Your Brand Guide
Building a guide that is focused and flexible
Your brand guidelines are your instruction manual. They are so important. They help your team (internal and external) properly adhere to your brand standards while also giving them the flexibility to continue extending the brand.
A good brand guideline document should be focused and flexible. It should guide you with a refined strategy for today, tomorrow, or whatever 2021 brings. Here are some ways to make sure your brand guideline provides the answers you need to create a consistent and strong brand, without holding you back.
1. Tell Your Story
Your brand guidelines should tell everyone what your goals are and who you serve. This can be woven throughout the document to help retain attention and make sure the important information is read.
2. Provide Brand Extension Pieces
Showing how the brand is applied to print, digital, and environmental is critical. This ensures that those pieces fall in line with the brand as they create new pieces. As the world changes, your brand will too. Make sure everyone is on the same page.
3. Stick to the Basics
In every brand guide, rules for typography, brand colors, logo usage, etc. are non-negotiable. If brands start using a variety of different styles, consumers will have different perceptions of the brand.
While these are just a few tips to get started, we hope you use them whether you are launching a new brand or looking for a refresh. If you are searching for that trusty brand guide that meets the best of both worlds, give us a call, shoot us an email, send a carrier pigeon. We are ready to get to work when you are.