Sunsilk brand bible
A new handbag sized testament for leading brand to guide global marketeers at Unilever
Internal spreads included exisiting advertising alongside editoral pages individualy designed to replicate the leading womens consumer glossy magazines of the day
Let there be light
Back in 2004 the Hatch missionaries were tasked with the design and print of a Sunsilk brand bible. A ‘live and die by’ piece of internal collateral, identifying & presenting the personalites of the ‘Sunsilk’ woman, illustrating both her and Sunsilk’s demographics and brand objectives to the companies global marketeers and their associated agencies. The piece was to form a handy, readable and attractive must-have using a new and popular format. And as previously mentioned with this product being sold in 68 countries world wide there was definatley cause to preach the same sermon in order to keep the brand faith true and consistent.
More David than Goliath
In the early ‘noughties’ all consumer titles from Marie Clare to Vogue were published in the standard oversized A4 magazine format. The success of ‘size pioneering’ Glamour Magazine, caused its rivals at Cosmo serious toothache, commanding a format rethink of the former top-seller, such was the success of Glamours’ A5 handbag edition, it soon took over to become the number one, must-have, travel companion for young women. Since 2003, this mini-mag format has set the president for many a publication and was to become the architectural basis of our Brand Bible which would also emulate the design style of these glossy titles.
More examples of internal double page spreads that really relay the unique nature of page
Sunsilks message gets untangled with Hatch
Our brief was not only to emulate this innovative new size format but the internal editorial pages were to be bespokely designed in the style of the above mentioned glossy consumer titles with no two pages following the same style template.
This proved to be a challenge with every spread requiring new header, sub head, stanfirst, body & quotation style, along with an ever changing colour pallete and a huge variety of typefaces.
Spreading the word
When it came to laying out the content we had to blend vital need-to-know company information & target info such as: brand ethos, performance information, global strategies,
product variants and media platforms, with an illustration of ‘the Sunsilk woman’ of which there were 5 main types
- this was a mount sinai of a task - but by no means impossible for the miracle workers at Hatch. So we locked ourselves away and began to part the waves of information, tease out the tangle of images and guidelines… and add order to chaos.
We looked at our creation, and were happy.
Spotting the Sunsilk Woman and their personality traits was key for the marketing disciples to truly understand their target demographic
Turning Water into Wine
When it came to the production of this process the client was happy for the Hatch team to see this job through to finalisation. With a whole host of tried and trusted specialist printers on our books we were able to source the most competitive quote which would include our agency discount. Added to this we were to oversee the print management side of things which took all of the post production stress and hassle away from client.
For a printed piece that was to be distributed internaly amongst the Sunsilk global marketing team and associated agencies the print budget was generious to say the least.
Lithographically printed with not one but two additional special metalic colours throughout, a gloss UV varnished perfect bound cover all printed on a premium paper stock sourced and suggested by ourselves.
Lithographically printed with two additional special metalic colours throughout, a gloss UV varnished perfect bound cover
Normal and Greasy hair, and the whole Sunsilk range was relaunched with improved formulations and packaging to bring the brand into the 80’s. Today the haircare range offers a unique formula’s and ingredients, to combine the best from the worlds of nature and science to combat any haircare problem.