Includes everything from the Streamlined Start-Up (SSU) Package Plus MUCH MORE!
Research and Discovery
Review Your Answers to Our Questionnaire (SSU)
We’ll send you a comprehensive branding questionnaire to ask about your key objectives, brand personality preferences, competition, target customers, and much more.
1 Hour Interview with You
After reviewing your questionnaire answers, we’ll meet with you (if in Tampa Bay area) to clarify answers and dive further into understanding the essence of the brand you envision.
After reviewing your questionnaire and speaking with you to learn more about your business, we’ll conduct research that helps to narrow down your prospective customer base, so we can develop a targeted brand strategy.
Strategy and Conception
2-3 Brand Concept Creations
A brand concept is the general idea or abstract meaning behind a brand. Based on the findings we include in the creative brief, we’ll provide 2-3 concepts for your choice.
Creative Brief (SSU)
Once the initial steps described above have been taken and a concept selected, we’ll create a creative brief document summarizing our findings and outlining our intentions for beginning the verbal and visual brand identity elements.
Verbal Identity Elements (Writing)
A tagline or slogan is catchphrase or small group of words that are combined in a special way to identify a product or company. It’s a key brand message that is memorable to consumers. The challenge is creating a tagline that is creative, compelling, and succinct. We’ll develop a tagline that does all that.
Brand Framework A brand framework defines the experience and relationship a company aspires to achieve. The framework consists of a series of assets (brand promise, brand pillars, rational and emotional benefits, and brand personality) that are aligned to strategic business objectives to guide its expression – both internally and externally.
Brand Promise Succinct declaration of the promise you commit to deliver at every customer touch point.
A statement highlighting the unique and tangible benefits a customer receives from a company, product, or service.
The unique way you deliver value through your products, services, places, and people.
Brand Essence The distillation of a brand into a succinct core concept. This concept directly equates to the brand in the simplest terms and is fundamentally rooted in customer need.
Tone of Voice
The most important attributes and principles that you want communicated through your brand
The brand’s identity expressed in terms of human characteristics/attributes which personify the brand message.
Summary of Benefits – Rational
Benefit based on a product or service attribute that provides functional utility to the customer.
Summary of Benefits – Emotional
Human Value Benefits
Keywords and phrases used to describe brand.
Boilerplate Statement/About Description (SSU)
The boilerplate statement is a well-crafted description of your business that can be used in many different applications, including your website, brochures, press releases, social media pages, etc.
This statement is one – two paragraphs long.
Unique Selling Proposition (USP) (SSU)
Your USP is a key component of any branding or marketing strategy and should not be overlooked. While it’s easy for consumers to see how you’re similar to your competition, your USP distinguishes you from the competition and states how you serve their needs better.
The USP is two – four sentences long.
Up to 5 Product or Service Descriptions (SSU)
Clear, informative descriptions of your products or services that speak to your potential customers are necessary for business success. We’ll write up to five descriptions to define in clear terms their features, explain key benefits, and provide other essential information that consumers consider for making purchasing decisions.
Marketing Messages Key written messages that support primary and secondary benefits of your product or service.
Key Message Benefits
Headline ideas that can be used on a variety of marketing and advertising tools and materials, such as your website, email marketing, blog posts, etc.
Visual Identity Elements (Design)
Full Color Palette (SSU)
We will work with you, based on your Creative Brief, to select appropriate colors that reflect your brand’s personality and tone. Primary colors that will be used in your logo and secondary or support colors will be established and defined.
Your full color palette will include two – five primary and secondary colors, with additional familial hues, defined in RGB, HEX, and CMYK color values.
Font Styles (SSU)
Font styles will also be chosen that reflect your brand’s essence. We will work with you to select font styles and recommend several fonts to be used to develop your logo and on marketing materials.
Costs for any commercial font licenses selected will be quoted and billed separately.
Up to four rounds of revisions to one concept of your choice
Final logo design provided in jpg, eps, and png file formats
Final logo design provided in print (CMYK, 300dpi) and web (RGB, 72dpi) versions
Establish and identify Standards for Logo Use Visual instructions that demonstrate incorrect usage of your logo.
Create and Identify Potential Support Graphics
Other graphical elements in addition to your logo that help to create brand recognition.
Identify Photography Style and Standard Subjects
Review and select stock photography that represent’s your brand’s essence, tone, and personality.
Based on your needs, we may recommend purchasing stock photography or working with a local photographer to photograph your location, team, or products. Stock photos and photo shoots are not included in this package, but we can help to coordinate their purchase.
Business Card Design (SSU)
Despite the nature of your business and how much you’ll use the internet to market your products or services, you’ll always need business cards for project pitches, networking events, and chance meetings. Maybe you’re starting your business one step at a time and don’t have a website yet. Either way, your business card is essential.
One initial design
Up to four rounds of revisions
Final design provided in print-ready PDF file
Comprehensive Brand Book PDF including everything from your creative brief, all verbal brand elements, and all visual brand elements in one easy-to-use document, along with your business card design. Your brand book will serve as the foundation for all future branding and marketing strategy and initiatives.