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Brand InsightsTM

CONNECT WITH YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMERS

Why A

Brand Audit

Matters

The word “audit” has such a negative connotation doesn’t it? The first thing most people think of when they hear the word “audit” is the IRS. Negative word association for sure!

But did you know that the definition of the word audit is “an official inspection of…” or “a systematic review or assessment of something.”

The most valuable brands in the world have achieved their position not just through implementing an initially strong branding strategy but also by monitoring changes in customer perceptions over time, and being strategically receptive to those changes.

Letting your brand go without periodic brand audits can often lead to missed messages and opportunities when it comes to reaching and engaging your ideal customers.

WHAT IS A BRAND AUDIT?

brand audit is taking an in-depth analysis of all the touchpoints between your brand and your customers. Our team looks at this information as Insights into who you truly are as a company, a 360 perspective if you will.

Effort should be given to measure and quantify the impact of the brand on customers, their decision, and the company’s financial performance.

Because branding is a strategic point of view, not just a set of activities, a brand audit should be utilized as a key tool for creating and maintaining a competitive advantage.
  • There are several steps in auditing your current brand

Evaluating your internal brand arsenal is critical to gain an understanding of the
brand from a customer’s perspective.

You will also need to understand how your brand fares with your employees,
salesforce, suppliers, distributors, and any channel partners.

1. What can be 
capitalized on or 
corrected?

2. What sets our brand apart 
from our competitors, in 
the eyes of our customers 
and team members?

You should
get answers to
these questions
from your
Brand Audit

3. How favorable or unfavorable 
are perceptions about our brand?

5. How do your customers and
team
members define our
S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)?

4. How deeply are views about 
our brand held? What are
the
emotional responses?

You should get answers to
these questions from your
Brand Audit

1. What can be capitalized on or corrected?

2. What sets our brand apart from our competitors, in the eyes of our customers and team members?
 
3. How favorable or unfavorable are perceptions about our brand?
 
4. How deeply are views about our brand held?What are the emotional responses?
 
5. How do your customers and team members define our S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)?

Getting

Started

It is important to get a large enough data sample to really be able to evaluate trends in the feedback. So how do you get the information you need?

Qualitative Rsearch

Quantitative Research

Your
Results

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Organic Social Media Management

Learn how to effectively use social media to build your brand and cultivate a loyal fan base.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: Element212 will review:

  • Your current social media platforms
  • Competitive analysis
  • Target market analysis

Recommendations:

  • Social media posting strategy
  • Content overview strategy
  • Strategy evaluation
  • Develop followers
  • Tools & Resource recommendations
  • Quarterly review
  • Consistent branding across social media platforms

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Learn how to optimize your website and improve your website’s ranking in search engines such as Google.

This consultation includes the following components:

Approach: Element212 will provide:

  • Keyword selection strategy
  • Step-by-step instructions to maximize on-site optimization for your content
  • Tips on where to place and link keywords on your website
  • 2 high-quality backlinks

Recommendations: You will receive:

  • An actionable strategy for improving on-site and off-site SEO
  • 3 & 6 month check in and recommendations

Full Brand InsightsTM Research

Duration: 7-9 Weeks

We’ll take an in-depth look at your brand, communications & buyer’s journey to devise a comprehensive marketing strategy that works.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: One-on-one interviews with team members & customers or clients to uncover:

  • Company S.W.O.T.
  • Company Goals
  • Internal/external perspectives
  • Brand perception gaps
  • Customer persona
  • Differentiators
  • Internal & External expectations
  • Customer buyer’s journey
  • Perceived value and benefits
  • High value

Survey: Online customer & team surveys

Analysis: Current marketing audit

  • Marketing Collateral
  • Website
  • SEO
  • Content

Report & Recommendations: In-depth overview of your customer’s and team member’s brand perceptions along with a comprehensive marketing strategy and a Gantt timeline for the following:

  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Ongoing marketing messaging
  • Website audit
  • Brand positioning
  • Digital advertising

General Marketing Strategy

Duration: 14 days

Ready to step up your marketing? We’ll identify opportunities and develop a plan that capitalizes on those findings.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: Half-day team interview to uncover:

  • Company growth goals
  • Company S.W.O.T.
  • Brand expectations & voice
  • Company differentiators

Survey: Online customer & team surveys

Analysis: Current marketing audit

  • Marketing Collateral
  • Website audit
  • SEO audit
  • Content audit

Report & Recommendations: Data gathered to bridge the gap between customer & company perspectives with insights to shorten the sales cycle. This report includes marketing strategy recommendations and a Gantt timeline for the following: Website Social media Print marketing Digital advertising Public Relations

Agile Brand InsightsTM Research

Duration: 5 days

We’ll take a look at your brand and identify opportunities for the advancement of your marketing efforts.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: Half-day team interview

Survey: Online customer & team surveys

Analysis: Current marketing strategy

Report & Recommendations:
High-level overview of your customers’ & team members’ brand perceptions along with marketing strategy recommendations and a Gantt timeline.

Buyer's Journey Research

Duration: 3 days

We’ll help identify your customers’ buyer’s journey and how you can influence their purchasing decisions.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: Up to 10 customer interviews

Survey: Online quantitative customer survey

Analysis: Secret Shopping (when applicable)

Report & Recommendations: Insights into the decision-making process your customers go through when researching, considering, and ultimately deciding where they make their purchase. This report also includes marketing recommendations along with a Gannt timeline.

Internal Team Communications

Duration: 7 days

Let’s take a look at your team’s internal and external communication processes and identify opportunities for improvement.

This consultation includes the following components:

Interview: Half-day team interview

Survey: Online anonymous team survey

Analysis: Secret shopping (when applicable)

Report & Recommendations: Insights report showing gaps and opportunities for internal communications & processes and marketing recommendations with a Gantt timeline.