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In today’s fast-paced world, perception is reality. On average, you only have a mere 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention through any marketing tactic. According to the Harvard Business Review, your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. What sets most successful businesses apart is an ability to capture others’ attention visually and through the written word. These businesses understand that if no one is paying attention to them in a meaningful way, no one will invest in their products or services. Steve Rubel, chief content strategist at Edelman (one of the world’s leading global communications firms), says it best. “Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you,” he says. “It’s worth more than money, possessions or things.”

So, we ask, what perception are you giving your clients or customers? Are you taking your marketing seriously? Have you paid real attention to your message and look? Does your marketing make an impact?

Lucky for you, Minute Print is here to help. Through our “Be Bold” campaign, our talented staff is committed to bringing your company’s brand to life through exceptional customer service, impeccable design, and the highest quality printing services.

Wondering what this means exactly? It means we’re here to get the job done no matter what it takes. We’re asking you to trust our bold approach to your marketing. Whether it be a flyer or brochure, or a simple business card, we believe every element of your company’s identity is critical in the eyes of your audience. Our experienced design and print team will work directly with you to make sure every aspect of a project is handled with a strategy that aligns with your business goals.

The amazing part is that our talents and abilities are matched with unparalleled efficiency. We have the manpower and ability to be detail-oriented while still delivering a flawless product. Armed with a vision for our customers, along with the most advanced technology in the printing industry, our team thrives on a pure boldness for innovation that prevails in everything we do.  

Are you ready to get bold with your marketing? Explore the possibilities with Minute Print and let our team bring your brand to a whole new level.   

 

Humanizing and Personalizing Your Brand

Humanizing and Personalizing Your Brand

Can we be honest here? Consumers do not trust your brand. Their natural inclination is not toward trust; it’s toward doubt, uncertainty and skepticism. In the age of faceless companies, massive scandals and overbearing advertisements, customers feel less trusting than ever. This means any message your brand sends to customers is met with immediate scrutiny.

So, what do you do? If customers automatically distrust a brand, how do you move past the instant response and get to the good stuff—the point when they actually listen to your pitch? The solution is simple: humanization. Since people trust other people more than they do other businesses, if you want to gain customers, you must humanize and personalize your brand. Here’s how.

Develop a persona.
The first step to humanizing a brand is to imagine it as an actual human. Visualize the brand as a fictional character, with a human voice, a personality and even a backstory. Who is this person? What is their name? How do they dress? What’s their favorite food? Questions like these will help you develop a genuine personality for the brand, so you recognize how it would interact with customers as a human.

Show real people.
Then, personalize the brand by showing the real people behind it. When customers see the business as merely a logo, they don’t feel connected to it. However, put your team members in the spotlight, and suddenly customers have a real person they can identify with. Share team member info on the website, host an employee of the month and even do “behind the scenes” takes on social media to put team members on the main stage.

Be transparent.
There’s just something refreshing about genuine, honest content on the Internet. Humanize the brand by opening up with it. Be transparent. Jeff Jahn, CEO of DynamiX says, “Make your secret sauce the thing you share the most because it is always what you are most passionate about.” Be transparent in how the brand communicates, what it communicates about and how it communicates with customers.

Tell a story.
Everyone loves a good story, including your customers. Storytelling is one of the most personal, human connections we have, so draw customers into the brand by sharing stories with them. For example, instead of simply saying when the business was founded on your website, tell a story about why the business was founded. What’s the passion behind the brand? Tell stories like these, and customers will feel more connected.

Share user content.
When in doubt, personalize the brand by sharing user-generated content. This humanizes the brand in two ways: (1) it flatters the user who has their content featured on your website or social media; (2) it shows other customers that you have great relationships with their peers. Ask current customers for user-generated content through email marketing, branded materials or social media, in order to humanize the brand.

Appreciate customers.
Ultimately, draw customers into a personal, human brand by appreciating them from the very beginning. Let your customers know how much you care about them and what their business means to you. For example, send loyal customers company swag, offer a special discount or reach out through a personalized message. Whenever you show customer appreciation, you will generate a more human and appealing brand.

It’s true: customers don’t trust your brand. But, there are ways you can change that! Keep these tips in mind if you want to humanize and personalize your brand, in order to better connect with customers, gain their trust and grow your business.

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