Brand owners know their vision for image and story better than anyone else. After all, they created the company and poured themselves into the products. But brand building can’t exist in a vacuum—in a healthy scenario, input comes from a variety of sources.
What if your packaging was the only marketing tool your brand had? For many startups and small companies unable to afford advertising, this is exactly the case. And do you know what? That’s a good thing.
We’re so constantly bombarded with stimuli that our brains are built to weed out all but the most urgent of incoming material. So for the first issue in our third decade of publishing, we decided to shake things up: Our brand mark’s design, while attractive, hasn’t matched our messaging, and it was time to set that straight.