Alyssa asks, “We’re currently going through a messaging rebranding, but not changing our visuals. Do you have any input on whether we should focus on a rebranding rollout strategy and a particular launch date, or just quietly change our messaging on our marketing channels?”
What’s in it for the customer? How does this benefit the customer? If you can clearly articulate an obvious benefit to the customer that they care about – lower costs, better quality, improved service – then design a rollout to emphasize that. If there’s no clear, obvious benefit, then just go about your business.
Most corporate marketing initiatives provide little, if any, benefit to the customer. Ideally, any pivot should have massive benefit to the customer, but if there isn’t, then just keep things business as usual.
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In today’s episode Alyssa asks, we’re currently going through a messaging rebranding but not changing our visuals.
Do you have any input on whether we should focus on a rebranding rollout strategy and a particular launch date? We’re just quietly change our messaging on our marketing channels.
So this like many corporate initiatives, new logo, new website, this new that.
The question you have to ask yourself is this and I had I learned this from a sales friend, a few companies back he said the radio in the customers head is always tuned to one station wi I FM, what’s in it for me? So what’s in it for the customer? What is it that the customer will benefit from out of this messaging roll up? How does it benefit them with any These very company centric initiatives, if you can clearly articulate an obvious benefit to the customer that they care about.
And remember, customers generally care about three things, right? lower costs, better quality, improve service, those are the three things that customers generally want, right? better, faster, cheaper.
If your corporate initiative whether it’s a messaging rebrand, logo design, whatever delivers on better, faster or cheaper, then yes, design a rollout campaign to emphasize that, hey, our new logo will save you 40% on our product or service.
It’s kind of sounds silly, right? But if there’s no clear, obvious benefit to the customer, then just call upon your business because the customer is not going to care.
Right? A new logo doesn’t save them money.
A new logo probably isn’t gonna improve the customer support.
st with a messaging rollout.
Same with a new website, companies low Talking about we’ve got a brand new website.
That looks better.
Cool, how does it save me money or make me money as as a customer? Right? That’s what people care about.
Some marketing initiatives like a new website, if you redesigned it to be easier for customers to interact with you or easier for customers to buy, or you reduce costs, because you focus on more of an e commerce strategy than a retail click and mortar strategy, then, yes, that’s a case where you want to have a rollout campaign to say like, hey, we’ve got a new website, and here’s how it benefits you the customer.
But most of the time, that’s not the case.
I have been through many, many public relations campaigns in years past where people have said, clients that said, we really want to make a big splash with any website, you ask, okay, what’s the benefit? What’s in it for the customer? I don’t know.
We got a new logo and better colors.
Okay, that’s nice.
I’m sure you’re very proud of it.
But at the end of the day, if the customer doesn’t benefit, there’s nothing to announce.
Last year, on the Trust Insights website, when we were looking through it, we redesigned a substantial part of it to be more customer oriented like this will help you find information easier.
But even at the end of the day, when we asked ourselves, how does this benefit the customer? Is it worth making mention of it? We concluded that even though we made it easier and more obvious, to tell people what it is we do, it still was more of a benefit to us than it was the customer.
And so it made no sense to have a campaign telling people, hey, we made things easier for ourselves, right or we made things better for ourselves.
You just go about your business, just keep things business.
business as usual.
Now one of the most important things you can do is, if you are doing one of these corporate marketing initiatives and you’re just at the start of that journey, you’re not about to launch it next week, then can you build a customer centric, pivot into it? If you’re going to spend, you know, a million dollars on this new thing, or even 1,000 or even100? How can you make it much more customer centric? If you sit there and say, Okay, how is this going to help my customer lower their costs, or get better quality or improved service? You will design a relaunch in a week and a campaign that will be more successful because when the customer looks at it, they’ll go Okay, yeah, I get that you’re making an announcement about yourself but I can see clearly and obviously how this benefits me In Amazon tests out, you know, however many thousands of different little AB tests, they’re looking primarily to reduce friction.
How can we make it easier for you to buy stuff from us right? You can now sort of drunkenly roll over and leave and accidentally order something on the smartest system.
It’s still mumble it and it’ll it’ll ship you something, right that’s taking all the friction out of a transaction.
And as a result, these things live everywhere and campaigns about them are pretty easy to understand how this thing benefits you.
The big technology companies for all their faults have done a really good job of emphasizing how these little devices that benefit them right.
Also benefit the customer and that’s that’s a case of a good case study for your own marketing initiatives, particularly when you’re trying to launch some anything new.
But especially on these these bigger corporate marketing initiatives.
So, in short, if it benefits the customer roll out, let the world know about it.
It doesn’t benefit the customer.
Keep quiet go about your business.
That’s that’s the message at the end of the day.
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