This Brand Language Likes to Surprise, Build Suspense, and Spark Curiosity
Just yesterday, I had one of my favorite indulgences, a monthly curated box of luxury products, delivered doorstep.
These boxes mesmerize me and capture my attention because every month, Robb Vices sends me luxury goods that I've never even seen or heard of.
This is the perfect way to draw mystique into your branding.
Of all the seven languages, mystique is the rarest.
Unlike the thrilling creativity of innovation or the warm welcome and charismatic term a passion, mystique fascinates through intellectual curiosity. Instead of banging for your attention or trying to be the loudest in the marketplace, mystique brands simply watch, wait, and know that sometimes, curiosity is more important than making noise.
Brands that use mystique are about selective communication. They simply tell you what you desire or want to know but then reveal information bit by bit. Mystique brands listen first, take the time to think things through, then speak when ready.
Mystique is the language of listening. It reveals less than expected, has a magical way of provoking questions, and they know when to speak and when to be quiet.
If you're a brand that likes to watch and listen rather than dominate the conversation, and maintain confidentiality and inquisitiveness, then maybe mystique is the brand language for you.
Mystiques differentiate by being:
- Curiosity provoking
They protect information, spark curiosity and ask questions before giving answers. For my Robb Vices box, the way they do that is only allowing a few people in the club, asking what your desires are, and creating a curated box every month to deliver at my doorstep. I get limited information, yet I get a magical box that delights me every month.
Mystique can act like a stealth tool or Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. Wearing it makes the brand sometimes go unnoticed but definitely holds proprietary powers.
Remember, mystique brands like to surprise, build suspense, and spark curiosity.
If this is your brand, think about the different ways that you can engage in the marketplace and with your customers in a more curated, magical and mystique way.