The other night I saw a new Audi commercial on TV. I became curious what is going on in other countries regarding the new Audi Sound Branding. Here are some of the latest TV commercial from Audi.
This one is for the Audi A1. Some sounds “sound” familiar:
Here is another spot for the Audi A7. It is for the US market. Here I miss… Continue reading
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Tagged Acoustic Identity, Advertising Efficiency, Audi, Audio Branding, automobiles, brand, Brand Communication, Brand Management, Brands and Music, international brand management, Multisensual Branding, Sound Branding, Sound Logo
Some time ago I was interviewed by Fabrice Burtin who is the publisher of a very interesting blog on “branding in the hospitality industry, travel and others”.
The interview was originally published on his blog. The questions were asked by Fabrice Burtin.
“We are all familiar with the main dimensions of branding, however Sound Branding and Accoustic Identity are often forgotten though they have an obvious emotional impact on the perception of a brand and a dimension that is largely under utilised in the hotel industry. Karlheinz kindly agreed to answer my questions. Very insightful and fascinating.
Can you explain briefly the concept of “Sound Branding”?
Sound Branding (Audio Branding, Acoustic Branding, Sonic Branding) is the process of development, implementation and management of Sound Branding Elements. It includes all sound elements that are exclusively composed and produced for a brand. The key elements are: Continue reading
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Sound Identity (Sound ID) is the consistent development of a unique acoustic identity for a brand. Along the lines of the visual identity the acoustic elements are derived from the brand values and the brand positioning. The objective is to create a consistent identity with a strong recognition value. Key areas of design are: sound branding elements, soundscapes, soundmarks and brand voice.
Do you agree or disagree with this definition? Is anything missing in the definition we use? Please post your ideas in the comments section.
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Tagged Acoustic Identity, brand, Brand Communication, brand positioning, brand values, brand voice, Sound Branding elements, Sound Branding Glossary, sound branding terms, sound dimensions, Sound Identity