GfK Applies Relational Intelligence to Build and Monitor Brand Success

NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - GfK today announced the launch of GfK Brand Vivo - a new brand tracking system that uses relational intelligence, a more valid and sensitive way to monitor how consumers experience, connect to and engage with brands. It shows how brand experiences build relationships that drive future behavior.

GfK's new approach uses human relationship metaphors to express the evolving social and emotional connections that consumers have with brands. From this, clients can see and optimize the mixture of strong, weak and at-risk relationships that drive the trajectory of brands across time.

The system goes deeper into this "relational" idea to quantify the brand's latent, versus active, equity and reveal under-exploited opportunities for converting strong brand relationships into behavior.

Gavin Dickinson, Global Director of Brand Strategy at GfK, comments, "Activating latent brand equity is a big opportunity for brands and GfK Brand Vivo reveals the experiences and connections that will help convert latent equity into action. This lets us provide unique and intuitive insights to allow our clients to grow their brands' share and value."

Helen Zeitoun, Global Head of Brand and Customer Experience at GfK, continues, "We see Brand Vivo as a pivot point in the evolution from conventional brand tracking to new thinking. It reflects the way brands are organic to everyday life in the seamless flow between the physical and digital worlds."

For more information about GfK Brand Vivo, please visit http://www.gfk.com/brand-vivo or contact Gavin Dickinson on Gavin.Dickinson@gfk.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.gfk.com or follow GfK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GfK_en

SOURCE: GfK

For further information: Gavin Dickinson, Brand ? Customer Experience, +41-78-746-3200, Gavin.Dickinson@gfk.com


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