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Learn about how retail and product branding can increase sales, bring cohesion to your products and organization, and ultimately continue to support producers and artisans. ...

Learn about how retail and product branding can increase sales, bring cohesion to your products and organization, and ultimately continue to support producers and artisans.
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  • Brief Introduction/Bio.  Give your "elevator speech" MICA, Eastern Univ., Bangladesh, etc. 
  • Goal: Broaden the Fair Trade buying audience Current demographic = limited hipsters and middle class moms VERSUS Good product = everyone
  • For small-scale omapnies and orgs., the FT label/brand can serve as an affordable, quick way for an organization to market themselves.  but FT as a brand is too broad, and ppl are confused by this anyway. 
  • On an average day consumers are exposed to 6,000 advertisements and, each year, to more than 25,000 new products...
  • Brand  vs  Brand identity brand identity components
  • In summary, a brand addresses these core questions:  Who are you? Who needs to know? How will they find out? Why should they care?
  • Brand  vs  Brand identity brand identity components
  • "the name brilliantly positions the brand as a premium chocolate, while discreetly promoting their ethical practices." "It is refreshing to see a fair trade product packaged as beautifully as this" Notice the patterns and how they can transform from one iteration to next
  • "the name brilliantly positions the brand as a premium chocolate, while discreetly promoting their ethical practices." "It is refreshing to see a fair trade product packaged as beautifully as this" Notice the patterns and how they can transform from one iteration to next
  • The pattern is versatile, and has relevant and deep meaning (traditional West African symbols)
  • Notice the patterns and how they can transform from one iteration to next

How Branding Can Transform Your Fair Trade Organization How Branding Can Transform Your Fair Trade Organization Presentation Transcript

  • How Branding  Can Transform Your Fair Trade Organization Presenter: Gloria Shin Fair Trade Futures - Seminar September 11, 2010
  • Overview of Objectives
      • Empower fair trade organizations with the knowledge necessary tools to embark on the branding process. 
  • Overview of Objectives
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      • See branding as a  worthwhile, long-term        investment. 
  • Overview of Objectives
      • a
      • See branding as a  worthwhile, long-term            investment. 
      • Understand how the branding process works. 
  • Overview of Objectives
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      • See branding as a  worthwhile, long-term            investment. 
      • Understand how branding works, and how to effectively create a brand strategy.
      • Case studies.
  • Current Challenges
      • Limited buying audience and reach.
        • The need for increased demand.
      • Fair trade businesses operating as charities , not businesses .
      • Labeling and regulation issues
      • Ad overload
  • Having a solid brand identity helps  consumers navigate through the clutter.
  • What is a brand?
  • A brand is NOT a logo.
  • A brand is NOT a product.
  • A brand is an idea , not a thing .
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  • A brand identity is a... logo product
  • (Wheeler 2009)
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  • The Branding  Process
      • Conduct your research,  discover who you are.
      • Articulate your  brand promise.  
    • 3. Create your  brand strategy  (i.e., your plan of action).
    • 4. Develop and create your  brand identity.
    "The World on Time"
  • (Wheeler 2009)
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  • DING! Southwest Airlines, I LUV you.
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  • Quote of the Day [Say in a sweet Midwest woman's accent]  "Please make sure that all luggage is securely stowed away in the overhead bins. Please DO NOT open the bins during the flight. This may cause the luggage to fall out, and then I'll have a lot of paperwork."
  • Divine Chocolate Designed by  Williams Murray Hamm  | Typography:  Alison Carmichael  | Country: United Kingdom
  • Divine Chocolate Designed by  Williams Murray Hamm  | Typography:  Alison Carmichael  | Country: United Kingdom
  • Divine Chocolate Designed by  Williams Murray Hamm  | Typography:  Alison Carmichael  | Country: United Kingdom
  • Recommendations
      • Hire a professional branding firm.
        • Many design firms dedicate a portion of their budget to pro bono work. 
        • Do your research, find one you like (and of course, has a good reputation), and start networking! 
      • Ways to connect:
        • www.design21sdn.com
        • @riajattra
  • Proposed Solutions for FT Orgs. Co-branding opportunities Product (RED)
  • Proposed Solutions for FT Orgs.
    • Pros (Benefits):
      • Immediate brand recognition through co-branding partner
      • Broadens audience
    • Cons (Risks):
      • Potential conflict of interest
        • E.g., Product (RED)’s partnership with Nike.
      • Potential for damaging your own brand image and reputation
    Co-branding opportunities
  • Questions?
  • Works Cited
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