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  • MAKING BUSINESS PERSONAL®​
    At Collective Alternative, we believe marketing isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. We'll work with you to create a custom, marketing strategy, fit with comprehensive tactics, and constantly adjust as [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • An Indianapolis-based full-service marketing agency.
    Coupled with our leadership and expertise, Burkhart provides hyper-local marketing to some of North America's finest enterprise and franchise brands.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr Inquire
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  • Logo Poppin

    Innovative Digital Designs
    Logo Poppin serves as the central destination for fulfilling your logo design, web design, graphic design, branding and digital innovation needs. As an innovative agency, we excel in providing impecca [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $40/hr Inquire
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  • Our mission is to bridge the gap between small businesses and creative designs
    Our mission is to bridge the gap between small businesses and creative designs.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $45/hr Under $1,000
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  • Emerald

    A two woman design studio creating highly impactful brands and websites
    At Emerald, our mission is to provide achievable, industry-changing designs to passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneurs and businesses. We work alongside great thinkers and doers to create brands and [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $175/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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    Brand Design
    Brand Strategy
    B2B Branding
    Naming
    Brand Messaging
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  • Verified
    Our process works it just does.
    Olive Street Design is a premier web design, graphic design, ecommerce, and search engine optimization (SEO) firm based in the Chicago area (Elmhurst and Villa Park) and Lake Geneva, WI, although we s [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • CODO Design

    Assisting clients in reaching great heights
    Over the course of eleven years, CODO has been a trusted beer branding partner to craft breweries, food and beverage CPG artisans, hospitality groups, distilleries, cannabis startups, and restaurants.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Artist + Branding = Company Success
    Hello! My name is Rachael H. Baumgartner, I'm a branding specialist based in Indianapolis, USA.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Find the right words to land the right clients, so your business actually grows
    If you don't have the right words, nothing else you do will matter. No amount of spending can overcome an unclear and uncompelling brand message. At Moonflower Marketing, we help you find the right wo [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Brand Messaging
    Brand Strategy
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  • Argona Partners

    Helping Founders and Entrepreneurs accelerate business growth.
    Helping early-stage companies gain financial clarity through growth strategy and fundraising readiness.Argona Partners is a collective of hands-on startup experts helping founders and entrepreneur [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $300/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Need Help Selecting The Right Agency For Your Project?

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  • 752 Graphics

    Passion, Dedication, and a lot of Coffee
    At 752 Graphics, we pride our self on being a small company like our customers and going through the thick of it together. Our major purpose is to assist small companies in the DFW region with the dig [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $45/hr Under $1,000
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  • Unleash Your Creative Giant
    Sleeping Giant Creative is on a mission to make the world more beautiful. We love what we do and consider it a privilege to do what we love. We believe in empowering our clients, offering flexibility [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • BZDesign

    The Design Pros
    Headquartered in Rochester, NY, BZDesign is a versatile design, branding, and marketing agency. Our team of creative experts, including industrial, UI/UX and graphic designers, collaborates with clien [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Meurer Graphics

    Graphic and Web Design for Small Businesses
    We help our clients realize their brand vision. From logo design, through all forms of marketing collateral, website design and social media presence. The result is a strong brand that legitimizes o [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $40/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Herd Strategies

    Herd Strategies is a full service integrated marketing and communications firm HQ in Indianapolis.
    Herd Strategies is a full service integrated marketing and communications firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN that offers comprehensive strategic communications services to organizations looking to [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr Under $1,000
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  • Bold Impact, Well-Crafted.
    Well Done Marketing is a strategic PR and marketing agency with a creative and web development focus. We work with clients who make a positive impact, believe in boldness and value honesty and kindnes [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • MilesHerndon

    MilesHerndon is a brand and marketing strategy firm serving small startups, global enterprises and largenonprofits. We provide full-service solutions, fueled by fresh perspective and proven experience [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr Under $1,000
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  • Innovatemap

