Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
JDO creates Alberto Balsam premium tier with Unilever
JDO Brand & Design has continued its partnership with Unilever Personal Care to design a premium range for the Alberto Balsam hair care brand.
Fragrance, underpinned by value and heritage is at the cornerstone of the brand’s appeal and is the key driver to the consumer experience. JDO was briefed to design a premium tier of products, differentiated from the base range by an advanced formula and more indulgent ingredients.
Named Blends, the brand’s new premium haircare range flaunts stunning new branded packaging. The designs culminate in a vibrant watercolour illustration acting as a metaphor for the indulgent blending of exotic ingredients and fragrant moments. A fusion of intense natural colours and alluring photographic images further entices the consumer to the packs. Peach blossom, green tea and jasmine oil are just a few of the distinctive scents used in the range with each variant using specific imagery to represent the provenance of the ingredients and fragrance.
JDO has also re-worked the Alberto Balsam word mark employing hand drawn typography and gently evolving the logo to incorporate the old ladle motif in a more modern way. With its bold brand blocking and use of intense colour, the designs deliver a beautiful new aesthetic for the brand and an ownable hotspot on pack as well as on shelf.
Ben Oates, JDO executive creative director commented, “The new premium range reinforces the brand’s values through fragrance cues and clear and attractive typography. The aim was also to elevate the ingredient story to fully communicate the quality and innovative nature of the products. We wanted the designs to feel abundantly fragrant as well deeply nourishing.”
Madelon Van der Tol, Alberto Balsam category director, added, “JDO has created a modern design true to Alberto Balsam’s unique personality. It can now continue its appeal to consumers as a brand with a deep rooted heritage in fragrance, simplicity and value for money but at a more premium level.”
Packs are currently being rolled out across the UK.