Tag: 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,[…]

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.[…]

What It Takes to Design an Office Space that Shows, Not Tells

by Marstudio Inc.

“Why not dream big?”

We help our clients dream big every day, so when we began designing our new space in Rockville Town Center, we took that question to heart. Our state-of-the-art facility has a personality that you can feel when you walk in the door.[…]

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,[…]

How Focus Groups Can Strengthen a Brand

by Shevy S.

Our client, Kicks Karate, is a martial arts academy with several locations in Maryland. As the company passed the 20-year mark, the owner looked for a way to rejuvenate his business. He was under the impression that parents were primarily interested in the fun aspect of martial arts for their kids.[…]

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.[…]

There’s More to Marstudio’s Logo Than Meets the “Eye”

by Sam R.

A Good Logo Tells a Story

Most everyone has heard of an “elevator pitch.” It’s the way you explain your business’ value proposition quickly to people you meet on an elevator before they get off at the next floor. To create that elevator pitch,[…]