A registered Brand Design Company

What is an ad agency? What do they actually do? How is a marketing company different from an ad agency? Anybody can have any of these questions in their mind or even all of these questions.

First of all, let’s start by answering these questions. An ad agency is a company who deals with product promotion, sales rise and innovative marketing techniques brought in front of its clients’ clients. So, if someone is having a business of water purifier, an ad agency can make their product hear and see for their audience. This is a simple ideation, right? But then, our next doubt has been left unanswered. So the main difference between a marketing agency and ad agency is that a marketing agency rakes their brain into giving you brief ideas about bringing your product/service into the light of your target group. Now, how these ideas and strategies must be executed in detail is the bread and butter of an ad agency. So if the water purifier company wants to showcase their product and the marketing agency has implemented a strategy of reaching to different vendors and distributors; an agency works on how they should promote their product in front of these people and in turn how these people must convey the basis of this product to their direct customers.

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This settled, once you try and research for different ad agencies in the market you will find stacked up under a pile of many different kinds of ad agencies that boast different kinds of specialty. With this confusion in mind, it might happen that you might end up hiring an ad agency that you have absolutely no idea about. How would you choose an ad agency that will be reliable, trustworthy and result oriented? Just like any product/service in market has some standards set out, even the companies have been enlisted as per the market standards. So, when you look for an ad agency, better look for an agency that has been enlisted amongst these standards. Registered agencies are the top most of these lines, next come the trademarked agencies that are still levelling up to these standards while there are many who have opened up for business.

Of many such agencies in Pune, Optimist Brand Design is amongst the top rated registered ad agency that formulates different creative techniques to make any product, brand or service a concise result oriented campaign. If you are looking for making your product or service into a brand, you should definitely work with the registered ad agencies like Optimist Brand Design. Their youth centric approach, innovative techniques and fresh-minded strategies have generated many businesses into a brand. If otherwise, you already have a brand and are looking for brand loyalty promotion Optimist Brand Design is the one way you should go forward with.

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New ways to upgrade your website

Over the last decade, websites have gained broader perspective. From generic information sharing about the product/ service to interact with the rightful customer without knocking on their doors to increase business, website has become a new tool of online marketing. Of course, to add to this upkeep, social media has encouraged their own talent into the new way of marketing. So what exactly happens when designing a website? Here are some trending tactics that have changed the designing aspects of websites nowadays.

The most and foremost hot topic is responsive websites. As the 21st century has developed, technology keeps a front foot in every scenario. Think of anything, and the first thing comes in your mind is the technology. May it be food, FMCG, or even a bottle gathering business; all are run by the most upgraded technological support. So what exactly is responsive web designing? Responsive as the word suggests, means something that responds. So a website that is responsive means it responds to most certain gadgets it is being explored onto. Every gadget has their own operational aspect. Interacting with those aspects, and keeping the website as is in every gadget is what happens. Therefore, what happens in responsive websites is that how much ever the resolution your website opens out to be exactly the same in and around the world.

GIFs and videos are highly interactive. Experimentation and minimalism is the new hot in website designing. GIFs, videos, typography are all different scenarios of this latest trend. GIF or Videos are mostly used of corporate and professional websites. They say engage more with story doing rather than story telling. As much GIFs, live imagery and real data is portrayed in the websites more is the ratio of your users keeping up to your websites. With these latest new and newer trends, the evolution of graphic designers to website designers has in fact added the design world with more prospects.

Minimalism and micro minimalism has set a new level of website designing. As much minimalistic you try to keep your website, the more engaging it becomes. The best example of this latest trend in Netflix. It has concentrated more on the data projection than complicated and cluttered UI for that matter. Many Indian companies have jumped into this trend and recommend their clients for minimal website designs. Optimist Brand Design, an ad agency that specialises in this trend has made more than 70 websites with this approach. Their idea is simple, they are more into concentrating on mobile first and rest all later. With the correct research and user tendency studies, website designing has changed the paradigm completely, thus changed the brand presence digitally.

To sum up, website and its designing has changed drastically. As much the technology has evolved so has the working and designing of digital collaterals evolved. Marking your digital presence has become significant. It has become a way of marketing with the next most thing in the branding hierarchy.

The art of advertising

Advertising is ways and means of reaching to the right customer through unique and creative message sharing. Different modes of advertising dates back to 18 century. Advertising most certainly is promoted because of target customers. The classic want of demand and supply has led this field to evolve and materialize in broader perspective. Who are the advertising people and what exactly happens when making and ad? May it be graphic design, digital ad or any other mode of communicating the message to the right audience, here are some major factors that come in action when advertisers are set to promote or propagate a product/service.

