JWT brings BrandZ data to life with the launch of Brand Toys

Creativity, Digital & Media, Marketing, Media

JWT recently launched Brand Toys, the world’s first online brand visualization tool, which allows users to compare the character and personality of over 3,000 brands across the world.

Users will be able to create their own Brand Toy characters, share them through their social networks and even resin-print their Toy in 3-D

The Brand Toys online tool analyzes rich seams of data from Millward Brown’s BrandZ survey in conjunction with real-time social media search and analysis* to create playful visualizations of a brand’s image and personality in the form of a fun toy. Brand Toys reveals at a glance how consumers across the world understand and feel about brands.

Users of the Brand Toys tool can make quick comparisons between different brands, or see how a single brand performs in different countries.

The creation of Brand Toys is based on the premise that brands are in danger of becoming less interesting to consumers as their experience with a brand grows. Brand builders must therefore remember to keep their discipline creative and playful, and that brands should be treated as objects of entertainment and engagement, rather than scrutiny and conservatism.

To ensure a rosy future for brands, it is crucial to consider marketing as a creative discipline. Brand Toys represents brands as consumers feel them—with personality and character, not as a series of numbers or complex mechanisms.

The world’s growing experience with brands is leading to a global indifference to them. When brands are new to a country they are exciting, interesting, even symbols of economic prosperity. However, as brands mature in a market they can lose their shine and consumers wish to invest their time elsewhere

Guy Murphy

Worldwide Planning Director JWT

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand.  JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Freixenet, Ford and HSBC.

JWT’s pioneering spirit enables the agency to forge deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Bloomberg, Cadbury, Diageo, DTC, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Unilever, Vodafone and many others.