Polyver Sweden Rebranding

Polyver Sweden Rebranding

rebranding, logotype and visual identity

Our team at Louder Family took Polyver on a hefty brand journey starting with positioning, re-branding and further into creating device design, marketing strategy, tactics and content for all of their channels.

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Background
Polyver is a Swedish company that manufactures perhaps the warmest winter boots on the market in a factory in Jämtland. They use a special technology to make shoes that keep the heat in temperatures down to -40 degrees Celsius. They are light, warm, waterproof and super comfortable.

Louder Family discovered that the brand had lost it’s identity within both the company and the brand. Polyver had begun to lose ground. To match the company’s products, goals and visions for the future, it was clear what needed to be done:

Polyver needed the help from Louder Family to do a complete re-branding.

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Positioning
Louder Family works according to a unique branding and positioning method called 4D branding.

Through surveys in the positioning process, it emerged that people did not know what the Polyvers brand stands for. They were associated with a harsh attitude and weather, and that was not what they were aiming for.

Louder Family therefore developed a new positioning to help the company reach a broader market. To do so, Polyver needed to become a brand that attracts all people, regardless of the weather.

We concluded that Polyver must stand for timeless quality. The brand should promise warm, comfortable and quality products for a richer and happier outdoor life. It was also important to emphasize that Polyvers products are manufactured in Sweden. We wanted to demonstrate the quality of the products throughout the production chain with good conditions for both people and the environment.

The brand also needed to work in other markets. From the Nordic countries through to Germany, France, England and all the way to USA and Russia.

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Solution
Polyver needed a severe re-branding and that meant a whole new visual expression.

It was important to retain old customers and signal the origin and history of the brand. Therefore, the logo was replaced and the old symbol with a Polar Bear that used to signal harsh weather, was transformed into a warm Swedish brown bear.

The name is a big part of a brand’s identity. In the next step, we at Louder Family chose to rename the company to: Polyver Sweden. Also a tagline was added to the name:
“Enjoy Outdoors”.

The new brand uses a special yellow and blue throughout as accent colors in all design, set design, surroundings, props and costume in pictures and film. They also work with a natural-twigged paper texture that brings nature to mind in an instant.

The colors and texture, together with the bear and the shapes in the typography, both resembles Sweden and respond well to the position that the company needed to take on the market.

Polyver Sweden will be an inspiring brand, and to underline the company’s roots and foundation, we went on a time journey and framed it all with:
Est 2005.

In connection with the launch of the brand, Polyver Sweden’s new shoe model was also launched, which was named Polyver Sweden Classic Winter.

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Communication
Based on the new visual identity, Louder Family developed a brand new website and E-commerce for Polyver Sweden.

We also worked actively with Polyver Sweden’s social media on Instagram and Facebook, as well as with PR.

As part of the communication, we created a series of films that cover different seasons, activities and inspire the target audience.

The goal was to build the brand by showing fantastic environments and situations. The films take place during different seasons and transport viewers to different places, and reinforce their connection to the brand. The films are consistently used in all Polyver Sweden communication channels.

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Result
The new visual identity and how Louder Family has implemented it has made the brand completely explode on the market.

As soon as two months after launch, Louder Family had made sure that Polyver Sweden had broken sales records.

We helped Polyver Sweden to take the position they want on the market. We reached out with the brand on Instagram and Facebook, and drove traffic to Polyver Sweden’s new website.

Increase in direct traffic to website:
104%

Increase in brand search:
419%

Increase in followers on social media:
89%