We nail it again with Gruhamev Jayate.

This August we successfully designed and strategized a marketing campaign for our client Aksha Group called Gruhameva Jayate. This group mainly features budget friendly homes for their buyers. Currently they have six ongoing projects in Pune in their kitty. Their Chairman, has long vision of helping every single person buy a house of their own. This kind hearted person wants to make the house buying process stress and hassle free for the common man.

When Mr. Chaudhary, Chairman – Aksha Group came to us with his vision, we well understood his idea and conceived the Gruhamev Jayate campaign for Aksha Group aiming to offer 2000+ options to its buyers. Like Satyamev Jayate (which is means”Truth alone triumphs.”), a mantra from our ancient Indian history we chose the campaign name Gruhamev Jayate – No more struggle for home. This title had to depict the battle every home buyer has to fight for buying a house of his own.

Unlike most real estate campaigns which are sales oriented we wanted this campaign to be more common people oriented. The communication of the campaign was decided to be like very simple that reached the hearts of the common man. Of course, the offers that Aksha Group had like the Convenient payment options, Family health coverage for every buyer with no additional charges were very thoughtful and buyer centric.

The campaign communication was decided to go on Print and Digital Media. Print included newspaper ads and OOH.

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The resulting outcome of campaign was brilliant and yet again the client was overwhelmed with our work. At Optimist Brand Design we try create some of the best and innovative designs and strategies of our diverse clientele. And that is why we are regarded as the best advertising agency in Pune.

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Things to look while designing a stall

As marketing tactics go, an advertising is pretty much the most creative thing. Place a catchy caption with an impressive imagery to support it and a big prominent business logo. Well… In recent times, there is absolutely many different things to look into marketing. There are advertisements, exhibitions, stall, kiosks, campaigns and so much more.

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Exhibition and Stalls were not a usual marketing tool unless for a FMCG product or handicrafts. But, with the advancements in every manner and every field Exhibitions and stalls have become a major marketing tool for every business. An exhibition stall or an expo booth is the very likely place where your business and brand is going to matter the most in the span of an exhibition. Therefore, creating an impressive impact is pretty much necessary. So, it’s not a bad idea to put a little thought and planning into its design, of your expo booth or a stall design. Here are some things to consider when you design your horse’s living space.

Basic Dimensions

There is no ideal size for a stall; depending on the size of the stall given by the event planners it is going to be your showroom cum office cum shop cum brand profile for the next couple of days. For small businesses like stationery or ceramics or DIYs, a 10 feet by 10 feet space probably is sufficient, but for commercial aspects you cannot restrict to single size. Of course, the limitations for stall size can be invariable as per the event organisers. Balancing these norms and producing a unique brand positioning through them is a tedious task. This is where stall designers, event companies and interior decorators come for your assistance. According to your business requirement they can consult you with the best possible option and in a reasonable budget.

Material and Finish

If you’re planning a stall with a proposed budget, you might have to work within the limits of material and the fabrication (such as POP finish, LED beams, in built structure etc.). Anew material for stall fronts and partitions is polypropylene, popularly known as “plastic boards.” Its credible and been tested in Europe for more than 10 years. They might be slightly expensive, they are no-maintenance and extremely safe. The individual plastic panels are approximately 11-2 inches thick, and are hollow. They have an innovative fixture method which is in a tongue-and-groove fashion that won’t loosen even with the impact of a heavy unloads, but can be taken apart and moved around if necessary. Therefore, if you have a frequent use of exhibitions and stalls this material will be a worthy investment.

Shape and Size

A countable budget might make a stall impossible, in some cases, to make your stalls square. Consider the width of your central aisle, for example–you want it to be at least long and spacious across in order to be able to manoeuvre your products, services, customer desks etc. without feeling short of elbow room. If you plan to set up a singular desk structure, there is no need of aisle or a platform, it would not require any generous dimensions. That could mean that your stalls take on a rectangular rather than a square shape. A great many stalls make up in length what they lack in depth, and a stall which is rectangular can be workable.

In terms of ceiling height, less is better in terms of safety and ventilation. Higher ceilings also means more wiring and light which will increase the risk of disaster and also your budget unnecessarily.

Most architects would agree the more the length, the brighter your stall can be. All the more, the furniture adds to the look and impression of your stall which reflects your brand. The pricey looking logo is the giveaway to your customers while they will be engrossed in the information provided by your sales desk in the exhibition. Therefore, when building a stall for an exhibition these are some basic things to be considered. If you are not quite aware about such detail intricate, you might need a help of advertising agency or event and expo planners.

