Branding and Design strategy for Lenovo in the She Centrury
Finding Lenovo’s way in“The She Century”To create a branding and service design strategy forLenovo to address female mobile phone market in China Yanan Li Brunel University 2010-2011 Design and Branding strategy
Structure Brand Analysis Introduction Research Motivation Aim Research Question Aim & Objectives &Objective Secondary Research Methodology Primary Research Branding and design Findings Target group Conclusion Brand strategy Design Framework
1 Introduction The She Century Women have unprecedented buying authority Are responsible for 70% consumer purchases in China Women have unprecedented economic power Will control $ 525 billion of consumer spending till 2015 New opportunity new strategy Women consumers are different Traditional demographics are dead THINDO Female Consumer Chanel Research, 2011 http://www.thindo.com/index.php
1 Introduction Lenovo Brand Analysis NO.4 Global PC Manufacturer Biggest in Asia-Pacific Region Own IBM PC Business Fortune magazine top 500 Company Female mobile phone market shareFig 1: Female Mobile Phone Market Share by BrandSources: Baidu research center 2010 Only 4.7%?
1 Introduction Trend analysis-- Weibo Phenomena Sina Weibo is a Chinese micro-blogging site. It is one of the most popular sites in China Similar market penetration with Twitter has established in the USA Weibo has become a phenomenon which is paid close attention to brands and female consumers.
2 Aim & ObjectivesKey Question:How can design and branding strategy be used as strategic and competitive advantages byLenovo, to maintain its leadership and win female consumers loyalty in the domestic mobilephone market?Aim:To create a design and branding strategy for Lenovo to addressthe Chinese female mobile phone market.Objectives:1 To identify the current brand, design and marketing position of the Chinese mobile phonemarket with references to female consumers2 To understand female consumers lifecycle and shopping behavior3 To identify how design and branding works with other female targeted brands4 To establish branding and design approach to address female consumers5 To formulate a systematic design and branding strategy framework for Lenovo femalemobile phone to differentiate itself and gain customer loyalty.
3 Methodology Framework • Lenovo Market Manager • Fashion and DG Best Magazine Editor • Digital Device Freelance Writer 120 Women Candidates From age15-50
4 Findings Current Brand and Design situation Compare with other brands targeted female market Lenovo Has More products But Low market share
4 Findings Design and branding solutions LG Emotional Branding Nokia The taste of Ice cream Customer Centered Design Music and High PixelsSamsung Product ImaginaryA choice of women with good taste TCL Design-driven Strategy Traditional Cheongsam Theme
4 Findings• Case studies We Decide What is Real Beauty /Viral branding Women are risk taking We Understand what women want We know You are super women/reflect new image
4 Findings Customer Research Brand Experience Communication +Service Word of mouth Reputations Grass root online valuations Customer-centered Design Is the “Her sweat Spot”Fig 2 On-line Questionnaires with 120 women candidates aged from 15-50show the Factors that they consider when buying cell phones.
4 Findings Customer Research 56% of Women use popular social media to find Web search preference 100 information about brands 90 80 Among them: 70 60 50 40 Likely to choose that 30 20 10 brand over another 0 62% of them log in at least once a day Web search… 70% say a positive online brand experienceFig 3 Female Consumers online searching preference 2009-2010 makes them” moreSource: Baidu Research Center
4 Findings In-depth interviews Make Things (appear) Simple To women High-tech Features do not work Talk to her --Bing. W DG Best Editor Being different but not difficult She’s on Weibo, you must be there She loves communicating --Qing, R Female DG Freelance writer Keep her Chic Treat her as close friends Social-net working all the time-Sina Weibo --Mang. S Fashion magazine Editor Struggling with how to posit our brand And shed women’s new image Where to reach her effectively -- Anna, Ma Lenovo market manager
4 Findings Experience Design Samsung D’light: • The name Dlight combines the words "digital" and "light", • Digital Experiences and Interactive service.
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