Challenge

Create a consistent global image with a clear overarching brand guideline system

EMI had undergone a period of change and restructuring. The main objective was to achieve a consistent global image and branding. Previously with no clear guidelines, free interpretation of the EMI logo led to many different styles with no clear system.

Results

A revelation! Joyous clarity

The key challenge for any global brand is always rooted in the consistency of design and brand messaging; our work with EMI addressed and solved this issue for the company and yielded a vital new understanding of the company's internal communications structure.


Solution

A complete understanding of the company structure

For this newly restructured company, the EMI logo was slightly modified to remove the key line making 
it more contemporary whilst aiding legibility when reproduced at a small size.

We consolidated all the different logos into one global communications system that was consistent across all EMI’s companies and divisions. A public facing EMI logo was partnered with a series of internal B2B variations depending on the 42 country and 12 divisions.

 

We devised a family tree to help communicate 
the new structure and how individual regions and marketing divisions were represented. This helped illustrate that all EMI Music regions and companies were part of the same naming structure.

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 Guidelines

Guidelines