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When you look at a strong brand, you see a promise – Jim Mullen

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Some may get a better or bigger start, but every brand has to gnaw its way to success.

Every brand starts as an idea, a product, or service. Some start with a bang, some discover their music as they move along, and some are just content to make a noise.

Brands, like muscle, build their strength. The strength is not a placard picture, or a fabricated impression but something that has been developed, inside out, over a period of time.

Brands don’t come out strong from the manufacturer’s kiln, or a service provider’s bureau, but build their strength in the eyes of the beholders. When they measure up to their expectations. When they don’t wobble during difficult times. When they deliver what they promise.

With over three decades of Brand Building behind us, we help brands across domains raise the bar, deliver their promises, and stay ahead in competitive markets.

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Your premium brand had better be delivering something special

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Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business– Warren Buffett

You don’t become special because your label says so. You don’t become premium because that’s how you have positioned it.

Today’s customers are knowledgeable, smart, and calculative. They size up the brands in their minds, rather than blindly follow the seller’s perceptions.

Today’s competitive environment has made things tough for the brands. But for a good reason. Just like competitive environment brings out the best, these tough times have made brands introspect, determine their true contribution, and be positioned accordingly.

Good brands are special, in many ways. They are special, positioned as special, and deliver more than the others are labelled to.

With over three decades of Brand Building behind us, we help brands across domains to create something special, and stay ahead in competitive markets.

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Half gone, or Half left?

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The beginning of July is an apt reminder of one half of the year gone by, and the other to come.

Time and again, it has been advocated and proven that those who work with goals, and timelines are those that achieve them, or get more out of life than others.

Do you think it is true?

Consider someone who’s carefree, without a plan, or direction drifting away as times lead him. Spiritually it may seem an ecstatic state, but in reality, rather than be peaceful such a person is lazy, indifferent or unconcerned about achievement.

On the other hand, someone who has a goal, a method, and a timeline, may not always achieve it but is always having a sense of purpose and direction.

It makes people evaluate both their efforts and achievement to avoid complacency and ensure their life is meaningful and ensure they are towards the path of progress.

This midpoint of the year is an excellent opportunity to review the half gone by. Reinforce the objectives, renew the energies, or rework the strategies on the basis of the review.

And if you haven’t begun. May be this is another milestone for a nudge, to yourself.

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A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person

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A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well – Jeff Bezos

Brand is no longer a secret. It is no longer optional. It is no longer a USP.

People and Organizations have realized that Branding exists irrespective of whether you want it or not. Because it’s in the minds of the people. And they have a mind of their own.

However, Brands can be managed. Managed well. Managed to create the right image. The right impression. The reputation that you seek. An identity that you desire.

With every person, product or service competing fiercely in today’s tough market scenario, good brands need to work harder.

They need to plan well. They need to execute well. To be ahead, they need to do the difficult things well.

With over three decades of Brand Building behind us, we help brands across domains to plan, execute, and stay ahead in competitive markets.

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Burgers, Chips, and Vacancy

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I was taken aback to see a banner advertising a vacancy at McDonalds.

It tickled my branding senses. Was it the new order?

I have seen such vacancy placards at small shops who could neither attract good talent, nor afford to advertise for recruitment. They were also targeted at locals who may be looking for such opportunities.

Branding is a sacred exercise. What you reveal is not a slip, but showcased by design. In my learning of branding I was amazed to know that tons of food material and renovation stuff is carted in and out of five star hotels but as a customer you see nothing. It is part of the design, and the brand image.

So, am a bit confused with this banner.

Is it a casual branding approach by an international giant? I hope not.

Is it the desperation of the situation? Unable to get good talent through other mediums, have they been forced, as a last resort. Sounds likely, as the banner has been there for over a month.

Brands are built diligently and nurtured with care and attention.

Hope you build yours with care.

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Icing on the Cake

Icing-on-the-cakeThere are things you can see and things you can’t. Same with Branding.

Visible Branding and Invisible Branding.

Visible branding is about Logos, Packaging, Collateral, Store Design, Website, Social Media presence.

Visible branding is important to create the attraction towards the brand.

It is the promise.

Invisible branding is Reliability. Confidence. Dependability. Quality.

It is about delivery.

Brands have been taking a cakewalk through visible branding. The appeal of the icing has made them forget the cake.

Brands need to look not just at the icing but what goes into the cake. Or it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Have the cake and eat it too.

See how Visible and Invisible Branding do wonders for your brand http://parichay-india.in/visible&invisible.pdf

Write to us for your enquiry at response@parichay-india.in

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First Impression is the Best Impression

First-Impression-is-the-best-impressionThere are things you can see and things you can’t. Same with Branding.

Visible Branding and Invisible Branding.

Visible branding is about Logos, Packaging, Collateral, Store Design, Website, Social Media presence.

Visible branding is important to create the attraction towards the brand.

It is the promise.

Invisible branding is Reliability. Confidence. Dependability. Quality.

It is about delivery.

Brands have banked heavily on first impressions through visible branding. Armed with visual imagery impressions were a child’s play.

But when brands grow up they realize first impressions can open doors but not keep it open.

For that you need invisible branding.

Create Lasting impressions.

See how Visible and Invisible Branding do wonders for your brand.

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Paint the Town Red

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There are things you can see and things you can’t. Same with Branding.

Visible Branding and Invisible Branding.

Visible branding is about Logos, Packaging, Collateral, Store Design, Website, Social Media presence.

Visible branding is important to create the attraction towards the brand.

It is the promise.

Invisible branding is Reliability. Confidence. Dependability. Quality.

It is about delivery.

When all you have to is splash, visible branding provides a good palette.

But it vanishes in a flash.

Great brands look at the larger canvas to paint the right picture.

The colours of invisible branding etch deeper in people’s minds.

Try and use myriad of colours in lieu of palette.

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A bad carpenter blames his tools

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There are things you can see and things you can’t. Same with Branding.

Visible Branding and Invisible Branding.

Visible branding is about Logos, Packaging, Collateral, Store Design, Website, Social Media presence.

Visible branding is important to create the attraction towards the brand.

It is the promise.

Invisible branding is Reliability. Confidence. Dependability. Quality.

It is about delivery.

Good brands need craftsmanship and poor furniture makes carpenter blame his tools.

This is when the invisible skills show their hand.

Develop the skills and learn the tools that make a great brand.

We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.

See how Visible and Invisible Branding do wonders for your brand http://parichay-india.in/visible&invisible.pdf

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Poor Iron won’t make a Sharp Sword

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There are things you can see and things you can’t. Same with Branding.

Visible Branding and Invisible Branding.

Visible branding is about Logos, Packaging, Collateral, Store Design, Website, Social Media presence.

Visible branding is important to create the attraction towards the brand.

It is the promise.

Invisible branding is Reliability. Confidence. Dependability. Quality.

It is about delivery.

Brands seek a competitive edge with razor sharp visible branding.

Ouch! But it ends up hurting the brand itself as they realize it needs the sharpness as much as it needs the sheen.

Prove your brand’s nerves of steel.

See how Visible and Invisible Branding do wonders for your brand http://parichay-india.in/visible&invisible.pdf

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