Packaging management council Presented by: Connie Birdsall/Lippincott
Icons and new favorites
A history of working with the worldâ€™s leading consumer brands
A range of consumer packaging design experience
Deep expertise, across categories, in retail experience design
Lippincott and brand
Promise, touchpoints/experience and possibility
The complexity of building a strong brand Brand image is the sum of all information about a product, service, or company that is conveyed through communications and experience. Research & development Environmental policies
Brand communications Brand environments
Customer service Sales/marketing policies
Web sites (Information and E-commerce)
Recruiting & training
Intranets and extranets
Third party opinion Press coverage
Products and services
Implications now affect the whole corporation
Brand > Marketing
Brand = Customer experience CMO + COO, CHRO, CIO, CFO, CEO
Brand is possibility
When beginning a packaging assignment, don’t just ask: ―What should your packaging look like?‖ RATHER: ―What can your packaging accomplish for your brand?‖
So, some guiding questions for branding and packaging: • What is the promise behind the product?
• How does the promise come through across all touchpoints? • How does packaging fit into that? • How does packaging help add to the total brand experience?
Ingredients for a great brand
& + Signature Cues
Brand cues Engaging all the senses
typography, color, imagery, secondary graphics
sound signature, music & sound palette
materials, textures & finishes
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A sensory branding initiative seeks to enrich the ways in which we communicate through our brand and to build stronger, more emotional bonds with our customer.
95% of human communication is unconscious; 80% is nonverbal
Why Sensory Branding?
Sense of smell is the slowest of sensesâ€Ś but memories evoked by smell are more emotional â€” no other sense is as directly/intensely linked to brainâ€™s emotion and memory centers.
Melody is easier to remember than other sonic stimuli (e.g., voice, ambient sounds)
People associate the textures of fabrics and other surfaces with product qualities
Studies show that people overwhelmingly (80%) choose products accompanied by music they like and tend to attribute their product preference to the product qualities rather than the music.
Brand cues do not appear overnight
1962-67 & 1971
2006 - present
Do you recognize these brands?
Name that soundâ€Ś
VISUAL BRAND CUES
Legendary brands fuse all these elements
Authentic stories Inspiring experiences Signature cues
Louis Vuitton Geometric pattern as dominant architectural element
Bold material contrasts
Gold and brown
Distinctive monogram and petal repeat pattern
Ikea Strict type palette
Blue and Yellow
Clear and fun instruction icons
Straight-forward language, with a touch of humor
Google Irreverent, fun nomenclature
Bright, primary color palette (blue, red, yellow, green)
Humorous and personalized logo treatment (not corporate)
Cheeky (friendly) tone of voice
Humorous (creative) events
Simple, illustrative icons
Lots of white space
The Story of The Servant Leader
“I’m sure this initiative will drive some new advertising… …but what I really want it to do, is be a blueprint for my people to know what to do.” - Lee Scott, CEO
• Slowing growth in traditional markets • Growing negative perceptions • Attenuation of original mission Objective To refresh the brand positioning and create renewed consumer connection to the brand while also driving increased store traffic and enhanced economic performance 65
Our comprehensive approach
1. Brand story (Who you are) The story that explains the fundamental character of the brand in a compelling way, developing an authentic character to the brand â€˘ Conflict â€˘ Character â€˘ Context
Vision The central statement that articulates and brings to life the core elements of a company's brand. It provides the basis for translating strategy into communications and experiences. It distinguishes the company's offerings from those of the competition. It describes why customers and other stakeholders should care about the brand, and it drives customer demand.
2. Brand elements (How you express yourself)
Brand essence The core idea and emotional heart of the brand positioning strategy
Image attributes Descriptors that support the positioning statement, dimensionalize the brand and define its key personality and performance characteristics
Product/ service offering
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We started by assessing the opportunities across customer groups and helping to determine the three “value driven” segments
Price value shopper 16% / 24%
Brand aspirationals 29% / 33%
Protect ―Help me make it to my next paycheck‖
Price sensitive affluents 11% / 4%
Primary target ―Help me trade down and trade up, with unbeatable prices on the brands I trust‖
―Help me stay true to my values, and not waste my money‖
We identified an attractive positioning direction..
1) Low Prices
4) Live Better 5) Empower 6) Welcome
Highly appealing and credible to all
…that appealed to both sets of customers…
Emotional relationship ―By Shopping at Walmart I can Live Better‖
When I Shop at Walmart, I Feel Like a Smart Shopper
Unbeatable Prices, Easy Shopping, Quality Products
…and was brought to life through an emotional brand story Walmart is a “servant leader,” whose mission is to make the American Dream more accessible to everyone. From its earliest days as a small rural retailer, Walmart and its associates have pursued an intense competitive passion to win at all costs, to drive down costs and help all people save money so they can live better. As Walmart grows, it turns this intensity to tackle even larger ―opponents‖ such as healthcare and the environment.
Caring yet driven personality, beginning with the founder.
Make the American Dream more accessible to all. Bring the value and selection available in urban areas to small towns.
Serving people vs. Winning at all costs
Walmart’s roots as a small rural retailer now grown into the largest company in the world means it has a need to reinvent its servant role to stay relevant.
Walmart is in the process of rebuilding the brand cues that show its role as the servant leader.
We created a new identity system that transformed the brand from Always Low Prices Alwaysâ€Ś
â€Śto a consistent Save money. Live better. experience
The brand drove integrated marketing communicationsâ€Ś
…and advertising campaigns across both tactical and strategic campaign platforms
Within this new experience, we developed specific communications programs focused on health, wellness and sustainability issues
Better Health and Wellness
Common future â€“ sustainability
Family and Home Solutions
New Products & Innovation
Low cost toys
We enhanced the entire store experienceâ€Ś
â€Świth a total store approach to brandingâ€Ś Color
Systems & guidelines
Service integration Trade-dress elements
Associate engagement and enthusiasm has been an important part of our effortsâ€Ś
Branded work environments
Brand masters training
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…built on three simple pillars…
â€Ścaptured in an engaging and award winning brand bookâ€Ś
…performing better than competitors… Comparable sales for US End of each quarter
Index of monthly stock prices January 2007 through May 2009
6% Walmart Target 120%
-8% 1Q 2007 2Q 2007 3Q 2007 4Q 2007 1Q 20082Q 2008 3Q 2008 4Q 2008 1Q 2009
Notes: Walmart fiscal year 2008 ended 1/31/08 and fiscal year 2009 ended 1/31/09. Target Fiscal Year 2007 ended 2/2/08 and fiscal year 2008 ended 2/2/09. Sam's Club comparable store sales excluded. Sources: Walmart Fiscal Year Quarter Earnings Archive: Releases (FY 2007 Q3,4; FY 2008 Q1-4; FY 2009 Q1-4; FY 2010 Q1); Target Investors web page: 10Q SEC filings (2006 Q3 2009 Q1); Financial News - Quarter Earnings Per Share Release (Nov-Dec 2008)
â€Śand creating significant shareholder value growth Walmartâ€™s Brand Value increased $3.6 Billion in 2008 to become the most valuable retail brand while others lost $67 Billion in value.
If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living for everyone…we’ll give the world an opportunity to see what it’s like to save and have a better life. Sam Walton