Showing posts with label Brand Identity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brand Identity. Show all posts

Political Branding

Politicians immediately become brands (personal brands) when their campaigns kicks off  and this isn’t a new concept. Running for President of the United States means building a brand that at least 51% of the country is willing to buy on Election Day.
Logos + Taglines = a value proposition that drives voters to 1- differentiate the brands appeal 2- inspire them giving votes 3- and/or a few bucks in campaign contributions. 

"Make America Great Again", was designed to make white, working-class men remember when things were better for them or, at least, they thought they could remember.
Trump used this nostalgia to support his positions and tap into positive emotions in his supporters, further mobilizing them as evangelists.

TNT rebrands.

TNT Express is a division of TNT. The TNT Express company was formed when the TNT Group separated in 2011, creating two separate companies Post NL and TNT Express.
TNT Express kept the TNT name as part of the deal and TNT Post, (a Post NL company) agreed to rebrand by the end of 2014.
Design Bridge has rebranded delivery company TNT, positioning it as The People Network and creating a circular device which represents “perpetual motion”.

Design Bridge says it was asked to define a new strapline that would convey TNT’s new strategy and culture, and to design a new logo and brand expressions, which would “reflect TNT’s vision”.
A new strapline, “The People Network”, reflects the company’s aim to connect people and businesses in a “truly personal, rather than purely professional manner”, according to Design Bridge.
The consultancy hopes the new strapline will help “galvanise the ‘challenger’ spirit of those working internally at TNT”, as well as TNT customers.
TNT chief executive Tex Gunning, says: “Customers are not barcodes and we are not robots. We all relate to what drives our customers: business growth with a personal touch. Taking time to understand what customers really need distinguishes us from others. We are The People Network.”

The new identity is held within a cropped circle device giving the impression of being part of a journey and of “perpetual motion moving through the world” says Design Bridge.
TNT Post rebranded  earlier this month in a project led by Sutcliffe Reynolds Fitzgerald.

Postal service TNT Post rebrands as Whistl

The TNT Group separated in 2011creating two separate companies, Post NL – Whistl’s (TNT Post’s) parent company – and TNT Express. The deal meant TNT Express retained the TNT brand name and TNT Post agreed to rebrand by the end of 2014.
Sutcliffe Reynolds Fitzgerald managing and creative director John Sutcliffe says the consultancy has worked with TNT for 25 years and won the work on the strength of this.
Sutcliffe says that Whistl wanted its new brand to be “much more human, friendly and consumer facing”.
Whistl is already rolling out an expansion plan increasing its “end-to-end” delivery service, which it says means more postman on the streets making domestic deliveries as the company shifts its focus from a pure business-to-business service. 

Whistl hopes to increase staff levels from 3,000 now to 20,000 by 2019.

“That’s why Whistl needed to be softer and more approachable”, says Sutcliffe – “There are postmen walking up people’s drives.”
Senior designer Simon Grigg says that the name Whistl is musical and evokes “a posty’s whistle”.  The identity is based on the Tondo typeface and the typeface for headlines is a version of Gotham Rounded, which Grigg says works well for screen and print.
Sutcliffe says that the orange brand colour is being kept from the TNT Post brand as Whistl “wanted to keep something from the past” and because “orange fits – it’s bright, warm and human”.
Other brand and campaign elements include a 1.8m whistle built by a prop maker at Pinewood studios for Whistl ads, and the commissioning of David Morris, “the world’s top whistler”, Sutcliffe says. 

Sara Guirado | Turning essence of Arabia into a brand

Personal branding describes the process by which individuals and entrepreneurs differentiate themselves and stand out from a crowd by identifying and articulating their unique value proposition, whether professional or personal, and then leveraging it across platforms with a consistent message and image to achieve a specific goal. 

In this way, individuals can enhance their recognition as experts in their field, establish reputation and credibility, advance their careers, and build self-confidence.

Great brands lives for ever and never age!.

What ever you do to find out how old Sara is you will fail, not only because she is a woman and true ladies never tells , rather its how lively she gets with age.

Sara’s logo reflects more than a business brand , it shows its  business strategy – Solo, Mastering , Expert and Passionate.

