The term “smart” arises from the need to look for a concept linked to the different spheres of the social, cultural and economic environment; giving them a common denominator that are advanced technologies. Not all products or services that have technologies will be smart, only those that have characteristics that fully comply with the concept. Therefore, technology does not become a product or service into smart, but rather the context and coherence in which they are developed.
Due to the pace of life that cities in the 21st century currently have and the needs of citizens, that they are becoming more and more demanding, we have evolved the concept to intelligent cities with new population models, the “smart cities”.
Smart cities are great laboratories of innovation and technology.
It is important to generate participatory processes connecting data, citizens and knowledge, where cities are built by their own citizens, who end up consuming them, thus rooting our concept of citysumer.
Large cities are emerging in a process of urbanization throughout the world, generating millions of global citizens. Societies increasingly take environmental awareness and prioritize their welfare with the environment, thus promoting a more respectful way of life, where the modus operandi of cities is in tune with the demand of its inhabitants, where technology has the role of be the vehicle that promotes development. We overcome the concept of green city to evolve towards the blue and intelligent city.
The smart businesses are born in the smart cities; Smart businesses come from companies with a vision, which were born from the need to adapt to this new context, where they are aware that the brand is the most important asset of a company,which evolve towards the SMART BRAND concept. These are brands that meet the needs of an increasingly demanding and aware user with the environment they live in, in order to facilitate their day to day through technology and sustainability.
The problem is not competition but the old method of doing things.
From our perspective a good smart brand is built through 4 axes of development: visual, attitudinal, verbal and sensory, all at the same level of importance that provide a balance and consistency globally with the business.
Inspiring vision in people is our main objective, that is why we work from our Cyclical Branding® methodology that allows brands to understand the context in which they are developed in a cyclical way, in such a way that we help to evolve the brand experience a smart brand experience, managed and executed in relation to our 8 strategic modules (brand, strategic identity, corporate applications, space, product, packaging, brand coaching and auditing) whereby in this way we have a total experience.
In brandcelona® we have gestated, developed and evolved projects with vision to adapt to this new concept of smart brand. Our most recent example is Grupo Maldonado, a business where a traditional trade and rooted in our society such as locksmithing, has evolved and has known how to use all its knowledge and projection to dump it to the current needs that users need and demand. Maldonadosmart, born as a response to enhance the service and empower each brand professional focusing their knowledge and thus provide a better service to the user.