Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Brand Psychology

Brand Exhibiting: Anchored in Anthropomorphism

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Sep 18, 2019 5:56:17 PM

Updated 2022


Let's face it. It might be your brand but you no longer own it.


Brands today, are going through tectonic shifts. It is no longer defined by the constraints of the boardroom, all neatly packaged and rolled out as a fixed set of ideas. Sure, you might have a brand message. But that is not your market position. Your market position is what your customers feel about your brand. It is constantly being manipulated and motivated by the users of your brand. Your brand reality is challenged in every product, package, interaction, platform and architectural spaces. At every touch points you are now tasked to provide memorable moments that delights and deliberates. In his book, The Soft Edge, Rich Karlgaard, refers to the emotional connections as Taste. To achieve the right taste profile for your brand, Karlgaard says, “True taste kindles a products’ emotional touch points.”


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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Brand Marketing, Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, Trade show booth, Brand Design, Brand Exhibiting, Brand Perception, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing

Trade show booth design: The space inside your space

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 9, 2018 3:59:09 PM

Updated 2022






Setting aside the quickening of time factor, (another expression for another day), the simple truth is, — your clients and your prospects does not feel encouraged to interact with you because, you do not inspire them. More often than not, you have been dishing out half-baked product updates at trade shows, using the same kiosks and booth designs that does not infuse them with any new thoughts, or, nudge them to participate in your presentation, because, you have messaged it with the SOLE FOCUS ON YOUR PRODUCT.


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Topics: Design Inspiration, Design Tips, Bay Area Trade show display, Graphic Design, Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, Retractable Banner Stands, Pop up displays, Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, Trade show booth, Exhibit Rental, Hanging Display Banners, Booth Flooring, Trade show lounge, Trade show convention, Portable Display Booths, Sarmistha Tarafder, Lounge settings, Island Exhibits

Attracting the Eyeballs: Holding the Gaze!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Dec 20, 2017 1:54:38 PM



With search engines, media portals and social networking sites cluttered with dozens of links and banners ads and magazines scattered with inserts and advertorials, how do we break through the clutter to grab the attention of consumers? Increasingly, the long lost science of tracking eye movements is coming back in vogue as markets figure out how to make eye contact with their target customers.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Design Tips, Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, 2011 Tradeshow Trends, Trade show convention, Trade Show Exhibit, Golden Proportion, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Eye contact, E pattern, F pattern, Road to Success, Sarmistha Tarafder


Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 5, 2015 11:42:25 AM




Updated October 2016

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Yet, it is 21st century and we are at best, floundering at building a stronG foundation.

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Topics: Tradeshow booth design, Art of Marketing, contenmarketing, cybersecurity

Multisensory Brand Exhibiting: Raise Response, Register Retention

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Apr 24, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Ask yourself this question: What has been your best-ever brand experience?

Maybe it was staying at the Belagio Hotel - the multi-colored, multi-shaped large hand-blown glass flower ceiling in their signature lobby, or perhaps owning your first iPad - the thrill of opening the package and the anticipation of accessing world wisdom in the palm of your hands. Or simply a vivid memory of opening a cold Coke on a hot day - the ultimate satisfaction of quenching your primal thirst!

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Topics: Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, trade show booths, Multisensory Brand Exhibiting, Trade shows, modular exhibits, Sarmistha Tarafder

Modern Booth Design: Art of Enticement!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 18, 2013 12:23:00 PM

We are living in exciting times. The concept of traditional marketing is being challenged every day. Fresh waves of ideas are consistently hitting the shores. The blogosphere is inundated with articles describing the fact that brand equity cannot be linked to actual firm equityor any other recognized financial metric. There is a huge uproar that in a world infused with social-media madness; "traditional marketing and sales not only doesn't work so well, it doesn't make sense." A lot of speculation rolls around the market place as to what is going to replace the old medium; new possibilities of peer influence-based, community-oriented marketing hold much greater promise for creating sustained growth through authentic customer relationships.”

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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Tradeshow booth design, Art and Design, Art of Presentation, Art of Marketing, Persuasion Marketing, Trends in Booth Design, Art of Enticement, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Trendy Booth Design

Booth Design: The Art of Attracting Attendees!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 2, 2012 11:32:00 AM

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Topics: Graphic Design, Tradeshow booth design, Hanging Structure, Hanging Sign, Trade show Trends, Trends in Booth Design, John Sterling, pre-show promotions, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing, Skyline Bay Area, Trency Booth Desgign

Booth Design Ideas: Stimulating Depths!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Oct 8, 2012 3:31:00 PM

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Topics: Tradeshow booth design, Art and Design, Architecture, Exhibition Booth Design, applied geometry, Trade show lounge, Trade Show Booth Design, Trends in Booth Design, Social Media in Tradeshow booth design, Trade Show Rigging, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade show marketers, 2011 Tradeshow Trend, Elegant design, Trendy Booth Design, Trade show design 2012, Social Marketing, Trade show exhibit design

INSPIRED Spaces: Asserting Architectural Artistry

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Sep 17, 2012 11:16:00 AM


“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."

[MovieMaker Magazine #53 - Winter, January 22, 2004 ]”
― Jim Jarmusch

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Topics: Tradeshow booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, Architecture, Brand Exhibiting, applied geometry, Expressive spaces, Daniel Libeskind, Sarmistha Tarafder, Skyline Bay Area

Compelling Booth Design: Create Beyond Limits!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Sep 4, 2012 2:37:00 PM

Knowledge is great. Competence is great. But the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment. ~ Guy Kawasaki

You trade show booth is your space that you use for sharing knowledge and inspiring conversation. It is a channel for enchantment. It is the space where your brand image is broadcasted. It prompts people to form perceptions about your company and your products. It is reflected in the angles of your product; it is embedded in the curves of your booth architecture, it is pronounced in the stylistic images, the texture of floor that you walk on and the uniqueness of the furniture that you use. The exhibit design is a powerful display of your brand psychology.

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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Tradeshow booth design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Architecture, Art of Presentation, Art of Marketing, Booth Design Lounge, Architectural Display Signs, applied geometry, Sarmistha Tarafder, Elegant design, Angled Island Booth, Island Booth Design, Angular Booth Design, Trendy Booth Design, Tribe



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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!