Companies spend thousands of dollars on corporate identity design, but pay less attention to brand management. Maintaining a consistent corporate image is absolutely necessary for a successful business. You may have a logo and people recognize your newsletters, but when your business will grow, corporate identity management will be a tough task.
Without branding you can’t gain consumers’ trust. No matter how big your company grows, your brand value should encourage people to come back to you. Sometimes, when a company expands and starts acquiring other companies, the whole corporate persona gets disoriented.
Let’s assume that you run a company like GM that has dozens of car brands. So, how can you manage different brands without losing your own corporate identity? You have to drive the entire workforce towards a consistent direction and teach them to maintain a uniform corporate personality.
However, keeping everyone on the same track is not easy. It requires constant awareness and communication between teams to achieve the ultimate goal. If you are a brand manager, then use DAM (digital asset management) software to manage your brand persona comfortably.
There are several DAM tools available in the market. Make sure that your software has the following features.
• Company Templates- Every department in your company produces ads, newsletters, brochures and several other marketing mediums. Make sure that all of the marketing elements have the same look. Create a separate customized template for each promotional tool and distribute them among all the departments. This will not only save their time, but will also help you maintain a unified corporate look.
• Communication Tools- Your DAM software should provide a seamless communication network between different teams so that everyone can work efficiently. Companies often lose their focus, because employees don’t know whom they should ask about branding strategy. A good software creates a social network style environment and shows all the details about each worker. It also helps your monitor the discussions among employees.
• Fast Asset Finder- As a company grows older; it creates a huge library of promotional content. When you have a vast library of logos, images and videos, it becomes difficult for the marketing experts to locate necessary promotional materials. The DAM software should organize all marketing materials logically and offer a search option, so that the marketing gurus can fetch any item quickly.
• Customized User Interface- Make sure that the UI is not only user friendly, but maintains strong admin rules as well. It should offer multiple admin facility so that you can keep confidential data safe and secure. For instance, brochure designers may search the templates, but they must not access company’s future branding plans.
Branding helps you differentiate your products/services from rest of the companies and also make your offerings desirable. Maintaining the corporate characteristics of a multinational company is certainly challenging, but calculated and organized approach make things simple.