    Innovatemap is a team of experts in digital product research, branding, marketing, and design.
    Our clients typically come to us frustrated because they are experiencing churn, their product isn't resonating with their market, or they are struggling to fill gaps on their product team with the ex [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Naming
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  • DISHER

    Transformative & Impactful Products
    DISHER is a nationally recognized firm specializing in product development, engineering, and talent consulting. Since 2000, we have empowered Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventor [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    100 - 249 $199/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Kurieta

    Empowering Your Business For The Future!
    Kurieta is a full-service consulting firm that offers small companies assistance with company strategy, operations, sales & marketing, technology, and branding. Our specialists provide individualized [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 Inquire Under $1,000
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  • Element Three

    Empowering Market Leaders.
    Element Three is an Indianapolis-based marketing consultancy that specializes in propelling businesses to market leadership. With a track record of industry accolades and a holistic approach, we help [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $199/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • KM&A

    Maximize your strengths.
    Klipsch Marketing & Advisors specializes in identifying strengths, addressing vulnerabilities, and driving measurable growth for our clients. With a multidisciplinary team experienced in marketing, cr [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Willow Marketing

    We make things better
    For 25 years, Willow Marketing has been dedicated to making a positive impact. As a full-service agency, we offer branding, strategic planning, graphic design and web development services. What sets u [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • The Flatland

    Big ideas lead to powerful marketing.
    The Flatland, an Indiana marketing company, is a small and dynamic advertising agency based in Indianapolis. We specialize in creating powerful marketing initiatives that drive business growth by tran [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Strategic – Creative – Knowledgeable – Competitive Strategic marketing and advertising firm providing integrated services and consultancy to Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, municipalities, and [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr Inquire
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  • Artisan Talent

    Matching Talent With Success
    Artisan Talent is a premier creative staffing agency that has been redefining talent solutions since its inception. Committed to excellence, we offer a comprehensive suite of services tailored to the [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $75/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Brand Design
    Brand Messaging
    Brand Strategy
    B2B Branding
    Naming
    Product Marketing
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  • CVR

    Building Brands That Matter.
    CVR is an Indy-based independent communications agency that specializes in Building Brands That Matter. As an integrated agency, we uncover compelling insights to make customers genuinely care about y [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $150/hr $50,000 & Up
    Expertise
    Brand Strategy
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  • Purcell Graphics

    My story is simple. I don't have an elaborate website with a lot of marketing fluff. I have been an artist since I can remember, winning awards for illustrated horse drawings as a [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $65/hr Inquire
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  • SmallBox

    Crafting impact-driven brands
    SmallBox is a creative agency that builds cohesive brand experiences for mission-driven organizations. They offer core services, including research, brand identity, website design, organizational desi [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Cymbol Design

    Full Stack Product Design Agency - Web & Mobile
    Cymbol Design, Inc. is a web & mobile design agency based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We design websites, prototypes, and complete digital products. Our mission is to partner with startups and developme [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • We are committed to helping brands be an authentic voice in this conversation, and to create experiences that will help them grow their share of our evolving, mobile, instantaneous, digital culture.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $100/hr Inquire
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  • Studio Science

    Studio Science is a design & innovation consultancy. We work with established market leaders, enterprise software companies, and assertive venture-backed startups to deliver transformative brands, [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $175/hr Inquire
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  • The Web Guys

    Results. We help turn traffic into leads.
    The Web Guys offer reliable and clever digital marketing techniques that are tailored to your company's requirements. Digital-first approach will create a more engaging, immersive experience for your [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $199/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Ayokay

    Web Design & Digital Marketing Agency for Businesses across Domains
    Ayokay is a unique, collaborative team of professionals with various skills, including web development, graphic design, and social media. Our collective experience ranges from public health to e-comme [...]
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Under 49 $149/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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Branding Expert Insights

Daniel Grossman, Ph.D.
Daniel Grossman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Missouri–St. Louis

How do academic insights into consumer behavior uniquely inform effective branding strategies?

