If you’re paying attention, you might notice some substantial updates to the StubHub brand over the next two months. Unveiled today was the streamlined, modernized logo above. By September, you’ll see the whole kit and kaboodle: a comprehensive rebranding, applied across app, ads, brand book and more. And all of it the handiwork of the mighty D/C branding department.
The world may change, but the joyful pandemonium of childhood remains a constant. Being no strangers to that joy ourselves, D/C was excited to be tapped to work on a brand refresh for Stride Rite. The new work includes brand repositioning, a refreshed brand identity system and integrated marketing campaign, and new brand photography produced in collaboration with Cynthia Perez. It encourages parents both to embrace the chaos and to come prepared.
“We’re thrilled to help reintroduce a brand that has been a category leader for nearly a century,” said our chief creative officer and partner, Michael Lemme. “Frankly, this is what we love and do best, and we look forward to building on the great heritage of Stride Rite to engage a whole new generation of moms and dads.”
Over three decades ago, Redhook ESB reimagined what an American beer could be. It was craft before there was such a thing, and it was an unqualified success. So much so, that it started to become a victim of that success. The company’s growing operation and big-time distribution deal had some people starting to look for the next thing. And with time, some began to forget the history. Even in its hometown of Seattle.
Now Redhook is ready to reclaim its rightful role as the OG of craft beer — with a new campaign launching online, outdoor and on the radio this summer. Called the Granddaddy of Craft, the campaign will feature Redhook ESB in its striking throwback package, while reminding whippersnapper beer drinkers to have some respect for their elders.
“Today, there are over 250 craft breweries in Washington. In 1981, there was exactly one,” said D/C’s young-at-heart ECD Parker Channon. “And we’re just here to remind Seattle who started it all.”
Last night at the Clio Image Awards at New York’s Plaza Hotel, Duncan/Channon won top honors for a mass-market website for its design of the Formula X site for Sephora. It’s not the first award for the Formula X project, but it is the first in which D/C work shared the stage with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.
Formula X is Sephora’s innovative new nail lacquer, and the colorful, dynamic site represents “the first social network for nail fans.” The Clio Image Awards, co-sponsored by WWD, are given for “the best of creativity behind the business of style.”
The creative was conceived and produced by Duncan/Channon, which is also planning and buying the media. Click over to stillblowingsmoke.org to see more of the campaign. But we thought that, just this once, we’d let the client do the talking:
Redhook Brewery has picked Duncan/Channon as its agency of record, leading strategy, creative and media efforts. This marks D/C’s second brand from leading brewer, Craft Brew Alliance.
“Throughout the search process, Duncan/Channon demonstrated deep strategic thinking and creativity, along with a profound understanding of Redhook’s brand, values and vision — we’re pumped to have them on board as our creative partners and can’t wait to evolve the brand together,” said Karmen Olson, Redhook Brewery’s brand manager.
The first campaign is expected to launch in Redhook’s home market of Seattle this summer.
Kat Von D Beauty is live and looking gorgeous. The new website was designed by D/C for world-renowned tattoo artist Kat Von D, and for Kendo Beauty Group, an LVMH company. Inspired by Kat’s tireless support of other makeup artists, the site is deeply collaborative, with products sitting side-by-side with user-generated photos and illustrations, as well as tweets and videos from the artist and her fans. Curated by Kat herself, KatVonDBeauty.com is a vibrant social newsfeed, as well as fresh product content, all cloaked in alluring, enigmatic glamour.
Diamond Foods has picked Duncan/Channon to lead branding, ad strategy, creative and media efforts for Pop Secret, the fastest-growing major microwave popcorn brand, and Diamond of California, the branded leader in the culinary nuts category. Following a strategic exploration, D/C will develop new campaigns that include both traditional and non-traditional components, including social media. The first work is expected to launch in early 2015. Said D/C ceo Andy Berkenfield: “Nom nom nom.”