Love thy Mascot

There is absolutely no new way to gain popularity or market your business in any another manner. But even with traditional way of marketing, there are brands, which have become popular in short span of time in the adept way. There are actually many different ways how a brand gets known to its potential customers. Endorsements, question-answer campaigns, facts and info graphics or the most effective way that has proven till date to be great is innovating a mascot. An appropriate and well-designed mascot can swiftly amplify your brand and become your best marketing tool. It acts upon your social media connect as well. Therefore, all you need to do is work on your mascot, and have a imperative advertising campaign for a long period. However, it does not mean you have to put all your marketing resources single-handedly on this particular marketing tool.

What are Mascots?

Mascots are playful beings that exclusively communicate your brand values and your brand insights. They are the brand endorsers that unite your T.G. into one league. If you have a diversified demographics working along the brand, mascot is the best way where you can unite all your communication how much ever it may seem irrelevant. Mascots resonate with your target audience, inspire to stir up a conversation and engage in the community; Thus benefitting the brand essentially.

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How effective are mascots?

Studies show mascots engage more appropriately than any brand endorsement tool. If we went to compare celebrity endorsement against mascots, undoubtedly mascots will be an effective tool which is left unhampered with any negative publicity. Exploring the social media, engaging content is the daddy of all.  Reports depict while celebrity endorses increased the sale 3.19%, mascots have contributed to the rise in sales upto 24.17%. Also, significantly the maintenance expenditure and publicity valuation is very low for brand mascot. (Statistics taken from an excerpt in business2community.com)

How do you choose brand amplifying mascot?

Engage with your customers at periodic basis. Sometimes mascots choose themselves for the brand unlike any other marketing tool. Listen to what your audience want you to know and let your mascot take care of it. This will add to your brand buzz and boost the proportion of share ability. If your brand is relatively new, study your audience carefully and decide what should be attitude of your communication. This will enhance your decision for the mascot. Also keep in mind this will be the face of your brand permanently or at least for a long time. Therefore, choose your mascot accordingly. Let him grow as your brand grows. Some of the very effective mascots have outgrown their brands in the journey. Eg: Amul, Pillsbury, MRF and many such.

Another important thing needed for the mascot to be an effective tool is consistency. Keep in mind that your brand is partly recognised or will be recognised by your mascot. Therefore, it cannot be absent and appear suddenly. Make your campaigns mascot centric and you will be free of inconsistency.

How else does it work for your brand?

Other than creating a brand buzz for you, a mascot works more in converting your customers to being habitual to your brand. Take the example of Amul, even though many new brands have attacked the market, people still tend to prefer Amul. Moreover, the trends and the current topics have made people pronounce the brand name as an independent product name. This is another game changing initiative which has been enhanced by the mascot marketing tool.

Unpopular Mascots

Communicating a brand personality is a key objective of your mascot. In an effort to develop a friendly, relatable mascot, many brands lose sight of what a mascot is intended to do—establish a brand promise and embody the brand’s personality. When there is no brand promise present in a mascot, it loses its effectiveness as a brand representative. So, to avoid this disconnect, it’s important to collaborate with a creative team who can help you develop a mascot that accurately depicts your brand. A perfect example is Noid (Dominos Pizza) that prominently focused on a negative message communication. This approach hampered the brand in many ways resulting which the mascot had to be exited forever. (Excerpt taken from factscodesign.com)

Facebooks Ads have become the Advertisers Favorite

With the enormous changes in our lifestyles there has been a shift in change in the products & services that we use. Since the product & its marketing go hand in hand, there are diverse ways in which one can actually market a product now.  Brands these days prefer more digital adverts than the conventional print or outdoor ads. Digital ads reach the target group more since people spend maximum time of their day on the internet via various medians like phones, tabs, iPads & computers.

Facebook is one such social media platform where one can advertise its product successfully.

Did you know?

  • Worldwide, there are over 1.71 billion monthly active Facebook users
  • Daily active users on Facebook are 1.13 billion people
  • There are 1.57 billion mobile active users
  • Five new profiles are created every second
  • Every 60 seconds on Facebook 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded.

