Brand Strategist

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Common projects for Brand Strategists

Designing a complete brand strategy for a new business.

Rebranding an existing company to align with new business goals or market changes.

Developing a brand positioning strategy to differentiate a company in the market.

Creating a brand identity guide that includes logo design, color palette, typography, and more.

Developing a brand communication strategy to effectively reach the target audience.

Conducting a brand audit to assess current brand performance and recommend improvements.

Tips for working with and hiring Brand Strategists

Define your branding needs

Prior to hiring a freelance brand strategist, it's crucial to have a clear understanding of your branding needs and goals. This could include brand positioning, brand identity development, brand communication strategies, or rebranding initiatives.

Review their past work

Take the time to review the brand strategist's past projects and successes. This not only gives you an idea of their capabilities but also provides insight into how they approach and execute branding strategies.

Check their technical and creative skills

A good brand strategist should have a balance of creative and technical skills. They should be proficient in tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and have a deep understanding of marketing and business strategy.

Communication is essential

Ensure your brand strategist is responsive, open to feedback, and communicates effectively. Regular updates on the project's progress will help keep everything on track. All communication and project management should be done through Contra to keep everything organized and in one place.

How to hire Brand Strategists

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, clearly understand your branding needs and goals. This will help you communicate your requirements effectively to the strategist.

Post a detailed job

Providing a detailed job description on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your company, the project's scope, required skills, and timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Interview your shortlisted freelancers. Ask about their experience, approach to branding, and how they handle different aspects of the project.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This should include project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Brand Strategists

1. Can you provide examples of brand strategies you have developed and implemented successfully?

2. How do you approach a new branding project and what information do you need from me to get started?

3. What tools and methodologies do you use to research and analyze market trends and consumer behavior?

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Frequently asked

A freelance brand strategist is a professional who helps develop and implement strategies to create a specific image of a product or business in the minds of consumers. This can include defining brand positioning, creating a brand identity, and developing communication strategies.

A freelance brand strategist is a professional who helps develop and implement strategies to create a specific image of a product or business in the minds of consumers. This can include defining brand positioning, creating a brand identity, and developing communication strategies.

Hiring a brand strategist on Contra allows you to access high-quality, verified talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. Contra's platform also makes it easy to handle contracts and payments, and collaborate efficiently with your freelancer.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Brand strategists who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of brand strategists and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Brand strategists often use tools such as Adobe Illustrator for creating brand visual elements, and various marketing analysis tools for researching market trends and consumer behavior.

Projects that require a brand strategist often include creating a new brand identity, rebranding an existing company, developing a brand positioning strategy, or creating a brand communication plan.

The cost of hiring a brand strategist on Contra can vary between $50 and $150 per hour, depending on the complexity of the project and the strategist's experience and skills.

Freelance brand strategists are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments for the work they produce for their clients are handled through Contra, with clients required to pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity.

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