It’s easy to make excuses for why your company doesn’t have the time to undertake a total rebrand. Truthfully sometimes those reasons are valid, and it’s possible rebranding is just not the right answer. In this fast-paced world, it’s no surprise that many companies are struggling to find the time and energy for a full-scale rebranding effort. The task can seem daunting, requiring not only significant time commitments but also staffing resources that may already be stretched thin. However, if your company has been using the “not enough time” excuse, it's important to know there are alternative options. In all our experience working with companies to recharge their brands, we’ve found a few keys that can help save you time and money. When you’re already collapsing [...]
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Is your company struggling to find the importance and value of investing in its brand? It’s easy to make excuses for why you can’t afford a total rebrand, however, the truth is you really can’t afford NOT to invest in your brand’s future. A company’s brand has the ability to evoke feelings in an individual, maybe even having a personal impact in their life. Your brand serves as the cornerstone of your identity, it’s not just a logo or catchy tagline, it’s the embodiment of your company’s values, and reputation. But as the famous playwright, John Heywood, once said: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour”. Building your brand takes time, investing, experimentation, and taking calculated strategic risks. Working in [...]
Let’s be honest, competition is everywhere in the world of business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 33,000,000 small businesses in the United States alone. And because of this, companies are constantly competing for visibility by taking advantage of marketing and advertising to get consumer attention. Ensuring your brand is standing out from the competition is essential to not getting lost in the chaos. And it’s easy to get overlooked if you’re not taking additional measures to make your brand impactful. Ask yourself; can your audience tell the difference between you and the competition? What makes you stand out? Over the years we have helped various companies with this same obstacle and discovered the solutions that helped put them back into the [...]
In today's rapidly evolving market, maintaining a fresh and engaging brand is critical to staying relevant and appealing to your target audience. But, just like any other aspect of business, your brand can become worn-out over time. This can occur due to being disconnected from your customer’s preferences, having outdated visual graphics, and a weakened brand voice. It’s a sad reality, but we’ve seen it happen more often than you would think. Over the span of 30 years in the industry, we’ve noticed the same key indicators that a brand is feeling drained and exhausted. Let’s explore some of the strategies we’ve implemented with our own clients to recharge their brands and help them stay energized. Customers are at the core of your business, and their [...]
We are approaching summer of 2023, we’re back at trade shows, events, conferences... but you have to up your swag game if you want to be the talk of the trade show floor. If you can’t bear to give out yet another pen, water bottle, or even worse…..a lanyard, you have to really dig deep for ideas. Being creative with swag and giveaways, while staying on brand, isn’t the easiest feat. It’s easy to lose hours or even days going down an internet rabbit hole of searches for “customized giveaways” and honestly, there are only so many “company logo here” koozies one person can review. V2Works kept our clients swag game strong, even during the time when we were all working from home. During Covid, we knew many working parents [...]
Case IDEX Health & Science asked V2Works to overhaul their Social Media strategy. After establishing goals, reviewing their current plan, and researching current, viable B2B methods, we came up with a plan. Strategy We developed a branded post-style that included not only their images, but brand voice, as well as a hash-tag strategy. We aimed for a post per channel per day, spreading out an average of 35 posts over their social channels each month. Results The major, over-arching campaign over these months was the IDEXology campaign which brought a 39.8% increase in website sessions and a 45% increase in website users. Large increases in social media traffic has also been a key result of the IDEXology campaign, [...]
Streamlined Navigation for an Edge-of-Your-Seat Rally Site The DirtFish website rebrand represented not only high-level re-organization of content throughout the site, but it also required a refresh and modernization of the site’s layout, visual components, and interface. The updated home page of the site streamlines news feeds from each part of the DirtFish brand, giving users a comprehensive picture to what the company offers without having to spend the time digging to get there. We also expanded the site’s capabilities by listing all programs and enabling integrated scheduling capabilities that allow users to reserve space for classes and events online. The DirtFish brand encompasses a rally school, merchandise, and public relations (which includes their pro riders and sponsorships, national events, and endorsements). With the previous [...]
Leave-behind Marketing the Leaves a Lasting Impression DirtFish looked to us to create marketing collateral that would leave their customers inspired to drive rally. We designed a brochure that combined original photography, technical accuracy, and streamlined content for an efficient and usable leave-behind to navigate the DirtFish Rally classes. The brochure is an ‘everything-you-need-to-know’ snapshot of the driving opportunities at DirtFish Rally School and prominently features action shots of the two main rally car types available. Whichever your poison, the DirtFish Brochure inspires you to get in the driver’s seat. This project required: Print Design Photography Copy Writing
Brandgineering by Design™ is a Brand Development Process that Integrates Innovative Design and Targeted Brand strategy to Achieve Brand Victory Brandgineering by Design, developed by V2Works, was created to help you discover how to cultivate a long-term positive brand, and assist your company in reaching Brand Victory. The Brandgineering by Design process is the result of over 22 years of accumulative branding research, analysis and implementation, in which we have captured our deepest, most meaningful brand experiences, and simplified them into a simple step-by-step process. In fact, the process has proven to be so successful, we even published a book about it! What is Brandgineering by Design? Brandgineering by Design is a strategic brand development process that positions new or existing brand platforms to achieve Brand Victory. Brand [...]
The Goal of Brand Development is to Achieve Brand Victory Successful brands are known, trusted, and valued. That recognition comes from having invested years into branding their products and/or services — using strategic development to expand brand awareness and secure customer loyalty and satisfaction. Brandgineering by Design takes brand success to the next level by not only customizing an initial brand strategy, but by continually reinforcing a brand’s strategic foundation to respond favorably to a fluctuating marketplace. Brand platforms strategically influence consumer perceptions and brand reinforcement consistently inspires brand loyalty — that is Brand Victory. Brand Victory translates to big value for companies A valuable brand’s return on investment (ROI) is two fold: It increases market share and allows a company to charge premium [...]