Panasonic Design & Branding THE EARPHONES NOTE by Scholz & Friends Berlin

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Industry Computers & Computer Accessories, Household maintenance & pet products
Media Design & Branding
Market Germany
Agency Scholz & Friends Berlin
Executive Creative Director Matthias Spaetgens, Martin Pross
Creative Director Michael Winterhagen
Art Director Philipp Weber, Walter Ziegler Serviceplan
Copywriter Felix John
Released June 2010


Cannes Lions 2010
Design - Gold

Credits & Description

Type of entry: Packaging Design
Category: Electronics, Computers & Audio-Visual
Product/Service: STEREO EARPHONES RP-HJE 130
Executive Creative Director: Martin Pross (Scholz & Friends)
Executive Creative Director: Matthias Spaetgens (Scholz & Friends)
Creative Director: Michael Winterhagen (Scholz & Friends)
Art Director: Walter Ziegler (Scholz & Friends)
Art Director: Philipp Weber (Scholz & Friends)
Copywriter: Felix John (Scholz & Friends)
Account Manager: Salvatore Amato (Scholz & Friends)
Account Manager: Mona Braun (Scholz & Friends)
Agency Producer: Christoph von Lengerke (Scholz & Friends)
Agency Producer: Franziska Ibe (Scholz & Friends)
Agency Producer: Diana Wuttge (Scholz & Friends)
Agency Producer: Benito Schumacher (Scholz & Friends)
Brief Explanation:
The selection of earphones is huge and the products are often interchangeable. Only a packaging with a clear visual idea is able to stand out at the market among the generic packagings of the competition.
Describe the brief from the client:
The brief was to design a new packaging for the Stereo Earphones RP-HJE 130 that clearly communicates the product benefit: the unique sound quality. The packaging design has to appeal to a target group that usually owns well-designed high-class mp3 players.
Description of how you arrived at the final design:
The packaging uses the universal symbol for music: the note. By specially arranging the earphones inside a special box they appear to look like two eighth notes. So the earphones show at first sight for whom they are made: for passionate music lovers.
Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market:
The new packaging was met with positive reactions from retailers and clients because it clearly stood out from the generic packaging of the competition. As such it helped to attract new target groups for Panasonic.