Creating a winning brand, home & away
As strategic brand advisors, part of our role is to ensure the Premier League is on the front foot with regards to brand innovation and development.
Staying ahead of the game
Working closely with Nomad Studio, we assembled a comprehensive visual audit of the brand. In addition, we spoke with commercial partners and broadcasters to understand how the identity could be evolved to meet their needs.
This simple approach highlighted a gap in visual consistency and brand impact – it looked colourful and vibrant at Home but recessive and sterile Away.
More vibrant, more visible
Nomad took the lead through the next stage, although we remained closely involved, providing input to the creative development and attending reviews and presentations to ensure the strategic recommendations remained to the fore.
The evolved identity resulted in two key outcomes:
1. More colours to further enhance the recognisable vibrancy of the brand
2. More assets to help partners and broadcasters increase consistency.
New assets were created, including a ‘Partner Badge’ to more powerfully signal each partnership, and a unique illustration of the Premier League trophy. The designs used the vibrant colour palette to increase brand visibility and recognition within partner and broadcast channels.
Throughout the development phase, we returned to consult with partners and broadcasters to check our new thinking was in-line with their needs.
The refreshed identity and new assets were introduced to Premier League, partner and broadcast channels from the start of the 2019/20 season.
During the autumn of 2019 we conducted a follow-up review to see how the new assets were working in practice.
We were extremely pleased with the early results, showing a high adoption, and a more visibly vibrant and confident brand, both Home and Away.
We are incredibly proud of our work with the Premier League and the strength of our relationship. Now in our fifth year, we continue to be excited by the brand and the potential of what is still to come.