Magazine B Issue 28 (Google) is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). Google began from the search engine of the same name created in 1997 by the company’s two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. At a time of intensifying competition amongst the major search engines, Google transformed the industry with propriety technology that made its search engine more useful than any that had come before it. Guided by the motto “Don’t be Evil,” Google has since launched Android, Chrome, YouTube, and many other products around the world. Now, Google continues to build new paradigms in the market as a leader in IT industry business management. Discover Google in Magazine B Issue 28 (Google).
Each month, Magazine B has introduced a brand selected on the basis of four values: practicality, beauty, price, and philosophy. All those brands had one thing in common, and that was a three-way relationship formed between the management, workers, and consumers. This relationship creates a “virtuous circle” in which management is rewarded with good results for their endeavors and investments; the success of management then inspires workers in turn by increasing their trust and pride in the company; and then, finally, this leads consumers to anticipate continued growth and even makes them thankful the brand is there for them.
Through the media, we can see numerous examples of companies in which relations between management and workers are rife with distrust, and companies who pursue profits through clever manipulation of consumers. But we can also see that in good brands, management, workers, and consumers become trusted friends that you might see in a fairytale.
No explanation is needed for this month’s brand, Google. We’re already very familiar with it through our computer screens and smartphones. But I’d like to look at Google from the perspective of the relationship that I’ve just mentioned. Google’s success in business and the unusual pride its workers feel deserve special attention. The company’s executives and employees (known as “Googlers”) are objects of public interest, and asked to lecture based on nothing more than the fact that they have worked at Google. The lives of the company’s users and customers are also continually transformed, becoming more and more convenient thanks to the various innovative services offered by Google. Users eagerly await the launch of new services and even study up on them, all wanting to be the first to try those new services out.
The Google motto is “Don’t be evil.” And for the company’s staff members and a majority of users, Google may appear angelic. Its competitors, however, are unlikely to view the company as munificently. Perhaps the same is true for other brands that have been introduced in B: In order to remain angelic benefactors to workers and consumers, they might need to be unrelentingly savage towards competitors. Discover Google in Magazine B Issue 28 (Google).
Magazine B is an ad-less monthly publication that introduces one well-balanced brand unearthed from around the globe in each issue. Between its covers, Magazine B not only shares untold stories behind the brand but also its sentiment and culture that any readers interested in brand marketing and management can leaf through with ease. Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. Magazine B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.
Magazine B dedicates each issue to the story of one specific brand, which is one of the well-balanced brands that JOH. discovers from around the world based on four standards: beauty, practicality, price, and philosophy. And each issue is packed with B’s unique insights and in-depth analysis. Magazine B will continue to search brands that it pursues to introduce cover-to-cover, such as Swiss recycled bag manufacturer Freitag and Japanese camping gear maker Snow Peak.
Via Google Earth, B takes a bird’s eye view of Google’s past and the present, from its origins as a startup in a Silicon Valley garage to its current position as an Internet titan and the Valley’s most representative company.
B takes a look at the services currently offered by Google, from the company’s operating system and web mail, to its entertainment and social network services. Google’s strength can be felt in the way that using one Google service organically leads to using another.
Everyone uses Google’s services in their own way. These differences in use result in each user gaining a different impression of the company.
B asks frequent Google users about other products they use to supplement gaps in Google’s offerings.
44 ACTIVATE GOOGLE
B uses Google’s own services to find more information about the company.
Locations / Services / Network / Culture
64 GOOGLE GENERATION
Google, the most powerful player on the Internet, has created a new generation that is influenced by the company either directly or indirectly. It is fair enough to call them the “Google generation.”
Newly-coined words derived from the company’s name have significant meaning in that they are invented and used by users.
Google’s services are often used as artistic tools. B speaks to the artists behind some of those artworks to find out more about their meaning and creation.
B looks around the Google campus to catch a glimpse of the company’s famously creative work environment. The atmosphere there is cerebral, and not unlike a university campus. The Googlers are engrossed in making the best Internet services in the world.
120 BRAND STORY
Google started out of a small garage as a search engine developed by two Stanford graduates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google moved to Silicon Valley in 1999 and has progressed dramatically over the last 15 years, offering a diverse range of user-oriented services and reshaping the landscape of the IT ecosystem.
Interviews / Quotes from the Founders / The Google Family / From Noogler to Googler
Google exists everywhere; in many of the things we see and touch every day. In ways both big and small, the company pervades our lives.
240 x 170 mm, 124 pages