Branding & Web Design for Telecommunications Company
- Other Digital Marketing
- $10,000 to $49,999
- Willing to Refer
"We now have a more modern brand, one that expresses what the company is today and expects to be in the future."
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- 51-200 Employees
- Phone Interview
With the goal of increasing brand awareness, the client hired Bolt Brasil to perform a brand awareness diagnosis, build a brand pyramid, and develop product identities.
Bolt Brasil consistently performed well for the client and contributed to a significantly improved brand. The client appreciated the agency’s attentiveness and collaborative nature. Bolt Brasil is highly recommended to others.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Please describe your organization.
Take.net provides services for the telecom industry, especially in the mobile space. We're a high-value service company that provides various kinds of services for the five major telecom companies in Brazil. The company has been in existence for about 16 years, but has never had a marketing department. I've been here for 10 months and have been trying to structure the company's marketing department to help the company take the next steps the CEO and the board are looking for. This marketing will involve only Take.net and not our work with the telecom companies.
Right now, we are marketing only a white label product. But, we are trying to launch at least two products in partnership with the telecom companies, but it's to be a Take.net product, not a white label product. The company wants to develop its own products, and that's why they decided to build a marketing department. Before that, the telecom companies we were in partnership with did all the marketing.
What is your position?
I am the marketing manager.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE
What business challenge were you trying to address with Bolt Brasil?
The primary challenge was to make the Take.net brand more widely known in Brazil, especially in the B2B [business-to-business] and B2C [business-to-consumer] markets. Up to this time, our brand was largely unknown in Brazil, except in association with the telecom companies.
Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.
The first thing they did was to do a brand awareness diagnosis with both the telecom and B2B companies. We were trying to find out how the market viewed us as a company and as a brand. The results were great and gave us plenty of insights as to how to do business.
After that, Bolt Brasil built a brand pyramid, which shows all the values and attributes that our brand has. This will help in brand recognition and give us direction in how we should communicate with our clients and with the market.
Bolt Brasil also developed a new brand image for the company, which was approved in December . Now, we are making plans for launching the new brand and the new identity of the company. At the same time, we built a new website and developed guidelines for social media, for brand persona, and for the brand identity of the company. In parallel with all this, Bolt Brasil developed names and identities for our two new products.
How did you come to work with Bolt Brasil?
Actually, my team has been working with Bolt since before I started working at the company. Our CEO had done the research about what agencies the company might work with and had hired Bolt just when I was starting with the company. I wasn't here during that process and didn't participate in that decision.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
We have spent somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000 working with Bolt Brasil.
What is the status of this engagement?
The majority of the work is finished. The only thing that is left now is the layout of the new website. The final presentation about other media, brand persona, and guidelines for social media is scheduled for next week [January 2016].
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
Could you share any statistics, metrics, or other feedback from your work with Bolt Brasil?
I don't have any results yet because everything is so new. I'll certainly have more information in one or two months – a better sense of the results of what they have developed. What I do know is that before working with Bolt Brasil, all the company had was a brand from the '90s, a brand that no one recognized. We now have a more modern brand, one that expresses what the company is today and expects to be in the future.
What distinguishes Bolt Brasil from other providers?
What we like about them is that they worked together with us. They consulted with us, but did not come back and tell us what we needed to do. They used a process that involved me, the board, and the CEO in building an understanding of the brand, the values of the brand, and the position of the brand. They involved us in developing the brand, the brand persona, and the website. They involved us and, at the same time, guided us.
When they delivered the final product, everything was in Portuguese, which makes a lot of sense. They are extremely creative and have extensive experience in the market and with other companies. They brought a lot of experience to the table, so we could understand how things work. This has given us a feeling of security about their work. We felt safe about what they are trying to build with us.
It's almost as if they are a part of the company. By the end of the process, they came to understand who we are and what we do. I don't think they have ever worked in our field but, by now, they are almost as expert in the field as we are. They really get inside the client. They try to understand not only what the client wants, but also how the client's market works. They immerse themselves in the world of their clients.
They are always taking notes. In one meeting, I asked them why they are taking notes because it was supposed to be just a presentation meeting. They said that they were trying to understand us. They were trying to understand the culture of the company, how we react to things, who we are, and what we like. They were after that level of understanding of the company. I think that's why they almost became a member of the company.
Is there anything Bolt Brasil could have improved or done differently?
I think there are two things. First, we changed our CEO during the course of their work, so the CEO who hired them is no longer with the company. I've been trying to tell them that they need to create a bond with this CEO, like the bond they had with the CEO who hired them. At the beginning, they didn't pay attention to that because they were already working here. They had me as their major contact in the company and had close relationships with one or two members of the board. They didn't try to get close to the new CEO, but I think a closer relationship with him would be important. My sense is that they have recently begun to do that and that the situation is going to improve.
Second, we experienced a bit of a delay in the project, which was largely our fault. I think Bolt Brasil could have put a little more pressure on us to deliver information more quickly so we didn't slow down the schedule of the project. I hoped they could finish everything in December, but that's not going to happen until the middle of January. It's not that bad, and we've talked about this and now things are speeding up. It's just two companies trying to learn from each other and learn how to work with each other.
Service & Deliverables
On time / deadlines
Value / within estimates
"As we aren't quite finished yet, I cannot measure all the results, but I'd give them a four so far. Maybe afterward when we actually see all the results that could change."
Willing to Refer5.0
"I will definitely recommend them.