Designing Brand Identity: A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Brands and Branding (Hardcover)

Designing Brand Identity: A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Brands and Branding By Alina Wheeler, Rob Meyerson Cover Image
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Revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to branding fundamentals, strategy, and process.

It's harder than ever to be the brand of choice--in many markets, technology has lowered barriers to entry, increasing competition. Everything is digital and the need for fresh content is relentless. Decisions that used to be straightforward are now complicated by rapid advances in technology, the pandemic, political polarization, and numerous social and cultural changes.

The sixth edition of Designing Brand Identity has been updated throughout to address the challenges faced by branding professionals today. This best-selling book demystifies branding, explains the fundamentals, and gives practitioners a roadmap to create sustainable and successful brands. With each topic covered in a single spread, the book celebrates great design and strategy while adding new thinking, new case studies, and future-facing, global perspectives.

Organized into three sections--brand fundamentals, process basics, and case studies--this revised edition includes:

  • Over 100 branding subjects, checklists, tools, and diagrams
  • More than 50 all-new case studies that describe goals, process, strategy, solutions, and results
  • New content on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social justice, and evidence-based marketing
  • Additional examples of the best/most important branding and design work of the past few years
  • Over 700 illustrations of brand touchpoints
  • More than 400 quotes from branding experts, CEOs, and design gurus

Whether you're the project manager for your company's rebrand or you need to educate your staff or students about brand fundamentals, Designing Brand Identity is the quintessential resource. From research to brand strategy, design execution to launch and governance, Designing Brand identity is a compendium of tools for branding success and best practices for inspiration.

About the Author

Alina Wheeler is a branding consultant who engages enterprises in a dynamic process to build their brands and embrace best practices. Wheeler inspires the whole branding team to seize every opportunity to design compelling customer experiences at every touchpoint. Her best-selling book, Designing Brand Identity, published in 11 languages, was the first book to deconstruct the branding process into a universal, five-phase methodology. She is a past Board member of AIGA and a member of the advisory council for The Dictionary of Brand. She speaks frequently to executives, practitioners, and students around the world. She is also the co-author of Brand Atlas: Branding Intelligence Made Visible. Rob Meyerson is principal and founder of Heirloom, an independent brand strategy and identity firm. His specialties include naming, brand strategy, brand architecture, and messaging, and past clients include Adobe, John Deere, Disney, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to Heirloom, Rob's previous roles included head of brand architecture and naming at HP, director of verbal identity at Interbrand in San Francisco, and director of strategy at FutureBrand, Southeast Asia. Rob is the author of Brand Naming: The Complete Guide to Creating a Name for Your Company, Product, or Service and has published articles about brand strategy and naming in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, The Guardian, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781119984818
ISBN-10: 1119984815
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: March 6th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English