Placon introduces new brand strategy at Pack Expo in Chicago, IL. “Over the years, we have acquired companies, maintained the company identity and gained additional brand names,” states Theresa Pope, Marketing Director. “Externally and internally there was confusion on which division owned which and what to call each location.”
The new brand strategy positions the company as packaging engineers who deliver product breakthroughs. “Our heritage was founded on innovative custom packaging designs. We can solve tough problems for our customers better than our competition,” states Dan Mohs, Chairman and CEO of Placon. “We have a culture where the heart and mind of an engineer beats in every one of us.”
Brand research included phone interviews with customers in the food, medical and retail industries; one-on-one interviews with Placon Executive and Sales employees; and analysis of hundreds of documents ranging from business plans, marketing materials to competitive data. The new look incorporates a new tagline, new mission and vision statements, a better defined brand hierarchy and an updated style guide.
Placon has gradually rolled out the new brand in advertisements and shows. Work is still ongoing to incorporate the updated brand into all marketing campaigns. “The new branding allows us to tell our story better,” says Mohs.
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