BRAND STRATEGY, ARCHITECTURE, MANIFESTO AND CORPORATE IDENTITY
A project by DS ENTEGRE in collaboration with MILA BRANDERS
Kütaş Group is the #1 provider of oregano worldwide. Based in Izmir, Turkey, the company imports, produces and sells Herbs and Spices all over the world. Over the past 30 years, the business has been transmitted within the family, keeping in line with the extraordinary vision and strength of character of its founder. Under the Kütaş umbrella, 6 companies have grown, each with its separate identity. In order to establish its global leadership as a Group, Kütaş needed help redefining their brand architecture, finding their identity and establishing a powerful yet truthful storytelling.
BRAND STRATEGY, MANIFESTO AND BRAND BOOK
In order to capture the spirit and soul of the Group, Melina Nardi with DS Entregre started the rebranding process with one-on-one interviews of 27 employees, from line workers to top management. The deep investigation into Kütas’ corporate culture resulted in a complete Brand Manifesto and Brand Book.
In-depth conversations with the owners allowed us to define the company’s Warrior archetype from which its new manifesto stemmed.
As the management team rallied under this identity, the logo was created to represent both their Warrior archetype, scientific character and Turkish roots. The shape of the logo, choice of colors and even the stylized leaf all work together to express the true essence of the Group.
The new Group logo was created as a tight collaboration between Strategy and Design. Each element of it holds a meaning related to the essence and values of the company.
Another challenge the group was facing was how to structure itself and organize the various companies it has created along the years. As a result of an intense Brand Day, the management team opted for a Branded House system, redefining themselves as a Food Group.
FULL DECLENSION OF THE BRAND IDENTITY
The new corporate identity was translated into a new CORPORATE CATALOGUE and CALENDAR which were distributed to all of Kütaş’ B2B clients around the globe.
To explain clearly the whole process chain from production to consumption, from field to fork, we chose an iconographic system and created an entertaining and easy-to-understand infographic.
SCRIPTWRITING AND NARRATIVE
Based on the Brand Manifesto and Brand Storytelling, we created the Group’s new corporate movie. Our team wrote the script and narrative while DS Entegre and Gece Vardisi managed the production, filming and editing.