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Dawat

How do you spice up the UK’s favourite dish, creating a new delivery meal kit brand with heart and soul?

With a successful history in the restaurant business, a rich Indian heritage, and proud northern roots, Dawat is on a mission to bring people together to cook and enjoy authentic Indian food, with their new premium cook at home, fresh ingredient meal kits, delivered direct to your door.

Looking for a fresh perspective on a stale category, the brief was to create a joyous identity and end-to-end customer experience, sharing their wealth of knowledge through cook-a-long videos and handy chef tips, so the nation can learn to cook fresh Indian feasts at home.

WHAT WE DID

BRAND IDENTITY.
TONE OF VOICE.
WEB & SOCIAL.

OUR RESULTS

22% SALES UPLIFT.

OUR RESULTS

£5MILLION+ IN
INCREASED SALES.

OUR RESULTS

6% SALES UPLIFT.

Before
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Disparate and unloved, Asda's Organic range lacked consistent brand assets with no clear graphical signpost in store or online. It needed a fresh and cohesive new look, that would be instantly recognisable in a busy and saturated

store environment.

SNIFFING OUT THE ISSUES.

We visited store and reviewed the packaging, presenting the following observations:

• The packaging lacked familiar natural cues. The turquoise background and tropical leaves felt appropriate for the human plant-based category.
• The paw graphic was not an ownable asset.
• At shelf, differentiation was a big problem between cat, dog and the different pack formats.
• The packs lacked food appeal, with no emotional connection for pet parents.
• The overpackaged and shiny bags felt artificial and made legibility poor at shelf.

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Thanks to our research, we discovered the word ‘vegan’ could often be off-putting to some flexitarians. So we made the brand celebratory, revelling in the vibrancy of plant-based foods that are just as tasty and flavoursome as non-vegan alternatives. It was about promoting full-on flavour, never a compromise or lack-lustre meat substitute.

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To really get under the skin of the brand, we immersed ourselves in the competitor landscape, carrying out stakeholder workshops in Germany to find out what makes them unique. We engaged with all departments, from design to supply chain, to discover the brand’s DNA and get everyone behind the new brand strategy.

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The Dawat wordmark stands tall and proud, subtly crafted to add an Indian flair. The central and open stance of the ‘W’ kicks off the joyful and optimistic vibe of the identity.

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We created a new identity for Faye, using the shape of speech marks in the logo to represent self-expression and emphasise the self-affirming tone of voice. To represent the audience of the ‘Faye sisterhood’, all photography and illustrations were natural and unedited, a celebration of diversity and individuality.

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Good times
over food.

Our proposition, ‘good times over food’ cements a human-centric approach into the heart of the brand. Building on the name Dawat, meaning “a feast to celebrate any joyous occasion”. The strap-line “curry & company” spells it out in Dawat’s northern straight-talking and tongue-in-cheek manner.

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Thanks to our rebrand, Faye now represents and celebrates female confidence, quirks and contradictions… unapologetic and unfiltered.

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By adding ‘Your’ to the brand name, developing a more personal tone-of-voice, and focusing on a human-centric photography style, we created a collection of own-able brand assets that showcase the one-to-one service Your Engine Room provides. To pay homage to the original logo, the cog was pulled into the imagery and the graphics were evolved to become softer and warmer, effectively symbolising Your Engine Room's vision of being an integral part of their clients team.

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Forget dark and dated Indian restaurants and takeaways. Bright, energetic colours and a personality to match cuts through the bland. Yet homely photography and typography flourishes keep it feeling authentically Indian.

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full-on FLAVas.

Our impactful, colourful photography evokes the energy of the brand, bursting with life and vibrancy.

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THE book
OF FAYE.

We designed a comprehensive brand book, so the internal team could immerse themselves in the new world of Faye. Beautifully designed, the layered transparent pages reflect the layering of Faye jewellery, a tactile brand book, it has a premium magazine feel, that audiences will want to engage with and keep.

WHAT’S IN STORE?

Our logo radiates happiness, with the sunshine yellow and roof motif symbolising the joy of home. The “SO” lockup adds a conversational tone to headers, perfect for nifty statements and customer reviews. With thoughtful design at the heart of the brand, our sketch style annotations nod back to Kin’s internal product design team and the care and attention that goes into the creation of every product.

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HAPPY HOUSEHOLDS.

