Klingenstein Fields & Company, a leading wealth manager, wanted to revitalize and reinvent its brand to be more contemporary and relevant in today’s marketplace and to reflect a number of strategic changes taking place within the organization. Optima Group renamed the firm to Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors in order to more clearly communicate what the firm does, while retaining the legacy of two venerable names in wealth management. We also developed a new logo and identity, a robust website, core brochure, other marketing program pieces, lead generation campaigns and ongoing thought leadership to ensure that the experience is consistent throughout all phases of the client journey.
Project Tags Branding/Naming
Symmetry Partners is a unique provider of investment solutions to financial advisors, but the sophistication and differentiating features of its offering were not coming through to prospects and clients. Its brand had not been refreshed for several years. Optima Group was able to apply its deep knowledge of the industry and innovative creative to develop a brand look, feel and tone that truly expressed Symmetry Partners. This was applied to all aspects of its extensive marketing, including website and other digital, fact sheets, core marketing materials, and templates that allowed Symmetry Partners to internalize ongoing regular communications pieces.
When PURE was launching its business aimed at Florida’s high-value homeowners, they came to Optima Group to develop their brand and create a direct mail campaign to generate leads. We conceived a very successful and impactful program that used the theme of The Three Little Pigs to quickly and effectively communicate their core value proposition, with supporting language that helped simplify a complex business structure. The campaign was so successful, it allowed PURE to expand into other states with a similar offer.
Blue Frog Solutions wanted to revamp its sales and marketing efforts and position itself as a premier provider of technology solutions for insurance companies. Optima Group renamed and branded the firm “Aplifi” to reflect their leadership in delivering innovative, easily integrated technology solutions for the insurance and financial services industries, with a name that represents technology, strength and growth. In addition, Optima Group developed a core product brochure to communicate Aplifi’s broad array of technology solutions and thought leadership, and a variety of materials that re-introduced and re-positioned the company within the industry.
Pension Specialists Inc., a premier provider of small- to mid-sized retirement plans, had made several acquisitions, that resulted in a number of different brands in the marketplace. These different companies were marketing both directly to plan sponsors and through intermediaries. To help them solidify their position in the market and communicate a consistent message, Optima Group developed a new name and brand to represent the unified company. The brand was then translated into a total marketing communications program, including a complete website and traditional print materials.
Fifth Third Private Bank
We developed an overall look and feel for Fifth Third Private Bank, and extended the brand through all traditional and electronic media while adhering to overall bank standards. A strategic element of the program is a content-rich website that addresses high-net-worth financial goals, and establishes Fifth Third Private Bank as a thought leader.
After a recent change in ownership structure, AAM, an insurance asset management specialist, wanted to capitalize on sales opportunities and clarify its competitive advantages in the marketplace. It also needed to reinforce its leadership position during a period when some insurance asset managers were experiencing troubles as a result of the fallout from the subprime crisis. Optima Group helped AAM develop clear positioning for the firm, which demonstrated AAM’s strength and stability as a provider of specialized investment solutions for the insurance industry.
The positioning plays on AAM’s understanding that different types of insurance companies have different investment needs, as well as its ability to build customized solutions that help their clients achieve their goals. Innovative, creative direction expressed in both copy and imagery strongly supported the firm’s value proposition.