Consider the logo pictured at left. What thoughts immediately came rushing to your mind upon seeing that particular image? Speed? Class? Luxury Vehicles? Even Germany, perhaps?
This simple circle surrounding a 3-sided star has the ability to evoke so many different associations in ones mind from the products the company produces to the place of its origin. While this logo has been around since 1926, having had decades to establish such recognition for the entire Mercedes-Benz automobile company from its simple design, it is purely an example to demonstrate the power that symbols have in our world today.
Promotional products can be successful means of aiding in establishing logo identities as logos are like links to memories in consumers’ minds, and material items can help to reinforce those memories. After all, even with well-known car companies it’s not only their own automobiles that don their symbols. They produce apparel, key chains, and more, that are all customized with their logos, providing exposure for their brands in more arenas than just on the road.
Automobile companies have some of the most recognized logos throughout the world – see if you recognize a few, or all, of these:
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