Work JANA – Revitalising one of Australia’s most trusted investment brands

Deliverables
  • BRAND AUDIT AND REFRESH
  • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
  • RESEARCH AND INTERVIEWS
  • STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
  • LOGO DESIGN
  • CREATIVE IDEATION AND DIRECTION
  • WORKSHOPS
Overview

A new spin on a trusted brand 

As one of Australia’s most respected investment consultants, JANA has throughout its history enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading names in its field. A rapidly evolving and constantly changing communications field however has created communication challenges, and while existing clients respect and trust them, there was an opportunity for JANA to really shine, and position themselves as a thought leader.

Icon Agency was engaged to help JANA reposition and revitalise their brand, starting with an extensive research-based audit to form the basis of a new brand strategy.

 
Background

Fostering industry respect

JANA is highly regarded industry-wide for their innovative approach to investment consulting. While clients know and trust them, there was an opportunity to revamp their communications to better express their brand in the digital age. To modernise the JANA brand, Icon would start from the ground up, reviewing and auditing the existing communications to understand what strengths we could build on and areas of improvement.

Challenges

A CHANGING COMMUNICATIONS LANDSCAPE

The communications landscape is always changing, and this presented an opportunity for the JANA brand to change with it. Clients had grown to increasingly expect more value, and competitors who catered to this from a communications perspective were thriving. As such, it was imperative we position the JANA brand and communications strategy in a way that best represents their unparalleled expertise. 

In order to continue to foster the industry-wide respect they have enjoyed for so long, we would need to get to the heart of what makes JANA so highly valued by their clients, and use that as a platform to build a whole new system of brand thinking.

Solution

CHAMPIONING DEPTH WITH DIFFERENCE

Despite the challenges facing it, JANA’s strengths were numerous, and allowed us to quickly get to the emotional core that drives their business. At the centre of this new brand was the tagline, ‘Depth with Difference’, encapsulating their ability to provide valuable insight through extensive research that doesn’t just follow the status quo. Communications platforms, programs and brand strategy would follow, enabling JANA to present itself as a thought leader, and shake off the ‘black box’ stigma.

A range of new visual collateral was developed, from a simple refresh and update of their existing brandmark, to entirely new conceptual artworks that visualised JANA’s strengths and values. We continue to work with JANA, evolving their brand further and developing new visuals, helping to ensure JANA remains the most innovative and trustworthy name in its field.