How to Create an Artist Brand Strategy

As an artist, have you asked yourself what your brand or niche is?

Today, branding is not only limited to products or companies. It has become a need for artists, entrepreneurs, and professionals alike.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or artist, you need to incorporate branding strategies to make a name in the industry. 

Let’s talk it out and discuss what branding is and why artists should focus on creating a strong brand strategy.

Building Your Brand as an Artist

 

What is branding?

Branding is about letting your audience know what services you offer. As an artist, you have to let people know what your skillset or niche is. This helps you to stand out from the competition.

In other words, this means that branding is about saying something unique that connects with your potential customers. 

Just saying you’re the best at something or creating random things is not going to make you a brand. What do you stand for, what story do you have to say, or what do your products offer than others can’t?

What is an Artist Brand Strategy?

A brand strategy is about a long term plan for development for the artist as a brand

As an artist, you have to make potential customers, and your audience recognize your values and get a good understanding of your personality! The objective is to connect your business to people and their emotions.

All visual means of communication should be part of your strategy. We are living in a world of social media! These visuals should include a logo, color palette, font, images, and a mission statement. 

The idea is to tap into the emotions of your audience so they may connect to the brand you represent. 

What does an artist’s brand strategy include?

  1. Improve Recognition 
  2. Build Trust
  3. Stand Out From the Competition
  4. Audience Loyalty

Improve Recognition

Artists can generate awareness by having a brand identity, including a logo, color palette, and font. With those branding elements, people are sure to remember you!

Build Trust 

When people know who the artist is and what they stand for, then that helps build trust between the creator and their audience. 

Stand Out From the Competition 

What’s your niche or style? Once you find out what differentiates your work from other creatives, you’ll be sure to find your platform.

Audience Loyalty

As an artist, you want to retain your fan base. The ones who will return to engage and support your art. Focus on serving your audience with the work they demand to see. 

What to Consider When Creating Your Brand Strategy

 
  1. What’s Your Niche?
  2. Define Yourself
  3. Get a Logo
  4. Promote Your Brand
  5. Build Partnerships with Fellow Artists
  6. Social Media 

What’s Your Niche?

First, find out what motivates you to get out of bed and create art. Then ask yourself, what is the thing you are most recognized for or best at? Define your audience by the work they engage most with. That’s how you will find your specialty. 

Define Yourself

Your brand is who you are. Define yourself by making a list of what describes you. Ask the people who are you and write an artist statement that represents who you are, the work you do, and why you do it. 

Get a Logo

It’s essential to have a logo that represents your business. If not, you can even practice your artist signature to use for your branding, so people have a visual to connect you with. 

Promote Your Brand

Make sure your logo is consistently on everything you create.  This means business cards, social media display images,  include your logo in your email signature and website.

It’s essential to make sure your brand exists online and in print. The more exposure your brand gets, the more brand awareness you receive. 

Build Partnerships with Fellow Artists

Build your network by collaborating with other artists, especially with those you can learn from to develop your skills and reputation. 

By working with other artists who share the same goals, you can share resources so that you can mutually expand your visibility as an artist and uplift each other.

Social Media

You don’t have to go out to make your brand known. Start off by joining artist circles or groups online. 

When you share your experience with the like-minded artists on social channels, it helps in building a trusted community of audiences, including artists.

Social media has the potential to create a buzz for your artwork by sharing using trending hashtags or hashtags that you want your brand to associate with.

Artists are living in a highly competitive modern art world. To build your audience and consumer base, you need to project yourself as a trustworthy brand. 

This requires building learning what’s your niche, making yourself visible online, collaborating with fellow artists, and developing trust with the public. 

Now’s the time to take that dive and find your artist brand and start building a platform for yourself!

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