You Don't Operate a Business, You Manage a BrandBusinesses sell products and services, people buy brands. Brands they believe in. Brands they can rely upon. Brands that help them express who they are and who they'd like to be. Brands that help them achieve their potential.
Brands that rock their world.
People don't want cheaply-made, inconsequential
junk that wreaks real, and long-term havoc on them, the environment, and
future generations; they want meaningful brands that offer lasting value, and engender enduring prosperity. If that's the kind of brand you want to be Nocturnal is the creative partner for you.
Branding, as we practice it, is a craft; planned,
purposeful, results-driven. We don't create decoration; we enhance the
value of your brand. Nocturnal serves as brand mentor to our clients;
hands-on, helping craft great products and
services into relevant, resilient, coveted, meaningful brands that
aren't built by brainstorming in conference rooms. You have to get your
hands dirty. Inspiration comes from being immersed in the
experience, digging up details, absorbing information, and questioning
everything. Curiosity cultivates
creativity; creativity is looking
at what everybody else looks at, and seeing what nobody else sees.
How do we transform great businesses into break-through brands that
get noticed, inspire, and shape and manage perception to command a premium?
A properly defined problem is half solved. What does your brand stand for? What is it's promise? How and where does it fit into people's lives? Behind the scenes a brand is a plan. Only with a clear, mutual understanding of what your brand is about, and what you want to achieve, can we plan, and map a strategy to obtain your goals.
Design adds tangible, real value to a brand. Getting it right means making design part of your brand DNA; realizing design is the animating principle of your
brand experience, not superfluous decoration. Leveraging the power of design across all aspects of your brand establishes and sustains differentiation. In a cluttered market differentiation always wins.
Brands are amplified through
story, signals and systems. Nocturnal fuses design, art, advertising, marketing, science, strategy, and more to amplify your brand via advanced communications tools, technologies, and
techniques that are manageable, measurable, and flexible.
Peruse our portfolio
to see what we've done for others, and imagine what we can do for you.
The Science & Art of Persuasion
Great branding makes new things feel familiar and familiar things seem fresh. Whether you're launching a new brand, revitalizing a heritage brand, or jump starting a brand that's stalled, developing sound brand architecture means starting with the human experience; understanding how your brand impacts people then designing outward. To do that we painstakingly research the demographics, diligently collect the data, methodically analyze the details, carefully consider the facts, and thoroughly weigh the options. Successful branding begins with input and information, but it's not simply what you see it's how you see it; so we look at things differently.We go deeper to transform cogent messaging into compelling multi-sensory communication with meaning, metaphor, character, and wit. Revealing these attributes transcends traditional marketing, engaging people through richer experiences that demonstrate your brand's value.
That's the secret sauce, because people don't really want to spend time with brands, they want to spend time with things
that interest them, and add value to their lives. Our goal is making your brand one of those things.
Brands that breakthrough lead, inspire, and motivate by allowing people to place themselves into the narrative to create, contribute, and co-author, not just consume. Our approach fuses design, advertising, marketing, art, and strategy with all of the components that shape and amplify the story. Those components often include logos and symbols, brochures
and collateral, products and packaging,
interiors and environments, direct mail and advertising, textiles and touch, scent and sound, words and typography, illustration and photography, web sites and social networks, and a great
many other things that manage your message across every kind of media.
Your brand is a beacon; it stakes your claim, marks your territory, and guides consumers to you through the chaos and clutter.
Collaborate and Conquer
Organizations often operate in silos. Marketing, finance, IT, sales, and the C-suite approach branding with differing points of view. Misalignment costs money. Organizations retain Nocturnal to provide clarity, consensus, and communication solutions to align their team, and move their brand forward with focus.Nocturnal's approach engages and invigorates your organization with
imagination, creativity, and clairty that provide a
competitive advantage. We call on each client to
throughout the branding process; because no matter how well we do our
results cannot happen without top-down passion, and commitment from your
organization.Our process challenges
you to look at your brand differently; to stretch the possibilities of
what it can become. We will explore those possibilities with the clear objective of designing a brand that's meaningful, and enduring. That's how good businesses become great brands
that foster innovation, create jobs, generate
wealth, and fuel the engine that drives commerce and culture.
Your brand has something to
say. We'll help you say it to the world. Together we can start murmurs that
become roars which spark discussions that open eyes and ignite passions that
inspire ideas which launch movements that amplify your brand to people
The trick to remaining a meaningful brand is the ability to evolve without losing sight of what makes your brand
different, and never losing sight of the need to stay relevant in a changing
marketplace. Great branding is an ongoing journey.
Every journey has a
beginning; Alice fell through the looking glass, Luke Skywalker rocketed into
hyperspace, and Harry Potter hopped a magical train. Sometimes, the most
fantastic journey can begin by simply visiting a web site. We're glad that you
stopped by. Explore our site. If you like what you read and see then we'll have
already begun a successful collaboration.
Click here to continue the journey