Over the last few weeks, we seem to have come across an increasing number of companies whose name really doesn’t tell us anything about their business activity. Whilst not a crime, it could present a problem when that business is trying to get their message heard. What amazes us more however, is the number of companies that don’t have a strapline either.

Today, we all search online to look for new suppliers at some time or another. So it goes without saying that our corporate profiles are very important. We need to tempt a prospect, particularly if they are online, to click through to our websites or call us for more information. When presented with the choice of let’s say 10 potential unknown companies, I know I would look at the company whose name and strapline told me exactly what they do.

We all have competitors and need to stand out from the crowd, so the use of a few little words after your company name can make all the difference.

For example, at Business Vitamins, we use “Energise your business through marketing”. Perhaps just a touch more well-known examples would be:

  • Carlsbergs “Probably…”
  • HSBC’s “The Worlds Local Bank”
  • Orange’s “The Futures Bright”
  • Hondas “The Power of Dreams”
  • UK National Lottery “It could be you”
  • ..and of course Nikes’ uber memorable “Just Do it!”

Having a strapline has many uses. You can also register your strapline as a URL and use it as a tracking device for specific marketing campaigns but that’s a whole other blog post!

Most importantly, your strapline is the key to your branding. It underlines your brand promise which if managed correctly, can improve customer loyalty. Your brand has the power to differentiate your products and services from your competitors – even when those products and services are exactly the same. Audi A3 or VW Golf anyone?

Research has shown 70% of customers are willing to pay a premium for their brand of choice, a strong brand is your most valuable asset.

So why wouldn’t you take some time out to come up with a great little line that could win you new business?

Do you need to outsmart your competitors? Contact us now on 01449 782235 to discuss what you need and how we can help you meet your goals.

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