Source (https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/)

Facebook is the single platform where one can reach its target audience fastest due to its multipying number of active users.  Three most effective placements of the adverts are the Desktop Newsfeed, Mobile Newsfeed and Right Hand Side Feeds (viewed on the right hand side of your Facebook screen).  With Facebook Adverts, one can actually select the audiences by their location, age, interests and more. This makes your adverts more relevant for the people who see them, and brings you real results. Additionally, along with your advert one can get directions to your shop, download your app, view your videos, add an item to a shopping basket or take another action on your website.

How to create an effective Facebook Ad?

At OPTIMIST BRAND DESIGN we follow the below mentioned guidelines to create effective & successful Facebook Adverts for our clients.

The two most important element of any Ad are its Content & it’s Design

  • Ads with minimum content have the highest reach
  • Write content that is easily readable & to the point
  • Include offers in the content & highlight it
  • Always have a Call – to – action to your advert
  • Use one single high quality image that describes your product.
  • Use text & font styles that go with the image & that relates to your target audience

A good advertisement is the one with perfect combination of content & design. To make it more convenient,  Facebook lets you set a daily budget for your Ad & also lets you measure its performance. Understanding your target audiences and their preferences is the primary way in which one can create a effective Facebook Ad. To know more visit, http://www.optimist.co.in/digitalmedia.html

For faster conversions try Inbound Marketing

In today time when anybody thinks of buying a house they don’t just go to the sales office of the project directly after seeing fancy hoardings or newspaper ads of Bollywood stars promoting the project. Purchasing a house is a big decision. Especially in today’s time when home prices are soaring into the sky.

When anyone decides to buy a house & if any realty project ad appeals to the person they would first RESEARCH. Ideally first go to Google, type the project name then check their website, social media pages, and their reviews. The research doesn’t end there. Check other projects in the desired area & its vicinity. Check and compare rates, reviews that are given by existing users.

This actually means that even the realty project owners have to keep themselves updated on the digital platforms to catch buyers there. Having a neat, informative website is very important. The website actually gives the first impression about any company or brand. But let’s face it, with tones of websites being available on the internet how will it actually catch the right website you’re looking for. There may be so many of realty projects with the same name.

In the digital world where almost all brands are registered on the internet, your brand needs a voice and that’s where Inbound Marketing comes in.

What is Inbound Marketing?

Inbound marketing is the promotion of a company or other organization through blogs, podcasts, video, eBooks, newsletters, SEO, social media marketing, and other forms of content marketing which serve to attract customers through the different stages of the purchase funnel. The basis of inbound marketing is CONTENT.

Inbound Marketing ensures you reach the right audience with the right content at the right time and on right platform. It is strategically placing the right content on the internet to catch the audiences by studying the audience psychology.
For example : When I am looking for a house in Koregaon Park, I will go to the internet and type Best Realty Project in Koregaon Park and check the first link that comes in the results and if I have time then check some other links below it. People don’t even bother to check page 2, 3 and so on.

At Optimist Brand Design we make strategies that would lead your business to the first page where it would catch the eye of the audience instantly

Our Inbound Marketing strategy includes:

  • Website/ Landing Page optimized for search engines
  • Blogs – optimized for search engines
  • Social media
  • Articles
  • Mailers
  • Videos
  • Newsletters
  • Case studies etc

Of course, outbound and inbound advertising go hand –in- hand. Outbound marketing gives that little push for conversions. We cannot completely ignore it. But Inbound Marketing creates the actual impact and helps majorly in conversions.

For more information on our Inbound Marketing Services, check http://optimist.co.in/digitalmedia.html

The story behind your logo

A Logo is a combination on text & graphic that represents the identity of your company.  It creates a visual symbol that becomes the face of your business. It is how your business is recognized & reflects your businesses personality.  It is very difficult to go in the market without a logo.  In simple language logo is a mental shortcut to the product or company.

Imagine brand names like Microsoft, Amazon, Zara, Ola or McDonalds, KFC & Subway. When you were reading these names you could actually mentally visualize their logos. That’s the power of a logo & that’s the effect a good, powerful logo has on people.

At Optimist Brand Design we have created some really powerful & good logos for some of our revered clients.

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When a client has a logo to be designed, we follow a concrete strategy that leads to an effective logo design. It includes understanding the clients business, research, development, feedback & final changes.

