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A Change of Brand

English, Arts, 5 seasons, 50 episodes, 1 day, 11 hours, 33 minutes
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A Change of Brand, produced by Matchstic, is a podcast about the world’s most loved consumer companies and their rebrand glory, drama, or disaster. In this series we will go deeper than color palettes and typography, talking with brand leaders and agency creatives to retell the story behind the change. Getting into the nitty-gritty, we learn about their leading-edge work, creative process, and approach to change management. Regardless of fame or fail, our mission is to tell these stories to educate and inspire others facing a change of brand.
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RISE with Gavin Hurrell

The cannabis industry is basically the Wild West. In an emerging market, how do you execute a rebrand for a dispensary while juggling state-by-state regulations and varied public perception? Gavin Hurrell, Creative Director at Turner Duckworth, shares how he and his team approached their work for RISE, a growing retail dispensary leading the movement to democratize cannabis.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @achangeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, brief-in by Dee Boyle, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffries, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
7/9/202436 minutes, 57 seconds
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Are Script Logos Dead? with James Bowie & James Edmondson

In 2023, we saw Eddie Bauer and Johnson & Johnson retire their widely recognizable script logo for a basic sans serif type, causing a sweep of panic in the design community. Are all script logos doomed? To find out whether this is an actual trend, we consulted type experts James Bowie, Fast Company contributor and sociologist at Northern Arizona University who studies trends in logo design and branding, as well as James Edmondson, Type Designer and Founder of OH no Type Co.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @changeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, brief-in by Dee Boyle, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffries, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
7/2/202445 minutes, 35 seconds
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U.S. Army with Matt Egan and Jason Miller

You thought your clients were tough? Try having a branch of the military as a client. To combat their brand and recruitment challenges, the U.S. Army enlisted the help of Siegel+Gale, a partner within Team DDB. Matt Egan, Managing Director, Strategy and Jason Miller, Creative Director at Siegel+Gale, share how they handled an intimidating room full of generals to deliver the Army’s 2023 rebrand.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @changeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, brief-in by Dee Boyle, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffries, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
6/25/202448 minutes, 52 seconds
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LG with David Stevens and Tom Carey

LG is an electronics giant with one of the most instantly recognizable logos. But with decades of brand equity in their smiling icon and “Life’s Good” tagline, how do you signal a shift in the marketplace without throwing away everything you’ve built? David Stevens, Executive Strategy Director and Tom Carey, Senior Creative Director at Wolff Olins share how they approached bringing “the face of the future” into the future.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @changeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, brief-in by Dee Boyle, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffries, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
6/18/202441 minutes, 7 seconds
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Formula 1 with Mike Reed

Once F1 was acquired by a mass media company in 2017, they faced a crossroads that many legacy brands face: How can they honor their storied past while attracting a new, more global audience? In our most requested episode yet, we’re zooming in on verbal identity with Mike Reed, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Reed Words, in the driver’s seat.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @changeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffires, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
6/11/202448 minutes, 46 seconds
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Glassdoor with Deanna German

After Glassdoor’s acquisition of Fishbowl in 2023, they enlisted the help of Deanna German, Creative Director at Koto, and her team to reposition them as more than just a workplace insight platform, but a place for community conversation. The catch: Glassdoor requested an open design process, meaning Koto would share design concepts with the public early and often. How can you have such a wide range of feedback and still move forward with work you believe in? This episode may be about transparency, but you’re just going to have to listen for yourself to get the full story.To see the change of brand for yourself, visit achangeofbrand.com or follow us on Instagram @changeofbrand.Created by Matchstic (matchstic.com / @matchstichouse), hosted by Blake Howard (@blakehoward), co-hosted by Tracy Clark, edited and scored by ATAM Audio, fact-checked and coordinated by Jill Jeffires, produced by Brianna Belcher, and artwork by Stephanie Kim.
6/4/202450 minutes, 52 seconds