Scepter

Transforming the King of Containers

How many of us can tell one red gas container from another? We helped create a smarter, trusted, and best-in-class transformation, with a new focus on the doers of the world.
What We Did

Brand Strategy
Brand Architecture
Brand Naming
Visual Identity System
Experience Design
Brand Design + Communications

Color Palettes
Trim + Packaging
Merchandising
Trade Show
Direct Mail
Promotional Design

Art Direction
Brand Guidelines
Signage
Brand Coaching + Training
Fabrication Coordination + Fulfillment

Challenge

What are the odds that in the first conversation with BOLTGROUP, a client says they want the work to be transformative? Pretty long. But that is just what the folks at Scepter did. This Canadian-based molded plastics company started out making household goods, and by the time they knocked on our door, they were the world leader in hazardous materials containers, better known as gas cans. But how many of us can tell one red gas container from another? Addressing that was a huge challenge. Oh, and be transformative, while you’re at it. Just the sort of project we love.

The first part of our job was to fully understand the brand situation, the industry dynamics, and to develop a transformative brand strategy. One that would not only separate Scepter from its competition, but begin to enlighten the public about what Scepter really does and for what it stands.

Solution

Digging in with the Scepter team, we immediately saw what made this company tick. As a legacy business, Scepter had built a reputation on being smart, trusted, and best-in-class. The company genuinely cares. About people. And about doing every job right. Scepter is set up for quick response to impending and immediate natural disaster needs. Scepter can safely transport military munitions on the battlefield in lighter, stronger cases. And in backyards around the world, Scepter provides a safer, smarter spout for lawnmower gas cans.

We transformed the original Scepter logotype into a smarter, current version. Honoring the mark’s lineage, but representing Scepter as the global king of containers—even designing a subtle hint that our products are used on land and at sea.

Results

We debuted the extensive new identity to retailers at AAPTA’s annual show in Las Vegas. It was met with great enthusiasm all around. A complete brand identity system rollout followed, along with a successful roadshow presenting the new identity to employees in Canada and the U.S.

With a new focus on the doers of our world, Scepter will continue to ensure peace of mind and ease of use. And they’ll do it for every person handling, transporting, and storing goods for their work, play, and duty. When you think about it, that’s transformative for everybody.

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Thanks so much for helping us craft this new look, feel, and purpose. Couldn't have gone any better. As someone who has been with this organization for 20+ years, it was awesome to see everyone so pumped about the future of the company. Thanks again for all of your help. BOLTGROUP is simply a top class organization and we are so lucky to have found you.

— Tania Reynolds, Product Marketing Manager, Scepter, Inc.

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