Even if you are not a fan of checking out the calendar, you can if it’s close to the holidays. Whether it is because of the snowflakes or the pumpkin spice, it looks like almost all businesses are quickly hopping aboard the holiday hype train by incorporating different seasonal design elements into their branding.
Holiday branding is a great way for companies to boost their brand awareness, but take note that there is a blurry line between partaking the holiday spirit and plain old seasonal overkill.
But let us hold you on for a minute before you hop into the holiday train, read this guide for some tips and tricks on how to incorporate seasonal elements to your brand and products without overdoing it.
Have your logo speak happy holidays.
Your logo is the forefront of your business, it is what tells the consumers what your business is about and the message you are trying to convey. Your company logo is a reflection of the company’s professionalism and the quality you produce, it is what gives the world an inside view into the culture you are building.
Give your logo a holiday theme, give it a subtle little holiday vibe by coloring it with regards to the holiday palette as opposed to your traditional color scheme. Get into the holiday spirit and have some fun by decorating your logo with holiday icons such as pumpkins, snowman, or holly berries.
The key is subtlety, take note that your logo is one of your brand’s identity. You don’t want to overdo things and change up your logo to the point that customers and clients are no longer able to recognize it. Have fun with various seasonal design elements but keep the voice of the Santa hats and the pumpkins down so that your company’s voice can still be heard.
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And on the topic of seasons, don’t be limited to the winter holidays alone. Try to cover other seasons such as the ones related to your industry.
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Social media and Seasonal Design.
Social media is the best place for companies to incorporate seasonal design trends.
You can replace your Facebook cover photo with a holiday inspired one for the duration of the season, view here for more info. Change your Twitter header, replace your usual header with one that has a seasonal design, added bonus if it features an inviting and cozy message. Fill your social media pages with seasonal messages and imagery to greed customers and clients who decide to stop by.
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There are various logo scheduler plugins that will make updating your logo for various social media platforms and as well as your email much easier when it’s time to switch it up for the season. Click now for more information
If you have a company blog, try to post season related content for more engagement. An example would be a company that deals with eco friendly goods would want to write blogs about decorating using eco friendly sustainable lighting.
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