  1. Understanding the client’s product & its nature: We have one on one meeting or telephonic conversation with the client & understand their business & why they need a logo. The basis of any logo design is to understand WHY the logo is needed or WHAT is the nature of business?
  1. Research: Once we get a fair idea of what the client actually wants, we further go ahead and research more about the company & its competitors in the market.
  1. Inspirations & Sketching: Then we check for some online references like online logo galleries. Our designers love to check the latest trends in the design industry & keep themselves updated. Basic scribbles & sketches on paper of the first look of the logo is made.
  1. Professional Implementation: Once these scribble gets a green signal from our Creative Director the logo is then made professionally in Adobe Illustrator which a professional designing tool used by all designers.  Different versions of the logo are made like white, black & colorful. Using various backgrounds, shapes & lines.
  1. Client Feedback: After creating different versions the logo is sent to the client for its feedback. 85% times they love & agree what we design for them. They select the best out of the options we present to them.
  1. Final revisions: Incase there are any changes to be made in the design we revise the design & deliver the final logo design to the client. A mockup is created by placing the logo on various stationeries & advertising material for the client to have a better understanding as to how the logo will look.

To know more about our Logo Designing Program, check http://www.optimist.co.in/logo.html

This is my design

The design industry is what we call it now, but graphics has always been just a part of this design industry. Although a backbone of the design industry, graphic isn’t the only integral part. The integral part of this design industry is the designers. When designers put their minds to work they can create the impossible; or at least that’s what is presumable. When after a brief experience and the vast knowledge of the industry what and how does a designer actually work?Optimist May Cover Photo

There needs to be some adherence to the practical experience he might have gained; or they must be some consideration of the language and the communication channel the design is put forward to. Howsoever, all the considerations are just a hymn and in reality have just maintained it the books or in such articles. Every design is unique and every designer is independent; that’s how a trending revolution for the design industry is inculcated. Recently when I was reading a similar article, some of the comments caught my eye and kept me thinking on the factors on which a designer is thought for his art. A consistent design with the applicable thought process brings out the best in designer. It might rather be that how well versed and high presence of mind a designer has, how challenging his rush for new idea makes him struggle brings out the self-evolving highly innovative and the current features of the design. A design should not follow any code, any system but should reveal its unique discipline. A design should recreate a new meaning, a new boundary and new horizon for itself and the challenges it will come across in the future. Certainly, the designer can reminisce the experience and the knowledge and still create an independent world of possibilities. Making a design is just like hunting for that perfect smell which takes you far away but its worth the journey; and when you get back you know you have achieved the epitome for excellence. All this clubbed with constructive consumerism makes the same design a profitable account. And when the design becomes a profitable medium, isn’t the whole macabre converts to aphrodisiac.

Latest Marketing Fashion

Advertising and marketing are the two sides of the same coin. When one wants to get into technical details and plan the tedious and highly serious notions; Marketing is the concept for them. This said, one will be more interested in the fiscal returns, investment profits and the growth curve achieved through all efforts by the business development professionals. However, it is totally forgotten that wherever these professional and tedious things lack, Advertising and mass communication comes to their rescue.

The art of selling creative trends clubbed with profit curve and inquisitive urge for digital knowledge and product promotion is advertising. The base definition may be so simple and easy but the evolution and the changing trends have seen many nuances. The basic newspaper ad to the foremost innovative trend of digital marketing. When one sits around to understand and move along the practicing trend of digital marketing there are so many advancements. A couple years back, Facebook had had its monopoly in the social media market. Slowly and eventually, twitter grabbed in. Then came the artistic runner ups; Pinterest, Instagram. But one never had the slightest hint that these sprinters will grab the marketing trend and advertise themselves as the ace players.

When one speaks about marketing, the old picture that comes to mind was a critically framed well-dressed young man with his sales kit in the brief case. Gradually this young salesman changed to a funky dressed messy haired art directors. The main diet for these crazy young art minders started when serious professionals  tried and invested in the advertising market. Very few know the real journey of advertising from packaged products to a well-established entertainment industry. The most thriving marketing products is the entertainment industry. Films and TV screens need the utmost marketing tendencies. From posters to one liner quotes; whatever strategies that come in action advertise the niche product and the right move for branding the right amount and right quality. When the era evolved, so did the techniques. Posters and magazine interviews have been replaced by social apps and media pages. PR activities have gained much greater response.

So what do we learn from the advertising achievers is how to balance the graph of marketing tactics and creative strategies. One of the best strategy that has earned a greater mass communication and thus a progressive business was seen by the FIFA song. When the FIFA season creeps in, so do the products and songs and series start promoting the psychological marketing tendency. Back then the only media available used a prime clock of run time. Since then, time and technology evolved and the best possible strategy put forward an independent social app in the last FIFA season. If not such tactics, what more can advertising relate itself in the market is yet to be found.

