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Does Your Consistent Branding Pass the Success Test?

Even the smallest of businesses can gain a massive boost in credibility with consistent branding.

Let’s do a test: I want you to close your eyes and think of the color red. Which company do you associate it with—and what time of year springs to mind?

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3 Reasons Why They Copy Your Brand Message

…….Three Reasons Why they Copy Your Brand Message and Why that’s not a Bad Thing.

What do they say about the best form of flattery? imitation? It’s also good indication of your branding and brand message efforts because;

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Why Your New Logo, Will Kill Your Business: Design Content Marketing Strategy

I talk to business owners, often….more than often.

They usually come to me to solve a perceived design problem. Which of course I love doing. However, I have learned through experience that they are coming to me with a bigger problem than just a design issue. They believe a brochure, a new shiny logo, or an updated website will help grow their business, and since it’s such a small investment, they take it.
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How To Build A Consistent Small Business Brand

Your brand presence is important to your business, for brand awareness, online and print advertising and for marketing your business. Because small businesses often have small marketing budgets, utilizing the power of having a consistent brand will help to maximize your message in the marketplace.

Utilizing an Alaska web design firm that also understands online marketing, brand design, and branded content, will give you small business marketing budget, the biggest bang for your buck.

Brand recognition grows over time and ensuring your brand is consistent across all of your online and print channels is even more important than what your budget is for marketing services.

It is important for your marketing campaign to have a consistent brand across all online channels. Whether you are marketing your brand through SEO (search engine optimization), Social Media Campaigns, Print Advertising or Video/Commercial means…the one underlying and most important element is that your branding remains consistent.

Here’s a quick read on how to maximize your Online Brand Marketing that further explains the importance of brand consistency and online marketing strategies.

Logo Design = Visual Brand or ReBranding for  Small Business Brand

One of the most recognizable parts of your visual brand is your logo. Finding out rules of how to create an effective logo design are an integral first step. Hiring a professional graphic designer to assist on establishing your initial brand, or rebranding an existing brand can help to ensure a powerful and memorable logo direction.

Ensuring your logo is consistent across each of your online channels is crucial. Having a consistent visual brand is essential in ensuring that your company’s visions and mission are reflected.

It should be the same on your website and all your social media pages.

Anytime it comes up on another site, your logo should be the same as on your own site.

If you have partnerships with other companies and they advertise that on their website, send them an image file of your logo and ask for theirs.

Cross marketing accurately is helpful in consistent branding.

Content Marketing for your  Small Business Brand

There is a feel and vibe that comes from the word choice used by companies on their websites and social media.

Depending on the type of business you have, you may have a more fun and light hearted vibe or a more serious and informative feel.

The message of your company can be easily construed on each online channel with carefully chosen words and font choices.

Releasing press releases, weekly blogs, social media content will allow for your branded content marketing to be useful and to further keep your brand consistent. It will also help steer all the media about your business.

Analyze your  Small Business Brand

You can’t know if your brand is consistent unless you’re constantly on the lookout for what’s out there about your business.

Check out any likely places your business name will come up including sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Angie’s List, and any review site specific to your type of business.

You can’t change what people say but being aware of it will help keep your brand consistent.

Contact us today to see how we can help with your brand!

Bianca Frank Design offers a comprehensive brand and brand development package that can be utilized to begin or reinvigorate your small business marketing strategy. Whether you are in need of small business marketing strategies, graphic design, brand design, web design, or just need consultation on where to start. Drop a note and we will be in touch soon.

6 Traits to Look For In a Web Design Company – Why a FREE Website isn’t BEST

Web design is a critical part of marketing and branding your business. Finding out if your business is ready for a website is fairly easy, finding a provider to expedite the design process is another story.

When you are ready to begin the search for an Alaskan web design company, you will see that there are many choices. Some good, some not so good. Finding the right design company for your Alaska business is important- they will help guide your vision and create a web design that represents you, your brand, and your company.

As with any other business, there are traits to look for when finding an Alaskan web design company.

Pricing from a Web Design Company

Defining a set price on a website, company to company, seems exhaustive as a business owner. The range of web design available out on the internet is anywhere from free to tens of thousands of dollars. The best approach to finding a web designer for your business is to approach the project as a service, and not a final product. Web design, should be divided into phases; initial web development and ongoing web maintenance. You do not want to hire a web designer thinking that once your site is up and running you will be able to maintain it alone. Here is an article on Forbes.com that gives a good idea of what and how to approach website pricing.

