branding Tag

The term “brand” is not always completely understood. Branding is not just a logo or a trademark, but many components that work together to influence and shape the way your organization is perceived. Branding expert Marty Neumeier famously defines brand as “Who you are, what you do, and why you matter.” Branding is an important element of success for nonprofit organizations and should be built with careful consideration.

Nonprofit organizations have critically important missions to communicate, that typically don’t match their small budgets. When it comes to discussing funds for marketing, organizations often choose to spread the work among their members instead of hiring professionals in order to save money. However, by taking these shortcuts, nonprofits often end up spending more in the long run, and are disappointed to find their efforts unsuccessful. Although it may seem they are spending more upfront, these organizations are surprised to find hiring a web design firm actually helps them cut costs in the long run.

Color is everywhere: fashion, advertising, food packaging, cars, décor, sports team colors, just to name a few. Understanding people’s perceptions of it is complex, confusing, and quite challenging for the marketer. There are many possible variations and reasons why people see color differently that include culture, gender, the ambient lighting, and other factors.