A brand is a set of distinctive perceptions, ideas, and feelings that people have about your company and your digital product. These are formed through experiences with the business, such as customer service, the user interface, advertisements, to word of mouth, and many more.
It’s helpful to think about brands like you think about people. Each person has a brand, or set of behaviors, quirks, and characteristics you come to expect from them. And their brand – your idea of who that person is – evolves over time as you get to know them better, see them in new contexts, learn more about their background, their lifestyle, and their network.
Every interaction with your business is a brand interaction. These interactions shape their perception of your business and this perception impacts every decision they make. It shapes their willingness to try your product, renew your product, advocate for your product, and more. Businesses with enviable brands are more resilient, charge premium prices, and enjoy lower customer acquisition costs and churn rates. Many of the world’s most enviable brands are also the most valuable.
By far, the most important brand experience for digital products is the user experience. Can they easily complete tasks? Going further, it completing tasks enjoyable? Is the product regularly improved to add value?