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Spring Air Unveils Re-branding Project
Mattress manufacturer Spring Air International has announced its re-branding project that resulted in a refreshed logo, a new tagline, and a better way of communicating the values and standards of the 92-year-old company.
The new tagline, “That Just Right Feeling,” will be featured in all future corporate collateral material, as well as trade and consumer advertising.
“It had become evident through our research that many people didn’t fully understand that the Spring Air brand always represented a passion about sleep and delivering quality to hardworking consumers who deserve a fair deal at a great value. The new tagline makes it clear that we’re all about comfort and making sure every consumer has a great night’s sleep,” said Nick Bates, president. “This new branding will keep us moving forward and all our licensees will be using the same playbook. We want to connect with everyone and deliver the best sleep solution at every price point.”
Working with Los Angeles-based branding agency FireCode and several key stakeholders, Bates said Spring Air was able to crystalize its core beliefs, identify its target audiences in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer spaces, and enable everyone to better understand the essence of the brand and solidify its standing.
Bates reiterated that the company’s consumer messaging will be targeted largely toward hard-working middle-class consumers who appreciate personal service with a somewhat humorous approach. “We take a light-hearted, realistic, original approach in our communications with retailers and end consumers. We always encourage a good time with family and friends,” he said.
All advertising and collateral material, including retail store signage, will focus on the Spring Air brand and feature candid lifestyle photography “of real people, not airbrushed models,” Bates said, noting there won’t be any pictures of bare mattresses. Instead, beds will have a slightly messy “lived-in” look.
Key images include “Drool Worthy,” a picture of a sleeping, drooling baby, and “Victory Nap,” which shows a raised hand giving a victory sign while protruding from the covers.
“Authenticity is a key touchpoint in our new branding approach,” said Bates. “The new marketing materials have a distinct, real-life appeal with imagery that depict how people live, sleep and play. Gone are the bare mattresses, and here to stay are images that showcase how messy life can be, rumpled sheets and all.”
Future plans call for specific messaging to be developed for Spring Air’s four product lines – Back Supporter, Four Seasons, Chattam & Wells and Sleep Sense.