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Long-Rays

Situation

  • Newly established company producing craft tonic water
  • Passion for Australian lifestyle and boutique gin culture

Objectives

  • Claim position as a strong influencer and market leader in the emerging craft tonic market
  • Articulate a strong, tasteful brand identity reflective of a contemporary, early adoptive market
  • Become the craft tonic of choice for consumers, distilleries, bars and stockists
Long Rays Australian Native Tonic bottle resting on white table next to plant

Approach

Strategically, we approached the project with the goal of creating a magnetic, contemporary and disruptive brand that would gain immediate traction in the Australian market. We also created a strong campaign and communication strategy to be used for sales and online via social media to reach the target market. With growth potential in mind, an additional product stream model was developed for the possibility of the brand expanding its product range in the future.
Long Rays Native Tonic logo on white background

The name Long-Rays was inspired by the notion of gathering to enjoy long afternoons with good friends in the golden afternoon light. The campaign voice ‘gathered to enjoy’ plays on this concept as well as the Australian native botanicals that were gathered to create Long-Rays tonic water.

 

Visually, the brand icon represents rays of light and is enhanced by the use of shadows and lighting produced by the native botanicals. The botanicals also influenced the brand’s primary colour palette of warm grey, earthy tones and navy.

Long Rays Native Tonic debossed on tan leather
Long Rays Native Tonic bottles
Long Rays Native Tonic advertisement
Long Rays Native Tonic bottle caps
Long Rays Native Tonic advertisement
Two glasses next to two bottles of Long Rays Native Tonic

Outcomes

Since launching, Long-Rays has entered the market with a strong brand that has been embraced by consumers, bars and stockists.

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