Digitronica.IT is a company founded by three members with more than thirty years of experience in Information Technology. The area where Digitronica.IT is expanding is extremely complex. We are speaking about enterprise security meaning the integration of physical security (access to sites, access to certain perimeters ...) and logical security (access to business information systems). We are not meaning Anti-Virus, but more complex applications that involve business management and staff management contemporary. Digitronica.IT offers tailored made solutions for every need, to support the Security Managers (Security Manager or Risk Manager) of the major national companies in every sector they work. After a well established and highly personalized contact with the customer, Digitronica.IT analyzes deeply company issues related to sensible data protection, staff data protection and to the protection of all the informations and the places which are at risk of intrusion. All the solutions will be developed either through a physical or a logical approach constantly interfaced each other. The physical approach means that Digitronica.IT will interact with the pre-existing security facilities, optimizing them through Digitronica.IT applications. The logical approach, instead, means that Digitronica.IT will create and develop tailor made software solutions that the customer can easily use thanks to Web technology that sets them apart.
Once the software is developed, Digitronica.IT ensures a complete post-sale service, making the customer feeling safe and then accompanied through a technology route that involves and does provide all areas of the business between them, at various levels according to their location.
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 :)
The need now arises from a non-trivial difficulties. Digitronica.IT fails to make its work accessible and comprehensible. Fails to understand the actual current value and the actual exclusivity of what it creates.
The current image is based on the product, it is represented by a series of CDs (or how everyone focuses simply software) from here have been two main problems the first is that identification with a CD is limited to the very conception of real activity. To make you understand, is that once developed the software, Digitronica.IT, actually do not deliver a CD to the customer. Since all developed in Web technology, the use of data is available to anyone with credentials for access and an internet connection.
The second problem arose because each product was associated with a different CD, accompanied by their name and explanation, each product is thereby identified as closed and separate. Another shortcoming, since each application is actually very open and adaptable to any need, also the applications talk to each other creating a comprehensive suite of risk management throughout the enterprise in all its facets. We are therefore an extremely limited compared to the potential that is able to develop the company and its staff.
Which translates into:
- Logo restyling Digitronica.IT with proposed new pay-off
- Logo will remain virtually unchanged in color and symbol in the chart above. The payoff should be simple, intuitive, English or Italian, and make clear immediately the activity. Layout graphic restyling briefcase presentation (see appendix available after the first day of competition): even here simplicity, prevalence of white and colors that distinguish the brand Digitronica.IT
- A press campaign (a subject) that appear throughout Italy, on magazines and not with an entire page: the image will help to understand at a glance the activities Digitronica.IT, strike the eye at first sight a person tired of seeing locks, doors, cameras and badge, the copy (Italian or English) must be oriented on a consulting approach (the copy is optional). Website layout should be professional, extremely simple, transparent and easy navigation, not involving the use of Flash
- The main menu of the site will be the following: About Us, Solutions, News, Press Releases, Client Area, Contact. We ask only home layout with a presentation of the Firm, based on a consulting approach
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 !
Responsible for the safety of the largest Italian companies, risk managers, security experts, consultants Corporate Security. Notoriously these positions are covered by former representatives of the Police Force (Police), but ultimately these are flanked Manager trainees within the department of Information Technology, which therefore have a more technical and thorough preparation. People are extremely careful about how they propose, what they say publicly, expect much attention, confidentiality and respect by those who present themselves as partners. These are men who have around 50 years with a good general culture, who prefer the human relationship at all to build lasting partnerships.
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 !
We would like to clear to Digitronica.IT’s Target, that we create and customize applications for managing enterprise security understood as integration of physical security (access to sites, access to certain perimeters) and logical security (security of all information through the ' company in terms of access to the premises unattended or not, certain areas within the Information), the management and protection of Information Systems, using all the facilities of the company has to analysis. We would like to build confidence, reveals our expertise and reliability, we offer a consultancy service, we solve the problems encountered step by step with the customer.
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 !
Because Digitronica.IT has extensive experience in the field, is known for its transparency and credibility and experience gained over time. Because it offers products and intuitive problem-solving that can form the basis of good business management. Because his offer is the only for completeness at the sectoral level, and research skills developed.
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!
- Highly adaptable and flexible.
- Consultative approach to finding the best solutions that optimize the result for the client.
- High degree of assistance and ongoing support personnel.
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 magazines and online on our website.
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 !
Digitronica.IT needs an image consistent with its values of transparency and dialogue with the customer. The report must be immediate and direct. The color preference is white, and colors that make up the mark. The type of communication must be very attractive and original both in the Copy the graphic / image. Must hit for its directness and simplicity in conveying a message rather extremely complex and articulated.
The file should be proposed. Pdf, or. Jpg.
The winner will be required graphic layout of the file format requested by the Executive journals for publication, the Executive Board of the folder, and a possible support for conversion to html file layout of the Site in vector brand accompanied by pay- off.
Enclose the logo, the emblem image advertising campaign last presentation and the old folder (we apologize, but the files will be attached after the first day of competition). Any other information can be found on our current site: www.digitronica.it
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) !