Rethinking an IT consultancy firm brand to be out of this world
The name Brand Sprint hints at a speedy process, and in a sense that’s true! A Brand Sprint is a part of our trusty branding process that serves two main purposes. The first one is for us to get input from the most important stakeholders on your team. Input we can use during the brand strategy phase. The second, and perhaps most valuable purpose of a Brand Sprint is for your leadership team to align on your brand’s purpose, vision, mission and values. Making sure you’re aligned helps create a crystal clear strategy; something that’s key for the ultimate brand identity.
Ideally a Brand Sprint happens synchronously, where we guide you through a session that is our tailored version of GV’s 3 Hour Brand Sprint. By guiding the session we make sure everyone get’s a chance to weigh in. And beside that we can clarify and streamline questions and the process. We can conduct brand sprints in-person at the Yummygum office or in a video call.
Before a 3hr Brand Sprint session takes place, the right amount of prep is key. To make sure everyone who joins the session comes equipped we ask them to do some homework up front. This homework consists of a few assignments that should all be completed individually beforehand. See it as a moment of reflection for each team member as they dive into bigger picture philosophic and strategic questions about their company. The completed homework will be relevant during the brand sprint session.
During 3hr Brand Sprints the most relevant stakeholders within the company should be present, with a max of around four to five people. Often times there are C level executives and founders amongst these stakeholders, each with their own perspective. Usually this is based on the branche or department they represent. It’s up to us to get the correct answers, allowing us to take on a mediating role during the sprint. Proper guidance is of the essence.
We’d been trying to figure out how to position ourselves in a competing market. Through various workshop Yummygum guided us and delivered a beautiful brand identity that’s inspired us ever since. Thanks to Yummygum not only did we find the direction, we found our identity and have never been as motivated as we are now.
Brand Sprints help all major client stakeholders align
A brand Sprint touches most important aspects of a brand strategy on a higher level
Brand Sprints allow for a fun and engaging starting point for a branding project. You don't do it for the client, but with the client.
The time pressure involved helps making decisions.