Through the analysis of communication campaigns for Renault and Ford in all three segments (low, middle and high end) the author attempts to determine: - What is the desired brand identity? - Discuss the relevance of these campaigns from the perspective of the central brand, and the strengths and weaknesses. -Determine how to improve these communication campaigns.
Each year, Renault invests one billion Euros in its gross global communication, including 200 million in the French market. Renault had a prosperous period of communication between the years 1985 and the year 2000. It was characterized by the slogan "Renault, cars to live".
More recently, Renault has focused on communication about its products, promoting their individual advantages, and has set aside the importance of the message in advertising (source: Les Echos). Thus, the results were negative communication that has resulted in lower sales of Renault products (less than 8.2% with respect to sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles).
Nevertheless, this French leader of the automobile sector is changing its communication strategy, and it is now based more on the design of the brand. In addition, Renault makes the driver the heart of its communications while involving its passengers and society around him. One can see that it is a smart way to engage the consumer with the brand so that it creates a relationship.
It can be seen through the objectives for the year 2008/2009 that the French group Renault alters its communication strategy to convey the values of the brand. One can note that the arrival of Stephen Norman within the group marks the beginning of a new era in terms of communication Renault.
Communication from each manufacturer is unique to their strategy.Indeed, they rely on their positioning to establish good communication. Their goal is to reach maximum target and to encourage them to adopt specific behavior vis-à-vis the mark.
This strategy seems in line with the target, as women are concerned about the economy and the size of young hedonist and novelty.Renault does not communicate on the central elements which is a good point. However, a black spot of the mark is the finishing dimension is transferred automatically with the central elements of the system and that is the subject of a systematic depreciation.
There is no communication work being done to improve the image ofRenault cars for their finish. The quality dimension (equipment, finish,comfort, appearance) should be present in any other way in their communication.
The two topics on which Renault communicate in this segment arethe mid-range hedonism and trust. The confidence dimension encompasses the concept of security which is part of the central system, it does nothing on a communicative point of view to focus on the concept of trust. It would connect on more strategic elements of brand equity that constitute added value for comfort and value for money
The company should propose to change the terms that define its brand identity and to replace that which refers to the trust by terms referring to the quality therefore opting for a corrective strategy by focusing on weaknesses to overcome the shortcomings of the mark.
Tags: Importance of communication, marketing, Renault and Ford
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