A client shifted its market focus — and needed a new brand to support it.
A client with a long history in the ophthalmology space found itself at a crossroads: It had established a reputation as a leader in osmolarity testing, but planned to expand into the broader realm of corneal health. It made a bold decision to rebrand from the foundation up – including changing its name.
- Successfully navigate the company through this crucial transition
- Develop a new name aligned with the company’s goals
- Create a new logo, identity package, brand guidelines and graphic standards
- Relaunch the brand with a campaign that explained the new name, communicated the expansion into corneal health, and elevated the company’s brand presence
- Launch the new brand in time for an important annual trade show
Equipped with an extensive depth of experience in the vision and ophthalmology space, Schaefer drew up a plan to move the client forward quickly. We began to develop the new name and identity, while simultaneously crafting the preliminary advertising concepts and media strategies. Executing these efforts in tandem would enable us to meet aggressive deadlines and accelerate time to market — while ensuring that everyone had adequate time for development, review and revision of all the pieces of the puzzle.
The company relaunched under the name Trukera, derived from “true + cornea”. This enabled Trukera to emphasize its total commitment to corneal care in bringing solutions to market that help providers objectively diagnose, manage and advance the health of the cornea. The color choice behind the logo’s green color palette was especially intentional, as a nod to the coloring of a healthy cornea found on a topographic map.
The new advertising campaign unveiled the company’s evolved focus with a memorable tagline: It’s amazing how much rides on something so small. The accompanying images depicted the 12mm diameter of the average cornea.
Along the way, Schaefer added touches to lift the client’s advertising above the competition. For example, we chose a color scheme that broke the sea of blue that typified the industry. In addition, our creative executions diverted from the industry norm of depicting close-up images of the eye. The result: Bold, simple and clear creative that cut through the clutter.
By pursuing the naming and creative portions of the assignment in tandem, Schaefer helped the client launch in time for the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show. The new name and strategy garnered a positive response from both new and existing customers.
Schaefer leveraged expertise in healthcare, brand strategy, and design to move the client forward quickly, and differentiate them from a crowded landscape of “look alike” brands. By clearly defining its focus and standing apart from the clutter, Trukera is on a solid path for staking out its territory in the realm of corneal care.