Everybody knows the main food and fodder of any ad is specifically the product it wishes to enhance. Other than that the second most important part for an ad is the mode of the message it needs to communicate. Image speaks louder than 1000 words, is the golden rule which every marketer has adopted. With respect to these images, there are certain unsaid rules and factors that an advertising agency works with.

Communication Capability: What an ad wants to convey, and what the product needs to convey should always be synchronized. When selecting an image, the designer or the visualizer has already made his mind into what kind of image is needed. The first and foremost factor for this is the message does the image is portraying.

Potent Target Group: Another selecting factor for an image is the target group. An ad must initiate a connect with the rightful audience. If you want to promote a mediocre, local product and use a luxurious rich lady, then the ad will miss the point of communication. Such an ad will be a total failure.

Immediate response to the Image:Once the communication is set, the target group is set another selection scenario needed for an image to qualify is the perception it ascertains through itself. What is the immediate response the image is trying to convey, will enhance the selection of that particular photo/image. Another sub-qualifying factor is does the image communicate dual meanings? If so, are both meanings as per our need. Once, the designer or visualizer is satisfied with the answer to these questions, an image is selected.

Instant connect to local population: If you might have noticed, an ad reflects an instant connect when the people or things that are photographed relate to us. So if you are a young college going student, definitely a mid-aged guy will not connect to you. Instead a young dynamic and enthusiastic model will definitely pull you over to its product. Based on this principles as well, celebrity endorsements are reflected as well. So when a traditional jeweler is launched, a well-dressed and simplistic model appeals the most.

Also, with respect to availability of images most ad agencies accumulate their stock with bulk buying of images. This should not be the deciding factor. Many a times, this system works but not at all times. The main factor of the ad is the product they need to promote, not the image that is to be used. Most certainly foreign images, foreign videos are cost effective but not ad worthy. Ad agencies should understand this and accordingly decide the image.

Location: Location matters the most. If the ad is released in Maharashtra, and all the personified images are either dark complexioned are wearing suits or dhoti, that ad will never relate to the local audience. The dressing style, small factors are complexion, way of attire, hand gestures etc. are some of the vital elements of an image. These things mark the significance for the ad. Accordingly, the image must be selected.

Although, some of the major deciding factors for an image are the above mentioned ones, they are altered as per the need of the product/service an ad wants to promote. Apart from them, image consumerism has become a vital part of advertising. Many ad agencies based in Pune, Maharashtra follow these basic principles while designing an advertisement. Whether the ad may be digital, print or outdoor the vital part of it is this very image that communicates everything creatively.

These seven great tips can bring you on first page

Often people know the basics of digital marketing and generalize as the kings of SEO. However, as fast you come up, equally fast can you be graveled into the heap of newer websites competing for your space. The following article will help you in accelerating the best ways in SEO Tools.

  1. It’s a known fact, that the website should be optimized and always upgraded. But, many do not understand how to proceed or how to be upgraded with the same. Constantly updating website text can cost you your position very badly. Instead you need to focus more on adding content every now and then. Although adding content does not mean only the website content. Keep a strong check on the targeted keywords, and accordingly updated your articles, blogs and directory submissions over them.
  2. Upgrading your digital presence is not as easy as the internet makes it look. The first step on to upgrading your digital presence happens when you start working on optimizing your website according to the search engine. The crucial part for the digital presence is the Search Engine Optimization.
  3. Content marketing is another help that can entice good search engine optimization. Not only does it help in gaining good digital marketing but also generates good content value for your website. Articles on your business, enticing blog posts, comparative posts enables good content marketing. Focused paragraphs, to the point content enhances the in-depth coverage of keywords that are able to help for keeping up with website on Page 1.
  4. Establishing new trends of technology is an old trick but it still works wonders digitally. Starting up anything that has good PR value can make your business go viral. Keeping the content short and simple enhances the content value your business/ product might need for digital marketing.
  5. Hire an agency that has its expertise in this field. A second hand opinion is the best neutral opinion that is needed for beneficial digital presence. With the new trends and new strategies working continuously, will make best practices for digital marketing your business/product.
  6. Improve your directory submission, article submissions. Nowadays, hundreds of new sites are born and you get variety of scope to make sure of keeping your website on page 1. With more and more submissions, you can make sure that website will be best visible on Page 1.
  7. Rigorous work on keyword research and keyword optimization enables more work on the content. More work on content makes your website more Google friendly. Proper headings, focused topics related with the service is the next key into keeping up with website presence.

