What is branding and what psychological effects does it have?

Updated: May 25


Brandingmag defines branding as being “the perpetual process of identifying, creating, managing the cumulative assets and actions that shape the perception of a brand in stakeholders’ minds.”


In today’s world, there is a huge amount of competition between businesses and that’s why they need to stand out of the crowd and to get themselves known. In order to do this, the brand should deliver value, help and all the things their target audience needs.


Now, maybe you are curious about the psychological effects that strong branding could have on different levels. So, let’s dig into it!


Branding helps you stand out in a competitive market

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A strong brand should have a clear purpose and a different or interesting approach. Maybe you’re not the only brand that offers that specific category of products or services, but the way you communicate your values and beliefs, together with the visual elements (such as logo, colors, fonts), your story, your positioning and the messages you transmit can put your brand in a unique position compared to the other brands. Your public will choose your brand because of your whole package.


It increases brand recognition

Consumers are more likely to choose a familiar brand than one they don’t know much about it. Brand recognition is when your target audience is able to recall your brand or its products. This shows how well your brand’s products are differentiated from those of your competition. In other words, if your brand is well tied together, there’s a much higher probability, people will recognize it.


Branding builds trust

Whatever we’re talking about customer loyalty or how your employees feel about the brand they’re working for, branding adds value inside and outside of a brand. Your team will feel like they’re part of something bigger and important. Also, when your brand gets continuous positive emotional experience, satisfaction with its products and the perceived value of the brand is a strong one, it means that brand reached customer loyalty. Because you don’t want just customers who recognize your brand and use it once, you can appeal to people’s emotions through branding and make them feel more connected to your brand.


Branding and advertising goes hand in hand

If you have a strong brand, your advertisements and campaigns will be met with curiosity and enthusiasm by your target audience. When the brand has a set of values that it’s constantly communicated and the products or the services are qualitative, a strong impact will be made in the customer’s minds. At Kaaymedia, we believe that when you want to advertise or announce a new product or service release, a good approach is to prepare the way, with a few things in advance and then go further with the advertising. Branding and advertising together will also increase brand recognition.


Branding increases customer engagement

People are willing to accept more easily when you’re making changes or when you give them challenges because of what your brand represents for them. They are more curious and ready to hear about your brand, to discover new things about it, to interact with it and even to pay more than before, for its products or services.


These being said, we can all observe that branding has many positive effects when it’s constant, when it has a strategy and when it satisfies its audience.


What other psychological effects do you think it has? Did we miss any?


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