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Optimist is now registered ad agency

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.

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.

How images help in 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.

The idea behind Gruhamev Jayate

This August we successfully designed & 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 & hassle free for the common man.

When Mr. Chaudhary, Chairman – Aksha Group came to us with his vision, we well understood his idea & 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 & buyer centric.

The campaign communication was decided to go on Print & Digital Media. Print included newspaper ads & 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 & innovative designs & strategies of our diverse clientele. And that is why we are regarded as the best advertising agency in Pune.

What Mascots do to your business?

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 benefiting 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.

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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & type Best Realty Project in Koregaon Park & 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

Ofcourse, outbound & 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 & helps majorly in conversions.

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

The Logo Designing Theory

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?

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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

Social Media is the Boss

Year 2016 has seen a lot of progress on the social media front. Social media trends are catching up like never before & it is becoming one of the best mediums to advertise brands to the world.  The greatest perk of social media marketing is that it bridges the gap between the customers & the brands.  People no longer wait to see the newspaper or television ads about their favorite brands but keep themselves updated on social media by following the brands.
2016 seems to be an exciting year for social marketers as there is some constant upgradation happening on the front. There some new & ongoing trends every marketer should keep an eye on

Live Streaming Video:

Offline events can be enjoyed easily by this social trend which is a boon in today’s time. We can view & enjoy streaming of live videos on various social media platforms now. Consumers now can have faster access to events by logging on Social Media in real time.  Miss Malini, one of India famous bloggers took to this trend and had unbelievable viewers to her videos.

 

Social Trading:

Since people spend maximum amount of time on the internet, brands catch their target audience by advertising on social media.  Maximum brands have introduced their individual retail website where the consumers can have a look at the latest collections. According to a recent survey, brand promotions done on social platforms have more conversions than traditional media.  Statistics in 2015 show:

  • Facebook introduced more ads than any other social platform
  • Youtube being a close competitor of Facebook added more ads in numbers which are visually very impactful
  • Twitters direct Buy button  still used immensely
  • Instragram rolled out its action oriented ad format
  • Pinterest now has buyable pins

Real Time Engagement:

Living upto customer expectations on social media is becoming a task for the brands. Social media keeps customers always connected & customers demand quick and easy solutions in real time.  Consumers are more likely to complain on social media than go with age old company complaint policy. In 2015, consumers complained about brands 879 million times . 70% of Twitter users expect a response from brands they reach out to, and 53% want a response in less than an hour.

What if the brands don’t reply to? They lose customer loyalty. 2016 has tools for faster responses like social listening & automation tools.  Social Media is fast moving & so is your business expected to.

Search Engine Optimization ( SEO) :

With all the technology & internet trends catching up, Content is still the King.  Businesses now stress more on content strategies & advertising which has more organic content.  Reaching out to the audiences with the correct content is the real challenge.  Also having the right SEO ranking is very important.  According to Google maximum number of people do not even read the search results Page 2 onwards. 33 % of the traffic go for the first listed item from Google’s organic search.

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.