Sunday, March 15, 2009

5 Reasons Why You Need a Logo

1. Easy Recognition - towards Uniqueness

The most obvious purpose of the logos, according to me, is to - establish identity (We are facing terrible problems these days with this word). Having thousands of companies and brands out there, it is a really difficult task to "stand out" of the crowd. Requiring simple, easy-to-remember logo, with one or two colors, and the most important - uniqueness is really, really difficult thing to do these days.
But hey, look on the bright side: you have to make only one logo per company, or per product! So once you fullfil all your requirements, you are done with it - and don't think of it ever again. Again, remember, it must be unique.

2. Increases the "Popularity" of Your Product

This one is closely related to marketing and promotion of your products or services, but don't you think that people love familiar things ? They feel good about themselves when they recognize your logo! "Hey, I know this one! This is the ...". Just for an example, lets take the superbrand Coca-Cola. They are known everywhere in the world, and in my opinion, people sometimes buy it just because it is famous.

3. An Image is worth 1000 words

Yeah, I know it is a well-known cliche`, but I really find this one to be true. Logos can describe your company, your product or service in a simple manner, so simple that no other way can achieve the same effect. That is why you should devote enough time to create a concept of your logo. However, one should make sure that his / her logo is simple enough, decrease the detail level (remember that logos should not represent your whole business process or every service you provide!), and of course, it has to be recognizable when is printed out in different sizes. (So this is why it is important to have low details on it, otherwise it will look poorly because details will not be visible in some situations, which will directly challenge consistency, as it is a very important aspect of branding)

4. Easy Marketing and Promotion

So this is where "Return of Investment" comes into play! The time you spent in creating a successful logo is paid off! Logos can aid intensive marketing campaigns, affecting the 'popularity' of your brand and it's recognition. Chances are that people will buy your product more often when they recognize something. I'm really no expert on marketing, but I am sure you will find tons of tips how to launch a successful marketing campaign

5. Established, professional look - increases trust

Having a professional logo gains the trust of the buyers. They feel comfortable when they decide to buy your product. This is especially true if you have combined it with a long-term marketing strategy. Some companies use the "Established XXXX year" or "Since YYYY year" near their logos to give their brands stability and emphasize their professionalism. Keep an eye on that when you will be thinking of your brand

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