Dimensione Advertising is the exclusive agent for advertising on Dimensione Suono 2,
Dimensione Suono Roma and Ram Power, three distinct radio formats (leaders in the Rome area), and their
Dimensione Advertising is an organization operating in Rome and Central Italy, capable of developing communication projects
correlated with radio and web, synergistically articulated based on the need of each single
client and, thus, on both the three radio leaders and their web sites.
Dimensione Advertising wants to distinguish itself from other media agents because it is able to handle a 360° communication project: from the communication strategy to its implementation, which could require the involvement of listeners through on-air and on-line contests, in-store promotions and all the musical content that enhances events in the area.
The agent provides the best creative support by directly involving clients in editorial decisions, offering timely, precise measurements of the results achieved.
WHAT IS IT ?
In this step you will find information about the Brand Builder, who is asking you to propose a Solution for the challenge. He introduces himself (as a Brand of course :) The more you understand about the Brand, the more chances you have to create what is wanted.
IMPORTANT: There is a possibility that the Brand Builder prefers not to disclose who he is, usually for confidentiality reasons. Such Briefs will be published in an anonymous way. In this case the Brand Builder will say as much as he feels comfortable saying.
Here are two EXAMPLES
In case there is no problem with disclosing the identity (VISIBLE):
“NMN -No More Nicotine- is a Brand that promises to counteract the damages to the skin that can be caused by smoking. NMN is distributed in pharmacies and drugstores and its price positioning is middle-high; it is mainly promoted through professional endorsement and is not massively advertised.”
In case the Brand doesn’t want to disclose his identity (ANONYMOUS):
“Brand counteracting the damages to skin caused by smoking. Its products are distributed in pharmacies and drugstores with a middle-high price positioning; they are mainly promoted through professional endorsement and are not massively advertised.”
In summary: Who is your client (in a visible or “anonymous” way :)
Our objective is to completely rework our logo.
Fortunately, since it is about one-and-a-half years old, we can totally rework it without taking the existing one into consideration.
Given the significant quantity of promotional activities performed by the sales network, our primary interest is that of creating awareness of the agent and everything must start from the logo.
Our logo is a daily part of our communication and it must become as much a part of our client's daily routine as breakfast.
The logo must function as a unifying element for our radio stations.
In the new brand, it is fundamental that the name remain unchanged: DA Dimensione Advertising.
WHAT IS IT ?
This is the task the Brand Builder asks you to accomplish. If you don’t understand it, you are completely out of luck !
“We ask the Creators to develop a print advertising campaign in order to increase Brand’s visibility. It will be used in national magazines this spring.”
In summary: It’s the objective of the client, therefore your objective too !
The new logo will be functional for reaching all our clients - current and future - in any merchandise sector. From Large Distribution to clothing, automotive, health and well-being to companies operating in the real estate market and government, etc.
In short, DA offers its services for anything that involves advertising on our integrated multimedia platforms (radio and web).
We communicate with people at every level of society from businessmen to top-management, marketing managers and clerical personnel.
WHAT IS IT?
People that the Brand Builder wants you to entertain and persuade to think, feel or do something using your creation. Usually you will read about their age, sex, social level and behaviors. You should always keep that information in mind while creating, as the target audience is the final recipient of what you create.
“Smoking girls and women who would like to quit smoking but can’t. Usually health-conscious adults who care about their looks. They feel guilty about smoking because they know it is harmful. They read books about it. This is a real problem for them: it’s like “My brain wants something, but my body acts of its own accord”. They don’t relate to my brand, they are just waiting for a trustworthy “helping hand”.
In summary: Get under their skin !
Dimensione Advertising must immediately be perceived as a the agent linked to the local area.
Today, as regards the Lazio Region and, especially, Rome, it must be perceived as the agent for the three local radio stations Dimensione Suono Roma, Dimensione Suono Due and Ram Power. In the future, it could be the agent for different regions/areas. For this reason, the logo must be versatile and adaptable depending on area needs but, in any case, always leading back to the Dimensione Advertising logo.