Your website is a living organism that has to be fostered in order to be utilized as a business tool. You need monthly maintenance, as well as consistent content updates to stay relevant in Google searches. Developing a content strategy isn’t something that all web design companies provide, but it is imperative to the vitality and fruitfulness of your website. Refreshed and regular content is necessary to showing Google that your business is continuing to stay relevant in the market.

Modern Web Design

You want your company’s web design to be on the cutting edge of design and marketing. An Alaskan web design company that follows trends and implements those that work for their clients is crucial to a modern design that speaks to your audience. A company stuck in the past will keep your company there with it. Stay current, stay modern making sure your company gives the best first impression possible.

History of Web Design

An established Alaskan web design company will have contacts and connections that may come in handy when creating your own company web design. A company that has been around for a little while will have successful examples to show off their work and happy clients as references.

Comprehensive Support for Your Website

You may hire a web design firm based on cost or because it’s your half-brothers, cousin long lost bff, but I’d implore you to put more value into your future website than that. Although, they may get the final product up….do they offer comprehensive support? Do they provide with ongoing design needs? updated plugins? routine maintenance? emergency HELP? and most importantly ongoing branded written content! If the provider you choose doesn’t offer these additional features, you may have saved some money at the beginning of your venture, but how much will your brand and marketing pay in the back end? At some point….it will cost you.

I get being in business for yourself, and wanting to do things cheaper now and you intend to put more money into it later. However, if you have no budget you have no brand. It’s better to take your time and stretch out the timeline of your brand and web development in order to do it the right way to start.

Flexibility| Web Design

There’s an art to combining the needs of the client with the trends of the market. A web designer that is flexible and willing to look at options that may be available for your Alaska business web design is important for fulfilling the needs of your business. You want a designer who will ensure you have all the options you need and will help guide you to the choice that is best for your business. There are many choices for Alaska web design companies but looking for these traits will help get the right company for you.

Trustworthy Web Designer

Referral, Referral, Referral. Testimonial, Testimonial, Testimonial.
Do NOT work with a designer that doesn’t have a GOOD track record of  testimonials and clients that will offer referrals. Why? because it’s good business. You are putting your money and faith into, to start, an intangible product. Make sure you request referrals and do your due diligence as a consumer. Want to see what people are saying about Bianca Frank Design? Check out our great client referrals here.

Contact us and see how we can help grow your Alaska business.

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Bianca Frank Design offers a comprehensive brand and brand development package that can be utilized to begin or reinvigorate your small business marketing strategy. Whether you are in need of small business marketing strategies, graphic design, brand design, web design, or just need brand or design consultation on where to start. Drop a note and we will be in touch soon.

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3 Big Trends That Could Affect Your Alaska Small Business In 2015

It’s that time of year when we start to wrap up what we’ve done in 2014 and look toward next year for new and innovative trends.There are new trends emerging in marketing, advertising, and technology that could affect your Alaska small business.

>h1>Branded Content Marketing

The line between marketing and entertainment is becoming more and more blurred. Merging these two ideas means audiences not only want information, they want to be entertained at the same time. This may mean your advertising campaigns need to shift in this direction, if the audience you cater toward is at the front of social and market trends.

Cloud Based Storage for Alaska Small Business

People are coming around to cloud based storage and media sharing.Even with some of the recent media scandals, cloud based networking is efficient and convenient and will continue to be used for business going forward.Your small business may be affected- you may end up using cloud services yourself or will have customers or vendors that do. Especially being located in Alaska, getting information to and from people needs to be as easy as possible. Keep your information protected but embrace the convenience of third party file storage.
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Mobile Friendly Content for Alaska Small Business

If you haven’t seen this trend coming, you haven’t been paying attention!Nearly everyone carries a smart phone with more data capability than it took to put a man on the moon.We use our smart phones for much more than just phone calls. Potential customers will Google you as soon as they are intrigued- and what they find better be easy to navigate.If they’re not able to immediately get the information they need- what your company does, hours, contact information- they will likely move on to the next site.

Contact us today to see how we can help your Alaska small business keep up with the trends in 2015!

Bianca Frank Design offers a comprehensive brand and brand development package that can be utilized to begin or reinvigorate your small business marketing strategy. Whether you are in need of small business marketing strategies, graphic design, brand design, web design, or just need brand or design consultation on where to start. Drop a note and we will be in touch soon.

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