SMA had recently repositioned their brand and needed communications to reflect this. Futureproof was asked to work across digital and direct mail, updating touch points accordingly. The overall goal was to place SMA as the go-to brand for support, advice, and ultimately their infant formulas.
Futureproof completed a proprietary strategy process to translate the new brand positioning into a thorough strategy that could be applied across all media. For the direct mail, we designed a traditional welcome pack, and an innovative bottle-shaped piece to promote SMA’s NPD.
We conducted a thorough review of the website and proposed improvements to the look and feel, and content structure. As part of this process, we held a photoshoot with parents and babies, and ran user testing, to create an optimal and logical user journey with imagery that reflected SMA’s new positioning and better engaged with mothers.
Over 400k DMs sent out.
Digital aspect of project on hold pending Nestle buy-out of Pfizer.
Engaging instore communications to lead and grow the category
Freixenet wanted to show retailers the ability of its product portfolio to lead and grow the category through engaging and relevant in-store communications.
Futureproof developed a year’s plan of in-store activation promotions, relevant to individual retailers as well as meeting brand and product-level objectives. The individual executions were built on brand and shopper insights to deliver compelling, sales-driving plans.
Bringing artisan ciders out of Somerset
Orchard Pig was looking for marketing and communications expertise to help realise their ambitious growth plans. They needed an agency that could grow their consumer and customer base through excellent communications, delivering short-term objectives and long-term growth.
Futureproof developed a strategic approach that informed a full year plan across the on and off-trade. By building on consumer insight and brand truths, we demonstrated our ability to develop the brand from day one.
Development of Prostate Cancer UK's first regular giving product
Prostate Cancer UK, having just undergone a rebrand and incorporated another charity (Prostate Action), was in a stronger position to fight against prostate cancer and prostate diseases. With this in mind, Futureproof was asked to develop a new initiative that would reinforce their new branding, raise awareness, and drive donations that would help achieve their goal of ‘radically transforming the future for men with prostate cancer and prostate disease.’
Futureproof developed ‘Save the man’, a compelling initiative that garners support through its targeted imagery and copy. We tailored the campaign to fit different audiences, including a younger audience that had never previously been targeted.
‘Save the man’ was launched across various media, including a DM pack, magazine insert and email, which was also another first for the charity. We added another variable – the type of ask – and used tracking mechanics to identify where the communications had the greatest impact.
Prostate Cancer UK seeks to ‘save the man’ with regular donations, Matthew Chapman, Marketing Magazine
Saving and protecting children in the world's most dangerous places
World Vision asked Futureproof to develop an inspiring and engaging new charitable product, focussing on fragile contexts and undesignated funds to help save children around the world.
We developed Raw Hope, a £10 monthly pledge to protect children living in the world’s most dangerous places from physical harm and exploitation. Acknowledging the need for the target market to gain a greater insight into the dangers facing these children, Futureproof created a product that combined the raw reality of their situation with the hope World Vision brings.
The campaign succeeded in providing an inspirational and engaging, new charitable product. It was launched through face-to-face fundraisers and telemarketing, aided by various sales tools, posters and a promotional video.
In order to combat the high attrition rates prevalent within the charity sector, we created a monthly eRM that featured a three minute video, providing insight into where and how the donor’s money is being used. The email focusses on one country each month, revealing the challenges it faces, and shares the stories of courageous children who have had their lives transformed thanks to World Vision.
Recognising the community spirit of the Great British Publican
Futureproof was tasked by Enterprise – the UK’s largest leased and tenanted pub company – with creating, developing and delivering an initiative to recognise the great work their Publicans undertake within local communities.
There was a need to drive positive PR, Publican engagement and industry recognition following a series of pub closures and the ongoing decline of the pub trade.
We launched ‘The Community Hero Awards’ to recognise Publicans who make a real difference to the communities they serve. A dedicated website was created that allows Publicans to use their Enterprise login details to gain access and enter the awards.
The campaign has been supported through PR, eRM’s, internal engagement of Enterprise employees and a YouTube video that gives a complete overview of the awards.
Launched in 2012, the inaugural awards ceremony saw 18 regional winners being given £5000 to spend on a community initiative of their choice, with one national winner being awarded a further £5,000 to invest.
Changing the face of the PubCo industry's biggest name
An increase in pub closures, and increasing pressure from lobbyists to review their business model, catalysed Enterprise’s need for a total rebrand. They wanted to establish a fresher, clearer and more transparent identity.
Futureproof was tasked with the refreshing the brand, building it to reflect Enterprise’s new strategic pillars: collaborative, enterprising and community champion. The refresh required a total brand rejuvenation, including logo redesign, brand guidelines, clarity on tone of voice, and prompted a revision of their communications platform.
We modernised Enterprise’s brand, establishing blue as the main brand colour and creating three other colour palettes to facilitate differentiation between documents, whilst maintaining brand heritage by keeping the eagle from the original logo.
To ensure branding stayed consistent, we devised a comprehensive set of brand guidelines, detailing everything from photography style to correct logo usage. We also act as Enterprise Brand Custodians – every piece of work created by an external agency has to be checked by us to ensure the highest levels of brand consistency are maintained.
All of the above helped to reflect the repositioning of the Enterprise brand.