For the first time in nearly 60 years, Nokia announced Sunday that the company would change its brand identity. The revamp, which includes a brand new logo, is part of the Finnish 5G equipment maker’s focus on growth and in “be in businesses where we can see global leadership”. The logo is no longer blue. It now reflects a range of colours, and has five different shapes together forming the word ‘NOKIA’.
“This is Nokia, but not as the world has seen us before. Our new brand signals who Nokia is today. We’re unleashing the exponential potential of networks and their power to help reshape the way we all live and work,” the company said on Twitter.
This is Nokia, but not as the world has seen us before. Our new brand signals who Nokia is today. We’re unleashing the exponential potential of networks and their power to help reshape the way we all live and work. https://t.co/lbKLfaL2OI #NewNokia pic.twitter.com/VAgVo8p6nG
— Nokia #MWC23 (@nokia) February 26, 2023
Nokia Chief Executive Pekka Lundmark made the announcement on the eve of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023, which begins in Spain’s Barcelona on Monday.
Taking to LinkedIn, Lundmark said: “I’m proud to share the renewed Nokia strategy and brand at #MWC23, targeting sustained long-term growth. Our new brand reflects who we are today: a B2B innovation leader that is pioneering the future of networks.”
He added: “Today, we are unlocking the exponential potential of digital, to transform business, industry, and society with an opportunity for significant gains in productivity, sustainability, and accessibility. Our market-leading critical networking technology is increasingly needed by customers and partners in every industry.”
Along with the brand revamp comes a set of new “strategic pillars” looking at faster growth, Bloomberg reported.
Nokia No Longer Makes Mobile Phones
Nokia stopped making mobile phones almost a decade ago, and CEO Lundmark told news outlets the redesign aimed to stop people from associating the brand with its phones.
“In most people’s minds, we are still a successful mobile phone brand, but this is not what Nokia is about,” the Bloomberg report quoted the CEO as saying in an interview on Sunday ahead of the MWC23. “We want to launch a new brand that is focusing very much on the networks and industrial digitalization, which is a completely different thing from the legacy mobile phones.”
In an interview to news agency Reuters, Lundmark said: “There was the association to smartphones and nowadays we are a business technology company.”
He added: “The signal is very clear. We only want to be in businesses where we can see global leadership.”