Sony Ericsson joins parent in land of make.believe

This indicates the new Sony ethos - it IS NOT PHALLIC - okay?
This indicates the new Sony ethos - it IS NOT PHALLIC - okay?

Sony announced to the world its new make.believe vision at its keynote at IFA, and phone arm Sony Ericsson will, apparently, also adopt the new corporate message.

Although writhing pink fluid with a Sony Ericsson branded tip may not perhaps bring to mind handsets for most of us, it is one of the approved 'new direction' images that has just landed in the TechRadar inbox.

"Sony Ericsson today announced the next stage of its on-going business transformation with the realignment of its external visual identity and brand values in order to deliver its vision of becoming the Communication Entertainment brand," said Sony.

"The company also confirmed its adoption of the newly announced Sony brand message 'make.believe' in all consumer communication in order to reinforce its entertainment credentials and collaboration with the Sony Group."

Sony - make.believe

Laying the foundations

"Our ongoing business transformation is laying the foundations for the new Sony Ericsson. Our re-aligned brand is a vital part of this strategy," said Lennard Hoornik, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson.

"Combined with a new culture of openness it marks a shift in the way we plan and build our propositions, as well as how we invite consumers to engage with us via digital and social media platforms."

So what does that mean? Well we don't really know either, but it will apparently bring expanded appeal of the 'liquid identity' logo by adding seven new colours, plus a new 'liquid energy' flowing from the logo to make it more playful and visually appealing for the digital arena.

You can't make this stuff up. In fact, you have to pay someone else a lot of money to make.believe it up for you.

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.