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Kotak Mahindra Bank gets new brand identity news
03 August 2009

Kotak Mahindra Bank has a new brand identity, summed up in its tagline 'Let's make money simple'. The new identity is based on the research and feedback that Kotak received from its consumers, individuals and its own stand as a bank.

The change will now widen Kotak's core competence, which is investment expertise to now focusing on financial expertise.

The television campaign has been conceptualised by McCann Erickson and will be supported by extensive use of the Internet and other media. The bank will also host mini seminars addressing questions and imparting home economics lessons.

KVS Manian, group head - retail liabilities, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, ''The new identity builds on and expands the foundation of investment expertise that we have created over the decades. It has been crafted in line with the organisation's philosophy and endeavour to continuously unearth value and create a brand association in line with changing consumer paradigms.''

When Kotak forayed into banking six years back, it based its communication on its investment expertise, which the brand was known for, hence the tagline 'Think Investments, Think Kotak'. This brought to the fore the banking service provider's role in the life of individuals and firms as that of an advisor who helps create wealth.

Recognising the shift in the Indian consumer's mood, orientation and mindset due to changing economy, the new brand identity intends to strengthen the bank's current position and broaden its focus from investment expertise to money management support in all walks of life.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank gets new brand identity