We recommended merging the two brands into one, preserving the equity of the Cox Engineering brand, while also serving the objectives of the installation and maintenance division. We developed positioning relevant to all entities—a higher level of service, expertise that goes further, and superior product performance—and captured it all in the tagline, “Above. Beyond. Within.” We then evolved the Cox Engineering logo to reflect this new positioning.
The unified brand was implemented across all channels, uniting the entire company around an inspiring message and exciting new look and feel. And instead of two separately branded vehicles, Cox Engineering wound up with one fleet that expanded their brand awareness, without having to reinvent the wheel.
Targeting educators and administrators, we started by elevating the need in the marketplace through thought leadership content—white papers, eBooks, and infographics—alongside a paid media campaign. When the pandemic hit, we deftly pivoted, shifting our strategy to show how the new solution could support remote and hybrid learning. We followed this up by creating marketing collateral, videos, and a demo microsite, while also launching an Emergent Bilingual educator-of-the-year contest.
Our efforts generated significant engagement, with millions of impressions and thousands of clicks. The product launch was a success—but more importantly, we heard from dozens of educators who found success in (and outside of) the classroom, using the new solution to help more students become confident readers and learners.
Our message to students was emotionally driven, fueling a creative approach that used humor to engage the target audience by countering engineering stereotypes. For parents, our digital campaign led with a rational message, highlighting the quality of the student experience, from the low student-to-faculty ratio to high-profile internships.
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Targeting students and parents in eastern Massachusetts, our six-week digital campaign, which combined banner ads, social media ads, and paid search, was highly successful, positively impacting applications for the upcoming semester. Now that’s what we call engineering success.
Because the location was a former Ford Model T production facility, we named the development “The Assembly,” honoring its past as an assembly plant while positioning it as a key part of Pittsburgh’s growing knowledge community. A distinctive logo, design approach, and tagline, “Discover On,” brought it all together.
The new brand speaks to the past while creating a bridge to the future, inspiring brokers, tenants, and the community. The Assembly brings the production facility roaring back to life as a world-class hub of discovery and innovation, making it clear that Pittsburgh’s best days are ahead.
We began where we always do—strategy—landing on the message, “Make poop count for others and for yourself.” We then translated this into our campaign theme, “Poop with Purpose,” creating a logo, look and feel, and microsite. A fun, eye-catching illustration style was the perfect pairing for a delicate subject matter like, well, poop.
We activated the campaign through print, digital, and out-of-home advertising, not only making people think twice before flushing, but also driving more qualified candidates than previous marketing efforts. That’s what we call dooing good. (Sorry, we had to go there.)
We learned that at a time when growing mega-firms are the norm, Nutter is different. The firm offers the same level of expertise but delivers it in a more practical, approachable way. The combination of legal excellence and extraordinary client dedication is what makes Nutter unique. It was this insight that led us to the new tagline, “Uncommon law.”
The new logo we created is bold and declarative to stand out against a sea of sameness. And what better way to express Nutter’s proud heritage than with a flag? It’s a universal symbol that employees can rally around, a stake in the ground that promises a better experience for clients.
We began by redesigning the company’s internal magazine, OurQuest, to reflect the new look and feel. With a readership of over 45,000 employees, it inspired, informed, and even earned an award (the 2016 Gold Lamplighter Award).
We also created “I am the brand” kits for Quest’s frontline teams to help them understand how critical they were to fulfilling the new brand promise.
Since the brand was refreshed in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, we used the timing as an opportunity to promote the benefits of preventive testing. Using digital advertising and a paid search campaign, we targeted newly enrolled health plan members, demonstrating how they could take greater control over their health. The result? A brand promise fulfilled.
We positioned 7INK as Boston’s first “inclusive living™” community, then brought the idea to life with a design inspired by a Gen Z-er’s camera roll—photos that are fun, spontaneous, and authentic. To reach potential renters through their customer journey, our media strategy took a digital-centric, omni-channel approach. This saturation plan hit our audience 12+ times, creating strong market buzz, and we constantly monitored and optimized our strategy to keep the buzz going.
After our campaign launched, 7INK website traffic jumped more than 10+ times from 787 average monthly sessions to 8,760. We also increased research behavior, culminating in a successful lease-up for this innovative approach to rental housing. More and more people learned that when 7INK says all-inclusive, they mean it. And then some.
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We began with message strategy that resulted in the positioning line, “Context matters.” This works on multiple levels, as Akoya’s solutions and brand of science—spatial phenotyping—give context to how cells interact across an entire tissue sample. And this context can help scientists and clinicians better predict disease progression and response to therapy.
We brought “Context matters” to life through a creative concept and digital advertising. We then developed thought leadership content to further explain spatial phenotyping and how it can advance scientific and clinical knowledge. Our strategy worked, increasing organic brand searches and web visits and generating hundreds of qualified leads—proving that in both bioscience and marketing, a little bit of context can go a long way.
After conducting workshops with employees, executives, partners, and family caregivers, we agreed that a new name could better represent all segments of the business while bringing the mission to life in a powerful way. We proposed Careforth, a name that calls to mind the caregiver’s journey and conveys forward momentum—a brand committed to helping family caregivers and transforming the future of care at home. While the new brand purpose, “surrounding caregivers with connectedness,” informed the identity and look and feel, a brand essence video introduced the new brand both internally and externally.
