How do I create brand guidelines in the messages editor?

Click on the following icon at the top of the message editor to create a corporate identity:

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A new screen will open:

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In this screen you can create a new brand identity. If you have already made several brand identities, you will also see them here.

Create a new brand guideline

First give a name to the corporate identity and then click on the + Create button. A settings screen will open:

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In this screen you have the following settings:

Apply brand guidelines

If you have created a brand identity and you want to use it in your message, you must first update it in your message. You can do this in the General tab. Select the branding, and then click Update Branding

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Details

In this screen you can set the address details and website url.
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This data becomes visible when you have "place holders" in your template. The "place holders" are filled from this data. We can add place holders for you. Place holders have already been applied to the standard templates in the template library.

The advantage of this is; When you change data, you do not have to adjust this in every template, but this data is automatically adjusted. 

Image assets

In the screen of images you upload your logo in different variants. 

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Click the + Drag or Upload button to upload an image. You can choose an image from the Images module or upload a new variant. The images of the logo become visible when you have "place holders" in your template. The "place holders" are filled with the logos you have uploaded here. We can add place holders for you. Place holders have already been applied to the standard templates in the template library.

The advantage of this is; When you change logos you do not have to adjust this in every template, but is automatically adjusted from this data. Place holders are also placed with the standard templates in the template library.

Colors

Add your basic colors and supporting colors via this screen.

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Click the plus icon to add colors. You can use the color picker or apply a color code. 
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The advantage of adding colors in the corporate identity is that you can select them more easily when you use a color picker within the editor. You can see the colors under the color picker.
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Typography

In this screen you define the typography for paragraph text and the headers.

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This way you don't have to set the color and font per text element. With the option + Click to add font it is possible to use Google fonts.
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It is also possible to add Adobe Fonts to the brand manager, if you have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. For more information, read the article How to use Adobe Fonts in the brand manager?

Buttons

Create buttons that you can easily add to your message. It is possible to draw up multiple variants. With this option you do not have to manually adjust the style of your button, but you can easily select the variant you want to use. 
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Click + Create to create a button. A pop-up will open where you can style a button. 

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Click Save when you are satisfied and want to add the button. 

Edit, delete, duplicate button

Do you want to edit, delete or duplicate a button? Then click on the arrow to open the menu.

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Add button on your canvas

To add a button from your corporate identity on the canvas, first apply the brand identity in the message editor.

Then you will see the heading Custom button at the button element. Below you can see the options that you have set in the brand identity. When you select an option, the style is immediately applied to the button.
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Social channels

You can manage the design of your social channels here.

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Select a style icon and then click + Create.
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Next, you will see the options of the social channels. Select a social channel and enter the information. You do this for every social channel you are active on.
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When you finished creating the brand guidelines, the brand will be visible in the overview. Per brand you see a dropdown button with an arrow pointing down. With the drop-down menu it is possible to edit or delete a brand guideline.

You can also set the brand as default from this dropdown-menu. This way, the brand will be automatically loaded in when creating a new message. 
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