Friday, November 18, 2011
New ways to reinforce your brand
I've noticed a trend that companies are use some less than traditional ways to market. Using humor, personality, and a sense of community, traditional print and now even traditional online marketing are not the only options. And while my own personal design philosophy is not the in your face style of guerilla marketing (check out some amazing ideas), I love an opportunity to reinforce a company's presence in ways that really reflect the business and people who work with them.
Take for example these laptop skins, recently designed for SWC Technology Partners. Instead of just plastering a logo and web address, which so many companies do, they wanted to focus on the individual who uses them. We came up with a list of some fun questions that each employee would answer, as well as supplying three photos. We converted the pictures to black and white, for a more uniform look, knowing that the quality and style of images would vary from person to person. We also played with the tagline, adding people to the front. Putting people before business, technology, success says a lot about the company. And they company they keep.