Careforth’s new brand created excitement and inspired unity among employees, and the team eagerly embraced it. So much so that after the launch, we developed a recruitment campaign, using the new brand to attract more employees to an organization that anyone would feel proud to be a part of.
Roundtables, workshops, and research shaped our strategy, which led to the creation of a powerful tagline: “Care to the people.” Serving as a rallying cry, the tagline and brand narrative resonated deeply with employees, igniting brand pride in a major way. To bring the new positioning to life, we used a distinctive illustration style, inspired by the public murals that reflect the rich diversity of CHA’s surrounding communities.
With more employee pride on display than ever before, the internal launch was a smashing success, creating rich content for CHA’s social channels for months to come. Externally, the brand awareness campaign was so effective that, over the course of just four months, it produced the kind of metrics typically seen in an acquisition campaign. Care to the people, indeed.
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One of those calls was to the team at the Boston Globe’s content marketing studio, BG BrandLab, who agreed to partner with us in creating a dynamic multimedia campaign. This included enlisting the help of music therapy students from Berklee College of Music, who worked with the kids at Franciscan Children’s to compose music. We also leveraged a comic book artist, who created superheroes based on the kids’ unique personalities. The music and illustrations were unveiled through a series of heart-warming articles, videos, and digital banners, bringing the stories to life in charming, unexpected ways.
In just four months, the series engaged hundreds of thousands of people, who actually took the time to read each story. We also majorly increased traffic to Franciscan Children’s website. Together with the Globe, we multiplied the impact of the campaign, showing the world what makes Franciscan Children’s—and more importantly, the kids it serves—so amazing.
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We knew construction was not a top-of-mind career for most women. Yet many women work in other physically demanding jobs that offer less income, benefits, and work/life balance. So we needed to highlight the many perks of a career in construction. We did so with a creative platform—Build a Life That Works—that features real women in the building trades who now enjoy home ownership, more family time, and other fulfilling life experiences made possible by their careers.
We rolled out the campaign with advertising, grassroots events, and brochures for career centers and vocational schools. All campaign components drove prospects to an engaging website where they could learn more about the building trades, read stories about the lives of women in the industry, and connect with an NCTE representative to start building a life that works for them.
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The new logo is modern and vibrant, reflecting transformation, while the imagery we chose features real communities that are thriving with MassDevelopment’s help. Through digital campaigns, we demonstrated how MassDevelopment creates a wave of economic prosperity. For example, financing to help a manufacturer expand its operations creates jobs, and those new employees support shops, restaurants, and housing. A single loan or grant has a ripple effect that can be felt across an entire community.
When the rebrand launched, its first audience was the toughest: the MassDevelopment team. A talented, visionary group of community leaders, the team worked tirelessly to move the new brand forward. And they couldn’t have been prouder of the results.
Based on this strategy and the St. Regis brand, we developed the campaign theme, “Experience Transcendent.” The campaign purposefully doesn’t mention specific amenities, because, let’s face it, at this price point they’re table stakes. Instead, it stays above it all by capturing the glorious feeling of elevated living.
The brand needed to be fresh and vibrant while also leveraging the history of the area. Our concept, “Real characters. Real character,” leans into the gritty spirit that distinguishes the area from the shiny new Seaport. We also suggested the name Iron Works, making a great legacy part of Boston’s future.
Our fun, attention-grabbing brand will help attract city-dwellers and businesses alike to the 550,000-square-foot mixed-use space—reimaging one of Boston’s most storied neighborhoods.
Our campaign solution, “You deserve an Encore,” promised prospects who may have been feeling complacent in their current jobs a chance for a more exciting and fulfilling career. We launched a massive media blitz that included a total takeover of North Station, MBTA train wraps, digital and social, radio, and out-of-the-box promotions to support job fairs.
While our mass media tactics were essential for introducing the Encore brand, our digital campaign moved the needle in attracting top talent. In addition to the expected media, we engaged entertainment influencers to create content and promote Encore careers on their own personal channels. We segmented our audience, then guided them through the funnel. As a result, we hit the recruitment jackpot: 5,500 new hires in four months.
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Since this was the first program of its kind, there was no established audience. That meant we had to create one based on behaviors, then follow audience members wherever they went online and hit them with tailored messages. The results were winning: we created so much demand we had to fold our cards early. And because all classes were full through the second semester, there was no need to run additional advertising. A win-win-win.
Our solution was the Best Grad Gift Ever, a chance to win a Ford Mustang by joining Aspen Dental. On the day of the event announcing the contest, we created buzz at local dental schools and the Yankee Dental Tradeshow. Tactics included a virtual reality tour of an Aspen practice, branded pedicab rides, and a walking man burdened by the world’s biggest backpack, highlighting student debt and Aspen’s loan reimbursement program.
The promotion fired on all cylinders, running from January to August. By the time it was all over, we had succeeded in driving over 100 additional dentists to Aspen Dental, turbocharging hiring by delivering a third of the annual goal with our promotion alone.