Your brand is the vehicle that propels your product or service into your customer’s lives, and into their hearts. A good brand is much more than an attractive image combined with some witty type. Your brand must reflect the heart and soul of your product, and offer a promise that you can live up to.
This two-day course will get you started on the road to creating a perfect brand. The first day will cover the basics of branding, including how to develop a visual identity from start to finish. We will also give you some graphic design tips to help you communicate your expectations to a professional designer. The second day will focus on how to put your brand out there in the right way. We’ll also talk about how to keep your brand energised and alive with monitoring and evaluation tools.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin, participants will explore what a brand means and what branding is all about. Participants will also discuss some popular brands and what makes them stand out.
What Are You All About?
Next, participants will get started on the branding process by learning how to identify a product’s features, benefits, and values.
Creating a Mission
A mission statement is where you can express your big dreams for your product. In this session, participants will learn what a good “Purpose” statement looks like. They will also get some hands-on practice in creating a purpose statement for a product of their choice.
Creating a Vision of the Future
Next, it’s time to outline how you want things to look for your brand in the short term. This session will give participants some tips for creating a vision statement and share some sample statements for a fictional company.
Positioning Your Brand
Positioning describes how your brand will be seen in the minds of customers. Participants will learn what a positioning statement looks like and they will take part in a positioning workout to get some hands-on practice.
Developing Your Style
The next component of your brand identity is the style statement: what attitude will your brand have? This session includes both a theory and practice component.
Developing a Brand Name and Slogan
Now it’s time for the fun stuff! To begin, this session will recap what we have covered so far. Then, participants will get practical tips on creating a brand name and a slogan.
Creating a Visual Identity
Although we can’t turn participants into professional graphic designers, this session will help them understand the basics of graphic design. Concepts include image perception, colour spectrum analysis, font types, and types of visual identities. A pop culture quiz rounds out the session.
Living Your Brand
To begin the second day, participants will learn how to transform company employees into brand ambassadors and how to create a unique experience at each brand touchpoint.
Connecting with Customers
Next, we will share ten easy ways to connect with customers.
Launching Your Brand
This session will share some ideas for making internal and external brand launches a smashing success.
Taking Your Brand’s Pulse
In order for a brand to be as successful as possible, it must evolve with your company, your customers, and the marketplace. This session will introduce participants to the basics of brand evaluation.
Performing a SWOT Analysis
To begin, participants will learn about one of the most popular tools for brand analysis: the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) matrix.
Measuring Brand Health with a Balanced Scorecard
Next, participants will learn how brands can be evaluated with a balanced scorecard.
Middleton’s Brand Matrix
The final evaluation tool that we will explore is Simon Middleton’s brand matrix, which plots strength, weakness, positivity, and negativity.
Interpreting Evaluation Results
In this session, participants will learn what to do with brand evaluation results. We will also share the six most common signs of brand trouble.
Keeping the Brand Alive
Next, participants will learn about refreshing a brand, re-launching a brand, and re-branding. They will then apply their knowledge to a case study.
Going Beyond the Brand
To wrap up the day, participants will learn about various kinds of brand architecture and brand extension.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
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Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
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We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6