Hulsbosch Drives New Brand Identity For V8 Supercars

SHARE
THIS



Australia’s 3rd largest attended and 4th most watched television sports event, V8 Supercars has launched a new positioning and contemporary brand identity created by branding and design agency Hulsbosch.

The Hulsbosch brand and visual identity reflects the V8 Supercars business growth strategy and successfully communicates an ability to cut through as a populist brand with a broader appeal for current and future fans.

Hulsbosch pursued vigorous consumer testing and contributed to research groups across Australia. An online survey and extensive key stakeholder interviews provided a detailed and in-depth understanding of the evolution of the sport.

The research and insights revealed a clear set of attributes and values for the brand – extreme energy, visually stunning, teamwork, respectful, relentlessly progressive, passionate – that have all been carefully integrated into the creative outcome. These reflect how V8 Supercars is perceived as one of Australia’s most physically challenging sports with elite athletes engaged in brutal combat, driving the world’s toughest racing machines.

Hans Hulsbosch, executive creative director, Hulsbosch, said: “An unforgettable and exhilarating race experience, touring car’s new icon colouring of ‘red’ displays a notion of fast and furious speed. Thrilling trackside showdowns are represented in the curvature of the ‘S’ and combines with a signature of intensity to drive through the ‘esses’. From the side positioning, the ‘C’ represents the strategic-thinking and power of the V8 Supercars Championship. Primarily the unique brand is a reflection of the courage of our Australian-based speed heroes.

“The ‘SC’ moniker is a simplified identification and will generate a genuine presence as a stand-alone icon for the sport, developed as an enduring brand to stand the test of time.

Similar to successful identifiable icons Hulsbosch have created for Woolworths, Masters, Rebel and Qantas.”

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said: “The time is right for a striking and dominant identity as we head to the next phase for the sport, on and off the track. V8 Supercars is dynamic, aggressive and intensely competitive. The sport needs an identity that represents these characteristics on a global stage.”

Before the first calendar race in February 2015, the V8 Supercars rebrand will be integrated into all corporate and marketing collateral, events, digital, sub brands and special programs; including the Dunlop V8 Supercars Championship.

Credits:
Hans Hulsbosch, Executive Creative Director
Jaid Hulsbosch, Director
Phil Wadewitz, Designer
Emma Stone, Senior Account Director
Elena Ghatt, Senior Account Manager

Latest News

Starts At 60 Makes Two Executive Appointments
  • Media

Starts At 60 Makes Two Executive Appointments

Mature-age media platform Starts at 60 has welcomed two new leaders to its executive team as it looks to scale up and broaden its commercialisation. Amena Reza (pictured above, right) moves into the role of chief operating officer. She was formerly the managing director of ML Design, and is a chartered accountant and a non-executive […]

HubSpot Creates ‘Marketing Hub Starter’ For Small Businesses
  • Marketing
  • Technology

HubSpot Creates ‘Marketing Hub Starter’ For Small Businesses

Marketing software player HubSpot has launched Marketing Hub Starter, a new software offering that aims to give growing teams the tools they need to start marketing right. This new tier of HubSpot’s platform is designed with small businesses in mind, consolidating the capabilities of existing disparate marketing tools into one platform and offering an affordable […]

Market Research Industry Cracks Down On Shonky Behaviour With New Digital Platform
  • Marketing

Market Research Industry Cracks Down On Shonky Behaviour With New Digital Platform

The Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) has launched a digital platform to highlight fake or illegitimate research activities to the public. ‘Phish of the Day’ enables AMSRO members, as well as the general public, to report any scams or non-genuine market and social research activities to the association. These might include telemarketing […]

Pooled Energy Appoints Magnum & Co And The Wired Agency
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Pooled Energy Appoints Magnum & Co And The Wired Agency

Swimming pool electricity retailer Pooled Energy has appointed Magnum & Co and sister agency The Wired Agency to its roster, following a competitive pitch. Magnum & Co will handle Pooled Energy’s social media and PR, while The Wired Agency has been appointed to manage the company’s search and display advertising. Both agencies will collaborate with […]

Masculinity Roasted In Clever New Ad
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Masculinity Roasted In Clever New Ad

Think masculinity means drinking a case without chundering? Well, rediscover it (& possibly yourself) with this top ad.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
WPP AUNZ Partners With Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program
  • Advertising

WPP AUNZ Partners With Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program

Advertising and marketing network WPP AUNZ has joined the Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program as part of its commitment to a diverse workforce, and the creation of opportunities that inspire excellence. As part of the program, WPP AUNZ has welcomed its first three interns: Abi-Leigh Dillon (WPP AUNZ), Amy Mccutcheon (MediaCom) and Jacinta Evans (Ogilvy), […]

Taboo Goes On A Hiring Spree
  • Advertising

Taboo Goes On A Hiring Spree

Taboo has gone a hiring spree. And when it comes to sprees, that's far better than a shooting one or a farting one.

M&C Saatchi Group’s 1440 Shuts Up Shop
  • Marketing

M&C Saatchi Group’s 1440 Shuts Up Shop

Sadly, M&C Saatchi's 1440 is no more. And chances of it being reborn as 1550 not looking much chop either.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Luke Kelly Becomes A Partner At HBT
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Luke Kelly Becomes A Partner At HBT

B&T's not sure what's with that twirly thing in the press photo, suffice to say a vortex to an alternate dimension?

Women In Media Profile: Alison Michalk
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Alison Michalk

If B&T's Women in Media profiles were an animal they would be a gazelle or lioness, or even a lioness eating a gazelle.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Grant Broadcasters Makes Several Changes To Senior Executive Team
  • Media

Grant Broadcasters Makes Several Changes To Senior Executive Team

Independent media company Grant Broadcasters has announced a number of changes to its executive ranks. Grant Cameron will move up to become non-executive chairman for the company, and Alison Cameron (pictured above) – currently the chief operating officer – will assume the CEO role. Dugald Cameron remains responsible for the family’s investment portfolio and is […]