Browsing: Dow Design

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Selling out: does packaging with a point of difference equal more sales?
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At the moment, it is near impossible to escape the rugby madness that has hypnotised the nation. Many of our beloved products from the supermarket have turned black, one of which being Anchor’s milk bottles, which turned the shade in support of the All Blacks. Dow Design provided us some insights on what makes good product design, and what sells.

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Sites for sore eyes: agencies and the art of online showoffery
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Agencies have many ways of wooing clients. They wine and dine them. They try to win awards. They send out press releases to trade media. They try to destabilise the incumbents. They invest in fancy offices to create the perception of success should they visit. And they also show off their work, their strategy and their talent to online visitors. The agency website is basically a digital shopfront and it’s often seen as an indication of the type of work it might be able to do for clients. Many agencies are guilty of creating boring and/or unfunctional sites and regularly slipping into cliche. But there are some good ones out there. So here are a few of our local favourites.

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 25 March
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Spark Group’s silo-breaking, DDB to welcome some senior muscle, Dow Design adds a senior (and musical) creative, Nikki Walker joins Finch, Yukfoo looks overseas, Air New Zealand honoured (again) and Social Media Club gets a jolt.

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The Year in Review: Annie Dow and Jenny McMillan
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Dow Design is on a mission to prove the commercial value of good design. And with a win in the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards for Fonterra, a finalist in the new Best Effect Award for Hellers, a number of big redesigns for big FMCG brands, it seems to be doing a good job of it. Founder Annie Dow and business development director Jenny McMillan speak their piece.

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Export: Fonterra ‘Anchor Strong’
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When it comes to dairy products, there’s a perception they’re all basically the same. So how do you convince 13 different markets in the Pacific to choose your brand? Fonterra aimed for their hearts—and, in doing so, tried to make those hearts a bit healthier.

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When life gives you lemons, redesign your packaging
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L&P is a much-loved Kiwi brand. Many of its ads are classics, its Facebook page has over 184,000 likes and the recent Reader’s Digest survey listed L&P the seventh most trusted brand in New Zealand. But sales were simply not matching the affection and loyalty the brand enjoyed. So the packaging has been given a spruce up by brand design specialists Dow Design in an effort to make it more contemporary—and more compelling for the younger generation.

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Dow Design rebrands Stafix, no bull
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The agri-technology sector doesn’t ordinarily conjure up associations of top brand design, but Dow Design is feeling pretty chuffed with its efforts to rebrand argi-technology brand, Stafix. It’s out with the bright yellow lettering on a green background of old and in with a simpler green on white look that creates “in-store standout”. And, following research into what farmers deem to be a universal symbol of power and strength, apparently you can’t go past  ‘High Noon’ the red Angus bull.

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Dow walks a tight line in Columbine redesign
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While it won’t help fix the most annoying part about hosiery—indiscriminate holes appearing all over the place—Columbine has farewelled its more than 20-year-old look and opted for a visual makeover in a bid to “modernise the Columbine image”.

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Big wheel keep on turning…
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…as SEEK goes on a job hunt of its own, The Sweet Shop appoints an appropriately named executive producer in Australia, Acumen Republic shores up its newish Aussie office with a big signing, SOAR printing announces a new operations manager and Pride in Print announces its new judging convenor.

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Montana embraces montañas for global push
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New design

A key component of Montana’s global marketing campaign will be released this month, as it places its new look Classics and Reserve ranges on international shelves, with new package designs that aim to reinforce the brand’s premium status.

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Dow delivers deluxe design double
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Dow Design’s stated aim is to create desire through design and, if the inclusion of two of its recent campaigns in two illustrious publications is anything to go by, it’s succeeding.

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Gorgeous fruity number
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Fresh’n Fruity gets a rock’n’roll makeover in this totally cool ad by Colenso BBDO.

Dow Design did the graphic design and packaging. Lovely works, chaps.