Our Brand Promise
Our organization’s beginning was founded on the big ideas and relentless fascination of 14 Atlantans who were hell bent on our city’s historical relevance in society. Now, we are an ambitious, multidimensional cultural institution serving Atlantans, Americans and the citizens of the world. We are a place, an experience and a brand that is powered by the love and admiration of our community.
Our Brand Imperatives
We have five brand imperatives that characterize the ambitions of the Atlanta History Center. Our brand imperatives also point to long-term actions and behaviors described in our 2020 strategic plan. The desired outcomes will be measured against our collective pursuit of these initiatives. Our brand imperatives are supported with a corresponding key action.
Be a good host
Engage with a more diverse visitor audience. Identify those genuine inflection points and replicate them.
History on the attack
Show up in uncharted territory through our people, design and voice.
Obsess over our audience
Anticipate future needs of our guests. Act on insights from customer experience feedback. Be students of social and consumer trends in our space.
Tune every instrument
Share a coherent vision across leadership, financial operating teams and board committees.
We are bigger than our buildings
Through new collaborations and partnerships, become a recognizable and compelling voice in Atlanta. Actively participate with a point of view on big issues and current events.
Our Brand Voice
Our brand voice is inherently active and inviting. We use a confident and energetic tone in our communications (both visually and in words), we encourage people to be a part of our experience.
We speak to our audiences with clarity and use the following principles to guide our brand voice:
Be Loud & Clear
We use simple words and sentences to connect our audience to the content. Consider the content as well as the context for its use and how it will be read. Use the most relevant language to maximize the effectiveness of an idea.
We pull our audience in and help them participate in our experience. We inform and educate them about the richness of our community’s history. Whether we are writing for a poster or a special announcement, we lead them through the content, guiding them to the information that will be most helpful to them.
Be Friendly, Clear & Relatable
We write in a way that suits each and every situation. Under certain circumstances, our tone might be informal and entertaining. In other scenarios, we might write in a manner that demands formality. Under all circumstances, remember to connect with our audience by being friendly, clear and relatable.