Reasons Why a Logo is Important
When you’re considering all of the factors that go into building a business, creating a logo might not seem like a top priority.
“Maybe I don’t even need a logo at all,” a little voice is whispering in the back of your mind.
Don’t listen to that voice; he couldn’t be more wrong. Having a logo is an integral part of making your brand a successful one – right up there with having high-quality products and positive referrals.
So, why is a logo important? Because it grabs attention, makes a strong first impression, is the foundation of your brand identity, is memorable, separates you from competition, fosters brand loyalty, and is expected by your audience.
Let’s take a deeper look at all of these points below.
1. GRABS ATTENTION
A logo can quickly grab viewers’ attention and communicate a company’s core values in an interesting way. That short attention span – you know, the one that causes consumers to judge your business by its appearance – can work to your advantage, if you have a solid logo to speak for your company.
2. Strong First Impression
A logo is a company’s first introduction to consumers. If designed well, it can pique the interest of the public and invite them to learn more about the company; if not, you’ve just alienated a potential customer base and basically tanked your business.
This first impression is your way to immediately communicate ownership over the product(s) you sell or niche you dominate.
Do you offer women’s therapy with an enhanced tips? Is your financial advice particularly helpful for solopreneurs? Your logo introduces your company as an authority in your professional space from the get-go.
3. The Foundation of Your Brand Identity
Successful branding is about telling a story that will influence customers’ emotions – plain and simple.
And, while it’s true that logo design is only a part of a company’s brand, it serves as the foundation for the entire narrative on which the brand is built.
These elements will later translate from your logo onto all of your branding materials – letterheads, business cards, landing pages, you name it – creating a concrete, marketable brand identity.
4. Fosters Brand Loyalty
As your brand grows, your logo is going to become more familiar to a wide range of consumers, and this familiarity creates the perception that you’re trustworthy and accessible.
Think about it: When you’re out shopping for workout gear and suddenly spot track pants with the Nike swoosh, you’re instantly ready to buy. Why? Because with Nike apparel, you know you’re in safe hands; Nike is a brand you trust. Trust is built on a well-designed logo, and brand loyalty is quick to follow.
Once they like you, your customers are going to seek you out again and again – and your logo is the thing they’ll look for first.