The Science of Creative Marketing and Graphic Design
Creativity is not just an art but a science. Some of us work in a more scientific and methodical way than artistic. When it comes to marketing, visual branding and graphic design, it really is a science and an art. Most business people understand this however they run into trouble because they don't have the tools and systems to facilitate this understanding.
Strategic Marketing and Graphic Design
If you want to be successful you need to market smart, not ‘big’. Marketing is about strategy. It doesn’t matter who has the biggest billboards or the most expensive ads. What matters is having the knowledge and tools to attract new customers while keeping the customers you have. To do this well you need a visual communication strategy - a graphic design strategy.
But isn’t graphic design just a fancy word for ‘commercial art’, you ask? Yes, graphic design includes artistic skill, but it also encompasses much more than this. Graphic Design is a powerful tool to visually communicate with your prospects and customers. Recognising your customers’ wants and needs and giving them a solution that connects with your target market is the core focus of what good graphic designers do.
Size doesn’t matter. You may be a medium-sized accountancy firm but your graphic design can be just as targeted and effective as any multi-national. Graphic design effectiveness isn’t gauged by the amount of money you can throw at it; it’s measured by your ability to visually communicate to the people who need your products or services.
Know your audience. Discover your niche market. To remain relevant, you need to know who your customers are, what they value and what they need from you. Getting to know your target audience means you can devote your time and resources to devising ways of specifically targeting them and visually communicate on a conscious and subconscious level.
A perfect tool to help you do that is the Psychographic Profile – www.psychographicprofile.com
By completing the Psychographic Profile you will discover what colours, shapes and fonts best represent your business in a subconscious ways. This will enable you to produce visual communication on a strong foundation resulting in more effective marketing material.