will help close the gap for some… and may be a complete eye opener for others.
Either way, I am confident you will find value in this message…
So, if it’s OK with you, let’s dive right in…
Concept: Branding is the process of shaping the identity of a company!
Why Branding Online is Important?
A company without a specific and distinct identity is very difficult to evolve and expand in a competitive society.
It must continually work harder to find new customers and sometimes even go out of budget to acquire each customer.
Here is a list of the top 10 tips that can help you improve your online branding.
Top 10 online branding tips
Designing a logo which you are passionate about and represents your identity well. A logo always has a professional impact and by having it on your website, cards, letterheads etc. People will pay attention to it and will remember it for the right reasons.
A well designed website is a great projection tool for the company throughout the Internet. A well reflecting and effective professional website doesn’t always need a huge budget, but good planning.
3. Email Signature
Create a branding signature as an ending to your emails with the company’s logo and information. This will be an easy way to look more professional and will help you to raise brand awareness.
4. Social Media Management
Set up social media accounts (such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) which are the most popular and well known and most relevant to your target audience. Start to share your content. This will help the company communicate with potential customers & competitors and promote your business, products or services. In 2017, it is even more critical your social media strategy is in alignment with your corporate image & profile.
5. Social Buttons
Make it easy for people to find you online. Include social media buttons on your website that will directly link people to the company’s social media accounts which can also be included in the company’s email signature.
Having a consistent online image via your website & social media will help you to raise the awareness of your brand and maintain a professional image.
Be careful to utilize “Best Practices” on your social media and you will win!
6. Forum Signatures
Search & connect with business forums relative to the object of your company, communicate and do not hesitate to leave your comments. Business forums often allow you to have a branded profile or signature which can help you stand out.
7. Online Reputation Management (ORM)
Online Reputation Marketing (ORM) is very important for your company.
Commonly people judge your product or service in a forum which can be highly damaging your brand’s reputation.
Checking for customer’s comments and feedback in online forums constantly will help you raise awareness about your business.
8. Blogging Your Brand – (essential)
Create a Blog for your company or collaborate for guest blog posts about interesting subjects about the industry you are in or just write about your business!
This will improve your SEO and your website traffic, as well as it will help you reach a wider audience.
9. Search Engine Optimization (SEΟ)
It is important for your website to include Search Engine Optimization campaign.
A friendly SEO website will ensure that the related search queries will bring your site to be at the top of the results pages.
Newsletter is a very important communication tool, because you can keep the costumers or the people who are interested in your brand informed of the benefits or new activities you release.
The most important advantages of the newsletter are that it is simple, inexpensive, mass message delivery and it happens with little time and little effort.
Don’t forget: Get personal and be real
Humanizing your company is important for branding.
Don’t be afraid to content and share tips and tricks and pieces of advice.
If you feel this information is overwhelming or you just feel the need to run your ideas past our team, just give us a call…. We would be happy to help.
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Until next time… Have fun!!