Agriculture lies in a pivotal position with respect to climate change. Farming and food production pump out over 25% of greenhouse gases.
This needs to change and the time to act is now.
We were commissioned to define the brand strategy, manage the naming process, and create the brand identity look and feel for a revolutionary new programme, driving agricultural innovation to combat the climate change problem.
The programme is looking for the brightest minds and best ideas to reduce the climate impacts caused by farming or food production. If successful applicants will be offered start-up funds of up to £140k, three years of high quality mentoring and training, and access to leading science, tech and business experts.
In collaboration with copywriter Ed Prichard, we helped the client team navigate their way through the precarious naming process which included defining and establishing the brand values and personality and agreeing suitable territories for exploration. Before narrowing our ideas down to a shortlist for consideration prior to the necessary legal searches.
The name SHAKE was liked and chosen as it encapsulates the urgent need to “shake things up” in agriculture and for fresh thinking. It has a boldness that it was felt was essential to cut-through to the entrepreneurial Agritech target audience, and help the brand succeed on it’s ambitious purpose. Along with a supporting strapline ‘Make agriculture part of the solution’, the verbal tone of voice was also established.