Core

Ireland's largest media & marketing company

Corporate Services + Design & Media

Corporate Services + Design & Media

Previously Core Media, Ireland’s largest marketing and media organisation made up of different independent companies, we were tasked with bringing all of the parts together under one brand yet creating a system which allowed for separate promotion of each part.

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Our initial works involved setting up a steering group within Core Media, made up of CEO, directors and other senior executives. Our high level focus was on brand structure and positioning and, in particular, challenging how best to align their brand strategy to their commercial goals. We drilled down further through the organisation, conducting one-to-one interviews with senior managers within the individual companies e.g. Radical, Engage, Ignite etc. Our goal was to create alignment and agreement with regards how best to move forward.

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Visually, it was about bringing all of the parts together under one brand, yet creating a system which allowed for separate promotion of each practice area. The identity comes from a 9 dot grid which changes for each of Core’s nine integral activities allowing for a consistency of application across the entire organisation under the hashtag #onecore. The logotype appears as a solid or as a threaded version with strands that pull together to become one.

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“CI Studio are world-class practitioners.

I never realised how important it is to work with a premium agency in the area of brand identity until I worked with CI Studio. Before any design work was done, they immersed themselves in our business plan; they interrogated us in order to get a deep understanding of our vision and the nuts and bolts of our strategy. They really got it and this comprehension was brought to life in the superb work they developed for us. I could not recommend CI Studio more highly.”

Alan Cox, CEO, Core