Guaraná Antarctica’s branding case study

From the Amazon to the world

visual identity

Born in the Amazon, spreading around the world without losing its brand identity

Our challenge was to define a global communication strategy, using our agile Quest Innovation Methodology to position the tradit

Over the course of 3 weeks, we defined the brand message, key visual identity and guidelines for local marketing agencies to introduce Guarana Antarctica to other countries.

The branding challenge is set

Brands need to constantly rethink their global positioning, even the more traditional ones. 

Guaraná Antarctica is one of the biggest and most beloved guaraná sodas in Brazil. 

The beverage is made from the guarana plant of the Amazon rainforest, but is also found in a dozen other countries. 

The big question in this branding case study for us was how to position and communicate the Guaraná Antarctica brand to other cultures to ensure the messaging was consistent, but informative for markets that are unfamiliar with the exotic fruit.

How to expand globally without losing brand identity?

We solved this challenge through a well-defined process that included 5 days of cultural immersion, 5 days of creative process, and another 5 days of refinement and the creation of the final communication guidelines. This work was completed by our multidisciplinary team and the client working closely by our side.

Our research found that the global perception of Brazil is generally limited to the association of music, beaches and carnival, and the perception of the Amazon rainforest was lush abundance and full of mystery. 

We used these insights to craft a visual language that would launch the brazilian soda guarana to be a contemporary global brand.

We defined all the activation touchpoints, messages and key visual aspects that became an actionable guide for local agencies to practice these brand guidelines in their countries. In other words, a brand book to help defining Guarana Antarctica globally. And that is the outcome for this branding case study we have had the honor to deliver! 

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