Designing Brand Identity: A Complete Guide to Creating, Building, and Maintaining Strong Brands / Edition 2

Designing Brand Identity: A Complete Guide to Creating, Building, and Maintaining Strong Brands / Edition 2

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by Alina Wheeler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471746843

ISBN-13: 9780471746843

Pub. Date: 03/10/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This innovative approach -- blending practicality and creativity -- is now in full-color!

From translating the vision of a CEO and conducting research, through designing a sustainable identity program and building online branding tools, Designing Brand Identity helps companies create stronger brands by offering real substance. With an easy-to-follow style,

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This innovative approach -- blending practicality and creativity -- is now in full-color!

From translating the vision of a CEO and conducting research, through designing a sustainable identity program and building online branding tools, Designing Brand Identity helps companies create stronger brands by offering real substance. With an easy-to-follow style, step-by-step considerations, and a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity, the book offers the tools you need, whether a brand manager, marketer, or designer, when creating or managing a brand. This edition includes a wealth of full-color examples and updated case studies for world-class brands such as BP, Unilever, Citi, Tazo Tea, and Mini Cooper.

Alina Wheeler (Philadelphia, PA) applies her strategic imagination to help build brands, create new identities, and design brand-identity programs for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial ventures, foundations, and cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471746843
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Perception.

Part 1: Illuminates the difference between brand and brand identity, and what it takes to be the best. It’s easy to bypass the fundamentals in the speed of a new project, and critical to establish a shared vocabulary for the entire branding team.

Identity.

What is a brand?

What is brand identity?

Why does it work?

When is it needed?

Who creates it?

Why invest in brand identity?

Brand identity ideals.

Overview.

Vision.

Meaning.

Authenticity.

Differentiation.

Sustainability.

Coherence.

Flexibility.

Commitment.

Value.

Brand identity fundamentals.

Brand strategy.

Positioning.

Customer experience.

Brand architecture.

Cross cultures.

Staying on message.

Names.

Taglines.

Brandmarks overview.

Redesign.

Wordmarks.

Letterform marks.

Pictorial marks.

Abstract marks.

Emblems.

Characters.

Look and feel.

Process.

Part 2: Presents a universal identity process that underlies all successful brand identity initiatives, regardless of the project’s scope and nature. This section answers the question “Why does it take so long?” and addresses collaboration and decision making.

A process for success.

Managing the process.

Collaboration.

Managing decisions.

Insight.

Phase 1: Conducting research.

Understanding the business.

Market research.

Marketing audit.

Competitive audit.

Stakeholder audit.

Language audit.

Audit readout.

Phase 2: Clarifying strategy.

Clarifying brand strategy.

Narrowing the focus.

The big idea.

Brand brief + creative brief.

Naming.

Phase 3: Designing identity.

Designing symbols.

Logotype + signature.

Color.

More color.

Typography.

Sound.

Motion.

Trial applications.

Presentation.

Phase 4: Creating touchpoints.

Overview.

Trademark process.

Letterhead.

Business card.

Brochure.

Packaging.

Website.

Signage.

Advertising.

Environments.

Vehicles.

Uniforms.

New media.

Ephemera.

Phase 5: Managing assets.

Overview.

Changing brand identity.

Launching brand identity.

Measuring success.

Building brand champions.

Internal design teams.

Brand books.

Standards content.

Standards + guidelines.

Online branding tools.

Reproduction files.

Global metrics.

Practice.

Part 3: Showcases best practices. Local and global, public and private, these highly successful projects, created by branding firms, design consultancies and in-house creative teams, inspire and exemplify original, flexible, lasting solutions.

Case studies.

Amazon.com.

ACLU.

American Girl Place.

Assurant.

Atlanta 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.

Aveda Japan.

Aveda Uruku.

Bahamas.

Bank of New York.

BP.

Center City District.

Cereality.

Chambers Group.

Chicago GSB.

Cingular Wireless.

Citi.

Columbus Salame.

Dosirak.

Dummies.

Eimer Stahl.

FedEx.

FedEx Kinko’s.

Find Great People.

The Franklin Institute.

Kort & Godt.

Late July.

Martha Stewart.

Mini Cooper.

Monogram Biosciences.

Mutual of Omaha.

The New School.

Olympic Games.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Presbyterian Church.

Princeton Athletics.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Superman.

Tate.

Tazo.

TiVo.

Unilever.

Vanguard.

Velfina.

The Wild Center.

Zoom.

Origins of brand identity.

Bibliography.

Index.

About the author.

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Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and fairly in-depth look at branding, including much in the way of graphic design. Lavishly illustrated. A must for anyone starting their own company or firm.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book lays out requirements and strategic tools needed to design successful...and enduring brand. Alina Wheeler begins with fundamentals. She then goes on to analyze the dynamic interconnection between all components of brand building process. She devoted lots of attention to brand touchpoints which makes sense, because in our oversaturated world we - consumers - pay attention to how we are treated by global mega-brands. This book certainly transcends the typical brand-design-book format. Although the last part of the book contains impressive portfolio, it only proves the point that visual representation of the brand is as much important as intangible and invisible attributes. This is without a doubt a very good book, with savvy text and superb format.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. Huge amount of info on every step along the way to designing a successful brand. An amazing book for designers, marketing, corporate communications folks and students too. Nuts and bolts info galore.
katsat More than 1 year ago
Well organized, well designed overview of brand identity in the Corporate world. An excellent introduction into what branding is, how it is created and used. Not a how-to book, but a good general book.