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Full-service brand agency or a branding consultant?

You know that your brand is the face of your company. It represents your values, your mission, and your product offerings. That’s why creating a brand that resonates with your target audience is so important. But when it comes to building a brand, you may be wondering whether you should work with a full-service brand agency or a branding consultant. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between these two options and help you decide which is the right fit for your brand.

Full-service brand agencies are companies that specialize in all aspects of branding. They offer a wide range of services, from research and strategy to design and implementation. These agencies have a team of experts who work together to create a cohesive brand identity. This can include everything from developing your brand story and messaging to designing your logo and creating a visual style guide. Full-service brand agencies also have experience with a variety of industries, so they can bring fresh perspectives and insights to your brand.

On the other hand, branding consultants are typically independent professionals who specialize in one or two areas of branding. They often have specific expertise in a particular industry or niche. For example, you might work with a branding consultant who specializes in outdoor brands. They can offer targeted insights and strategies based on their experience working with other outdoor brands. Branding consultants typically focus on strategy and planning, and may not offer design or implementation services.

So, which option is right for your brand? The answer depends on your specific needs and goals. If you’re looking for a comprehensive branding solution, a full-service brand agency might be the way to go. They can handle all aspects of your branding, from research and strategy to design and implementation. On the other hand, if you have a specific need, such as developing a brand strategy or crafting a brand message, a branding consultant might be a better fit.

It’s important to note that working with a full-service agency can be more expensive than working with a branding consultant. However, a full-service agency can provide a more comprehensive branding solution that can help you achieve your long-term goals. A branding consultant, on the other hand, can be a more affordable option for short-term projects or specific needs.

Ultimately, the decision to work with a full-service agency or a branding consultant depends on your specific needs and goals. It’s important to do your research. Ask questions and choose a partner that you feel confident can help build a brand that stands the test of time.

PULL is a full-service branding and consulting agency specializing in outdoor brands. We have experience in both building brands from scratch and shepherding established brands to their next peak. 

If your brand could use an outside perspective or you just want to shoot the breeze, don’t hesitate to drop us a line

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