Promote your business with clarity, ease, and authenticity.
The Human Centered Brand is a practical branding guide for service based businesses and creatives, that helps you grow meaningful relationships with your clients and your audience.
If you’re a writer, marketing consultant, creative agency owner, lawyer, illustrator, designer, developer, psychotherapist, personal trainer, dentist, painter, musician, bookkeeper, or other type of service business owner, the methods described in this book will assist you in expressing yourself naturally and creating a resonant, remarkable, and sustainable brand.
Read this book to learn:
- Why conventional branding approaches don't work for service based businesses.
- How to identify your core values and use them in your business and marketing decisions.
- Different ways you can make your business unique among all the competition.
- How to express yourself verbally through your website, emails, articles, videos, talks, podcasts...
- What makes your “ideal clients” truly ideal, and how to connect with real people who appreciate you as you are.
- How to craft an effective tagline.
- What are the most important elements of a visual brand identity, and how to use them to design your own brand.
- How to craft an exceptional client experience and impress your clients with your professionalism.
- How your brand relates to your business model, pricing, company culture, fashion style, and social impact.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have lots of experience with marketing and design, you’ll get new insights about your own brand, and fresh ideas you’ll want to implement right away. The companion workbook, checklists, templates, and other bonuses ensure that you not only learn new information, but create a custom brand strategy on your own.
Learn more at humancenteredbrand.com
|Publisher:||Nela Dunato Art & Design|
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About the Author
She teaches design as a course instructor, leads in-person workshops, and speaks at international industry events. She's been writing articles about art, design, marketing, business, and creativity for over a decade, and her award-winning blog inspired a whole generation of Croatian web designers.
The ideas and methods presented in her book The Human Centered Brand draw from her successful career as a brand designer, as well as her deep interest in symbolism and the human psychology, and her experience as a facilitator of personal development techniques.
Learn more about Nela and her work at neladunato.com
Table of Contents
Do We Need Yet Another Book on Branding?
Defining the Terms ‘Brand’ & ‘Branding’
Whose Rules Do You Play By?
Poor-Fit Clients Cost You More than You Think
Branding: The Bridge to Overcome the Trust Gap
The Small Fish Advantage
How to Put This Information into Practice
I. The Human Centered Brands
Why Does Branding Matter?
Differentiation: The Main Purpose of Branding
The Second Purpose of Branding: Connecting with the People You Most Care to Help
Great Branding Creates Resonance
Human Centered Branding is about Self-Knowledge
Do We Need to Be Strategic about It?
Why Human Centered Branding Works
Human Centered Brand Is Not a Personal Brand
Human Centered Branding Is Not for Wimps
When Is the Right Time to Create Your Brand?
Bootstrapping versus Outsourcing
II. Your Brand Needs a Healthy Foundation
Dealing with Emotional Blocks That Prevent Your Authentic Self-Expression
The Human Centered Brand Discovery Pyramid
Where the Framework Meets Real Life
Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
Are We Ever Allowed to Step Away from Our Brand?
The Rebranding Process
III. It’s All about You
Business is Personal
What Are Core Values?
Can Our Core Values Change?
Your Transformation Story: The Key to Your Core Values
Your Most Defining Core Value
How Core Values Ripple through Your Business & Brand
How to Identify Your Core Values
How to Use Core Values in Your Business
IV. It’s All about Them
Your Unique Value Proposition Is a Promise of Client’s Transformation
The Role of the Buyer Cycle
The Real Challenge: Making It Unique
How to Identify Your Unique Value Proposition
How to Use Your Unique Value Proposition
V. Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk
How to Discover Your Authentic Brand Voice
How to Use Your Brand Voice
Naming Your Business
Authentic Connection or TMI?
Is Swearing Ever Acceptable?
VI. Who Are You Serving?
How Narrowing Down Makes You Stand Out
How to Identify Your Ideal Clients
How to Use Your Ideal Client Profile
VII. Wrapping It Up with a Bow
Design Is a Visual Language
Who Is a Designer?
The Elements of a Visual Brand Identity
1. Brand Mood Board
VIII. Brand Style Guides
Why Brands Need Guidelines
What Goes into a Brand Style Guide
Where to Keep Your Brand Style Guide
The Brand Style Guide Bundle
IX. Creating an Impeccable Client Experience
Tips on Implementing Your Brand Strategy and Identity
X. Beyond Branding
Business Models & Offers
Pricing Your Work
Reviewing Your Brand
About Nela Dunato