Kantar today launches a new corporate identity, for the parent brand and its 12-strong family of operating brands, designed to create a much more unified look and feel across the whole business. The company also announces the launch of two new operating brands.
The new identity, developed in close collaboration with WPP branding specialists The Partners, will be rolled out across all external and internal communications channels in the coming months. Operating brands not previously Kantar-branded will now take a Kantar prefix and a new, common typeface. For example: TNS and Millward Brown now become Kantar TNS and Kantar Millward Brown. The only exception is Lightspeed GMI, which now rebrands as Lightspeed.
Along with the rebranding, Kantar is introducing a new tagline, “Inspiration for an extraordinary world”, drawn from its new corporate purpose statement, “To inspire our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.”
Kantar’s new identity reflects and externalises an on-going change programme that started in January. The programme includes the fostering and rewarding of much greater collaboration between operating brands and the creation of a new insights group through much closer alignment of the company’s custom brands. In addition, global operations capabilities have been brought together into a single entity and the company is moving towards more aligned shared services in HR, finance and IT. We will shortly be adding to our portfolio of expert brands with the launch of Kantar Public, uniting our global expertise in governmental and public policy work; and Kantar Consulting, which will draw expertise from several of our brands to provide a full and broader range of marketing and sales consulting solutions and capabilities to our clients.
Kantar CEO Eric Salama commented: “The rebranding is a tangible, visible expression of our desire to present clients with more easily-navigable and connected solutions that bring together the best of Kantar’s expertise.
“We believe our clients and partners have started to experience the benefit of this approach – in more rounded, detailed and holistic research and recommendations. And it is helpful that for the first time we really look like a single family of brands serving a common purpose.”