With these basic tips, you can make sure that the SEO generation for your website will always be optimum. There are many different agencies that specifically work in this particular field. Different agencies with new strategies can enable more rigorous brand presence digitally.

THE INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN DESIGN AND MARKETING

For any agency, Design and marketing are two sides of the same coin. There is good design and then there is a design that fits well in all marketing parameters. However aesthetically good the design maybe, if it fails to achieve its goal or desired outcome then it is of no good to the brand.

It’s very important for any designer to understand the aim of the design before he/she gets going on the given task. The framework of designing is research. Understanding the product well, researching about it and deeply understanding the consumer behavior, their likes –dislikes is the ideal process that should be followed. If you don’t understand your target audience how will you deliver your message and get desired outcome.



In such cases, agencies play a very vital role in deciding the fortune of the brand. Just satisfying the brand aesthetically doesn’t work. The agency needs to have expertise in marketing the brand well than just artistically designing creative’s for them. At the end of the day, the emphasize is on the outcome of the creative. The difference in work lies between two agencies again ie a creative ad agency & a brand design agency.

A creative ad agency would work to please you through a beautiful ad but a brand design agency would work to not create good but an effective ad or marketing collaterals for the brand. By an effective ad I mean an ad that strategically create good brand value and reaches the right audience at the right place. Analysis and strategy together take a good design long way. Creating a good design with the correct content but not placing it in front of the correct audience is an extreme wrong way of marketing.

For eg. Marketing a luxurious hand bag brand at local Bus Stand

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A mechanical spare part producer putting up an ad in a beauty and lifestyle magazine, is a severe case of marketing disaster.

The idea behind any marketing collateral design should be reaching its target audience. So a deep thought should be given about its target audiences, their whereabouts. In fact in print media ie in the highly read newspaper also, placing your advert strategically is very important. Placing a leisure trip advert on a city crime page is a blunder.

One such unfortunate thing seemed to happen in today’s Newspaper. Negligence of the agency let to the downfall of the advertisement and eventually the brand.

Right side advert of a Travel agency unfortunately placed right next to a crime article that states city’s fraud travel agent that duped money from its customer and denied them basic facilities like food on the vacation.

A case of sheer carelessness by the agency of placing a leisure travel companies ad on a city news crime sheet. Lack of strategy and research work leads to such unfortunate disasters. The agency designed a good ad but failed to strategically place it.

At Optimist Brand Design we understand the brand needs and hence work accordingly. We are the top brand design company, advertising agency and Digital marketing agency in Pune.

5 Pointer Exhibition Tools

The off-season sales is a tedious task for any brand. May it be a well-known brand or just any upcoming lesser known brand; if there is no sales there is no survival. As opposed to the sales season, the lull market is a sign of using of various advertising tools. It is a myth that retails industries like jewelry, fashion, home décor are nowhere in the effective persona of a lull market. The economic conditions or the seasonal ups and down, however, make way for exhibitions, advertising and stall displays. Wherever you go, whichever is your business industry these five golden rules for any exhibition, stall or a trade show is a win-win to a little uplift for your sales.

Keep up the trend:
A simple mundane display in every exhibition or stall is rather outdated. True, the sizes and dimensions change as per the trade show; so, make a change in your product display style as well. Make a trendy variation according to the highlight of the then time.

Make a central piece:
Examine how your stall magnifies the customers and how much does a stall which has minimal display but a properly planned display inventory relates with its customer. Visually attractive displays attract more potential consumers and thus evolves a strong sense of familiarity with the brand.

Identify the product need:
Every exhibition is different, yet every exhibition is the same. Even if the exhibition differs, your product is meant for the same audience and has same objective. Try to change the highlights of the product as per your exhibition’s need.

Synchronize your marketing script:
The next important part for an exhibition is how well your package your stall or the product on the display. What is seen by the naked eye by your consumers is not the only thing of your product. A display will lack a wording, description or an educational sign. This is what a marketing or a sales script will suffice. Likewise hire a marketing or an advertising agency that can identify these traits for your product. How well your sales team presents your product makes your product affable to yopur target audience. Therefore, make a synchronized system with the designs or layout you have finalized for your display.

Referral marketing:
This may seem a little amateur but keeping a ledger and adding referrals through display branding is a great way to create a database for future marketing. Expose a customer to maximum benefits; this will create a belonging sense to the customer thus making them habitual with your brand even before the display show.

