In the course of repositioning its main brand, Triumph, the new brand identity was also intended to receive an auditory implementation within a Triumph-specific store sound, derived from its own Sound Identity embodying the brand values.
amp developed an innovative, target-group and brand-specific Music Profiler to help create a well-founded, professional selection of music for the store sound of the Triumph brand.
- Workshop at Triumph's headquarter with Branding and Marketing for defining the Do's and Dont's of the Sound of Triumph
- Compilation of the Triumph Music Library with different playlists having regard to the human bioryhthm and other shop enviromental conditions
- Development of the Sound Identity
- During the Sound DNA phase, amp provided 4 different creative routes,
worked out with 4 different European indie-bands and artists for keeping it authentic
- Development of 3 further moods
- Launch with Digital Campaigns worldwide
FORM. SENIOR STORE DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION MANAGER TRIUMPH
“Using amp's sound concept, Triumph has built a unique and emotional relationship with its customers. We are very happy with the results."
DEFINING AND CREATING THE SOUND FOR TRIUMPH
BRAND THEME "YOU BELONG TO LIFE"
For the creation of the Triumph Brand Theme (Sound DNA), amp referred back to the Creative Brief established by the initial workshop with Triumph’s branding departments. The result was „You Belong to Life“, the Triumph Brand Song, written by Violetta Parisini, a well-known Austrian singer-songwriter. This Sound DNA consists of a brand melody, brand-specific sounds and unique riffs and licks. “You Belong to Life” now characterizes the brand and makes Triumph unique and recognizable at all of its audible touch-points.
“You Belong to Life” is what amp refers to as the “Masterpiece”. The Masterpiece consists of multiple moods and styles allowing for flexible and brand consistent adaptations. The diverse moods enhance visual language with a unique sound, but most importantly share a strong common element, the Sound DNA. In this way, the Triumph Sound DNA is not only heard in the Brand Theme, but also in all future edits and adaptations, film productions and events
TRIUMPH MUSIC LIBRARY FOR THE STORES
The initial phase of the project required amp to define the sound of Triumph. Given the importance of this preliminary phase, a joint workshop with Triumph’s branding departments was held. It served as the starting point for the development of a Creative Brief, which ultimately defines the sound of the brand and its essence.
In analytical psychology, archetypes are thought to be situated in the collective unconscious and serve as primordial images of human value systems. They are now used in various systems that serve as marketing instruments with diverse areas of application. In this archetypal framework, it is possible to specify and categorize the wishes, inclinations and disinclinations of various consumer-types.
In collaboration with Tom Ramoser of Rosebud Strategies, amp engaged in qualitative and quantitative customer-analyses to identify the archetypes of Triumph’s target groups. Using this information, it was possible for amp to isolate specific archetype values and desires and to translate these into definable musical qualities, using time-tested musical parameters (harmonic and rhythmic complexity, tempo and dynamics, etc.).
All potential Triumph-specific retail songs were analyzed in the Music Profiler and assigned to an archetype depending on the evaluation of their musical parameters.
Once a song’s target archetype was found to correspond to one of the Triumph customer archetypes, it was further evaluated against amp’s translation of Triumph brand values. The assessments were not done automatically, but by experts, albeit assisted by specialized software. But how can brand values be illustrated or represented in a song?
If a brand and its products are supposed to sound self-assured, self-determined, carefree or passionate, then a more intensive study of the songs and their performers is called for. For instance, if the mood of a song is oppressive, the lyrics not very self-aware and the performer not autonomous, then there will be no agreement between the song and a brand whose central brand value is self-awareness. The title is therefore deemed unsuitable for the Music Library.
ABOUT TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL
Triumph belongs to Triumph International, international market leader among lingerie, underwear and sleepwear companies and world’s biggest manufacturers of underwear. The company distributes its products under the main brands of Triumph®, sloggi®, Valisère® and HOM® in more than 120 countries. Around the world, Triumph International supplies 40,000 wholesale customers and sells its products in 2100 Triumph stores, as well as in many of its own online shops. Triumph International’s more than 36,000 employees chalk up sales of CHF 1.44 billion (2014).