The latest Star Wars film is coming out next week, and excitement is in the air with the buzz created by fans, both online and offline. Like all big franchises, the Star Wars brand name is one that’s inspired and influenced many. But before it got to where it is today, Star Wars’ brand was a new name in the market, and its niche, space opera, wasn’t as popular yet in films.
Star Wars’ reputation for being one of the films that popularized the space opera genre can be attributed to several factors. Among these is its strategic use of film elements to bring the Star Wars universe to life. It also tapped into the social trends of its time, and took a compelling approach to a story set in space. Compared to its competitors, Star Wars was a novelty that drew from and capitalized on its audience’s interests.
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Get some inspiration from the movie franchise and expand your own niche. Knowing what you’re good at is the first step to building your brand. Working with your strengths gives you a direction on what approach to take in the market. Like Star Wars’ masterful use of the medium, you also have to find something that you can use as a leverage over existing brands.
Innovation and uniqueness are two things that catch people’s attention. Brainstorm creative ideas that both reflects what you stand for and piques prospects’ interests. Observing your market and keeping track of people’s preferences can be effective in your brand positioning and getting more people to subscribe to your niche. Remember, focusing on your customers’ needs is the way to good business.
For more ideas on how you can follow Star Wars’ example and become a well-known brand name, read through our infographic on the film franchise’s brand conquest: