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Brand Development

Understand how your customers really feel about your brand now, how you can best position it and how you can improve perceptions of it.

Brand that's more than skin deep

Brand image can't be something you slap over the top like an overcoat when you go out. It has to be lived and expressed throughout the organisation. It's in the way you work and the way you relate to customers and staff.

We help you find the right paths for your brand, defining a brand identity that fits with your corporate ethos, your products and services. We'll help you define your target market and how to reach them.

Brand positioning, brand tracking and brand health optimisation lay the groundwork for understanding how customers relate with your category and your brand. Then we identify ways to make real changes. We'll help you uncover the aspects that resonate most with your customers and use this knowledge to shape and focus your branding strategy.

The right tools to enhance your brand

We have the tools and experience to help shape and focus your branding strategy. We show how your brand is viewed compared to competitors so you can compete more successfully and drive strategic development throughout your organisation.

We offer  qualitative, quantitative and consultative techniques which incorporate brand mapping, understanding customer needs, brand health optimisation, establishing key brand attributes, competitor identification, customer satisfaction, effort and journey mapping, opportunity development , problem detection and brand tracking measures. These can include online bulletin boards, focus groups and depth interviews, ethnography, co-creation, emerging technologies, online quantitative, telephone or face-to-face interviews.

See also product development

Case Studies

  • New Expert Information Product

  • Financial Brand Satisfaction Tracking

  • Prototype Evaluation

  • Broker Relationship Survey

  • Product Development using Ethnography

  • Public Consultation - Waste

  • Understanding Customer Pricing

  • Audience Development Plan

  • Understanding Local Business Needs

  • Visitor Survey

  • Developing marketing materials for new products

  • Affinities Partner

  • Comms testing alongside NPD

  • International Satisfaction & Development

  • Multi-national Usage & Attitude Survey

  • Trade-off Pricing Research

  • Brand Development & Product Screening

  • Reader Satisfaction

  • Plasterboard Packaging Research

  • Global Advertising Campaign

  • Service Delivery Mystery Shopping

  • Website Development

  • Engaging adults back into education

  • International Competitor Mystery Shopping

  • Benchmarking Mystery Shopping

  • Luxury In-store Display

  • Staff Surveys

  • Brand Development

  • Compliance Mystery Shopping

  • Mixed Media Advertising Analysis

  • Loyalty Scheme

  • Adult Home Care Tracking Product Development

  • Strategic Brand Development

  • Satisfaction Survey (Housing)

  • Understanding Attrition

  • Communication: New and existing financial products

  • Sports Facility Survey

  • Driving business growth

  • Sentencers' Satisfaction Survey

  • Public Consultation - Council Tax

  • Housing Scheme Test

  • Brand Image Research

  • Understanding the Sales Journey Experience from both sides

  • Help Desk Mystery Shopping

  • Marketing consultancy for direct insurance

  • Tourism Focus Groups

  • Revitalising Existing Brand

  • Competitor Mystery Shopping

  • Understanding the use of Temporary Labour

  • Cathedral Visitor Survey

  • Development of the Direct Offering

Contact Phoenix MRC


01242 256816



Whithorne House / London Road / Cheltenham / Gloucestershire / GL52 6UY

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