Developing a brand is a difficult challenge even for the most experienced executives. This is mainly true in hard financial times when consumers tend to forego known brands and names to buy less expensive replacements. Even big established companies have problem with branding in new markets. Oftentimes, launching their products in other countries that have different language creates different meaning or interpretation to their brand name.
It is a fact that a good brand name is important. To the outside world, the brand name represents who you are and what you do. What kind of business do you have? How does your business differ from others? What is your business focused on doing? And what makes you unique, after all? Brand names are especially important for independent professionals and small business because they face tighter competition. And a well designed and created brand name can help them appear more professional, compete on a larger market and stand out in the crowded marketplace.
When you have decided what brand to create, you have to vigilantly reinforce it every moment you are in business. Web site content and domain names should likewise reinforce your brand. Keep in mind that your brand needs to affect all things your business does and every bit of information that comes out of your office. Everywhere you use your brand with uniformity, you are communicating with the voice of your company.
But over the years, there have been some false notions about the naming game. Some says that size doesn’t matter when in fact it does. Long names are unwieldy. Thus, the shorter the name is the better. Aside from being easily remembered by your customers, you can also save a considerable amount of money from not having to spend extra dollars in materials when painting them on vehicles, boards or any material. Additionally, some people think that their customers would take their names literally. But this is not really the case. When a person sees a deodorant brand that says No sweat he won’t literally think that when using the products he would definitely not sweat. That is just absurd. Likewise, no one would think that a car from Rent-A-Wreck is really a wreck. Remember that these names should not be taken literally.
Nevertheless, be aware that creating a successful and effective brand name does not happen overnight. Your brand needs to be built overtime. Developing a strong and unique brand and using them more and more often can create name familiarity to people’s mind and they would easily turn to you when they have a need that you can provide.