184% Growth in 52 Weeks Sources: Bevnet, Foodnavigator.com

Essentia Water 360° Brand Strategy

Challenge

“C’mon, water is water”

  • Buried their science because it was over the head of the average consumer shopping on impulse and price
  • Misunderstood and undifferentiated
  • Only used by elite athletes & medical practitioners

Goal

Disrupt the unbelievable cliches associated with marketing water and set Essentia apart

Insight

Essentia’s audience was shifting from female, Caucasian, yoga enthusiasts living in Los Angeles

  • Core bottled water users: Men, parents & acculturated Hispanics
  • 50% of them prefer premium
  • 82% want an additional function
  • Scientific research showed a link between hydration, mood, cognitive function, and wellness

Strategy

  • Emphasize their difference 9.5 pH, alkalinity, and ionization
  • Connect the science to a joy-filled, determined, achieving lifestyle

Tagline: Overachieving H20

Results

  • 184% Growth in 52 weeks
  • Fastest-growing performance water brand in the U.S.

Scope of Work

  • Audits & Analysis
  • Audience Insights
  • Research & Insights
  • Trend Analysis
  • Brand Positioning
  • Visual Strategy
  • Packaging Design
  • Branded Ecosystem
  • Sales Collateral
  • Photography Guidelines
  • Brand Bible

“Our team couldn’t be more positive or excited about the new strategy, packaging, and integrated marketing system. We are exceeding monthly numbers far beyond what we could even imagine.”

– Karyn Abrahamson, CMO, Essentia Water

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