Thus when it comes for an exhibition or a display stall, you could showcase lifestyle graphics that help customers associateto your products. For example, a real estate stall could display an image of a family cozied up the living room, emitting the happy feelings that put shoppers in a good mood.
A jewelry store could display a woman cherishing her bond with the jewelry, creating an association between the store’s jewelry and a habitual brand.

What to and not to do in Stall

Some businesses have a different approach when we speak of marketing trends, they most certainly do not over budget their advertising campaigns. Instead, they stand out with their brand promises through ways and means of exhibition or stall design or booth design. Exhibitions are the most favorable and cost effective solutions for instant brand promotion. Just like any marketing tool, some things should be considered while displaying your brand in expo or exhibition.

First and foremost is the arrangement of your brand value on the display panel. While you would like to focus more on what all should be expressed or communicated, going overboard can be a risky game to be played in an expo. Poor arrangement, cluttered design structure or an unattractive entrance is a big No-No for any display. Therefore, proper planning and structure will work wonders for your exhibition stall or trade show display. Analyse the branding space of your stall, make the most simplistic and equally balanced design.

A stall is a display space just like your office cabin or your room. Hence, what suits your office cabin interiors will definitely go for your stall. Thus, if your stall is small, keep the designs light coloured and precise. This will give a feeling of free space and airy. If however, if you have a long stall, fill it with multiple accessories and décor spaces to create a statement for your brand. Vertical arrangement for long stalls makes a simplistic décor.

To add to the effect, club your stall design with use of innovative display tools like fascia or logo embodiment and designs that pop out. Such techniques will add a status to your display thus making you stand out amongst others.

Apart from the look and feel, pay attention to the colour scheme of your stall. A brand is recognisable by mostly three attributes; the logo, the tagline and the brand colours representation your logo. While designing a layout or a colour scheme for your stall, look for colours that can match with your brand attributes. This will create a mark of your brand while at the exhibition as well as for the spectators.

Next you need to understand is the presentation of your stall. The stall is set, the designs are done and the layout has been sort through. Now, the most important part is the compatible infrastructure for your stall. If you have to co-ordinate with your on-lookers keep a specific space assigned for it and design accordingly. Do not merge the layout of this space with that of your general brand design. This will ensure your on-lookers the special attention that require is appropriately dealt with.

Lighting is another part which must be considered in an exhibition stall. However, avoid the corner lightings or frame lightings when you are considering any exhibition stall. Light up your stall in the mid (which does not mean you ignore the corner pieces). The bright yellow lights are most preferred in the exhibition stalls as they create a flair of well-lit, structured and spacious display quarters.

Thus, with a perfect combination of lights, fabrication, accessories and colour technique you have a complete brand promotion display without trying too hard to look good.

Tips for Exhibition and Trade Show Management

Running a booth at a trade show or exhibition is tough and most of the times very exhausting. But this is the way to showcase your product all over the world, this is how commerce has to be conducted by many business sectors, so you should definitely make the best of it!

 

Trade show conventions allow both small and large businesses to compete on the same platform, no matter how big their trade show budget is. There are few things that trade show exhibitors do that can make an impact on their success at expos, but there are also many things that successful exhibitors avoid that are equally as important.

 

Assuming you have your preparations, here are some ideas to help make your investment in trade shows and exhibitions more productive, more profitable, and even more rewarding.

 

  1. Deciding booth place and what you want to put there

 

At a tradeshow, booth location can be beneficial or it can be harmful. One way to be sure you’ve got the best location in the trade show is to search for all the parameters that are essential for selecting a perfect booth place. Pick a stall design expert like Optimist advertising agency in Pune and set up a meeting to open up the discussion of what your company needs to stand out at your show. What are your objectives for being on the show and how best can you represent those objectives and your brand?

 

  1. Customer Engagement is important

 

Always remember the first impressions are everlasting. A customer is not bound or determined to get to you. Don’t turn off customers with a poor experience. If your booth doesn’t make people want to stop by, you’ll never get them to take their next steps (i.e. learn more, purchase), no matter how good your product is. Remember, an experience a customer had with you can be memorable even though your product is the common one.

 

  1. Choosing a right booth staff

 

Your staff will be the face of your company at the trade show, so having a team that is enthusiastic, knowledgeable on your products or services, outgoing, and timely are important characteristics of these people. Having a staffer who is lazy, won’t make eye contact with attendees, knows very little about the products, and clearly doesn’t want to be there will reflect poorly on your business and would hurt your chances of generating all of the leads wanted to get the best return on investment.

