Brands of Desire (BoD)
Ravi Uboweja (Chairman)|
Saurabh Uboweja (CEO)
|Products||Management Consulting Services|
Brands of Desire (BoD) is a management consulting firm (formerly a strategy led brand consultancy) focused on building brands. Founded in 2008 by Saurabh Uboweja, it has its principal offices in New Delhi (HQ) and Mumbai, and a growing presence at multiple locations across India. The firm will be setting up a new office in Cyber City, Gurgaon by mid of August 2018.
Previously providing brand creation and re-branding solutions, it now offers three main lines of services to its clients - strategy consulting, implementation management and execution services - marking an expansion of its core offerings. In order to strengthen its execution services, the firm plans to invest in digital technologies such as data analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence.
It is also setting up an "in-house research & knowledge desk" which will publish reports that will guide the industry and help its own consulting teams in suggesting credible recommendations.
BoD has worked with "Founders, CXOs and Business Heads" covering sectors such as healthcare, hospitality, software, telecommunication, technology, travel, financial services, manufacturing, retail, logistics, real estate, fashion, luxury, e-commerce, education and not for profit., including "Indian and international organizations such as Tata Group, Nokia, Walmart, ICICI Bank, Rivigo Logistics, ReNew Power and Medtronic."
In 2016, the firm entered the online education industry, and launched Branding Institute (BI) with 10 international branding experts on board.
- May 2018: The Best Brand Awards for Early Learning Village (Gold 2018) with Chuk (Finalist), Brand India Summit (Finalist) and World Sufi Forum (Finalist)
- April 2014: Transform Europe Award 2014 jointly with HIRA Group and Tata Power DDL, respectively in the categories, "Best Brand Consolidation" (Bronze) and "Best external stakeholder relations during a rebrand" (Highly Commended)
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