Rebranding is a lot more than just freshening up your website. It can and ought to be a central element in your business strategy.
With a well-communicated strategy and a clear vision, you can redirect the external face of your practice, making it more flexible, responsible, and profitable.
Do you need to rebrand?
If you’re wondering whether your practice needs a rebrand, ask yourself these questions:
- Does my audience know what I do when they visit my website for the first time?
- Can new employees get my company’s elevator pitch from the site?
- Can the typical user get in touch with me immediately?
- Has my practice changed its focus or direction? Is that communicated on the website?
- Am I attempting to reach a new audience?
- Is my company losing its relevance?
- Do I need to respond to a negative public image or competitor?
A website rebranding may develop out of new internal initiatives or in response to external changes. The important thing is to clearly identify the reason for the change.
Every rebrand needs a reason
At Astonish, we decided to do a visual rebrand when we realized our company’s mission and vision — how we talked about ourselves in meetings and conversations — wasn’t accurately displayed on our website.
We also noticed a shift in our clients’ needs. They wanted more answers, increased communication, and greater transparency. They wanted to fully understand our platform up front. We also wanted to provide them with more insight into our industry.
Our website rebrand remains a work in progress. But it’s been a success because we’ve been able to set measurable goals. On March 5 (the date our rebrand went live), our bounce rate decreased from just over 60 percent to 12.25 percent. Compared to the same time last year, our average visit duration increased from 1:43 to 3:56.
Our visitors are clearly engaging with our content and company in a deeper way than before. But you can only attain positive results like these if you choose the right rebranding strategy.