For over 80 years Wattie’s has been bringing generations of Kiwis together to share and enjoy great food.
While the brand has always been held dearly by New Zealanders, it was starting to lose its relevance with younger audiences and struggling to connect with those who had recently arrived in the country.
Tasked with taking the brand forward for the ‘new’ New Zealand, we have injected life back into Wattie’s wordmark by playing on the quirky personality of some of the letterforms that were so iconically Wattie’s, and weaving a more natural flow and craft into it. We like to describe it as finding the perfect meeting point between heritage and modernity – comfortable but intriguing! Controversially, we have even turned the brand on its head, quite literally, introducing a vertical logo in Wattie’s portfolio – simple, bold and proud, almost as if signed by Sir J. Wattie’s himself.
Wattie’s Tomato Sauce, arguably one of the most iconic New Zealand family pantry staples, was the first range that the approach was applied to. With the reveal of the brand’s new look, we ensured that Wattie’s continues to have pride and prominence on shelf and with consumers – and it paved the way for us to reinvigorate their entire portfolio.
- Agency/Creative: Unified Brands
- Article Title: Wattie’s Tomato Sauce
- Organisation/Entity: Agency, Published Commercial Design
- Project Type: Packaging
- Agency/Creative Country: New Zealand
- Market Region: Oceania
- Project Deliverables: Brand Architecture, Brand Redesign, Brand Strategy, Packaging Design, Rebranding
- Format: Bottle, Can
- Substrate: Metal, Plastic