Without effort i can get Sara’s brand values:
  1. Open. with self and target group. See Faceboock business page < >
  2. Consistent. there is a strategy in sharing content from buildup to sustain
  3. Emotional. on each touchpoint  content connects to others on a high emotional level.
  4. Engage. the brand Engage with pride and good presence wich will drive to really building a powerful community. See Facebook page <>
without further analyses , you have to live the brand experience on Sara’s website to get a grip of why she is a great case study of Personal branding.

As a brand Sara managed to  establish an inventory of core competencies, expertise, abilities, and existing level of recognition that uniquely differentiated her from others.

  • Value Proposition: What do she stand for?
  • Differentiation: What makes her stand out?
  • Marketability: What makes her compelling?

logos and their non-latin adaptations

Translations with non-latin characters are strangely a pretty good way to test the strength of a brand. To adapt the logo, you need to re-interprate it using the codes of the visual, such as lines, curves, font style and color. If your visuals are very easy to identify, it makes the adaptation much easier.
In this post, you can see how well eight famous brands adapted when they had to switch to non-latin characters.

1. CNN arabic

The arabic version of the CNN logo is a great adaptation of the original news channel logo. The arabic characters have been stylized in the same way as the CNN letters, with some similar angles and curves too.

2. FedEx arabic

The arabic version of the FedEx logo is an interesting one. The biggest challenge in its creation was to recreate the famous white space arrow. The result is excellent, the colors already tell you which company it is even though you can’t read arabic, but the arrow was created at the almost same spot in the logo, obviously it has to point the other way. Graham Smith wrote an entire post on this logo.

3. Coca-Cola chinese

This was a tough one to adapt due to the calligraphic nature of the original logo. The squareness of chinese characters makes it hard to replicate the flow of the Coca-Cola logo. However, the designers did a great job to stylize the chinese characters using the same widths of lines as in the Coca-Cola logo. The main reminders of the english version are the two typographic swirls that are used in the top and bottom of the logo.

4. Hebrew Translations of Latin Logos

Unfortunatly not real life logos, but famous logos recreated in hebrew for a design exercise. The students of Oded Ezer did a great job visually translating these logos. To see more check out the post on Brand New.

5. WordPress arabic

A little off because the chosen WordPress icon is actual the “fauxgo“, a wrong version of the logo that is often used on the web. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see omar’s attempt at creating an arabic version of the WordPress logo. It looks quite good, but the character’s lines deserves to have bigger wide/narrow parts difference.

6. Sprite thai

The Sprite logo in thai is also quite easily recognizable, the type effects and shadows have been reproduced and the lemon icon is used almost the same way.

7. Carlsberg hebrew

I don’t read hebrew, but I find it very surprising how similar the Carlsberg logo looks to its latin characters counterpart. If this is readable in hebrew, I’d say that the designers did an amazing job re-creating the logo.

8. Subway russian

This one looks like it isn’t an official logo and the initiative of a russian subway owner, but it is interesting nonetheless. The arrow on the last letter looks ok and flows with the logo, but the first character just doesn’t look right with an arrow.

Brand Name Origins

Ever wondered about how famous brands got their names from?

9,000 Logos of TV Channels Around the World



Horst brand identity
Lg2boutique’s mandate was to restyle the brand platform of Hörst, a designer and maker of high-end men’s clothing. Strategic research and the perceptual axes of the competitive field helped identify an important opportunity. Amongst large international players such as Hugo Boss, Versace, Strellson, Paul Smith and Ermenegildo Zegna, seduction proved to be the most ignored perceptual axis. This insight held great potential and offered the brand a credible positioning with which to enter the high-end market.
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Hörst’s target likes to shop and is constantly on the lookout for that little elegant or eccentric something to reaffirm his style. He is a mature man who maintains a somewhat mysterious air. Seduction, in his view, is a game. With a slight penchant for the extravagant, he is the embodiment of the modern dandy. He takes great pleasure from his lifestyle, never slavishly bowing to the dictates of fashion. Going to the barber, learning music or taking the train for business are all things he makes time for. His entire person is seductive, rising above the everyday. He is authentic.
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The “Authentisch Mann” signature highlights the brand’s German heritage — an important differentiator in a world of fashion dominated by French, Italian and British brands.
Lg2boutique believed that all these elements defined a position that would permit the Hörst brand to standout from the field.
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