The cliché goes, don’t follow the path, but create your own path.
However in world’s brazen reality, it is easier said than done. It is not only tempting, but prudent to read the success of the others in the market, and try to blossom by stealing a bud from their bouquet.
Easy come. Easy go. That’s what such short-cuts are all about.
Yes, it is difficult to differentiate. To believe in yourself. And persevere.
But good brands have all these in abundance, and that’s where they see others sprint past them, but eventually run past the me-too’s in the marathon.
With over three decades of Brand Building behind us, we help brands across domains to discover their differentiation, fortify their strengths,and stay ahead in competitive markets.
There are two types of people who cannot be trusted.
One: Those whom you don’t know
Two: Those whom you know
Trust is a tricky affair. You don’t win trust unless you build a good track record. And you lose trust if you have a poor one.
Conversations are plenty. People may listen to you, pay attention, but to your surprise, may never do business with you.
To build brands, you just don’t need to talk to them, you need to win their trust. Because the litmus test boils down to whether they will bet their dollar on you, your product, or service. Have you earned their trust?
With over three decades of Brand Building behind us, we help brands across domains to deliver value, foster trust, and stay ahead in competitive markets.
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.
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.