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What Are the Different Logo Variations and What Sets them Apart?

What Are the Different Logo Variations and What Sets them Apart?

Are you about to start a new business? Or do you want to rebrand your existing business?

An important feature to consider is your company logo. A logo is one of the most important identity elements of an organization; it is usually the primary element that people recognize. It is therefore important that your logo corresponds with the imago that you want your business to exude.

When it comes to deciding on the type of logo that you need there are several approaches possible:

  • Template logo

    A fast and affordable approach, but not unique and therefore not recommended.

  • Font logo

    The business and professional style.

  • Symbol logo

    A graphical representation of your company.

  • Custom logo by sketch

    Best choice if you already have some ideas of what you want your logo to look like.

  • Custom logo (researched)

    Let us at Rocket Minds research and design a fitting logo for your company.

Should my organization name be in my logo?

In most cases, we recommend to have the name of your company indicated near or in the logo. Only a few companies succeeded to make their logo recognizable solely by their icon or symbol. Moreover, this only became possible after huge investments in advertising and existing on the marketplace for years already. Successful examples are the Nike symbol, the Windows icon of Microsoft, and Absolut Vodka who made the shape of their bottle widely recognizable by using visual marketing strategies based on the same shape.

Logo Variations and their Differences | Rocket Minds
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So what is the deal with logos that only use the initials of the name?

That primarily depends on how people memorize and get used to saying the name of your organization. General Electric, for example, is a long name so GE is an excellent logo. GE, meanwhile, is also considered as a nickname for the organization. The same concept applies to FedEx instead of Federal Express, or IBM for International Business Machines. So how do you think people will interpret the name Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing? To make it easier to memorize, they effectively branded it as 3M Company.

A nickname is what people like to call you, so never try to force it. If people want to use your full name, then this is the name that your logo should represent. “Metropolitan Life” can be “MetLife,” but “New York Life” will always stay “New York Life”.

Logo Variations and their Differences | Rocket Minds

Do you have a question about logos or do you want a quote for the (re)design of your own logo or company identity?

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