2015 MarCom Gold Recipient: Site Remodel
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Complete Branding Package and Marketing Services for Colorado Start-up Company
Une Belle Vie was founded in 2009 by Melody and Mike Jamali when they were unable to find a cremation urn for their son, who had been killed in an accident, that reflected the emotions they were feeling and expressed Eric’s personality.
Une Belle Vie is, in part, a way for Mike and Melody to honor Eric’s memory by providing custom and artistic cremation urns to people seeking a unique way to memorialize their own deceased loved ones. To successfully turn this idea into a business, they needed to create a brand that was artistic, spiritual, compassionate and celebratory. At the same time, it was necessary for us to overcome the industry’s image as crass and transaction-focused.
Once again, thank you for all your hard work on this project. It obviously means a lot to Mike and me, but your complete dedication was not only very impressive but pretty unbelievable. Mike and I have worked in high-end retail and legal industries for many years and we have never been fortunate enough to work with such a great team of very talented individuals. We are very lucky to have met you.
The Solution :: Combining a compassionate image with an aggressive strategy
Our first task was to create a name that evoked warm, loving feelings of remembrance. In French, “Une Belle Vie,” means “a beautiful life,” which is how Mike and Melody choose to remember the time they shared with Eric. Next, we developed a logo whose soft curves and swirls evoke the “circle of life.” The colors are a soothing palette of burgundy, cream, and cafe au laít, while the content is compassionate and non-salesy.
We created and implemented a multi-pronged web strategy that includes e-commerce, useful information and community building based around their blog, Search Engine Optimization and a strong Social Media push. Print materials included business cards and stationery, brochures and trade show collateral.
The success of Une Belle Vie out of the gate, as well as its continuing growth, is a testament to the power of trusting, peer relationships to build great brands and great businesses.
The Results :: A full branding, marketing and SEO package
Une Belle Vie has become a successful and growing online retailer of artistic and custom cremation urns, and their website is a destination and a resource for people seeking information about cremation.
- Name, logo, and tagline as part of a complete brand strategy development and implementation
- Website and print collateral
- On-going Inbound Marketing including SEO and Social Media efforts
- Branded SEO messaging and copywriting