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Client
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Role
Visual Strategy + Naming + Copy + Design

Agency
Invok Brands, NYC

Team
Richard Shear (Chief Creative Officer), Michael Azulay (Chief Strategy Officer), Devon Rousset-Luxmore (Design Director), Christine Ferrante (Senior Designer)

Challenge
Develop a brand naming and packaging structure for slightly sweet drinks made with natural and simple ingredients at a 2.4% alc./vol. The project’s pilot objective was to assess the viability of a low-alcohol, better-for-you product offering to foster a culture of smart drinking globally to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

Insight
"I want a beverage that has the highly emotional benefits of alcohol (ie: fun, social, unwind) balanced by the more functional benefits of non-alcohol (ie: healthy, active, relaxed) to foster a fun, inclusive and enjoyable experience without minimizing my importance of control."

Opportunity
The brand’s vision is lead by the changing behaviours through social norms and to empower consumers through choice. With changing lifestyles driving new needs around fun, sociability, relaxation and control driven by busier lives, the pressure to succeed, fear of missing out and instant gratification supported by lifestyle demands exacerbating risks of losing control, the importance of positive image, responsibility for others and safety were key factors. 

Awards + Recognition

  • 2020 GDUSA American Package Design Award Winner

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“b has led the way for our organization on many fronts, and sets an example that nothing is impossible with a mindset of ownership, collaboration, creativity and most importantly - resilience.”

Padmini Singh, Senior Innovation Manager of Pipeline Development @ Anheuser-Busch InBev

 

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