 

  1. Focus on post marketing and follow ups

 

For most of the exhibitors, the real work starts after the exhibition ends, i.e. converting all qualified leads into sales. So you must prepare your standard follow-up contact messages and literature in advance, set yourself a deadline to get these out — within the next week? and do make time for all those invaluable, top-priority follow-up calls?

 

Choose the best stall designers who know very well about industrial stall design, exhibition booth design and exhibition stand design to make your booth look more attractive. As an exhibitor, this list may also give you ideas on how to more fully harvest the potential value of trade shows, or perhaps how to better explain their value. With all these suggestions, put on a great exhibit show with great success and have fun.

A Brand is Worthless if it Doesn’t Connect With the Right Audience in a Relevant Way

A brand is not a logo, name, trademark, symbol or jingle. Yes, these things affect the brand, but the brand encompasses all of this and more. Simply put, a brand is the sum total of all the impressions a customer has. Brand design companies in Pune help you to brand your product or services on various platforms because branding is something you should be focusing on even in your start-up days. It’s better to design a brand at the first place rather than fix it later.

Many small business owners I talk to already understand that branding is essential to their business, but surprisingly many of them don’t know really why. It is difficult to settle on one product branding definition because branding triggers an emotional connection in consumers. It is when the brand design agencies come into the picture. If done well, product branding can be maintained and produce a solid, well-connected network throughout the life of the product.

A brand’s success relies on the repetitive delivery of a consistent message. It is typically designed to cause immediate recognition by the viewer, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and superiority.  There are plenty of companies out there with a prominent graph of success, but more are failing entirely.  So, what it is that makes some businesses successful while their competitors are left in the dust? It’s not always an easy question to answer, but there are few companies that no matter what they do, they are lucky stars. One of the best examples is Nike. The great thing about Nike is that they have convinced the world that they are actually committed to improving our lives even though they are committed to making money.

Branding a product was amiable when there were no websites, Smartphone or social media. Today, innovative teams are required to brand a product across multimedia. Brand design and ad agencies in Pune like Optimist Brand Design apply their branding strategies across various platforms.

Creating and sustaining trust is what branding is all about. The best and most successful brands are completely logical. Every aspect of what they do and what they are strengthens brand image. A successful, consistent brand identity will distinguish and give acknowledgment to your company as well as creating an ‘irresistible’ factor for existing and potential new customers.

Do you really need a digital marketing

What is the difference between digital marketing and social media ads? To answer honestly, not much! Social media ads are in fact a small version of digital marketing itself. However, most people confuse them with Google ads. These ads too are included in digital marketing. If you go searching on the internet, you might find loads of articles and write ups on this topic. But, before starting let’s just objectify whether your business needs digital marketing or no. It’s a myth that e-commerce sites significantly need digital marketing. In an era where everything is run at a touch of fingertips, every business is passionate about having their digital presence. Digital Branding can be of great help to the business but only when you have worked on your goals for it and achieving results accordingly. Having an unrealistic goal for digital marketing can prove hazardous. Focus on what do you need from it. If you want to gain audience conversion, make a fruitful content and communicate it directly. If however, you are looking only for digital presence then telling what your product/service does will be beneficial.

Social media is a casual approach to your audience. Therefore, the things that you cannot materialize in PPC, can be made possible on social media. The cliched question-answer approach will give you in fact good result. Simple, plain content with this approach cannot be mismatched. Question and answers have a direct way for telling your audiences what your product/service does and what to expect from it. Although social media has reached momentously to a varied audience, balancing both PPCs and social media ads is the best way if you are thinking about digital marketing.

However, another problem that has risen is coping up with the constant new updates of social media is the need of the hour. If you must have followed Facebook or twitter from their earlier days, you can quite well understand what I am talking about. With the business competition rising, being active and being updated with the digital marketing tactics will prove equally futuristic in the long run.

Understanding the target audience even on digital platform helps for remarketing as well. Most marketing agencies lack in this regard and thus the failure of most digital campaigns. This can be avoided if you yourself take keen interests in understanding the modules and general know-how’s of social media, digital marketing and PPCs. Although not a part of digital marketing, but, big data gives a substantial foundation for the all new age marketing trends. Determining the objective and the communication for your online consumers enhances the success rate of ROI through digital marketing. Most agencies have jumped into this trend so fast that half of them don’t know how to calculate while half of them don’t show it to the marketers. Therefore, once you have set your objective next step in action will be understanding what the marketing agency is offering. Most certainly, you would want to run towards local media agency because they are familiar and easily adjustable. But, have a quick study on these certain points to make your business up and running even in digital platform.