The launch of this new website marks an exciting step in our evolutionary brand journey, but beyond the marketing buzz, how do we ensure actions speak louder than words?
It seems apt that our polar bear turned grey a couple of years ago, after all he must be in his seventies by now! Yet natural aging aside, the recent change from blue to grey was an acknowledgement that we were no longer fully focused on frozen foods (typically associated with blue in foodservice) but had become a supplier of multi-temperature goods. Adopting a sophisticated grey allowed us to show-off his red bow tie (the significance of which we’ll explain next), whilst also giving prominence to a multi-coloured bar that could consistently reinforce our six food categories – butchery, fishmonger, ambient, chilled, frozen and non-food. You’ll see this multi-coloured bar across the bottom of most of our materials, and we hope that for our customers it serves as a reminder that we can provide the convenience of a one-stop shop.
In changing times, it’s great to snuggle close to a comfort blanket…and for us that’s our red bow tie. We’ve worn it proudly since the day dot, but never has it held so much meaning. Today it’s formality represents our professionalism and honours our dedication to old-fashioned values, whilst the bright red is symbolic of our enduring passion.
Beyond the red bow tie, you’ll also find us confidently wearing red on other occasions too. On the backs of our stationary, product guides and lorries, for example, the red background wallpaper contrasts starkly against our white covers and vehicle sides – it’s all about oozing passion and being confident in our difference (the red), whilst also going about business in an understated, honest, traditional way (the white). We hope you find that it’s a fusion that makes for great business.
When a brand is confident and clear, it can be summed up in only a few words, but it needs to be credible too. We are delighted to have a strapline that grew organically from customer feedback praising the energy, experience and dedication of our employees. It’s our passion for ‘feeding your passion’ that drives us and sets us apart from others, and consequently we invest heavily into keeping that passion alive.
We run regular workshops, ‘Ra-Ra’ days, marketing publications, training programmes, open-days and so much more to ‘#Feed the passion’ here at Philip Dennis. In doing so, we go far beyond just the sale of food, and pride ourselves in offering exceptional business support to our foodservice customers.
Keep an eye on the ‘Support Page’ of our website to discover more of our efforts to keep ‘feeding your passion’.
There are plenty of photographs of tempting looking dishes in foodservice, and we love a trendy, mouth-watching piccie as much as the next, but we know that success is about more than creating works-of-art. The OOH (Out-of-home) foodservice industry is increasingly consumed with the ‘experience’ and that requires an understanding of emotive triggers alongside the logical (read more here). Rightly so, it puts people back at the core, recognising that plates ‘licked until sparkling’ alone do not bring success. It’s why we’re so passionate about supporting your business with issues relating to footfall and differentiation, as well as profit, convenience and compliance (read more on our ‘About Us’ page).
It’s also why you’ll find our marketing materials regularly using pictures and words that feature real, modern-day people enjoying every lick, slurp and chomp – it just makes sense to celebrate the senses!
In summary, as we launch of our new website in 2018, our polar bear stands taller and prouder than ever before, and we recognise that:
What does all this mean for you? It means we’re here to support you, in all the ways that matter most. It also means that we’re continually listening, to make sure we’re getting it just right. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please get in touch. #Feedthepassion.