Project Description

Consumer perceptions of the automotive brand lagged actual performance based on legacy associations of lesser quality and bland styling.

Changing the brand image required creating and solidifying a new value proposition, including product- and service-based offerings, to improve brand perception, sales, and market share.

A new service concept was established and integrated into the existing branded house framework, to reduce brand complexity and maximize brand efficiencies.


  • Auto maker with significantly improving vehicle quality, design and customer satisfaction
  • Consumer perceptions of brand (sales, service, after-purchase support) lags performance based on history of poor quality, cheap image and bland styling
  • New value proposition required, including owner “plank” that aligns with customer requirements and extends brand into express dealer services


  • Global and U.S. brand assessment to identify opportunities for better integration
  • Value proposition, brand strategy, and action plan development, based on research, across internal stakeholders, dealers, and consumers

  • Strategy sessions to build out and gain internal alignment across customer value proposition “planks” and supporting operational tactics
  • Owner services plank deep dive, including where-to-play concepts for improving experience and engagement (incorporating owner personas, journey maps, whiteboard concepts)


  • New brand strategy and action plan, including brand communication direction
  • Cohesive owner driving idea, leveraging existing brand equity vs. new brand, for improved efficiency and effectiveness
  • Significantly enhanced brand and owner satisfaction scores, based on survey results

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