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Social Movements

Branding Social Movements

Social movements are a part of the historic landscape and are ever present in popular culture today. These movements can occur as a public reaction to significant events—either positive or negative—as a reaction to changing laws or traumatic events, creating a community to stand in solidarity with. Strong imagery, color palettes and phrases have followed some of these causes through their own history, and help us recognize a particular social movement in a variety of ways, on shirts, in parades, and through social media.

For example, Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was pulled from Reagan’s presidential campaign message of “Let’s Make America Great Again” intentionally to create a correlation between these two politicians to create a sense of comfort with those who supported Reagan as a president. References, such as this, can bring a sense of reconnection to audiences; Trump was not the first to do this. Rosie the Riveter, originally a cultural icon to represent women working in the factories during WWII, has since become a symbol for feminism, especially in the workplace. Throughout history, social movements have created community through shared passion for a cause, and desire to make a better future, which is why many see a correlation between modern movements and those from the past.


Client Request we Hear Too Often

Common Client Requests We Hear too Often

Clients — regardless if they’re large or small — can sometimes be vague and somewhat unrealistic when it comes to design guidance and requests. We love our clients, and they mean well, but often we live in two different worlds. Part of a good agency partner is not only design but also educate.

Regardless of the reason, here are the top ten client requests we hear too often, yet secretly cringe when we get them.


El Camino Healthcare District Hypertension Campaign

Raising awareness can save lives

Many times clients come to us with the request to help them increase brand or product awareness in order to gain market share.

El Camino Healthcare District came to LOOK to help them create a public awareness campaign in order to SAVE LIVES in their community. High blood pressure (hypertension) is called the “silent killer”. Many times, there are no symptoms, and the only way people can protect themselves from a heart attack or stroke is to KNOW their blood pressure, and to take steps to lower it if they are at risk.


Wornick Jewish Day School Admissions Brochure

No Two Schools Are Alike

LOOK has branded 11 schools and counting. One thing that is abundantly clear to us is that we cannot make assumptions about schools in general.

Our discovery process takes little time to uncover the very unique personality of each school and the students who attend them. Each school administrator will tell you that they are not competing for students with other area schools, but rather they want to attract the student who is the right fit for their specific school.


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Brocade: Making a Powerful Marketing Impression

When Silicon Valley is your neighborhood, you live and breathe tech. From start-ups to big brands like Brocade, we help tech companies solidify their image and make a powerful marketing impression. Collateral, online advertising, videos, tradeshows, PowerPoint, you name it, Brocade counted and trusted us to be their bullpen agency for anything and in every medium.