Ideas that Kick
BRANDING + DESIGN
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Pet

Our experience in the pet category spans from branding and packaging to web design and social media campaigns, printed collateral, advertising and more. We build brand loyalty by highlighting benefits for pets and the humans who love and care for them.

Proven Nutrition. Fueled By Passion.

Proven Nutrition. Fueled By Passion.

Inspired by VICTOR® Super Premium Pet Food’s authentic, high-quality and hard-working attitude, Kick took this fast growing brand to the next level. Through strategic planning and thoughtful execution, VICTOR saw double-digit growth last year— and we’re not slowing down.

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“Feed Them the Way They Were Born to Eat”

“Feed Them the Way They Were Born to Eat”

All dogs have a timeless, natural birthright to quality ingredients and the simple truth of nutrition. That philosophy inspired our client to develop Born Free® dog food, a one-of-a-kind evolution within the evolutionary diet category. Our brand identity, marketing strategy and multi-layered social media campaigns take a stand and communicate an ownable, differentiated point-of-view instead of just following the category status quo.

*Three sides of Born Free® a pet food package design

*Three sides of Born Free® a pet food package design

*Four dog food package designs

*Four dog food package designs

 To maximize the impact of the Born Free brand refresh we tailored a strategic social media plan to increase awareness and drive store traffic, geo-targeting the Chicago metro area. Boosted posts, custom content and online scavenger hunts drove 375,000 impressions and 250% growth in followers within four months. 

To maximize the impact of the Born Free brand refresh we tailored a strategic social media plan to increase awareness and drive store traffic, geo-targeting the Chicago metro area. Boosted posts, custom content and online scavenger hunts drove 375,000 impressions and 250% growth in followers within four months. 

*Ten mobile phones showing Born Free® Instagram posts

*Ten mobile phones showing Born Free® Instagram posts

*The Oxbow Animal Health™ logo

*The Oxbow Animal Health™ logo

"We go the extra acre"

"We go the extra acre"

For the past 5 years, Kick has partnered with Oxbow Animal Health to rebrand existing small pet feed and hay lines and create strategies and packaging for new line extensions into treats, Ag and hard goods. Together, we developed clear branding hierarchies, naming conventions and an extensive packaging system spanning across 100+ SKUs, cohesively establishing the brand as the expert and market leader. Oxbow educates and guides small pet moms providing the most nutritionally complete feeding offering and species-specific life enrichments. Creating year-over-year double digit growth and an engaged consumer base.

*Five pet care package designs

*Five pet care package designs

*Three pet food package designs with a small rabbit

*Three pet food package designs with a small rabbit

*Oxbow Garden Select*

*Oxbow Garden Select*

*Oxbow Enriched Life*

*Oxbow Enriched Life*

Slow-cooked Success

Slow-cooked Success

The design concept for Blackwood® super-premium pet foods upped the elegance of the packaging system and put nutrition education front and center — for a rapid sales increase of 30%+ year-over-year.

*Four sides of a dog food package design with the Blackwood logo

*Four sides of a dog food package design with the Blackwood logo

*A dog faded in the background with brand messaging and graphics over it

*A dog faded in the background with brand messaging and graphics over it

Red, White and Chew

Red, White and Chew

Ears, pizzles and hooves never looked this tasty. Kick created a branding and packaging system highlighting the domestic sourcing capabilities of Cargill®, making an easier sell for pet specialty and grocery alike.

*A dog resting in the sun with the Pet Carousel™ logo

*A dog resting in the sun with the Pet Carousel™ logo

*Five kinds of dog bones

*Five kinds of dog bones

Feeding Every Age and Activity Level

Feeding Every Age and Activity Level

In one fell swoop, we refreshed Nutrena’s® ag-focused Loyall® pet food and extended their premium and  grain-free recipes into a sister brand, Loyall Life™. Taking the bold step of featuring therapy, service and rescue animals outdoors in their natural, happy state of wonder and play. The active photography deliberately drew the animals’ focus toward the owner, creating engagement and sparking joy.

*Three package designs for Nutrena® Loyall Life brand pet food

*Three package designs for Nutrena® Loyall Life brand pet food

   Reggae   was certified as a therapy dog one day after his first birthday. He's dedicated to the kids at the camp where he works (and plays).     Loyall Life™ proudly supports therapy, service and rescue dogs.

Reggae was certified as a therapy dog one day after his first birthday. He's dedicated to the kids at the camp where he works (and plays). 

Loyall Life™ proudly supports therapy, service and rescue dogs.

*Cat exploring the grass outdoors

*Cat exploring the grass outdoors