Creative agencies, like Persimmon, have come to see the value in creating mood boards for our clients. A mood board is a visual tool that helps establish a vision or approach to an advertising or marketing concept, campaign or redesign.
Often presented like a collage or storyboard, a mood board brings together a host of visual elements that all come together to represent your brand, such as:
Typography and fonts
Applications across different mediums/channels
Back in the day, mood boards used to be done primarily on foam board with spray glue and magazine clippings. Fortunately, today there are a number of digital mood board tools available that allow for much more professional results and better B2B collaboration.
Creating a mood board at the onset of a project can ultimately help reduce project costs. By helping everyone agree on a look, feel and concept early on, there should be fewer time-consuming design and production changes once the project is underway. Additionally, the mood board can provide direction and vision for additional projects – helping you maintain a consistent look and more impactful branding across campaigns.
While there is often a temptation to jump right into the design phase of a project, taking the time to put together a mood board first can save time and effort, while ensuring that your campaign achieves its goals.
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