The Toastmasters logo has a proud history. It reflects the organizations growth from a plucky idea and one man (Ralph Smedley) operation to a cohesive, worldwide not -for-profit. From the start, Toastmasters has continued to provide educational tools in leadership and public speaking.
Like any trademarked material, Toastmasters has specific rules around its logo usage.
Use of the old logo is acceptable in some contexts:
- The display of old banners in historic context (in older pictures, specific celebrations of the club’s history and legacy, etc) is acceptable.
- The display of old banners in current meetings is permitted provided that the club also has the current banner more prominently displayed.
- However, the display of old banners must not be included in submissions for magazine, photo of the month, pictures in newsletters, etc, unless the issue is specific to historical records.
- Badges should not have any logos other than the current TI logo.
- Materials used in meetings (agendas, table tents, badges, lecterns, etc.) should all have the current logo printed on them.
Toastmasters International has specific guidelines for co-branded materials:
- Applicable only to corporate clubs and their corporation’s logo.
- The logos should not be displayed side by side, but on opposite ends/corners or places in the materials.
- Any other situations should not have logos next to the TI logo.
- In the case of sponsorships and partnerships, such logos should be in a specific area of the material, clearly marked as sponsors/partners.
- Clubs are not allowed to have their own logos–they should always use the TI logo followed by their name in one of the brand-approved fonts.
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