The Regular Guy/Girl Brand Archetype
What are brand archetypes? We’re so glad you asked! Building a brand story that sticks with your target audience is easier said than done. In order to learn how to use brand archetypes to create an authentic brand that resonates with your customers, you first need to understand how archetypes work.
Brand Archetypes Explained
First, each of the twelve brand archetypes’ meanings and traits forms a very distinct personality style. Some people and brands have a clear-cut archetype and rarely stray from it, making them predictable and consistent in messaging and style. However, building a brand story is rarely a cut and dried process. There are nuances and traits that cross over from one archetype to another – just like people. That’s where the Serendipit magic happens.
Just like people, most brands are complex beings that can’t be categorized by ticking a single identifier box unless it’s labeled “It’s complicated.” That’s why many of the brands we develop are so often a custom mix of 2-3 primary archetypes. Our highly-experienced brand development team carefully selects traits from each primary archetype chosen during our proprietary Brand Workshops, then seamlessly blends them together to form a unique personality and archetype that fits the aspirational vision of the brand. We call it the Serendipit ‘secret sauce’ – no generic ketchup or mayo involved. We create just the right amount of spice blends to flavor each custom mix. Let’s take a look at the next Archetype in our series: The Regular Guy/Girl.
The REGULAR GUY/GIRL Brand Archetype
REGULAR GUY/GIRL TRAITS
Unpretentious, Straight Shooter, People-Oriented, Reliable, Dependence, Practical, Down to Earth, Values Routine, Predictability, Status Quo, Traditional
THE REGULAR GUY/GIRL PERSONA
Regular Guy/Girls treat everyone equally and consider themselves on the same level as their customers. Focused on building a community, they have simple values and a realistic perspective. Evokes the companion, supporter, sidekick or trusted friend.
Connection to Others
Belonging & Enjoyment
All people are created equal.
REGULAR GUY/GIRLS IN THE WILD
Unpretentious and humble, The Regular Guy/Girl brand is often the most challenging archetype to pull off as it requires a product or service that appeals across demographic lines. Nonprofits can be a good choice for this archetype.
REGULAR GUY/GIRL BRAND ARCHETYPE EXAMPLES
IKEA, Levi’s, Home Depot, eBay, AAA, Volkswagen
Do You Identify with the Regular Guy/Girl Brand Archetype?
Unsure where to start when building a brand story or which archetype best suits your brand? Let our brand development experts at Serendipit help you out. Get in touch today, and we’ll help you find your brand identity! We know how to build a strong brand – just take a look for yourself!