As a family owned company, Blended Waxes has been producing various styles of wax on an industrial scale since being founded in 1976 by Clarence "Junior" Gereau. A little known thing about Junior was that he also created a special formula of wax that he personally used to waterproof his leather boots. This recipe was recently found and the family decided that it would be a great tribute to their late grandfather to create a brand and share that product with the world. Our task was to create a brand for Junior's Boot Wax that would feel authentic and rugged, just like grandpa's true style.
Step one was to evaluate the competitive landscape on Amazon which was the e-commerce platform Blended Waxes was intending to utilize. This would ensure that we would develop a solution to truly differentiate them from the other options out there.
A strategic path for the packaging identity was chosen and our team of creative directors and designers developed a logo design, packaging system, and brand voice that had enough foundational strength to set the stage for additional branded assets as the product went to market.
Junior's Boot Wax has been selling consistently on Amazon and has led Blended Waxes to expand to selling on the Etsy platform as well. Currently, the product is only sold online but there are plans to add retail to the distribution channels since there has been very positive feedback. Due to the solid foundation that was created for the visual identity, it will be a much smoother process to develop merchandising items or other collateral pieces as needed in the future.
Over the last year I've had the pleasure of working with Quill Creative Services to refresh the brand of my family's business which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. On a scale of 100 for expectations I’d humbly give Quill a score of 200… The discovery, creative and implementation stages could not have gone smoother from my perspective as your typical/busy business owner. Quill invested the time to truly understand my company's history, personality, character, products, services and most importantly our customer base. The end product has taken our brand to a level that I frankly believe to be genius.
Matt MIller, PRESIDENT, HARRY MILLER COMPANIES