May 17, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of branding, staying ahead of the curve is essential. To help you navigate the latest trends and strategies, we’ve curated the top five tips for building your brand in 2024. Let’s elevate your branding game this year!

1. Get Behind a Cause

In 2024, brands are more than just products or services—they’re movements. Consumers want to support companies that align with their values, and one powerful way to do that is by championing a cause. Whether it’s sustainability, social justice, or community empowerment, find a cause that resonates with your brand and audience. Sharing your commitment to this cause will attract like-minded customers who are passionate about making a difference. According to a 2023 Nielsen report, 73% of millennials are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Brands can find their most loyal customers by sharing the causes they care about. Check out these examples:




2. Be Transparent and Authentic

Transparency is no longer a buzzword—it’s a business imperative. In today’s hyper-connected world, consumers demand honesty and authenticity from the brands they support. Embrace transparency in all aspects of your business, from pricing and product sourcing to customer service and company culture. Think of companies like Patagonia, who share openly about their social and environmental impact as a retail clothing brand, or Ellevest, a female-founded investment company dedicated to transparency about their customer’s shares. And don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve made a mistake. By being open and honest with your customers, you’ll build trust and loyalty that lasts a lifetime. A study by Label Insight has shown that 94% of consumers are more likely to remain loyal to a brand that offers complete transparency. Commit to having authentic interactions with your customers both online and in person. 

3. Design…. Minimalism vs Maximalism

When it comes to design, less is often more—but that’s not always the case in 2024. Brands are experimenting with minimalist and maximalist aesthetics to make bold statements. Whether you prefer clean lines and neutral colors or bold typography and vibrant hues, choose a design that reflects your brand’s personality and resonates with your target audience. Consistency is key, so stick to your desired aesthetic across all touchpoints to create a cohesive brand experience.

Misfits Market

Poppy & Pout


4. Learn How to Effectively Storytell

Storytelling has always been a powerful tool for brands, but in 2024, it’s more important than ever. Here’s the catch: great brands don’t overshare their own stories – they enter their customers’ stories as a guide. Brands who position themselves as guides understand that their customers already have a story in which they are the hero.

To hone your storytelling skills, we recommend the StoryBrand Course on Building Made Simple, a program designed to help you master the art of narrative marketing. By aligning your brand’s story with the needs and desires of your customers, you can create a powerful, emotional connection that goes beyond the conventional buyer-seller relationship. Learn more and sign up for a free Business Made Simple trial here.

Interested in having a StoryBrand Guide help you craft your business’ messaging? Our team member, Jordan, is a guide who would love to lead you through a workshop to clarify your messaging. Sign up for a discovery call here.

5. Increase Personalization and Relatability

Personalization is the key to building meaningful connections with your audience. In 2024, brands are leveraging AI-driven personalization, social media engagement, and user-generated content to create tailored experiences that resonate with their customers. By understanding your audience’s needs, preferences, and pain points, you can deliver personalized content, offers, and recommendations that make them feel seen, heard, and valued.

User-generated content is compelling. It showcases real people using your products or services in their everyday lives, demystifying the experience and making it accessible to everyone. This shift from highly polished, production-heavy content towards more relatable, “average-Joe” experiences invites customers to interact with your brand as they are, without pretense.

This year, make a concerted effort to ensure your content isn’t just seen but felt. Personalize, relate and watch your brand resonate more deeply than ever before.


Branding isn’t just about logos and slogans—it’s about building relationships. By following these five tips, you can create a brand that stands out, resonates with your audience, and drives long-term loyalty. Start implementing these strategies today and watch your brand soar to new heights in 2024!

We would love to help your team implement these strategies (and more). At OneTeam, we understand that marketing and branding aren’t one-size-fits-all. We tailor our services to fit your needs. Here’s how it works:

  1. Book a Discovery Call
  2. Team Up 
  3. Lead the Market 

We can’t wait to work with you and see how we can help your business lead the market! Book a discovery call here.



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