Business

Startups, businesses, and entrepreneurs use PickFu to test everything from business ideas, names, and logos to marketing copy and website designs.


Which One Won? Testing tagline ideas for your business

The tagline on your website is one of the first things a visitor will see when checking out your business online. The tagline ideas you come up with should be catchy, enticing, and a clear representation of what your business is. 

In this PickFu poll, the entrepreneur wanted to gauge the reaction of a specific audience to two different tagline ideas for a cooking subscription business. The pollster narrowed their respondent pool to those between the ages of 25-44 with an income higher than $60k. 

Option A: Make Cooking Rad
Option B: Cooking’s Fun Again

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Why Choosing the Best Fonts Has a Huge Impact on Your Brand

Thanks to Rodney Laws of Ecommerce Platforms for this guest post on choosing the best fonts for your brand.

Typography is so easily overlooked, yet it subtly affects everything around it. The best fonts and typography choices ripple out, significantly affecting how consumers view your brand. What message is conveyed? Does the brand stay in memory? Ultimately, typography influences people to choose your brand or avoid it.

Even if it seems like the bottom of your priority list, never be casual about the fonts you choose. If you choose wisely, you only need to do it once.

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Which One Won? A modern logo for a nightclub

Certain businesses and industries naturally have a particular vibe, such as a floral shop being pretty or the construction industry being rugged. When creating logos and branding for your business, it’s important to match the feel customers expect. In this PickFu poll, the entrepreneurs behind a nightclub tested out two designs for a modern logo. Both options have the same color palette and feature the business name Levels Nightclub

However, each modern logo design features different fonts and spacing. Option A uses a rounded, bubbly font for the word Levels, while Option B uses a sharper, edgier font. These seemingly small differences give each logo a different look.  

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Which One Won? How to choose an appealing webinar title

Online webinars are a popular means for businesses to demonstrate their expertise and build an audience. In addition to compelling content, your webinar title must attract attendees. So how should you name your webinar? 

In this PickFu poll, an entrepreneur tested two webinar titles.   

Option A: [Webinar] Video for Business: How to make it work for me
Option B: [Webinar] Video for Business: How to get ahead 

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Which One Won? Choosing a brand name that people connect with

Choosing a brand name is a big undertaking. Brand names need to be clever and catchy but also instantly recognizable, especially to people who are discovering it for the first time.

One business owner considered two names for a brand that enables apartment dwellers to start an organic vegetable garden in their limited outdoor space. Using PickFu to test two different names, the business owner asked respondents which name represented the business idea better.

Respondents chose between PatioHarvest (Option A) and PorchFarmer (Option B). A clear winner emerged between the two. Which brand name do you think it was?

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Which One Won? How to write a mission statement that is on-brand

As you’re starting a business, the building blocks of its branding include your logo, tagline, and mission statement. A mission statement is a quick summary of the goals and values of a company. It acts as a compass to guide the organization as a whole. So when figuring how to write a mission statement, don’t create your mission in a vacuum. Get outside feedback to make sure the statement resonates.

Pawopolis, a store aimed at pet lovers, used PickFu to test two different mission statements to see which people find more appealing. The store’s owners arrived at the name Pawopolis thanks to another PickFu poll they ran to test their store name ideas. 

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When Is the Right Time for Outsourced Operations?

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Connor Gillivan of FreeeUp for the following guest post.

While the earning potential of e-commerce is unquestionably good, running an online store isn’t as easy as it looks. When businesses need help, many entrepreneurs turn to outsourced operations. Help from the gig economy is usually easier and more cost-efficient than full-time staff.

The idea of outsourcing is exciting, especially for a startup just beginning to feel the need for it. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably considered outsourcing too. But when is the right time?

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Which One Won? Capturing a company’s essence in a logo

Sam Bass, designer of popular logos such as AT&T, Warner Brothers, and United Airlines, once said, “Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company.”

That puts a lot of pressure on a company to create the perfect logo.

Many companies use PickFu polls to help them test and see how effectively their logos and identity systems depict their mission to their audience. One company recently created a PickFu poll to test two different logos. It asked the test panel, “Which logo evokes a sense of luxury and appeal?”

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Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Advertising expert David Ogilvy stated, “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

In other words, if you want your product to sell, then you better have a winning headline.

To find its winning headline, the company LeapIN created a PickFu poll, testing out two different headlines for its landing page. It asked the audience, “Which tagline makes more sense and better relates to what the company is doing?” The audience consisted of men and women, ages 25-54.

Option A reads, “Independent work made simple.”

Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Option B reads, “Empowering Independent Work.”

Which One Won? Creating a Winning Headline

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design

The logo is one of the staples of your business. It establishes your brand. It distinguishes your company from others. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you have tested your logo design on a target audience. It might surprise you to find that one of your creative design choices doesn’t fly with your audience at all.

A company recently experienced this when testing its logo using a PickFu poll. It asked the test panel, “Which logo is more appealing?”

Both logos are all black. Option A shows the words “SAVAGE GENERAL” with a sprocket wheel behind it.

Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design
Option B has the words “SAVAGE” and below it, the words “GENERAL” are upside down.
Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design
Can you guess which one won?

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