In order to build a comprehensive brand strategy and share your story effectively, you must first decide where you want your brand to go and create a roadmap of how to get there. From an organization’s perspective, this means focusing on what you want to achieve and how you will achieve it. Your brand roadmap is comprised of four elements:
Why do you exist? “Brand purpose” is the fancy-schmancy way of talking about the “why” behind your brand. It really all comes down to describing the goals and values that motivate you and drive your business. Brand purpose is more emotional than logistical. It is less about the tangible, factual aspects of the product or service you offer, but rather why you’ve chosen to offer them.
The big picture of what you want to achieve. Brand vision refers to the ideas behind a brand that help guide your brand’s future. When the brand vision clicks, it reflects and supports the business strategy, differentiates from competitors, resonates with customers, energizes and inspires employees and partners, and helps facilitate ideas for marketing programs.
How do you achieve that big picture? Your brand’s mission communicates your brand’s purpose, objectives and how it plans to serve its audience. It is action-oriented and gives readers an idea of what your business does and what impact it wants to make. This statement may shift over time as the company grows and redefines its goals.
The principles that guide your behavior and actions. Your core brand values are the beliefs that you, as a company, stand for. They serve as the compass that guides your brand story, actions, behaviors, and decision-making process.
The above brand roadmap will allow you to develop and build a comprehensive brand strategy. For more assistance on building an effective brand roadmap or brand strategy, contact the marketing experts at Millennium Agency.
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