How Your Brand Identity Directly Impacts Sales, Growth, And Results

Your brand identity is more than just a nice aesthetic.

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Your brand identity is more than just a nice aesthetic.


How Your Brand Identity Directly Impacts Sales, Growth, And Results

Your brand identity is more than just a nice aesthetic.

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Most businesses, no matter their size or sector, face the challenges of standing out from competition and adapting to changing consumer preferences, but many aren’t aware of how central their brand identity is to achieving these goals.

Having watched brands evolve and change for over 15 years, I have seen first-hand just how much brand identity can impact business results. It goes way beyond how your business looks visually – it covers everything from your company’s values and mission to its promise to your customers. Ultimately, brand identity is the foundation that trust, loyalty, and market presence are all built upon.

Here are some reasons why you cannot afford to overlook the importance of having a strong brand identity, and how it plays a critical role in driving sales and growth for your business.

The power of recognition

Your brand identity is the first point of contact between your business and potential customers and includes your logo, colour schemes, typography, and overall visual presentation.

When done well, these elements work together to make your brand stand out in the consumer's mind, as consistent and professional branding creates immediate recognition. This is more important now than ever because consumers today are bombarded with choices everywhere they go.

A study by Lucidpress showed consistent brand presentation across all platforms can increase revenue by up to 23 per cent. So, clearly, having a strong and recognisable brand identity is about more than just catching the eye. It translates directly into financial gains.

Building trust and credibility

Consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand they think is reliable and established, with a survey by Edelman showing 81 per cent of consumers need to trust a brand to buy from them. I have witnessed this personally, having worked with the household name, Canon, and seen the power of an established brand and how a solid, consistent brand identity can help build this trust.

Every interaction a customer has with your brand, whether it’s your website design, your social media profiles and even your packaging, should mirror the same core values and quality.

This consistency lets customers know your company is dependable and that their experience with your product or service will always meet their needs and expectations.

When your brand consistently delivers on its promises, it builds a solid reputation that customers can rely on. This trust is really important for any business, but especially in industries where the customer is looking for reliability and security, like financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Emotional connection and customer loyalty

Brand identity is also about emotion and connecting with your audience on a deeper level. This emotional connection is what ultimately encourages repeat purchases and turns customers into brand advocates who will go out of their way to sing your business’ praises through word-of-mouth and social media.

Brands that create emotions like joy and nostalgia have stronger relationships with their customers. A report by Motista found that customers who have an emotional connection with a brand have a 306 per cent higher lifetime value and will recommend the brand at a rate of 71 per cent, compared to the average rate of 45 per cent.

Just look at companies like Disney and Apple. They have mastered the art of emotional branding and created a connection with their audience that goes beyond the products themselves and taps into their customers' own lives and values.

Market differentiation

Having an individual brand identity will set you apart from competition and clearly show consumers what makes your business different. Is it the unbeatable quality of your product or service, its advanced features, or your amazing customer service?

Your brand identity isn’t just about making your business stand out visually. It’s also about showing what makes you, and what you have to offer, unique.

The Harvard Business Review reported that brands that can effectively differentiate themselves in the marketplace see a 20 per cent increase in sales performance.

So, at a time when consumers have more choice than ever before, it’s never been more important to clearly show what makes your brand different and superior to all the other options out there.

Driving sales and growth

Your brand identity directly impacts sales and business growth as, if consumers recognise and trust your brand, they are more likely to make a purchase. I saw this when working on the rebrand of software solutions provider, BlueHub, which led to a 700 per cent increase in sales enquiries.

Having a strong brand identity will not only attract new customers for your business, but it will also help you retain existing ones. It’s been proven that companies with well-defined brands see higher customer lifetime value, as a loyal customer base generates ongoing revenue and referrals.

According to a study by Millward Brown, strong brands outperform weak brands by 20 per cent in terms of total shareholder return. This shows the clear financial benefits of investing in your brand identity.

Businesses with distinctive, recognisable brands like Amazon and Google consistently see robust growth rates and dominate their markets, and this is driven by their powerful brand identities that continue to attract and retain a broad and loyal customer base.

More than meets the eye

Your brand identity is more than just a nice aesthetic – it’s a vital asset that will have a direct impact on your sales, growth, and overall business results.

By investing in and establishing a strong brand identity, you can create a lasting impression that increases customer loyalty, sets you apart from the competition, and drives your business forwards towards long term growth.

Robert Hughes is founder and managing director of Reech

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