Brand identity design | Brand guidelines | Website Design | Brand/Key Messaging | Graphic Design | Design for digital
Smart new brand for smart farm procurement
AF Group recently reset the direction for and definition of their brand – as part of a new brand strategy for the largest member-owned farm buying group in the UK. The brand needed a shift away from corporateness, to re-engage with its 3,000 strong member network and reposition itself to reflect the progressive, data-led, intelligent future of farming. In order to be successful, AF Group asked Naked to help redesign the brand identity for it to adopt this new sense of direction and purpose.
Our task was to bring the new strategy to life – through a renewed visual and verbal language for the brand and all of its communications. We developed options for AF – exploring logos, descriptive taglines, typography, colour palettes, imagery, key messages, tone-of-voice and design systems for the brand - all focused on being fit for the new direction and a highly-digitised environment. Through review and development of these components with AF, we created a new identity centered around a core proposition of ‘Smart farm procurement’. The identity was designed to capture the heritage of the AF brand but to represent a brand at the forefront of the future of farming in the UK.
The new brand has been unveiled to AF Group members and the public, adorning a new member-centred website, member magazine, the latest annual report and various other branded communications. In order for the new brand to be used correctly and consistently a comprehensive brand book provides insight on the brand story but also guidelines on how to use the new identity. The fresh new look and tone for AF Group helps to amplify a renewed sense of purpose, values and realigning of the wider strategy for the UK’s largest member-owned farm buying group.
"The results have transformed our brand and far exceeded our expectations as well as being widely welcomed by all stakeholders."