Few businesses would dispute the importance of branding, but too often, they think the work begins and ends with developing a logo. As a creative director with a background in design, I love a good logo; it provides an identity for your company and distinguishes you from your competitors. A well-designed logo is an instantly recognizable symbol of your company; most people can immediately visualize the logos associated with top brands like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks, to name just a few. They are ubiquitous around the world; you don’t need to speak the language if you’re craving a Big Mac in a foreign country—just look for the golden arches! But it’s important to note that a brand is more than a logo.