June 10, 2015
Snapple is looking to boost its share across the US. Helping it stand out as consumers reach for cold drinks this National Iced Tea Day and beyond: Vibrant new graphics, including a new logo that aims to “amplify the playfulness, wit and simple goodness of its brand.”
Owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Snapple is a leader in US premium beverages. Founded in 1972 by three childhood friends, Snapple got its start in Greenwich Village, New York and is now available throughout the United States. Its Big Apple roots play into the brand refresh with the tagline, “Born in New York, Made for Everyone.”
In addition to joining fellow iced tea brands in pouring out free samples across America this National Iced Tea Day, the introduction of Snapple’s new visual identity comes as the beverage is moving beyond its traditional East and West Coast strongholds to ramp up growth in key markets across the US and globally.
The brand refresh touches all Snapple products—more than 20 different flavors of regular and diet teas and juice drinks—and is hitting store shelves today.
The new Snapple logo includes a sun graphic in a hand-drawn style to provide the playful, natural character of the brand. The evolved logo also uses letterforms with a bit more movement and personality, yet maintains the curl of the iconic Snapple ‘S’.
“Snapple has a strong following on both coasts, and now it’s about reaching the center, so to speak, as it moves to boost household penetration throughout the country,” said Rick Barrack, Chief Creative Officer for CBX, the agency responsible for its new look.
Additionally, CBX created an Earth icon to embody “Made from the Best Stuff on Earth,” one of the brand’s long-lasting trademarked statements, dating back to its small Brooklyn storefront origins. “We wanted to make that statement more ownable,” Barrack said. “And we carried this element through to the top of the Snapple cap.”
With a campaign that includes a hand-drawn New York skyline, the refresh emphasizes Snapple’s New York roots. “New York consumers are some of our most passionate brand advocates—they absolutely love the great taste of Snapple—which is part of the reason our work with CBX included a strong focus on Snapple’s New York heritage. We want people all across the country to share this excitement about the brand because, although it was born in New York, it’s truly made for everyone,” said Brent Chism, Snapple Director of Marketing.
Satoru Wakeshima, CBX General Manager, added: “CBX has been responsible for Snapple’s visual identity and packaging for the past 10 years. That’s a great honor that comes with the responsibility of respecting the brand’s heritage, maintaining what makes Snapple different and continually evolving the brand to remain relevant in an ever-changing marketplace.”
The refresh included the use of flavor captions such as “Life’s a Peach,” “Lemon Large,” “Takes 2 to Mango” and “Kiwi Meets Berry.”
“The captions help establish a sense of delight in Snapple’s great flavors,” noted Wakeshima, “and unlike its competitors, Snapple doesn’t take itself too seriously. These visual and verbal elements of the refresh work together for a uniquely engaging experience and add to the brand’s approachability.”
Snapple prides itself on developing, producing and marketing a wide variety of premium beverages, including ready-to-drink iced teas, juice drinks, 100% juices and water. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is a leading producer of flavored beverages, marketing Snapple and 50-plus other brands across North America and the Caribbean.
Originally published in brandchannel.
Dustin is a purpose-driven strategy and marketing leader with extensive experience building high-performance teams, driving growth, and creating brand value. In his role at CBX, He is dedicated to helping clients maximize the cultural and commercial impact of their brands.