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Why Should You Hire A Brand Consultant?

We're delving into why your brand-building journey can benefit from combining your passion with the expertise of a consultant might be best for you.

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As a business owner, you've probably invested countless hours into shaping your brand – selecting the perfect color palette, fine-tuning your messaging, and crafting a logo that feels like the soul of your business.

But here's the truth: building a brand and maintaining it inevitably comes with challenges, and it puts another workload on you in addition to other things like running the company. While your commitment and insight into your business are invaluable, there comes a point where the limits of your knowledge meet the vast expanse of the branding universe.

In this blog, we're delving into why your brand-building journey can benefit from the wisdom of a brand consultant. Because for modern businesses, combining your passion with the expertise of a seasoned pro might be the winning formula. 

What is a Brand Consultant?

So, imagine your brand like a person. Just like people have personalities, your brand must have one. It's how your customers see you, what sets you apart, and the feeling they get when interacting with your products or services.

Now, here's where a brand consultant comes into play. Think of them as your business therapist. They're experts in understanding and shaping the identity of your brand. Their job is to analyze your business, plot a strategic direction, determine what makes it unique or can make it unique, and help you communicate that effectively to your target audience.

Brand consulting will work with you to define your brand values, create a compelling brand story, and develop a strategy to ensure your brand consistently delivers the right message across all channels. Whether it's your logo, website, social media presence, or even how you answer the phone – they ensure that everything aligns with your brand identity. They also closely monitor market trends, customer preferences, and competitors, helping you stay relevant and ahead in the game.

What is the difference between a Brand and a Marketing Consultant?

Think of a branding consultant as an architect of your brand identity. They focus on designing the distinctive identity for your brand – the core values, mission, vision, and the emotional connection you want to establish with your audience. A branding consultant will work on elements like your logo, color palette, tagline, and overall brand strategy to create a memorable and cohesive image.

On the other hand, a marketing consultant is more like the promoter of your business. They focus on spreading the word about your products or services, using various channels and tactics to reach your target audience. Marketing strategies encompasses advertising, social media campaigns, SEO, and other promotional efforts. While a branding consultant focuses on building the essence of your brand, a marketing manager is concerned with driving awareness, generating leads, and ultimately increasing sales.

What are the Services Brand Consultant offers?

A brand consultant offers various services to develop, enhance, and manage a brand's overall identity and perception. Here are some key services that a brand consultant typically provides:

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Brand Strategy Development

Defining or refining the brand's mission, vision, and values.

Conducting market research to understand the target audience and competition.

Formulating a comprehensive brand strategy that aligns with business objectives.

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Brand Identity Design

Creating or refreshing the brand image such as logos, color schemes, and typography.

Designing a cohesive brand identity that reflects the brand's personality and resonates with the target audience.

Brand Positioning

Identifying and establishing a unique position for the brand in the market.

Differentiating the brand from competitors through strategic positioning.

Brand Messaging

Crafting compelling and consistent messaging that communicates the brand's values and benefits.

Developing taglines, slogans, and key messages to reinforce the brand's identity.

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Brand Guidelines

Creating a set of guidelines that ensure consistent brand representation across all communication channels.

Providing clear instructions on logo usage, color schemes, and other visual elements.

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Brand Training

Training internal teams on the brand guidelines and ensuring consistent brand communication.

Educating employees on embodying the brand values in their interactions with customers.

Brand Audits

Conducting regular assessments of the brand's current standing and perception in the market.

Recommending adjustments or enhancements based on market trends and changes.

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Brand Experience

Focusing on creating a positive and memorable customer experience that aligns with the brand.

Enhancing touchpoints such as packaging, customer service, and user interfaces to reinforce the brand identity.

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Guiding businesses through the process of rebranding, whether due to changes in business strategy, mergers, or evolving market trends.

Managing the transition to ensure a smooth and successful rebranding.

What Is The Cost Of Hiring A Brand Consultant?

The cost varies based on several factors, such as the scope of the project, the consultant's experience, and the complexity of your brand needs. Generally, brand consultants may charge by the hour, or project, or offer retainer-based arrangements.

You might be looking at a higher investment for a comprehensive brand strategy development, including in-depth market research, competitive analysis, defining your brand essence, and crafting a strategic plan. However, if you need a more focused service, such as a logo redesign or brand messaging, the cost may be more moderate.

It's important to view the cost not just as an expense but as a strategic investment in your business identity. A well-executed brand strategy can significantly impact customer perception, loyalty, and, ultimately, your bottom line.

