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10 Questions to Kick Off Refining Your Brand

We use the 10 questions in this worksheet at the start of every branding project. Whether you're building, refreshing or simply refining your brand, these questions set the foundation for the process and help guide the creative to its full potential. Use this worksheet as a tool to inform your internal team, your agency or design firm partner, or to gain a deeper understanding of your brand's landscape.

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Build These 5 Things to Grow Your Business

If you need to attract more leads and close more sales, then you need a sales funnel. A sales funnel is another way of saying marketing plan, and it works regardless of the type or size of your business, or what you sell. This strategy will engage customers, capture their attention, and compel them to buy. Download the Marketing Checklist and get started growing your business today.

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Amazingly Reasonable

We believe there are far more Reasons To Refresh your brand identity than reasons not to. Keeping your brand alert, alive, and ahead is always a good business idea. When that good idea crosses paths with one of our core Reasons to Refresh…it’s go time. Call now and let us clarify your messaging, refresh your brand identity, and help you realize your goals.



aka, More money

They say, “follow the money, it’s always the money.” This can be as clear-cut as ringing the register with more sales, closing bigger deals, or implementing a new growth strategy. For a description of a sales funnel – a marketing plan - that works to capture the attention of your customers, generate leads and grow your company, see our StoryBrand page. We know the bottom line is always top-of-mind and fuels your operation.

Boost. Accelerate. Enhance.

The reason + the result McDavid



Make it clear you’re the guide in your customer's story

Is your brand in a box that someone else has labeled, “Unnecessary” or even “Who cares?” Brand awareness is critical, but you want the world to be aware of your brand as you define it. Telling your story so people understand the problems you solve for them eliminates confusion, streamlines the conversation, and attracts customers. The key to telling your story is to position your customer as the Hero and you as their Guide. A tool we use that helps bring clarity to messaging is called StoryBrand. Let's get your messaging right, right now.

Clarify. Connect. Invite.

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Outsmart ‘em & win

“Crush” may seem a bit harsh, but we mean it in the most positive, ethical and absolutely dominating way. Putting clearly defined space between you and your competitors is what a smart brand redesign can do. Look better, sound better and intrinsically feel better than the rest of the mangy pack. Whether you’re trying to level the playing field, tip the field in your favor, compete on a bigger field, or simply, reign supreme over the game, consider Reasons To Refresh.

Compete. Outmaneuver. Win.

Making the case to refresh Rev Real Estate



The new you, the improved you

Something has happened—an event, anniversary, breakthrough, name change, product launch, merger, or a Phoenix-like rise from the fires of near disaster—something evolutionary and/or revolutionary. These are the moments that you can build on, ramp up and shout out. These are natural reasons to thump your chest (in the right way) and toot your well-rehearsed horn for a ready-to-listen audience. Add some intelligently devised showing off to your list of Reasons To Refresh.

Launch. Evolve. Celebrate.

The plan executed Premier Pontoons



Always be in the mix

Like a party guest making 1970’s cultural references to a room full of puzzled Millennials—you don’t want your brand to be that guy. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks at hand and not notice that your brand has lost touch and/or fallen behind the times. “Out of touch” and “Behind the times” can take many forms from the physical, visual, linguistic to the cultural, messaging and perception. Does your audience relate to your brand in a vital and vibrant way? When’s the last time you took a hard look in the mirror? Get invited to more parties with Reasons To Refresh.

Resonate. Update. Re-View.

One more happy result Amino Vital



Attract top talent, keep staff happy

A successful, thriving brand is just as authentic and appealing internally as it is externally. Great brands do not exist as facades of themselves; their essence and mojo flourish within the walls of HQ, the warehouses, the franchises, the Topeka office, the mailroom, the boardroom and all the backrooms. Treating your internal audience with the same reverence and respect as your customers creates positive morale, good energy and pride. You’ll attract great people and you’ll keep great people. Don’t ignore your most valuable resource when contemplating your Reasons To Refresh.

Energize. Rejoice. Entice.

A stellar example New York Tech



A welcoming, impressive space

Reason number 7 is both an element of Reason number 8 and a stand-alone consideration. Many brands do not have public-facing, retail-like interactions with their customers. Sometimes your offices, facilities and physical environments are the spaces you call home and where you host vendors, clients and resources. Make it special. Make a place people feel good within. Make it your story. Surround your visitors and yourselves with just the right amount of brand messaging and inspiration via Reasons To Refresh.

Welcome. Engage. Indulge.

This is how it works Office Graphics & Branding



Keep killing it more

You’re top of the heap. You’re king of the hill. You’re head of the class. Let’s keep it that way… hey wait; let’s build on that. Refresh to protect your hard-earned higher ground, to capitalize on your successes and to retain/press your advantage. When it comes to killing it— complacency kills momentum, kills the buzz and kills the potential. When you own the competition, or do business in a competition-free market (lucky you) is the time to think beyond the victory of the moment to the campaign ahead with Reasons To Refresh.

Protect. Capitalize. Increase.

Now this is refreshing Shock Doctor

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