OGILVY PERSIAN & URDU

TitleOGILVY PERSIAN & URDU
ClientOGILVY & MATHER
Product / ServiceOGILVY & MATHER
CategoryA06. Self Promotion
EntrantOGILVY & MATHER INDIA Gurgaon, INDIA
Entrant Company OGILVY & MATHER INDIA Gurgaon, INDIA
Advertising Agency OGILVY & MATHER INDIA Gurgaon, INDIA

Brief Explanation

The local advertising in these markets tend to be in Urdu and Persian. The culture is also very different from the Western culture. The objective was to create an identity that they could relate to while at the same time retaining the essence of brand Ogilvy.

The Brief

The Muslim consumers (1.8 billion today and expected to be more than half the world's population by 2050) are a very important market for Ogilvy and its clients. The agency wanted to create a distinct identity for its offices in Muslim dominated markets like Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Middle East.

How the final design was conceived

The Ogilvy logotype was designed in Urdu and Persian (both read from right to left). Remarkably, it was done by subtly changing the existing Ogilvy logo, resulting in an identity that made sense in English and the local languages.

Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market

The new look of Ogilvy was launched through press ads (in Urdu newspapers), billboards and posters in Pakistan. The agency signage and stationery reflected the change. This unique identity helped the agency connect better with its clients and the people of Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Middle East.

Credits

Name Company Position
Nasheet Shadani Ogilvy And Mather India Copywriter
Piyush Pandey Ogilvy And Mather India Copywriter
Nasheet Shadani Ogilvy And Mather India Designer
Nasheet Shadani Ogilvy And Mather India Art Director
Jossy Raphael Ogilvy And Mather India Creative Director
Preeti Koul Chaudhry Ogilvy And Mather India Creative Director
Ajay Gahlaut Ogilvy And Mather India Executive Creative Director
Piyush Pandey Ogilvy And Mather India Executive Chairman And Creative Director/South Asia