Rebranding is never easy. What is really behind a rebranding effort is an attempt to uproot deeply held misconceptions about a brand; a mere facelift isn’t going to fix these communications problems. As many communicators know, perception can be a powerful force when it’s working against you.
Whatever the reason behind a need for behavioral change, people don’t want to be engulfed in negativity. Unilever’s fans didn’t need to see more pictures of overstuffed landfills and environmental damage to change the way they thought about their empty shampoo containers. Instead, Unilever and Weber Shandwick were able to use inspiration, not desperation, to secure this campaign’s success.
While superheroes are fantasy, trying to be a Super Brand is not. It’s totally achievable. A Super Brand must have four characteristics similar to superheroes: show the end users your extraordinary abilities, demonstrate a strong moral code, exhibit the courage to stand up for something, and be resourceful and innovative with your approach. The parallels are (dare we say it?) uncanny.
Any communicator who’s worked in the nonprofit space knows just how tricky it can be to stand out among the cacophony of worthy causes jockeying for donations. Havas PR and the IPLP focused on making an emotional connection with potential donors and linking up with already-existing trends to achieve their fundraising goals.
Over the course of the UN General Assembly, the team never stopped producing real-time, high-quality content that always laddered back to UNICEF’s focus: children. With such powerful and timely content, UNICEF dominated the conversation with a 46% share of voice compared to other UN agencies.
Through fervent media pitching, PR agency Konnect PR, was able to surpass every goal laid out by its brand partner.
Thanks to PR, MOVE Bumpers transformed from a regional business into a brand with national recognition in a matter of months.
Most of us in PR have become accustomed to using slides for most or all of our presentations. But do we now rely on slides too much?
PR and communication agencies are known for brainstorming with their employees to spark creative concepts—ideas that take shape as clever campaigns, strategies, taglines or other essential messages.