Rebranding and Strategy
Sponsored by Newell, the project is to envision a new visual language for
the Prismacolor premier product line which is one of the company's iconic portfolios. Newell grew the Prismacolor business by continuing to produce high performing products, but has conveyed doubts about its product line positioning while many art and design practices are done by the digital applications and tools. Therefore, mapping out a plan for the company to go in the future is main focus.
Rebranding Design - Myungwhan Choi
Branding Strategy - Mathew Clarck Myungwhan Choi Tanmay Mahotra
How might Prismacolor satisfies customers in the future as
a professional art and design tool maker?
Prismacolor has been successful at being a companion throughout the life of art practitioners. However, when they move on in their career, they no longer stick with these analogue tools.
A new brand strategy for Prismacolor to leverage its professional drawing tools to a digital future.
Prismacolor is known for its specialty in pro
usage. However, most target users are students,
not professional users. To meet professional
users, should Prismacolor upscale its brand
with a new segment? Color pencils and markers’ price range in professional usage is subtle.
If the company produces an upscale product,
it will confront a conflict in between its segments. Therefore, uplifting the current brand segment
is the objective.
Currently, Prismacolor lacks of strong appeal to customers. Holding a sense of good vibe through using the product line is the key to affirm a good brand image. Once established, future customers would love to be advocate the brand.
Moreover, how can the company leverage its image as a professional tool maker for the future? It might be a blueprint that Prismacolor would enter to the digital world, where artists are able to express their works beyond the limitation of analogue tools.
Uplifting Brand Language
Introduction of Digital Application
Professional Sketchbook and Toolkit
Advanced Expressive Capability
Uplifting the Brand Image in 2017
The Flow of Passion in Art
Acquiring a Digital Media Presence in 2017
Prismacolor is not
BSPF has taken the prima color trademark in Europe. So, Prismacolor sells under the Karismacolor brand name. Therefore, to enter the global digital market we strongly recommend acquiring Prisma which is a relatively new digital presence specializing in art filters for photography.
The Prisma brand name is simple enough to be recognized.
And it also represents the brand image that Prismacolor communicates. Moreover, Prisma has a strong user base of 1.2 Million daily active users which can be leveraged for Prismacolor
to enter the digital market.