Hippeas Design & Branding Give Peas A Chance [Supporting material] by Jones Knowles Ritchie New York

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Give Peas A Chance [Supporting material]

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Industry Snacks
Media Design & Branding
Market United States
Agency Jones Knowles Ritchie New York
Chief Creative Officer Ian Ritchie
Executive Creative Director Ian Ritchie
Creative Director Matt Comboy
Copywriter Christopher Sharpe
Designer Ashley Killen
Released October 2016


Clio Awards 2017
Brand Design Product/Service: Corporate Identity Bronze

Credits & Description

Agency: Jones Knowles Ritchie London, United Kingdom
Client: Green Park Holdings
Product: Hippeas
Entrant: Jones Knowles Ritchie London, United Kingdom
Agency: Jones Knowles Ritchie
Title: Hippeas: Revolutionising The Global Snacking Market
Product/Service: Hippeas
Idea Creation: Jones Knowles Ritchie London, United Kingdom
Design Director: Stephen McDavid (jones knowles ritchie)
Senior Account Manager: Francine Warren-Evans (jones knowles ritchie)
Designer: Ashley Killen (jones knowles ritchie)
Chairman: Andrew Knowles (jones knowles ritchie)
Production Assistant: Amy Grimes (jones knowles ritchie)
Global Marketing Director: Matt Parkes (jones knowles ritchie)
Marketing Manager: Amy Maw (jones knowles ritchie)
Head of Film & Motion: Daniel Kennington (jones knowles ritchie)
Head of Retouching and Visualisation: Steph Heasman (jones knowles ritchie)
Retouching and Visualisation: Anthony Cappetta (jones knowles ritchie)
Artworker: Sam Broude (jones knowles ritchie)
Artworker: Gerard Peake (jones knowles ritchie)
Creative Planner: Alina Pirvu (jones knowles ritchie)
Copywriter: Christopher Sharpe (jones knowles ritchie)
Global Executive Creative Director: Ian Ritchie (jones knowles ritchie)
Creative Director: Matt Comboy (jones knowles ritchie)
Retouching and Visualisation: Jonathan Murphy (jones knowles ritchie)
Head Of Creative Operations: Judith Allan (jones knowles ritchie)
Production Director: Christie Nelson (jones knowles ritchie)
Head of Artwork: Giles Heselwood (jones knowles ritchie)
The Campaign
We helped build the brand from the ground up – packs, in store, personality, purpose and all.
Taking the Hippeas name as our key inspiration, we set out to create a brand that would appeal to today’s modern hippies.
As the brand name alone unlocked such a rich visual language in the mind, we wanted to avoid the clichés of the hippie era and create something truly charismatic and relevant for the global snacking market.
Creative Execution
Every touchpoint became an opportunity to build a bold, vibrant and truly campaignable identity to tell the brand’s story. By creating a complementary partnership between visual and verbal expressions, the look-and-feel is strikingly bold and simple – a bright yellow brand colour and an abstracted Hippeas smiling face, with the eye subtly referencing a chickpea. This creates a smile in the mind and instant recognition.
The brand language and tonality strike a balance between the socially conscious ethos of the hippie movement and an irreverent humour to appeal to today’s savvy consumers. Words and phrases such as ‘power to the peaple’, ‘peas, love and giving back’, along with the flavour descriptors ‘In Herbs We Trust’ and ‘Far Out Fajita’ became part of the brand vocabulary.
From brand positioning to brand idea, we created every touch point for Hippeas: packaging, in-store displays, outdoor activations, website, social media content and promotional merchandise.
Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market
In just 4 months, Hippeas has already secured listings in over 18,500 stores across the UK and US, with packs being found everywhere from Starbucks and Whole Foods, to Planet Organic and Holland & Barrett. So far, not one retailer that has been approached has refused to list Hippeas and no price promotion has taken place.
Consumer engagement
And it’s not just retailers who have been engaged by the brand. Consumers have also fallen for Hippeas' unique personality and proposition. A number of consumers who have discovered Hippeas have emailed the brand to express their affection and excitement; the Hippeas team now receives around 80-100 emails everyday from consumers expressing their love for the brand.
Projected sales
The brand is now on track to hit revenues just shy of £1m in less than 7 months (UK) and $6.5m by summer 2017 (US).
For a brand to be big, it needs to be brave and confident. We knew that if we played by the rules of the niche health or organic sectors, we would limit our potential. So we focused on creating something distinctive, charismatic and engaging: a brand with a sense of purpose, its DNA inspired by the spirit of an era, but made relevant for today.
Playing on the brand name we reinterpreted the motifs, symbols and language of the Summer of Love, reimagining recognisable cultural references and adopting them as part of our own visual and verbal identity.
Simultaneously, we helped Hippeas reach its ambition of becoming a leading name in driving positive change. By identifying that chickpea crops are good for the earth by making the soil more fertile, we suggested a partnership with Farm Africa, establishing a long-term commitment to community development.