Category: Branding

How Companies Use Visual Elements to Increase Brand Recall

by Sam R.

Without thinking, a company name will automatically come to mind when you see a particular color or pattern, even without a logo. Quick, name these iconic brands:

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Creating an Extension of the Brand

When companies create their logos,[…]

Why the Extensive Brand Identity Process Is Essential for ROI

by Sam R.

The other day I saw a post on Facebook that threw me. A company was searching for a designer to “quickly whip up a few logos.” No.

Time and thoughtfulness go into creating a brand identity – the logo and everything else that tells a company’s story.[…]

Enhesa: Simplifying Complicated Corporate Messages

by Marstudio Inc.

Enhesa is a leading environmental, health, and safety consulting firm, providing EHS regulatory compliance assurance support to businesses worldwide. Marstudio has had the pleasure of rebranding Enhesa, and collaborating with their organization on multiple marketing and web presence strategies. Enhesa needed a cohesive brand image,[…]

#MarsTrendBite: Beer Packaging Gets Arts and Crafty

by Marstudio Inc.

The landscape of the beer and liquor industry is ever evolving. New breweries and unique distilleries are being created across the country, with a large number of them hoping to tap into the craft beer movement. If you ask any fan of a good IPA,[…]

How to Choose the Best Color for Your Brand

by Sam R.

Choosing a brand color can go in many directions. You can play it safe, or blow it out of the water. Ultimately, though, a business is about promoting and selling goods and services to customers. A brand is about the marketplace.[…]

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Why Customer-Centered Messaging is Critical for Brand Marketing

by Sam R.

When crafting a brand message, the age-old starting point is to ask, “What’s in it for me?” from a customer’s point of view. Experienced marketers know that primary messages must be end-user focused because people are looking for products, services,[…]

Big Mac, Lil’ Mac

by Marstudio Inc.

From the iconic Royale with cheese/Le Big Mac conversation in Pulp Fiction, to the catchy “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun” jingle, the Big Mac is a staple of American food and culture.[…]

How to Create Exciting Marketing for Uninspiring Industries

by Sam R.

How do you turn staid, conventional industries into appealing, engaging prospects for customers? No question, this is one of the hardest things for marketers to tackle. With industries that aren’t very inspirational but are necessary – insurance, medical devices, and lawyers come to mind – marketing is all about narrowly defining your target audience so you can find brand messages,[…]

Make Your Brand Stand Out with Unique Typeface Design

by Sam R.

Top companies often commission a custom-designed font for their brands – think Kellogg’s cereal boxes, for example (Kellogg’s Sans font). An experienced graphic designer who understands your business strategy can create a new typeface or modify an existing font to help distinguish your brand.[…]