Asda invested heavily in increasing and diversifying the budget friendly range. It now stretches into every household category from beans to bleach, cat litter and even shampoo, keeping price sensitive households running with all their weekly staples.

Asda invested heavily in gold foil across the whole of the Christmas range to elevate, raising quality perceptions even further.

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The warmth in the photography style lends itself perfectly to the food, emphasising the rich and vibrant tones of the dishes. All the while reflecting the nostalgic side of ‘good times over food’.

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Antenatal & Anti-fluff.

2021 saw the birth of their Expert Antenatal Classes, a modern approach taught exclusively by registered nurses. From the existing brand architecture we developed a suite of assets born from an ultrasound scan, the logo represents both an ‘M’ and the shape of the baby. This is then used as a fluid line acting as a connector between mum-to-be and the antenatal community.

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Personal touches such as feast invites add an old-school touch to an otherwise modern business model.

Dawat invested heavily in chef cook-along videos to support the printed recipe cards, so you can easily hone your curry skills at home.

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Our tone of voice speaks volumes on every pack. Don’t be a negative nelly, lets speak with expertise, honesty and always with a positive outlook on life. A comprehensive brand book brings the brand to life, ensuring the sunny personality radiates throughout the customer journey.

"Dawat needed to find a partner to help make our vision and passion visible in all our communication and branding. OurCreative. instantly understood what we were trying to achieve and took very little time in convincing all the team at Dawat. Working with them has been effortless and their understanding of our deliverables, goals, principles and target market has made the task of bringing the brand to life very smooth. We are eager to continue our journey, brand development and growth and look forward to further building our relationship with OurCreative."

Ebrahim Akudi, Co-owner, Dawat

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Zest for Life

A suite of flexible bold background colours gives the brand modernity, whilst allowing appropriate differentiation across SKUs and categories.

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OUR RESULTS.

An extension of the My Expert Midwife team, we have an ongoing creative partnership. Our highly targeted approach harmonises across all online, social and paid media.

 

Recent campaigns include ‘putting the u back into mum’, which we developed to raise awareness to the importance of self-care in motherhood.

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FUN ALL
YEAR ROUND.

Treats aren’t just for Christmas, the
illustrations, tone of voice and logos
were all adapted to allow the joy
to last all year round.

CREATING A BUZZ.

The new Just Essentials range took the internet by storm, trending across news sites and social media platforms. Celebrated for its timely launch, combatting the cost-of-living crisis and its bold, fresh and distinctive design.

A toolkit was provided for in-house point of sale teams at Asda to create a magical experience in store. Head on down to Asda this Christmas to see our elves work in stores!

We co-created the website with their developers to provide a seamless online experience. Check it out and get your feast in the diary!

RESULTS.

Following our redesign, Webbox naturals is listed in over XX stores, with XX sales uplift. We’ve even designed a Veggie extension to the brand and built a broader brand toolkit of assets and illustration’s for social media campaigns and marketing materials to fully bring the brand to life off pack. We’re very proud of our PetsChoice partnership, and see ourselves as an extension to their fantastic internal team, we now work across their brand portfolio and NPD, so keep a look out for more!

We have created a pure and simple identity, with a cohesive suite of brand assets appropriate for different aspects of “Wellness” providing the appropriate flex for future growth.

Launched in late 2020 with the impact of Covid ongoing, UK consumers are still under lockdown restrictions. It’s early days but the range proves to be a success as customers crave a little Wellness and tranquillity at home.

Our new brand identity has energised Little Angels, which continues to go from strength to strength. As well as products and packaging, the design has been rolled out to point-of-sale in-store and on the new Asda Baby Club website, for a full brand experience.

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it’s all sorted.

A modern, optimistic design, putting the joy back into storage. Our thoughtful and friendly brand identity has a suite of flexible assets to shout about the clever product designs in a humble, helpful way, making it easier for the nation to stay neat.

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OUR RESULTS.

A modern, eye-catching and
giftable range that delivers
sacks of personality and

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OUR RESULTS.

A playful, fun and joyous identity which also reassures parents that Hapello will help their children along their path of discovery and development from baby, pre-school and beyond.

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CREATING A BUZZ.

The new Just Essentials range took the internet by storm, trending across news sites and social media platforms. Celebrated for its timely launch, combatting the cost-of-living crisis and its bold, fresh and distinctive design.

Back to work.

Dig deeper into this project with
Sara
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Sara Pollard
sara@our-creative.com07796 457922