Mike Richards, aka The Travelling Ape, is on a mission to visit all 195 countries and share his insights in geopolitics, international relations and personal development in his travel blog.
Setting the scene
Mike came to us, as he needed ideas and insight as to whether he could turn his hobby into a business. He’s been travelling the world for several years and documenting his adventures through his lens of a geopolitical analyst. He had an idea to turn his blog into a book and wanted to know if we thought this was viable.
Holding the branding workshop
Over the course of a 2-hour workshop, we asked Mike lots of important, and sometimes challenging, questions about his brand. We used a tool called the Business Model Canvas to provide a framework for the workshop.
By allowing Mike this valuable time to talk about his brand, we were able to tease out his true values and purpose and uncover some important and intriguing insights. This allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of who he is, where his passions lie, and where he could ultimately take his business in the future.
Preparing the branding document
Following the workshop, we set to work preparing the branding document. We captured what had been discussed during the workshop, came up with ideas for Mike’s brand values, messaging, and the products and services he could offer, and made recommendations for next steps.
Tying it all together
We then presented our document to Mike, running through our findings and ideas with him. He was very pleased with the results and found the whole process very exciting. It helped him to get unstuck and gave him inspiration for how to move forward with his brand.
Brand Strategy Package: “My experience with Wildheart Media was fantastic. I was a bit stuck on the direction of travel for my travel-focused website. However, the Brand Strategy Meeting was very insightful, and offered me a whole new insight into the different possible directions I could take it in. It left me with plenty to think about, and excited about where I will be able to take it in the future.”
Logo & Style Guide Package: “I thoroughly enjoyed the process of developing my logo and brand with Wildheart. I had a rough idea of what I wanted the logo to look like. Having taken all of my views on board, the final logo that Wildheart produced surpassed all of my expectations and I love it. I have received positive feedback about it from so many people, and it has made me excited to take my brand to the next level. I would highly recommend!”
SEO Package: “The SEO package was incredibly useful. Not only did I get some great ideas for future SEO-friendly content and an SEO audit for my website, I was given a really useful document explaining how it all works and what to work on. For someone who had not previously had too much experience in the SEO sphere, this was highly useful!”– Mike Richards