Dimensione Advertising must transmit a dynamic and synergistic vision of our organization.
WHAT IS IT?
The thing that the Brand Builder wants to make the target audience think/feel/do because of your creation.
Here are some very concrete examples:
∞ Some things people can think/feel:
- There is a new Brand (or product or idea or...) out there
- This Brand is better than the alternatives or than it used to be
- This Brand is worth paying more for
∞ Some things people can do:
- Start buying the Brand’s products
- Buy the Brand more often
- Stock more products of the Brand in their outlets
The above written examples are very concrete whilst often the proposition of the Brief is emotional. That’s even better as it can be more inspiring!
“We’d like to encourage smokers to use NMN in order to minimize the damage to their health while they are keeping giving up smoking (especially if they’ve already tried and failed before).”
In summary: Get inside their brain !
Our presence in the area is a fundamental aspect. Our presence is strongly rooted throughout the area. The proof is that, when you enter almost any retail business, restaurant, gym or beauty salon, you will hear one of our “on-air” broadcasters.
WHAT IS IT?
This is the key to achieving the objective. It is what supports the proposition and makes it believable. Usually it is a rational statement.
“Every cigarette you smoke is causing damage to your appearance. A recent study took several pairs of identical twins where one twin was a lifelong smoker and the other had never smoked. The smokers’ skin was a quarter thinner than that of non-smokers, and in some cases there were differences of up to 40%. NMN contains thinning-blocking anti-oxidants which counteract the effect of nicotine on the skin.”
In summary: You are looking for arguments? You’ll find them here!
- Modern: in step with the times
- Involving: the logo conveys emotion and contributes to creating an empathetic relationship with the client
- Professional: guaranteed competence and results orientation
- Active and proactive: always able to propose the most innovative solutions
WHAT IS IT?
It’s who the Brand is. Yes... who!
Treat the Brand as a human being, as it has its own personality. To know the personality of the “client” is fundamental in order to provide a tailor-made job. So, read carefully the listed adjectives...
“Scientific, trustworthy, result-oriented, ‘a party’ to achieve your goals.”
In summary: Imagine the live person !
- On all company documentation (contracts, letters, letterhead, business cards, faxes, etc.)
- Broadcaster portals, social networks and mobile sites
- Digital signatures of employees and consultants
WHAT IS IT?
A list of places (or media, or things) where the target audience will see the outcome of your creation. In this step sometimes the Brand will also acknowledge you how much he plans to invest into production. This information will give you an insight whether to create a BIG project or make it small... :)
“This campaign is going to appear in lifestyle- and health-focused women magazines of New Zealand, during the spring of 2009. We plan to invest 500,000 USD, which means approximately buying 100 single pages.”
In summary: Consider the medium !
- Colors: Red, blue and white can be used.
- The logo must maintain the text “DA” as the star and also “DIMENSIONE ADVERTISING” in extended form
- The logo must lend itself for use together with the logos of the single radio stations – we would appreciate a visual containing your proposed logo and those of the single radio stations
Proposal for an animated logo for use in digital signatures (example attached):
For more information:
In the presentation phase, we will accept the following formats: .jpg - .pdf - .gif
The winner of the tender must provide the logo in vector typographic format: .eps - .psd at levels
- DA: current Dimensione Advertising logo
- DS2: Dimensione Suono Due logo
- DSR: Dimensione Suono Roma logo
- RAM: Ram Power logo
- Example of the classic use of the logo in a brochure
- Example of a dynamic digital signature
If the Brand has preferences or technical requirements that your Solution has to match, you will find them here.
Here are some items that you may find in this section:
∞ Guidelines or mandatory inclusions (do’s and/or don’ts)
∞ Business objectives
∞ Market and competitors overview
∞ Good and bad samples
Depending on the Brief, you may also find some files attached with a logo, pictures of product(s), a template that you should use in order to submit your ideas, or any other file that the Brand wants to share with you. So, study the attachments before starting creating.
In summary: Anything else you need to know (not written in the 7 steps before) !