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Branding is all about consistency. Your business needs a cohesive brand strategy that is implemented throughout every marketing channel.
Many companies in the Cannabis Industry put so much time into their products and services that they forget to create a unique brand experience.
1 – Mismatching product packaging
Inconsistent packaging from companies is one of the biggest problems that we see.
Many edible companies offer several different types of products, but will rarely keep consistency in their branding.
Their suckers, baked goods, pill containers and oil packaging are so different from one another that it’s impossible for a consumer to recognize that the products are made by the same company.
Not only should your packaging be eye-catching and stick out on a shelf, but a customer should instantly recognize that the product is produced by your company.
Having easily identifiable packaging and consistent branding will help increase repeat purchases and brand awareness of your products.
2 – Disjointed marketing channels
Another branding mistake that we often see are marijuana companies creating an inconsistent brand experience across marketing channels.
The fonts, logo and color schemes should remain consistent across all marketing channels.
This includes what your social media images, your website design, as well as your physical marketing collateral such as business cards or flyers. Your branding needs to be consistent.
When a customer visits your website, you should be presenting them with a similar experience that they will have in your dispensary, consuming your products or working with your business.
Consistently branding your company throughout all marketing channels will help your brand recognition.
It is important to remember people feel more comfortable purchase from brands that they know rather than ones they haven’t heard of before. That is my brand recognition is so critical.
Over time this allows people to create a relationship with your company as they try your company’s different products or services.
3 – Inconsistent brand experience
If you believe your business creates a superior high quality cannabis product, offers a unique dispensary experience or provides premium services to those in the Cannabis Industry, then your branding needs to convey that message.
People associate design with trust. You can have the best cannabis edible on the market, but if your packaging does not reflect that same level of quality consumers may never try your product.
If your dispensaries website looks like it was built in 2005 or designed by your cousin in his basement, people are going to associate that online experience with what they will receive in your store.
Your company needs to have unique high quality design work that resonate with your audience and backs up the superior quality of your products or the five-star service you provide to your customers.
Start building a consistent brand
The sooner you start building a consistent brand, the quicker your company can start reaping the benefits of having one.
The Cannabis Industry is still in its infancy. If you start branding your company consistently now you are setting your company up for long-term growth.
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