How choosing one factor of your brand to lead the strategy
can guide every decision and lead you to a clear goal?
As a Brand Strategist, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many clients to help them develop and refine their brand strategies. One of the most critical factors I’ve found when defining a brand strategy is choosing one element as a spearhead to lead the strategy.
While defining elements like purpose, vision, mission, values, positioning, personality, voice, heritage, story, and tagline are all essential, having a spearhead element will guide every decision and lead to a clear goal.
One memorable experience was working with a client in the restaurant business who had a long experience in the hospitality industry. The client struggled to define their brand strategy, as they had all the correct elements in place but often made decisions that contradicted each other, leading to confusion and frustration.
But once we identified their spearhead element, their brand’s personality, everything fell into place. By leading with their brand’s personality, we were able to create a more cohesive and focused brand strategy that was consistent with their values and resonated with their customers.
This approach helped them create a recognizable and trustworthy brand that stood out in the competitive restaurant industry. Every decision they made, from the décor of their restaurant to the menu design, was aligned with their brand’s personality, creating a unique and memorable dining experience for their customers.
So, if you’re a company leader struggling to define your brand strategy, remember to focus on one element as a spearhead to lead the strategy. Doing this can ensure that every decision you make aligns with your brand’s soul purpose, leading to a more successful and recognizable brand. And as I’ve seen with my clients, a well-defined brand strategy can help your business stand out in a crowded market and drive long-term success.