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The outdated brand identity of Jersey was redone by NH1 Design to communicate a contemporary and modern brand image to its audience.

Brand Identity of Godrej Jersey by NH1 Design

An Insight into the Journey of Jersey

Jersey is a leading dairy player in Southern India and has been constantly evolving and adding to its portfolio with its diversified range of dairy products. Since it was established in 1986 as Creamline Dairy Products Limited, the company began marketing its products with the name ‘Jersey’ and has carved a niche for itself in the private dairy industry.

Brand Identity of Godrej Jersey by NH1 Design
Brand Identity of Godrej Jersey by NH1 Design

New Collaboration Calls for a New Brand Identity

After the collaboration with Godrej, Jersey needed to revamp its brand identity and ensure that it was fresh as well as familiar. It was found that the branding had become outdated and that Jersey’s competitors had rebranded according to the modernised market. After further research, the team at NH1 Design decided to rebrand the products while staying true to its long-standing heritage and making sure it is appealing to today’s generation.

Brand Identity of Godrej Jersey by NH1 Design

Complex Portfolio Navigation

The team at NH1 Design found that the brand lacked consistent graphic design elements which could lead to deterrence in communicating the brand identity in a simplified manner. To rebrand, a coherent design theme was an essential component of the plan. The consumer brand association with Jersey of over 25 years needed strengthening as the brand loyalty for the product had to be affirmed. Moreover, it was found that collaboration with Godrej had not been effectively communicated and signified as a part of branding. Hence the team decided to leverage the Godrej name during rebranding to become relevant and modern by other dairy competitors.

“The signature cow patches were retained as they had maximum recall value and were redesigned to give the packaging a contemporary look”

Brand Identity of Godrej Jersey by NH1 Design

Godrej Jersey – A Modernised Brand

The brand was given a modern look as this would enable an easy connection with today’s generation. The team started by retaining the iconic cow packaging as it had a high recall value and could be used as a contemporary design which symbolises the modernised consumer mindset. This design solution fits seamlessly for other milk-based products without making them seem alienated. This recognisable pattern was colour coded to simplify brand identity and provided a coherent brand theme.

The logo of the new brand now showed a modern font while the typography and the patch on the pack had been curved to resemble a smiling face. Furthermore, different names indicating clear descriptions for each product were introduced to convey a straightforward message about the product. Cultural products such as ‘doodh peda’ and ‘lassi’ were included to ensure Jersey could be a part of the Indian household during celebrations and festivals. The new design theme reaffirms customer loyalty while continuing the promise of trust and good quality personified by Godrej.

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The brand identity was done by Elephant Design to ensure ancient Indian millets could make a comeback into the market in its raw, authentic and unprocessed form. The millets were highlighted as healthier alternatives that could be used with extreme versatility and fit into the contemporary Indian person’s diet.

The Clients’ Ethos

A venture of Fountainhead Foods, Health Sutra was launched in 2013 to create packaged food with the goodness of millets that can easily be incorporated into the contemporary Indian lifestyle.

Brand Identity by Elephant Design

Launching Health Sutra

As a relatively new player hopping on the healthy food bandwagon, Health Sutra aimed to enter into retail with their range of millet products. The aim was to create awareness on how millets – an Ancient superfood – can be eaten at every meal and customised to suit today’s lifestyle.

Brand Identity by Elephant Design

The Prehistoric Goodness

The humble millet – an ancient superfood, is packed with fibre, keeps us full and is loaded with nutrients beneficial to the human body. Health Sutra saw a market for millets in the health-conscious shopper that would be aware of the benefits of the millets and choose this over the heavily processed grains available in the market.

Unbeatable Versatility

The modern Indian mother, when it comes to breakfast, likes relying on less-processed options. She is also familiar with Jowar, ragi, and Bajra, but doesn’t always connect them to basic food preparations like Poha, idlis and so on. This proved to be a challenge as even though most Indians are aware of millets and its benefits, but are unable to incorporate them as a part of regular meals. The team at Health Sutra had to come up with a wide variety of options that could be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even snacking. Another thing to be kept in mind was that it had to be tailored to fit into the contemporary Indian diet with ease.

Enabling Pickup Potential

Different colours were used to code different types of millets for establishing a brand identity and enabling easy identification. The pickup potential of the product was crucial due to its nature which led to the creation of innovative products such as Jowar idly mix and Ragi flakes/Jowar flakes to be consumed as breakfast cereal instead of its sugary, processed counterparts available in the market. This outlined both, the versatility of millets and the variety of ways in which millets could be prepared by the consumer to suit the modern Indian diet on an everyday basis.

Brand Identity by Elephant Design

Mixing the Tradition with Modern

The role of branding was to highlight the edge of the product which it has over its counterparts and also establishing a brand identity that showed a blend of traditional goodness on the modern breakfast table. Several purpose-driven design elements were added to depict farm freshness and authenticity.

 

Custom illustrations with different colour palettes were added to signify and personalise each variant. For example, the breakfast bowl and the sun were used to convey the purpose of the product in a simple non-textual manner. And to highlight the raw and unprocessed nature of the product, a transparent window was created to show customers what exactly they were getting. Additionally, the tagline ‘Millets of India’ was added to highlight its authentic source.

Brand Identity by Elephant Design
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