Fable&Co.'s Guiding Thought
Below are some steps that can help in creating a truly effective brand strategy for a law firm, setting strong foundations for future growth & success:
01. Clearly identify your unique target audience:
Before creating a brand strategy, it is essential to identify the firm’s target audience. Don’t just consider clients – employees, candidates & partners are also important audiences. Understanding the unique needs & wants of the target audience can help in crafting a more effective brand message.
Read the Pallas case study here.
2. Ensure you define your unique value proposition:
What is differentiating your firm & setting you apart from other firms that occupy a competitive space. This might be your expertise in a niche practice area, your processes & approach to client service delivery, or your enviable track record of success. Defining your unique value proposition is another critical phase in creating a brand that stands out & will stand the test of time.
3. Develop a consistent & cohesive visual identity:
A consistent visual brand identity is an essential component to communicate your brand proposition to your target audience. This includes your firm’s logo, colour palette, typography, imagery & any other visual elements that help to visually represent your brand. These elements should be applied consistent across all branded applications & marketing channels, including your website, social media profiles, and corporate marketing materials.
Read the Obsequium case study here.
04. Craft a compelling brand message:
Your brand message should communicate your unique value proposition & resonate clearly & effectively with your target audience. Your brand message & brand tone of voice should also be impeccably consistent across all marketing channels.
05. Build a strong online presence:
In today’s digital age a strong online presence is critical to driving the success for any law firm. This includes creating a highly professional website & being active with engaging content across social media profiles & relevant industry directories. Your firms online presence should clearly communicate your brand & be consistent with your visual identity & brand message.
Read the Setia case study here.
06. Leverage an effective content marketing strategy:
Content marketing will be a powerful tool for building valuable brand awareness & establishing you, your team & your firm as thought leaders. This might include writing posts & articles, white papers. Perhaps recording podcasts, videos and other types of digital content that provide value to your audience. Once again, your content should reflect your unique value proposition, tone of voice & clearly define your brand message.
07. Monitor & Measure:
It is essential to monitor the ongoing success of your brand strategy. This could include keeping track of website traffic, your firms social media engagement, & lead generation. Use this data to refine & finesse your marketing tactics & initiatives to ensure that you are effectively reaching your target audience & your marketing efforts are being spend in the right places.
There is never a one size fits all approach to defining a brand strategy for a law firm or any other industry either. Fable&Co. go through a tried & tested process to define a unique brand strategy for each law firm that we work with. This process generally starts with a highly tailored brand workshop, where we spend a half day going through a series of planned discussions, debates as well as creative exercises.
The outcomes gleaned from within the brand workshop filters into a ’strategic brand framework’ alongside other tailored research initiatives. This then sets the foundations for the unique strategic positioning of the law firms that we work with & determines the brief for strategic brand messaging, tone of voice & visual identity too.
Fable&Co. enjoy the challenge that law firm branding & website projects bring. We welcome the opportunity to continue to further our knowledge & experience working within the law industry by crafting highly bespoke & tailored brands, identities & websites within the UK & beyond.