Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Brand Psychology

BRAND IDEAS FOR SURVIVING THE LONG HAUL

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 16, 2017 4:41:38 PM

 

[And] I have learnt from people's stories, been inspired by their hope, and been strengthened by their coming together.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

 UPDATED AUGUST 2017

When people come together, great things start happening. For starters, they shun the logic that had worked yesterday, but is obsolete today. They work as one organism — one mind and one soul for one mission, and thus they make something happen that is far grander than themselves.

It is your people who lends color, texture and poetry to your brand. It is your people who brings forth innovation and sees to the health, and the ultimate survival of your brand.

Since we live in an age of innovation, your job as a leader is to prepare your company for the kind of "work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined."

HOW do you go about doing that?

For starters, you are sitting on the perch. You should be able to forecast by the soft trends and strategize by the hard trends.

Having said that, in this article, we do not talk about trends but we draw inspiration from 5 books that can help change the pattern of your brand and get you situated for the long haul.

Check it out and see if it does anything for you.

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Topics: Art of Business, Brand Power, Branding, Value Brand

BRAND MARKETING — WORDS IN THE world of TECH MAYHEM

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jul 7, 2016 3:35:36 PM

 

In a culture of visual and technological mobocracy, we have forgotten the power of words. Sad isn't it?

Yet, the greatest of the great were always aware of the strength of the words. And they harnessed it with superior charm and considerable acumen.

Most of us would agree that, Nelson Mandela is an icon of freedom and a powerhouse of forgiveness and statesmanship. However, did you know that, during his prison days, it was unlawful even to quote him (for the fear of massive uprising). And, here is why?

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Topics: Brand Perception, Idea Brands, Sarmistha Tarafder, Branding, Value Brand

THE Verve of Value. Why you ought to be a value brand?

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 3, 2015 4:41:00 PM

 

"Whatever is common is despised. Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises, and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic."

Apparently being bombarded by brand clutter is not something new. The above excerpt is part of the essay written by Samuel Johnson published on January 20, 1759, for his magazine The Idler. Moving closer to our times, in 1988, NY Times reported that a typical consumer is deluged by 5000 brand messages a day which amounts to 2 million a year.

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Topics: Brand Marketing, Brand Design, Brand Potential, Brand Exhibiting, Brand Perception, Brand Colors, Sarmistha Tarafder, Brand Power, Brand virtue, Value Brand

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Sarmistha Tarafder is the co-creator of brands in 3 D spaces. Always, in pursuit of essence and enchantment, mind and mystery, myth and matter!