Package Designer Of The Year: Corporate Visuals

Product: Newtons (Fig and Date Varieties)Client: Christie Brown & Co.Package design firm: Corporate VisualsBackground:Christie Brown's Newtons have lacked shelf presence and appetite appeal for years.There has been little excitement in this product line, which, annually, has seen a steady decline in...

Product: Newtons (Fig and Date Varieties)

Client: Christie Brown & Co.

Package design firm: Corporate Visuals

Background:

Christie Brown’s Newtons have lacked shelf presence and appetite appeal for years.

There has been little excitement in this product line, which, annually, has seen a steady decline in sales.

The challenge:

- To rejuvenate this product through strategic contemporary package redesign.

- To develop high appetite appeal and flavor promise for these fruit-filled cookies.

- To better show off the product’s shape.

- To reinforce a consumer health-conscious claim intrinsic to this product, namely, that it is, and has always been, low in fat.

- To create a package design which takes advantage of a premium printing process (rotogravure) for fabulous reproduction on a new contemporary flexible substrate.

- To elevate struggling, weak brand elements (brand name, logo and color use) up to timeless, powerful brand equities.

The design solution:

Striking color attracts consumers to a product which used to be ‘lost’ on-shelf.

Contemporary marquees used to house type lead the consumer’s eyes to pertinent communication areas.

Strategic color coding offers clear sub-brand delineation while reflecting high flavor promise.

Enticing fresh fruit is displayed on luscious greenery for optimum appetite appeal within tight packaging parameters.

A clean central product visual capitalizes on the product’s selling proposition – a ‘pillow’ of dough filled with real fresh fruit.

An intrusive flash design helps reinforce the ‘low in fat as always’ claim for Newtons.

The Christie corner seal is well-positioned and strategically resized to better proportions for the package dimensions.

The results:

Sales of Newtons line are outstanding.

The packaging has been given rave reviews by marketing and sales groups.

New interest has been created and line extensions are to follow.