We have had several logos developed in the past but never really liked any of them. It's difficult because our business name is THE PRO AUDIO GUYS, which is four words, and it's hard to make that look good in a logo. We want something simple, but would consider something fancier, so feel free to experiment, as long as it could work on both white and black backgrounds. The main priority is using this for our new website under development. It will be a very clean and simple website with white background.
You can view our old website at: http://www.theproaudioguys.com.
You can also view our eBay template for the CURRENT color scheme: http://stores.ebay.com/theproaudioguys.
I like many of the elements of the current logo, but there is something about it I just don't like. The older original logo was simply the name typed out with the Impact font, White letters on a blue background. The first letter of each word was larger font. You can see it here: http://myworld.ebay.com/theproaudioguys
I almost like it better than our current logo, because the letters or more straight.
We once thought we would try a logo with a mascot. but all the mascot drawing we got looked like crap, so we ditched that idea. If someone has a brilliant mascot idea, we are all ears, but if you don't...that is ok, we can drop that idea. Not a big deal.
Our main competitors are companies like:
We are going to build our new site with a real Clean feel. Think Facebookish. We want the products and content to be more important than the overall design.
Regarding Slogan...Make a logo with and maybe without the slogan. (See current logo for slogan). Not sure if we still want the slogan with the logo or not.
I hope this helps. If you want any more info, please contact us.