Legal Marketing

17. Is That You? It Doesn’t Look Like You!

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The Power of Consistent Branding: A Game-Changer for Your Firm’s Digital Presence

You’ve made it far in our series on improving your online presence! Congratulations on reaching Week 17 of 20. This journey is about transforming your marketing strategy and driving a consistent flow of new prospects to your firm. So, let’s dive into this week’s topic, the power of consistent branding.

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Your brand is your firm’s public image; it’s what people think of when they hear your name. Your logo, colors, and images work together to create this image. However, a brand goes beyond aesthetics – it represents who you are, what you stand for, and what sets you apart. Yet, it’s not uncommon to find businesses with inconsistent branding across their digital platforms.

Let’s say you’ve got a professionally designed website that you love. But things start to fall apart when you move to your social media accounts. Your Facebook banner doesn’t match your website, your Twitter header doesn’t align with anything else, and your LinkedIn banner has been replaced by some default design. Does this scenario sound familiar?

Unleash the power of your firm’s identity with consistent branding. It’s more than just colors and logos – it’s about shaping perceptions and winning hearts. Stand out in the crowded legal landscape, creating a compelling narrative that resonates across every digital platform.

Branding and Social Media: Your Virtual Billboards

Consider your social media banners as billboards for your business. These banners are the first thing people see when they visit your profiles, and they play a crucial role in how visitors perceive your firm.

This mishmash of branding could be losing you potential clients. Imagine paying for a physical billboard featuring a picture of your firm’s attorneys without contact information, specialties, or even the word ‘attorney’. Sounds absurd, right? Yet, we see many firms doing this digitally.

Social media is not just about posting updates – it’s a billboard for your brand! Make each pixel count, showcase your value, and magnetize potential clients. Don’t just blend in – command attention with a coherent brand image that tells a captivating story.

You’ve invested money in your brand, so why isn’t that investment reflected across all your digital properties?

Aligning Your Brand Across All Platforms

Our recommendation is to have consistent branding across all of your digital platforms. Your social media banners should feature your logo, a call to action, and a consistent brand message. If possible, these banners should also rotate periodically to fight “banner blindness” – users stop noticing banners after seeing them too many times.

Turn your digital presence into a cohesive masterpiece. Aligning your brand across platforms isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s about building trust and enhancing recognition. Transform every touchpoint into a consistent and memorable brand experience that leaves a lasting impression.

The Importance of Calls to Action

Aside from creating a consistent look and feel, your social media graphics should contain a call to action (CTA). CTAs guide visitors toward your desired goal, whether scheduling an appointment, calling a phone number, or simply visiting your website.

If your firm’s image consists only of a few attorney photos with no other information, you’re missing a crucial opportunity to engage with potential clients.

Ignite the spark that propels potential clients into action. CTAs are your digital concierge, guiding visitors down the path you’ve meticulously crafted for them. Step up your engagement game – it’s time to turn those subtle nudges into dynamic, irresistible calls to action.

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Exercise: Analyze Your Competitors

Our challenge for you this week is to visit LinkedIn and look up three of your top competitors. Look specifically at their business pages, not their personal ones. Notice the inconsistencies in their branding and learn from their mistakes. It’s a simple exercise that can make a significant impact without investment.

Knowledge is power, and understanding your competitors’ branding missteps can give you a powerful edge. Turn their oversights into your opportunities, outshine them, and grab your prospects’ attention. It’s more than just competition; it’s about setting a new standard of excellence.

FAQ

1. What does “consistent branding” actually mean?

Consistent branding means ensuring that your brand’s core elements – such as your logo, color scheme, fonts, tagline, messaging, and voice – are uniformly presented across all your marketing channels. This includes your website, social media platforms, email communications, print materials, and customer service interactions. Consistent branding reinforces your firm’s identity and values, making you more recognizable and memorable to clients.

2. Why is it important to periodically rotate my social media banners?

Rotating your social media banners is a strategy to combat “banner blindness.” This term refers to website visitors’ tendency to ignore banner-like information unconsciously. Changing your banners periodically can refresh your audience’s interest, present new information or offers, and keep your digital presence vibrant and engaging.

3. What makes for an effective call to action (CTA)?

An effective CTA (Call to Action) is clear, concise, and compelling. It should guide your visitors toward a specific action you want them to take, such as scheduling a consultation, signing up for a newsletter, or downloading a resource. The CTA should stand out visually, typically with contrasting colors, and use persuasive language to incite action.

4. How can I measure the effectiveness of my branding efforts?

You can measure the effectiveness of your branding efforts by tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) like website traffic, social media engagement (likes, shares, comments), conversion rates (the percentage of visitors who complete a desired action), and customer feedback. Monitoring these metrics over time can give you insights into what’s working and where improvements can be made.

5. How do I maintain brand consistency when working with different team members or outside agencies?

A brand style guide is a helpful tool for maintaining consistency. This document outlines your brand elements, such as colors, fonts, imagery style, and tone of voice, and guides how to use them. Share this guide with everyone who contributes to your branding efforts to ensure a unified and consistent brand representation.

6. What should I do if my branding is currently inconsistent?

If your branding is currently inconsistent, the first step is to conduct a brand audit. Review all your brand touchpoints, identify where inconsistencies lie, and develop a plan to align them. This may involve redesigning some elements, updating your messaging, or even rethinking your brand identity if it no longer represents your firm accurately. You may consider working with a professional branding agency to help streamline this process.

Closing Remarks

Embarking on the journey toward consistent branding is like unlocking a superpower for your firm. This isn’t just about looking good – it’s about creating a digital presence that echoes your firm’s unique essence and values. Remember, the goal isn’t to be another face in the crowd but to be the one that stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Branding consistency across all your digital platforms is a big deal. It ensures that your firm presents a unified, professional image that stands out. Remember, we’re striving to be part of the top 20% of firms attracting 80% of the business. So, let’s continue working towards becoming digital rainmakers, and I’ll see you next week for our next lesson!

 

 

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