Brand building is something that many find mysterious, but the power and effectiveness of such work rarely goes without appreciation. Building a brand for a company that has achieved a certain level of success will often be one of the best ways of all of helping it attain even greater heights. Waiting for too long before defining and cultivating a company’s brand can be dangerous, too, because it can make any work that follows a lot more difficult. In some cases, businesses also fail to realize how certain factors can contribute or detract from an overall brand-building strategy. A new feature at marketme.co.uk/, for example, points out how a company’s office can either support or drag down even a well-formed strategy of this kind.
For one thing, the author notes, the choice of office location can have a major impact. A company striving to cultivate a reputation as a fast-moving, cutting-edge concern might find its work becoming more difficult than necessary if it is forced to do so from a headquarters whose location conflicts with this image. Likewise will a business seeking to build a brand that conveys probity, seriousness, and reliability likely not want to be headquartered among hipster-oriented boutiques, flighty technology startups, and similar kinds of businesses.
If the location of a company’s office can affect the process of brand building, so can the interior. In fact, the atmosphere and personality of a company’s offices will often be some of the most concrete, particular experiences it has to offer to both outsiders and its own human resources. Making sure that these traits and others faithfully reflect and support a particular brand image should therefore always be a top priority.
Even if that were all there were to the matter, thinking about and accounting for these issues would still be worthwhile. As the report’s author notes, however, the location and character of an office will almost always influence a company’s prospects in other ways, as well. As a result, putting plenty of time and effort into making sure that an office is doing everything possible, whether with regard to brand building or another concern, will always be worthwhile.