Digital marketing or to be very precise Digital advertising has yet to see the best possible time for itself. What is now, is the ascending progressive market it has started gaining for itself. When Digital advertisers will spark up their creativity and the newest technology will support their ideas, marketing will see its new and innovative way for communication and business bargain.

Branding: The identity of promotion

Advertising is a science!! With this statement done, you might conclude either the writer might have lost her mind or she simply does not take the field seriously. But that’s what audiences (and in this case the readers) have a tendency to instantly jump to final decisions. But if you would take a few moments and try to reason out this fact you might quite understand as to why I would say that.

Just like any chemical composition, advertising is also a combination of different elements and compounds. Also, if we really dig to deep roots we keep hearing many scientists saying that science in fact is an art. According to all the theorists and applied scientists when an invention is made, it is a work of art and imagination. Similarly isn’t any ad the foundation of same process? A process is another world. And in that world, exists different facets and where I metaphor them as an entire family. When you consider a single piece as ad, you might not understand this metaphor. But consider an ad as a whole series of campaign with use of different media and different communication. Of this entire family, Branding is just a part; but this part has its major hold onto everything. Branding isn’t just a story to tell by ways of logo, color, designing and use of different fonts. It is a system, a discipline, a personality with an abstract but calculative behavior. As and when this behavior becomes prevalent, the journey of this family member starts promoting and bringing sensible results to the family. No-one has actually constructed a phenomenon how a brand brings these results. But when you look carefully you will realize its potential. You probably might be wondering how often any brand has developed in the said sequence. Considering the heritage brands, they have had their behavior and have evolved in their journey; with their family extending and innovating.

The backgrounds are phenomenal with a careful study and scrutinized planning of branding. Not only does branding help the advertising process, it has described a socio-economic back drop in many ways. The in-film branding, the referential series metaphors, the spoofs of the brands all are in fact other faces of the same person. We might just wish to say as and when the person is prompted from a general society to the celebrity world, how it evolves and how it develops with help of media is a tricky business. Mostly it is said not all can handle stardom but when a brand is being born it is actually made for stardom. So the advertising, public relation, fame-game everything is a part of its life. How the creators and makers maintain it and effect with respect makes branding the big brother for advertising. How the big brother makes his own identity and helps the family to root in the fame society makes every brand a personality with eminence and endeavor.

Trade Show – Behind the Scenes

Are you planning to hit the next exhibition or trade show to exhibit your product? Are you losing your mind over the design & execution of your stall?  It’s high time you panic, because your stall is your brand face.  It represents the brand image & says profuse things about your brand at a glance.

Exhibitions gives vivid opportunities to brands to reach their target audience on a personal level. Such events attract target customers to the stall where there can be a direct conversation between the buyer & seller. Majorly to attract customers, the stall or booth at the trade show/ exhibition should be very pleasing and visually impactful.

One such very exquisite & opulent stall was created by us (OPTIMIST BRAND DESIGN) for our revered client AKSHA GROUP. The stall space was taken at SAKAAL VASTU – one of the biggest property expos in Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad. Aksha Group was also the Title Sponsor of the event.  This plush stall was created right at the entrance of the expo which caught the eye of every passerby. The magnificent stall was 24*4 square meters, which the biggest space taken up by any brand at the expo.

When our client came to us with the thought of participating at an expo, we made sure we created something very divergent & classy for him. We created maximum branding space along with a VIP zone where the customers had a warm discussion with the sales team. Since we had a pantry at the stall, every customer was greeted warmly with all kinds of beverages.

Small details like the color of the couch, style of the chair or display banners were well coordinated. The entire stall was branded in such a way that every detail about the projects of Aksha Group was visible to anybody entering the stall. The logo of the brand was made of actual poly carbonate that was later used at the corporate office of the client. Enough time & attention was given to minute details which led to the entire setup of the stall in 4 days. The staff comprised of everyone from fabricators, painters, carpenters, electricians to the interior decorators. My team made sure all the work was done well in advance & the stall looked ravishing on the day of the expo.

The stall turned out to be the one with maximum number of walk-ins & also the one having maximum number of bookings done at the event. While it was Aksha Groups debut participation at the expo we made sure it was his best experience with maximum conversion. We as a team had a wonderful experience in designing & executing the entire stall space for our client who was over whelmed with the response he got at the exhibition. We look forward to create such elusive yet appealing stalls for more brands in future.