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Work: Gallagher Case Study part 1


 

BRINGING ETHICS TO RISK MANAGEMENT

Gallagher puts a fresh face on a heritage brand. 

 

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Work: Gallagher Case Study part 1


 

BRINGING ETHICS TO RISK MANAGEMENT

Gallagher puts a fresh face on a heritage brand. 

 

The story of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is more than 90 years in the making. Founded on the cornerstones of integrity, innovation, teamwork and empathy, Gallagher Insurance and Risk Management has built its proud legacy one success at a time.

Though it's a large global corporation, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. didn't have a centralized marketing department or plan. To help support Gallagher’s newly-assembled core marketing group, we fast-tracked the process of brand development. Working closely with the new team, we performed a full brand audit, conducted multi-tracked research, defined an updated marketing strategy, and established an integrated new creative look and feel. Within a short 90 days, we had developed the foundation of the new Gallagher brand.

 
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Identity Refresh

Our first task was to update the ID system. The logo, developed in the 60s, had taken on special meaning within the company. It was more than just a logo—it was their company crest. A new three-dimensional trademark badge was developed as a modern take on the existing logo, and the original colors were retained due to their equity. We shortened the name from Arthur J. Gallagher to simply Gallagher, as many clients already refer to them. It helped give the brand a familiar, yet contemporary feel.

 
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Work: Gallagher Case Study part 2


Work: Gallagher Case Study part 2


 

Brand Guidelines

Next, we generated a new Brand Identity Guideline, modernizing the look and feel, voice and tone. Mirroring Gallagher’s authentic, relationship-based approach to business, we created an authoritative, yet approachable communication style. We carried the look through their photography, too, defining a lighter, brighter style and enhancing it with a slight tan coloration to help unify the assets. From collateral pieces and trade show events to digital ads and social media, the brand delivers a fresh, cohesive message. 

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COLLATERAL AND INFOGRAPHICS

To express the brand in printed communications, we developed a fresh and flexible collateral system utilizing the signature brand photography, font family and brand voice to engage current and prospective customers.

To help bring factual information in line with our approachable feel, we implemented a new color palette and developed a dynamic group of custom infographics to add interest to what can often be stark, unintelligible data.  

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Work: Gallagher Case Study part3


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Exhibit booth

Gallagher’s event exhibit booth, too, received a brand update. The new space is a sleek and modern environment that expresses the new look in three dimensions, utilizing all the brand elements, photography, style and language. 

  

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Work: Gallagher Case Study part5


Mobile / Digital / Website / Brand Center

Digital ad units, social media, and web content are essential parts of any marketing strategy, reaching a multitude of audiences across a wide range of digital devices. Bringing the brand online, the U.S. website was quickly re-branded to reflect the new vitality of the brand refresh and signal a change to Gallagher’s online audience.  

Once the Brand Guideline was complete, we helped coordinate its implementation across their vast global network. Now, all global and regional operations are working from a consistent set of guidelines, accessible from a central online resource. Brand assets are available to affiliate offices in 34 countries around the world on gallagherbrandcenter.com, an updatable brand portal.

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Gallagher way

As a focal point of Gallagher's sports sponsorship with the Chicago Cubs, Gallagher obtained the naming rights to not only the western gate at Wrigley Field, but also to the adjacent multi-use park. Now named Gallagher Way, the park welcomes nearly 700,000 fans and visitors annually to Cubs games, concerts, and other events. We created a signage package to brand the venue, including structural signs, digital signboards, and custom neon signs. 

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Work: Gallagher Case Study part7


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Work: Gallagher Case Study part6


Indy Racing Partnership

Sharing common principles, such as teamwork, innovation, trust, talent, safety and value, Gallagher formed a sponsoring partnership with the Carlin Racing Team. To help support this sponsorship, we co-designed an Indy car paint scheme with Carlin Racing, bringing Gallagher brand impressions to ardent domestic and international audiences.

 
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Imparting The Way

This animated short is the first in a series of videos designed to introduce “The Gallagher Way,” the company’s core philosophy, to internal and external audiences.