By: Phillip Johnson
on Thursday, May 06, 2010
Whether your business is small, medium-sized or large, you have to think about how you can make a professional impression on your customers, clients, partners and employees. An easy way to begin establishing this image is to brand your paper and stationery.
Whether you’re sending out direct mail or simply corresponding with partners or vendors, having branded letterhead is like putting your stamp of approval on anything that gets printed on it. People always look for a logo, symbol or brand message to assure themselves that documents are authentic and actually from the business or organization being represented. By adding your logo you not only make your documents look more official, but you reinforce the authority of your brand and create increased recognition.
Simultaneously save time and reinforce your brand by purchasing envelopes that match your letterhead. By coordinating your stationery you’ll have a consistent look that will make you instantly recognizable to customers and prospects. You can also print your return address directly on your envelopes, saving you from the tedious task of writing it out every time you send something through the mail.
Return Address Labels
Return address labels are an affordable, yet effective way to brand your mail. Even if you don’t have letterhead or customized envelopes, return address labels let your target audience know where the mail is coming from and who you are. Furthermore, by adding your logo, you can continue to create brand awareness. Tocomplete your stationery set you can match your labels to your letterhead and other marketing materials like brochures, window signs, car door magnets and more.
A great way to strengthen customer loyalty and make a positive impression on customers is to send out branded Christmas cards and postcards. You can let customers know that you’re thinking of them during the holiday season while reinforcing your brand identity by adding your logo and a custom message to your cards.
Let customers know how professional and organized you are with presentation folders. If you own the type of business where you frequently need to present your customers with paperwork – like a real estate agency, home remodeling business or insurance agency – presentation folders can complete the reliable and experienced impression you want to make. For further cohesion, match your folders with your other stationery – and definitely add your logo.
Establishing a brand identity takes time and effort and requires you to do more than just slap your logo and tagline on your stationery and marketing materials. However, with these basic items you can lay the foundation for a solid, recognizable brand that shows customers and prospects that you’re the right business for them.
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