011416_blogpostBuilding brand awareness shows that you are serious about your branding. Becoming visible in a saturated market can be hard, especially with varying budgets, cost of advertising and factors outside of your control. But we’ve put together five tips that any size company can use to boost their brand.

Have a Consistent Brand Message

Whether you sell a product or offer a service, it’s vital that you have a consistent and clear message that you want communicated to your community. This message should be repeated in all advertising materials, marketing pieces and know by every employee of your company so that your external community can see who you are from the very beginning. The message should also be easy to grasp and simple to understand.

Promote a Positive Image

Beyond providing a great service or product, help your community form a positive association with your brand through involvement, merchandise and coupon offers. Your business can gain more visibility through endorsements and reviews at any time, but by going out to your audience and doing some good you’re making a powerful, positive impact on what people think about your brand.

Make a Strong Online Presence a Priority

This doesn’t mean that you need to be on every social network; we can actually argue and say that you a strong online presence can be done with one or two networks. If you can’t dedicate the time and work that it goes into maintaining a proper grasp on all the networks – pick where your customers and community are. By focusing on what you can, you will build a strong online presence that will increase website traffic and gain more exposure for your brand.

Make Excellent Customer Service Important

Customer service is crucial to your business. Many people forget how important it is. Being adequate is the norm but if you go above and beyond what is normal, your customers will gain an association of consistent, reliable service with your brand. This positive association will keep your brand at the front of their minds and it all starts with customer service.

And Last, but Not Least…Use Promotional Products

Promotional products is one of the most effective ways to get your company’s brand in the publics’ eye. Whether it’s printing your company’s logo on business materials, gifts or giveaway items – the fact is that promotional products are extremely effective and continually used. They will help familiarize people with your brand days, weeks and even months after your initial contact.

Every company strives to set their brand apart from the competition and to convince consumers and the community of their brand’s power. Following, and understanding the steps above, may help your business gain recognition and visibility while also making sure that your branding strategy succeeds.