The Brand Guy

Welcome to The Brand Guy (My real name is Ian Morris). I draw on over 20 years of experience as a designer and branding expert, supporting ambitious businesses in developing their brands to stand out and succeed.

Bringing together an unparalleled range of experiences across many different industries and sectors, across my career, I have worked closely with 1000s of business people, from bluechip internationals to aspiring start-ups and challenger brands.

I combine brand consultancy, design creativity and marketing techniques to make often profound difference to businesses, helping them become more competitive and customer-centric.

I’m not a marketing mystic sent to baffle you with the latest industry buzzwords, I’m a pragmatic problem-solver with one goal in mind: to help you achieve success for your business. After all, that’s what we’re here for, right?

"I’m not a marketing mystic sent to baffle you with the latest industry buzzwords, I’m a pragmatic problem-solver with one goal in mind: to help you achieve success for your business."

Ian Morris, The Brand Guy

Finding your unique proposition

I specialise in brand strategy for small and medium-sized businesses, I have worked in a wide range of industries including technology, education, manufacturing, charity and sports.

I'm a careful listener, focusing on what's most important. Plus, with a background in design, it’s not all about theory but your brand as a whole - its story, identity, voice and message.

Ian in a nutshell

Running a successful creative agency for over 14 years
A degree-level graduate of creative design
Author of The Anatomy of a Brand
Degree tutor in business and marketing faculty
Featured author and contributor on branding
Experienced speaker on brand and marketing topics
An approachable, confident listener

Brand consultancy specialisms

Developing a compelling brand proposition
Understanding and focusing on your key customers
Developing a leading brand image
Customer experience mapping and improvement
Creating a stand-out customer experience
Developing modern marketing strategies that work
Handling acquisitions and brand mergers
Supporting marketing teams with strategy and guidance
Creative support from Ian’s leading creative agency

From meeting one Ian understood what we needed and came up with great ideas on how to move our brand forward. Very professional and totally understands the direction in which we were trying to take the business.

Marketing Manager

Ian is a great person to collaborate with. Working with him and his team feels like a partnership rather than a classic supplier-to-customer relationship. He always showed high professionalism and spot-on guidance.

Leading Technology Business

I have always been impressed by Ian's willingness to challenge our thinking to gain the best results from a project. Ian takes the time to get to know the businesses he is working with, understand their markets and individualities and has built a great working relationship with myself and our team over the years.

Business Owner

His quick learning, total understanding of our situation which others find difficult to grasp (even those we've worked with for years) and his fast idea generation. And also the process he uses to determine which direction to go.

Marketing Manager

Ian Morris is extremely creative and has helped us take our brand strategy to the next level. One of the most creative people I know, he is always hands-on, helpful, resourceful and switched-on.

Leading Technology Business

Having worked with Ian Morris for many years, I hold him in high regard. You never leave a meeting with Ian without thinking that was useful. He is full of ideas and works hard to ensure he is adding value whether it's a service your paying for or just part of the conversation. He thinks out of the box and tries to come at topics from different angles. Love it!

Marketing Strategist

Ian organised a great brand strategy workshop at the beginning of the project which got things off to a really good start. We are delighted with all the work and are excited to work with them through to the launch of our product.

Leading Technology Business

I have worked with Ian over many years, and the advice and support he has given have been invaluable. He is intelligent, commercially savvy and understanding of our business needs. Ian is very experienced with real-world experience.

Leading Technology Business

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