Essence of Brand

Listen up kids! Today we’re talking about brand essence. No, it’s not a new fragrance from Calvin Klein or the latest scent from Yankee Candle. BTW have you checked out some of those Yankee Candle scents? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my place smelling like an orange creamsicle.

Brand essence is two or three word phrase that defines a brand’s core values and attributes. While it may be short and sweet, this mini-maxim establishes a cosmic connection with everyone it touches. It s succinctly summarizes a brand’s fundamental nature while giving it voice and personality.

Powerful examples include:

Nike: Authentic Athletic Performance
Disney: Fun Family Entertainment
Starbucks: Rewarding Everyday Moments
Hallmark: Caring Shared

The words should be simple, powerful, and permanent. Much like a person’s core personality traits, a brand essence statement encapsulates the most important qualities of a brand such as:

  • A distinct set of benefits that are meaningful to the customer
  • Competitive differences
  • A promise of value
  • A pledge of reliability, caring, and assurance

As the world becomes more digital and impersonal, it’s vital that your brand be built upon a foundation of emotional truths consumers can feel and embrace. A clear brand essence statement strengthens consumer loyalty and helps navigate every decision and communication influencing brand perception. It will bring a new level of clarity and definition to your brand by connecting you with consumers on a profound level.

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