Consider the expertise and insights a brand consultant brings to the table. They help you navigate the competitive landscape, understand your target audience, and create a unique position for your brand. The result is a brand that not only stands out but also resonates authentically with your customers.

Other factors for the cost of hiring a brand consultant are:

1. Brand consultancy vs. Individual consultant

2. Consultant Reputation

3. Project Duration

4. Market Demand

5. Contractual Terms

Seven Factors that Indicate You Need a Brand Consultant

Unsure whether you need help? Here are some key factors that signal it might be time to bring in a brand consultant to elevate your business identity:

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1. Inconsistent Messaging

If your brand messages are all over the place, lacking a cohesive and unified voice, it's a red flag. A brand strategist can help you streamline your messaging and see what language and tone is effective for your target audience, ensuring it resonates with your target audience and aligns with your business values.

2. Lack of Brand Differentiation

If your business seems to blend into the background without a distinct identity, you might need a brand consultant. They can identify how to make your brand unique and develop strategies to set you apart from competitors in the market.

3. Undefined Target Audience

If you are unsure about who your target audience is or how to reach them effectively, a brand consultant can help you by conducting market research to define your ideal customers. Brand strategists analyze your brand identity, identify potential markets for competitive advantage, and then connect the brand's value proposition with those markets.

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4. Stagnant or Declining Market Presence

If your business is experiencing a lack of growth or a decline in market share, it could be a sign that your brand needs a refresh. A brand consultant can analyze market trends and consumer behaviors and set an effective marketing strategy to rejuvenate your brand and enhance its relevance.

5. Poor Visual Identity

If your logo, colors, and overall visual identity feel outdated or don't resonate with your audience, it's time for a visual makeover. A brand consultant can revamp your brand's aesthetics to create a modern and memorable impression.

6. Employee Misalignment with Brand Values

If your team doesn't fully understand or embody your brand values, it can lead to inconsistent representation. A brand manager can provide training sessions to ensure that your employees understand and reflect the essence of your brand in their interactions.

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7. Negative Customer Perception

If customer feedback indicates a negative perception of your brand, a brand consultant can conduct a thorough brand audit. This will help identify areas for improvement, enabling you to address concerns and enhance the overall customer experience.

Final Thoughts

If you have noticed that your brand is experiencing one or more of the factors mentioned, please let us know how Evolv can help! As a team of branding specialists, we have extensive experience in various industries, including SaaS and construction services.

In addition, you can visit our blog page to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and guides on branding and marketing. Equip yourself with the knowledge to create a brand that will make a lasting impression on your audience.

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Evolv's dedicated copywriter, blending storytelling prowess with business acumen for impactful results.

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What is the difference between a marketing and branding agency?

A branding agency focuses more on the long term value of a corporation rather than its short term wins.
Branding agencies will:
1. Focus on increasing the value of your customer experience through carefully designed aesthetics, materials, imagery, & messaging.
2. Focus on decreasing churn rate & failed onboarding attempts.
3. Focus on increasing profit margin through higher more affluent customers.
Marketing agencies will:
1. Focus on getting generic fast leads across multiple channels.
2. Focusing more on the quantity of posts and capturing the masses attention.
3. Focus on generating and publishing fast and scheduled posts.

Who needs a branding agency?

A branding agency can be valuable to any individual or organization looking to establish, enhance, or evolve its brand. This can include startups, small businesses, established companies, non-profit organizations, personal brands, and more. If you want to create a strong brand identity, increase brand awareness, and stand out from the competition, Evolv can provide the expertise and resources needed to achieve those goals.

Reasons to hire us as your branding agency.

1. You don't want to worry about micro managing a designer, let alone a design department.
2. You find branding fascinating and want us to teach you and build your skills along the way.
3. You dislike lots of short meetings and prefer longer ones, 2-3 times a month.
4. You like clear cut project rates.
5. You're skeptical about traditional marketing because you've been burned in the past.

How do I get started?

1. Fill out our contact form.
2. Receive an email to schedule a phone call.
3. Discuss your business history, goals, challenges, and vision.
4. Sign contract.
5. First meeting and start of project.

Are we the right agency for your business?

We work with executives, business developers, owners, and start-ups that usually already have a solid business model and now need the tools and assets to expand their market to clients who are willing to pay a premium for a certain standard they've come to love. Our Brand Appreciation Bundle takes 3 months to complete.

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Payments can be broken up in many ways. Here's the most typical we see.
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