Designing an A5 flyer is something most businesses do, to promote themselves when starting up or for events and special offers. It’s the easy and cost effective option. But it’s also a very saturated market so your flyer has to work harder.
It’s not just about making it look pretty, there are some very essential pieces of information that need to be on your flyer in order for it to do it’s job properly.
Whether you’re using a designer or creating it yourself, here’s 9 things to remember to include on your next leaflet.
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You’re only a small business, you’re self employed, your desk is the kitchen table. So why on earth would you bother with brand guidelines? That’s just for big, corporate companies, isn’t it? Little old you doesn’t need fancy brand style guide.
Well, for a start, don’t knock your small business (Steve Jobs started in his parents garage). But more importantly, you have a brand whether you know it or not.
Your logo is the visual identity of your business, it’s how your customer recognises you. Your brand is how your customer feels about your business, and this encompasses every thing you do in print and online. So whether you’re bothered about branding or not, your customer is out there seeing and reading everything you put out there and forming an opinion.
Now, it’s starting to look more important. Good, because I’m going to help you put together some simple guidelines which you can refer to regularly (and update if you need to) and these will be the foundation of every contact you have with your customers, and your potential customers. They will help you create consistency making you more recognisable to your customers and help you stand out from your competitors. Continue reading “Why does my small business need a brand style guide?”
It’s quite hard deciding what to write about once you finally, finally get around to setting up your first blog. So I just thought I’d pop on, say hello and do a little introduction about myself. Makes sense!
Liz Hall Design has been running since May 2012 and is the home of fresh, modern and happy design. And it’s run by me, Liz. After working many years in various design studios and in a large not for profit organisation, I was made redundant and decided to set up my own design studio, eek!
It didn’t take long to realise that this was the best thing to happen to me (work wise) and I haven’t looked back since. Now I work with lots of women business owners, many of whom are just at the beginning of setting up, and I help them with their logo design and any other marketing materials they might need. And the odd website too.
My clients leave me with a lovely new logo and brand style guide on fonts and colours, and their businesses look fab. And professional. And I see them on social media and can spot them straight away. So can their customers.
And that makes me smile.