looking to carry forward the legacy of an enduring brand, UK mobile giant
Vodafone plans to keep intact its predecessor''s assurance of following customers
wherever they go, while communicating with them to ''Make The Most Of Now''.
According to Vodafone-Essar director of marketing and new services, Harit
Nagpal, "Hutch was a much likable brand and we plan to carry forward such
an endearing brand like Hutch. There has to be continuity in messages and flow
of the services that the earlier brand stood for."
sources peg the exercise of re-branding Hutch to Vodafone, along with subsequent
branding costs in the range of Rs80-100 crore.
choosing not to disclose the costs of the re-branding campaign, said the cost
was marginally more than what it takes to retain a brand campaign, saying, "most
of the cost goes toward changing the appearance of dealers to suit the changed
brand." He expects about six to eight weeks for the changeover to be complete
in the company''s dealers premises and shops, which he says would be eat up about
50 per cent of the rebranding costs.
breaking of TV media campaign is planned for Thursday, followed by a campaign
in print short of the weekend.