Combination of color schemes, designs, words, etc., that a firm employs to make a visual statement about itself and to communicate its business philosophy. It is an enduring symbol of how a firm views itself, how it wishes to be viewed by others, and how others recognize and remember it. Unlike corporate image (which is ‘in there’ changeable mental impression), corporate identity is ‘out there’ sensory-experience conveyed by things such as buildings, décor, logo, name, slogan, stationery, uniforms, and is largely unaffected by its financial performance and ups and downs in its fortunes.
Corporate-identity is either strong or weak (not positive, negative, or neutral like a corporate image) and is more or less permanent unless changed deliberately. The identity (conveyed by its name and multicolored bitten-off-apple logo) of Apple computer, for example, as an innovative and pathbreaking firm has survived almost intact over about 30 years. But its image as a successful business has dimmed and brightened several times during the same period. See also visual identity.
Why do we need corporate branding? Corporate branding allows a company to distinguish itself from other competitors in a unique way. Corporate Identity is important to acquire more business and run the current business in a most efficient way. Corporate Identity is also known as branding. It’s upto the communication department to create a corporate identity which stands out from the rest of the world. To give you more inspiration we have included 25 Creative Corporate Identity and branding design examples.