A successful branding strategy:EL REBRANDING DE VIVE
It was the beginning of 2019 when Vanesa called us to ask us to design a triptych for her company, which pleased us because at Brandesign, although we have many new branding projects, we also work on all kinds of projects for any size of company. As soon as we wrote down the guidelines of the briefing of the leaflet he needed, we asked him to schedule a meeting to get to know us and expand the information first hand, especially when it is a client that we did not know. So we went for a de-Brief with the client.
You probably don’t know this, but in the team we have the help of Stephanie, who leads the Marketing actions within the agency but also likes to understand how to create unique strategies. While we often take a lot of notice of what the client asks us to do first hand, she is very much about rethinking any action before taking it. A tquis-Miquis to the core, Stephanie skipped the triptych request and came up with a totally different strategy. The productivity and generation of proposals and ideas was such that the triptych project was cancelled and gave birth to a new project of Brand Strategy and Rebranding more authentic
Our clients’ objectives are also our objectives. If the client asks us to take an action that we believe, based on our experience, will not work, we do not undertake it. Before being creative, we are consultants. We look after and advise our clients because we know the impact of doing things well and not throwing money away.
We share with you a case study that was a challenge for us; to help the client that sometimes, reinventing and validating a strategy is much more effective in the end than continuing advertising campaigns that are more of the same.
The first thing that struck us was that there was no precise differential value in the offer, there are already several energy companies in Spain, so we wanted to design a different brand. The branding agency before us had proposed a blue brand with certain technical guidelines but lacking in personality. At first glance we noticed a tagline that sounds good in principle, it is minimalist, simple and direct: “LUZ + GAS + MÁS”.
Graphically it is 3 words of 3 letters that are easy to compose and phonetically it is pleasant; the problem: The client does not sell Gas.
At that stage the Customer had no gas distribution service for either SMEs or residences. Another flaw is that the ‘MORE’ was much more. We discovered a threshold of services much more interesting than summarising it in those 3 words just to make it rhyme well. The case was not about changing the claim under the logo, the analysis looked deeper: the brand’s value proposition and the definition of the Brand Equity.
Nuestro trabajo no se basó en un mero cambio estético de rediseñar el logotipo, sino desarrollar toda la estrategia de branding y el plan de marca de fondo. Tras una Brand Audit
and conducting interviews with different profiles inside and outside the company, such as 1:1 calls with sales representatives, installers and some key customers, we analysed the category, defined the buyer persona, profiled the customer typology and proposed a series of action plans to conquer each differentiated target with a different and adaptable communication strategy.
After the complete definition of the brand, worked hard between our marketing and branding department and the client, we began to validate and redefine the basic elements of the brand.
We have shifted from ‘LIGHT, GAS AND MORE’ to a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility because today’s businesses demand not only energy but a commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. We now offer to sell only green energy exclusively from 100% renewable sources, as well as a range of energy efficiency, sustainability and urban mobility products and services.
The customer made a change in the choice of suppliers and electricity producers to select, sell and distribute only clean energy. It expanded its range of services to offer monitoring and energy savings, combined with solar self-consumption projects, photovoltaic installations such as the sale of LED lighting, scooters and electric bicycles. At a conceptual level we were inspired by a SmartCity, a model of sustainability ideal for both businesses and residences.
We had come across a logo with some basic problems: REDUNDANCY: It seemed to us that ‘The energy you use to live’ as a slogan for a company whose naming is already ‘Vive Energía’ did not add value. SHAPES: The ending of the letter ‘e’ was not as harmonious as possible, that is to say, the cane where the ‘e’ ended was not as sinuous as the rest of the letters, the joins and separations of the letters had reading problems and in itself the ‘e’ was not as harmonious as the rest of the letters. no responsive logo for small scales. LACK OF UNITY: We found 3 versions of the logo with 3 different colours, in our opinion Coca-Cola does not change its brand colour even though it has different products; Endesa’s blue does not vary despite the different services it offers. The versioning applies to products, not to company brands.
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Some creative projects of graphic design, marketing, advertising and web design carried out between 2019 and 2021. © Vive Energia Eléctrica, s.a.
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Trabajé en P&G construyendo marcas globales con estrategias de branding para mercados regionales según cada consumidor. Complementé mi perfil 360º trabajando en agencias de medios para analizar las campañas después del click.
Siempre he estado con un lápiz en la mano, garabateando ideas para diseñar proyectos profesionales en el entorno de las artes digitales, el diseño gráfico, la animación y el 3D. Me encanta ver como paso a paso mis creaciones cobraran vida.
Experta en #Marketing, #ComunicaciónDigital #Creatividad con mucha pro-actividad, capacidad de adaptación, don de gente, sentido de trabajo en equipo, dinamismo, rigor y muy exigente conmigo misma y con mi equipo.
Versátil, resolutivo y productivo. A lo largo de mi trayectoria como periodista y especialista en marketing digital he realizado reportajes, artículos, entrevistas, publi reportajes creando contenidos para las marcas en redes sociales y portales.
Me gusta entender a fondo las necesidades del cliente y traducirlas en soluciones digitales, Internet cada día está creciendo en una diversidad de formatos y recursos digitales y siempre encontramos la solución IT a medida que se ajusta mejor a los usuarios.
Algunos me llaman diseñador, otros director de arte, incluso mi madre dice que soy artista y la verdad es que solo me gustan las etiquetas para diseñarlas.
Busco dar siempre una respuesta y una solución cada vez que recurren a mí, Atiendo las llamadas y el chat de Brandesign desde el servicio de atención al cliente.