PZ Cusson’s baby food brand Rafferty’s Garden relaunches with new branding and packaging by WhatCameNext_

Leading Australian brand agency WhatCameNext_ has redesigned PZ Cusson's wet baby food brand Rafferty’s Garden across Asia Pacific, bringing the brand back into the hearts of consumers.

Convenient baby food is a hugely emotive area with a short audience engagement time of under two years. Traditionally the category leader, Rafferty’s Garden was losing audience confidence. A large, disparate, linear product range was difficult to navigate and people were beginning to seek out other brands that met their ‘closer to nature’ lifestyle and beliefs. Rafferty’s Garden challenged WhatCameNext_ to regain audience trust and connection with their passion for great tasting, wholesome food. 

WhatCameNext_ delivered a confident brand redesign by taking Rafferty home, back to his garden. Creation of an environment for Rafferty gave him a brand world where he could develop, play and grow; enabling opportunities of playfulness and natural messaging for the brand. The introduction of the outdoors allowed Rafferty’s Garden to retain its bright, bold colour palette that had originally made it famous while influencing a photographic style to deliver taste with a natural freshness and honesty. 

The logo for Rafferty’s Garden was evolved to feel more modern and relevant to today’s market, re-working the loveable Rafferty baby character, and creating new packaging across over 70 products. A design architecture was created that enabled mum or dad to quickly identify product suitability and benefits for their little one. Early testing has delivered impressive results. Improving speed to find by 15% and product preference by 35% compared to the current. It was critical to deliver an effective brand reinvigoration that got Rafferty’s noticed and chosen again.

Glenn Kiernan, WCN_ Executive Creative Director comments ‘Whilst updating the brand we wanted to ensure that every element was considered from the identity, pack hierarchy, tonality through to the pouch itself. Previously the pouch was a high gloss material that compounded the misconception of being artificial. The substrate itself is now a tactile matt material that supports the natural cues of the brand’ 

The brand redesign is rolling out throughout this month within the region. Eleanor Knight, Senior Brand Manager, PZ Cussons says ‘WhatCameNext_ delivered an engaging brand evolution that sets us up to deliver transformational results. Clearly expressing the future vision for the brand, they are moving Rafferty’s Garden into the future to ensure we meet mums’ evolving standards, but also our retailer needs for design to deliver category navigation and shopability.’ 

Source: WhatCameNext_

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