In 2022, customers care about more than just the product or service you are selling. They care about your brand – what you stand for, what you represent, what your purpose is. One of our Seerfest 2022 sponsors, BLVR, is an independent creative agency that empowers brands to fearlessly live out their beliefs.
Lenya McGrath and Cara Rodgers shared how to put your brand purpose rightside up and lean into inside out transformation to drive impact.
Too often, a company’s purpose is put into a small box and limited to how purpose is aligned with the brand image. However, purpose goes a lot deeper than a branding catchphrase. We aren’t able to see the full impact of a brand if we limit purpose by putting it in a box and not letting it drive you as an organization.
Purpose = the why of a brand, what gives it the inspiration and motivation.
One way that companies put purpose upside down is when they create a purpose that is focused on function and performance rather than the audience. This makes brands vulnerable to competitors who have more human oriented purposes.
Purpose needs to be larger than the functional benefits of your product or service, so that you are able to expand your brand.
Samsung sells a variety of products from frames to fridges to flip phones. All of these products are inspired by one authentic purpose: helping people achieve the impossible. This gives Samsung the power to do more as a brand – grow, inspire, unite, defend. However, brand purpose only opens more doors if it’s authentic.
The first step to building an authentic brand is belief. This represents what you believe about the world as a company. This belief must be authentic, not artificial or manufactured. This belief is the heart and soul of your brand that guides everything you do or say.
Now that you have your belief, you have to define what you are going to do about it. Your purpose represents how your company intends to change the world for the better. Purpose is the intersection between what you do and why you do it.
Once you align on the brand purpose, you need to live it out through the behavior of your brand. Behavior represents every action that your brand takes or doesn’t take. This is a direct way for your customers to see how you activate your purpose through your business and brand behavior. Your brand is reflected both in external and internal communication, reflecting who you are and what you believe.
Belief: If you have a body you are an athlete
Purpose: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world
Belief: Travel is the best when you can live like a local
Purpose: To create a world where you can belong anywhere
Belief: We have a responsibility to use our resources to protect the Earth
Purpose: To save our home planet
Through positioning your brand in alignment with your purpose, you’re able to create deeper impact as a company. This can lead to:
Inside out transformation also creates momentum, driving key results and ROI:
Tactics you can try now:
At Seer, we take a consultative approach to building a digital strategy that aligns with your brand purpose. Across channels, your search and social visibility online drives awareness for your brand purpose. Learn how Seer can support growing awareness and driving ROI for your brand.
Source: www.seerinteractive.com, originally published on 2022-04-07 10:58:52