New year, new look for Fish4Dogs
Fish4Dogs is kicking off the new year with a brand new look which celebrates its ‘Pioneers of Fish’ credentials and makes its extensive range easier to navigate for customers around the globe.
The Finest Complete range will be the first to undergo the transformation – boasting consistent and colour-coded packaging - as part of a wider refresh which will be phased in over coming months.
The company worked with award-winning creative agency WPA Pinfold to create the fresh new look which has been two years in development, informed by research and testing at every stage of the process.
It aims to better showcase the Fish4Dogs range - which has grown extensively since the company was founded 12 years ago - and conveys the benefits of fish as ‘the perfect protein’ to customers and retailers alike.
The design features three dogs at various life stages sitting on a jetty overlooking the sea with key colours used to identify various Finest recipies. In the first phase, it will be applied to Finest dry kibble, wet tinned food, mousse products and treats will follow in the spring.
Some products are being renamed to simplify the range for international markets. For example, Finest Cornish Sardine, will become simply, Finest Sardine. The products themselves will still use the same ethically-sourced stock – premium quality, human grade fish.
In response to customer feedback, Finest Sardine will now also be available in a 12kg bag.
The packaging will include iconography to convey key nutritional benefits. Feeding guidelines have undergone review, the Fish4Dogs logo has been ‘cleaned up’ and supporting typefaces regulated.
Core elements from the existing brand including use of stong, bold colours were used as the starting point for enhancement as an anchor for customer recognition.
A key driver for the project was to ensure that the “packaging design would be as good as the product inside”, said Fish4Dogs’ Head of Marketing, Jo Mulgrew.
Said Jo: “Our brand refresh has been an extensive project, requiring us to look closely across our ranges and consider their best fit in order to make our branding consistent and easier to understand. Innovation has led to the introduction of many products over the years but creation of new lines meant that the brand framework was becoming a little too stretched.
“Fish4Dogs’ growth particularly in respect of international markets, has meant that we had arrived at a natural stopping-off point to review our brand and plan for the future, to ensure that it is in the best suited for the journey ahead.”
Graham Smith, CEO of Fish4Dogs, said that he was delighted by the outcome: “This project has been all-encompassing and included rigorous testing and trials from design concepts and packaging to stacking, transportation and display. Every step of the way, we have considered how the brand would be applied now and in the future and have arrived at a solution that incorporates the company’s heritage and values while putting customers at its heart.”