Academic insights into consumer behavior serve as the cornerstone for developing effective branding strategies. Understanding the psychological underpinnings of consumer motivation and decision-making allows brands to craft messages that resonate on a deeper level.

For instance, knowledge of cognitive biases, emotional triggers, and social influences helps [to tailor] branding efforts that align with consumer perceptions and preferences. It allows brands to create a more authentic and relatable narrative, fostering stronger connections with their target audience.

How can businesses measure the success and impact of their branding efforts with an agency?

Measuring the success of branding efforts involves a combination of quantitative and qualitative metrics. Depending on the context, there will likely be 5–15 key performance indicators (KPIs), such as brand awareness, customer engagement, and conversion rates. Moreover, surveys and customer feedback provide qualitative insights into the perception of the brand.

A successful branding agency should be adept at utilizing analytics tools to track these metrics [and at] communicating these metrics to their client. The agency should collaborate closely with the business to align objectives and assess the impact of branding initiatives over time.

What are the differences in branding strategies across various industries?

Branding strategies differ markedly across industries due to varied consumer behaviors, market dynamics, and competitive landscapes. For instance, a technology brand may center its strategy on innovation and cutting-edge features, capitalizing on the fast-paced nature of the sector.

In contrast, a luxury brand in the fashion industry may prioritize exclusivity and craftsmanship to appeal to discerning consumers.

Recognizing these industry-specific nuances is paramount for effective branding. Agencies that succeed in this landscape tailor their strategies to harmonize [...] the distinctive challenges and opportunities within each sector, ensuring a cohesive and resonant brand message that speaks directly to the target audience.
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Prof. Brian D. Till
Professor of Marketing, Marquette University

What are the differences in branding strategies across various industries?

[...] The strategic fundamentals of branding are consistent across [all] industries. The best brands are unique (differentiated from key competitors), relevant (not to everyone but [to] well-defined target audiences, and simple.

What does vary, though, are the tactics used to bring the brand to life. Business-to-business brands tend to rely more on personal selling, trade shows, [and] PR in industry publications, while larger consumer brands rely more on traditional advertising, robust social media activity, and perhaps packaging.

Smaller brands look for cost-effective ways of communicating their identity via strong reliance on their website, social media posts, sponsorship of smaller local events. Brick-and -mortar retail brands rely heavily on their physical space and in-store personnel.

Where do you see branding in the next 5-10 years?

Brands will be able continue to target consumers at a more granular level, customizing content and promotions more effectively and efficiently. Consumers will be increasingly sensitive to the authenticity of the brands they align with, ensuring that brands [...] “walk the talk.”

Brands will also work to create more immersive experiences that allow consumers to engage deeply with the brand and lead to more of their consumers to be strong advocates for the brand.

How can businesses measure the success and impact of their branding efforts with an agency?

Measuring the effectiveness of branding activities remains a challenge. [Even though] brands have more and more data and metrics available, making causal inferences is still not an exact science. Having expected outcomes that are very specific and logically tied to tactics will help, as will use of control/test conditions and/or very careful longitudinal analysis.

Partnering with the agency to determine appropriate success indicators in advance also helps, as the agency also has an interest in demonstrating the effectiveness of their work. Don’t [...] fall into the trap of focusing on metrics that aren’t that central to the success of the brand but are easy to measure.
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About The Author and Expert Reviewer
Jelena Relić has hundreds of top-ranking articles and a lifestyle & culture magazine she calls The MAN. She gained valuable content and SEO experience working at Digital Circle and Neil Sahota, which she now uses to deliver top-quality B2B content at DesignRush, particularly in the creative industry.
Branko Dimitrijević is a multifaceted creative and a recipient of 33 design awards. Throughout his 12-year career, he has delivered over 165 web design projects, showcasing his expertise in website optimization, UI/UX design, logo design, and animation. He is now dedicating his talent and skills to being one of the creative geniuses at DesignRush.