All marketers can appreciate the importance of a good logo. Millions of dollars and decades of effort go into creating a strong, clear, recognizable symbol that represents a brand. Companies like Nike with their “swoosh,” products like Campbell’s Soup with its venerable red-and-white label, and even celebrities like Oprah with her “O” have succeeded in linking an image in our mind to a feeling of familiarity with what they have to offer.
The latest frontier in online marketing is the favicon. While you may not have heard of these little gems, you’ve no doubt seen plenty. A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is that small graphic image just to the left of the address bar in your web browser. You can probably see the orange Projectline favicon atop this browser page. Favicons are popping up more & more, and that little piece of real estate presents a great marketing opportunity. Continue reading