It's dog-eat-dog out there.
Competition in the petcare industry is growing.
strong smart survive.
If you're wanting to stay on top, you need the tools it takes to ensure your brand is easy for customers to get, easy to buy, easy to sell, and easy to grow.
That's what the big dogs do.
Are you struggling to grow your brand?
Does explaining your products feels too complicated?
Do you need a common story to unite your team?
Are you unsure if your packaging is to blame for poor sales?
Are you unsure whether it's time to invest in better branding and pack design?
How Can You
Compete with the Big Dogs?
Today's brands have a long-term plan in place. They've built their platform, expanded into their market via consistent efforts, and became authorities strategically, not via huge windfalls. Before we tell you how to compete with the big dogs, let's debunk some common marketplace myths.
MYTH #1: BIG BRANDS ARE LUCKY.
Successful brands are consistent in their marketing efforts, not lucky. Like Olympians, they work in brand strategy daily, not just win in a magical moment.
MYTH #2: YOU NEED A WINDFALL.
Authentic brands are pinned on Pinterest, shared in conversations and spread one action at a time. Like sweeping the floor daily, marketing activities grow your brand, not happenstance.
MYTH #3: GREAT BRANDS
Not true. They're not just in the right place at the right time, they've also planned how to be. They're using brand economics and insights to ensure their success. Stop following your gut.
MYTH #4: YOU NEED TO BE PERFECT.
Today's petcare brands are pivoting fast, not worrying about perfection. If you're not agile, you're left behind and yesterday's news. Growing brands have an advantage over monoliths––they can pivot, and pivot fast to market changes.
MYTH #5: YOU'RE THE HERO.
Stop playing the hero in the story, and invite your customers into one. Stop trying to win over customers and delight them instead. Invite them, you are their guide. You're Yoda, not Luke.
MYTH #6: YOU'LL KNOW IT
WHEN YOU SEE IT.
Transform your brand by using brand science, strategy-driven design, and brand economics, not throwing darts to see if you hit your target.
What they have that you don't.
Leading petcare brands are using succinct brand strategy, award-winning design agencies, and valuable research insights to inform their decisions.
Why aren't you? Is it because you think you're too small?
Afraid or not sure you can even afford a branding agency?
What You Need
You need a partner who knows brand strategy
that can help get you there. Someone who knows how to
navigate the terrain.You need a guide (dog?).
We know branding. We know the petcare industry.
Petcare brands ranging from Fortune 500s to high-growth startups
turn to us to help them with branding, packaging, design and innovation.
And, we've been there–we know the struggle smaller brands like yours face.
And since 2004, we've been helping them move up the ranks and lead the pack.
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS
Over 10 years, trusted by over 150+ brands and counting.
“Quantum has far exceeded my expectation in the development of our new brand identity. They have brought a differentiation to our brand in a very saturated category.”
Ken HinmanGlobal Marketing Officer, Talalay Global
“Quantum was exceptional to work with—listened intently, and was exceptionally involved with understanding my business, industry, and process. The end result [brand identity] has been awesome and has received great reviews by my colleagues, peers, and the business community.”
Kathy BlantonOwner, Regency Group
“Stæven is a creative and strategic beast who delivers well-crafted ideas, logos and design, and is one of the few I know who deeply immerse themselves into strategic positioning, insight, media, culture and every other piece of a client's brand.”
Pat HarrisCreative Director LHWH Advertising & PR
“Stæven is a creative genius, professional branding expert, a man with solid business acumen, and stellar integrity.”
Heather MoodyPresident, The TVX Group/TVX Records
“Quantum Branding always captures the essence of a project, injects their unique creativity, and exceeds expectations with results. They understand many different service sectors and I highly recommend them for your next project.”
Mark KordicDirector of Client Experiences, Advancing Your Ministry Vision
What Quantum Branding IS:
An industry-leading. research-driven, and strategy-focused branding agency.
We're geared towards building authentic and memorable experiences for brands, helping them become authentic leaders in their market.
What Quantum Branding is NOT
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
We walk with all our clients through a proven process, creating custom brand strategies that are unique solely to you and your brand.
JUST A DESIGN AGENCY
We don't make "the logo bigger" or "make things pretty." We use our years of branding experience creating strategy, design, and innovation to build your brand's equity and future.
A QUICK FIX
We work with brands long-term, guiding them through the various stages of their brand strategy. We establish long-term relationships with our clients, many who have continued to work with us for 5-10 years.
At Quantum Branding, we're focused on only helping petcare and petfood industry-related brands and no one else.
What We Do, Expertly.
We build authentic, memorable brands that sell through the power of brand science via four core service areas:
NEW BRAND CREATION
We build brands from the ground up, creating bluechip brands that change the industry.We help create new brands, products, brand extensions, and revitalize old brands too.
brandmark • brand identity suite• brand and product naming
STRATEGY & VISION
Building the strategic platform for brands and organization, enabling future growth, market expansion, and brand authority.
We help you visioneer your brand's future, helping you build equity and authority in your space.
brand strategy • portfolio architecture • organization & team strategy • consumer journey
Creating opportunities, envisioning the future, and designing for the brand–grounded in strategy to build brand equity. We help envision and create new opportunity and innovation for brand growth.
whitespace opportunity • ideation generation • innovation pipeline
DESIGN & EXPRESSION
Expressing brands and organizations, by connecting ideas with meaningful experiences and relationships with people.
We connect the experiences that create meaning.
brand identity • packaging • brand experience • brand ecosystems • language & storytelling • retail & environment
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
WE USE POWERFUL BRAND SCIENCE OTHERS DON'T.
We use the power of brand science to make your brand successful.
We call these proprietary set of brand principles Brandometry™.
By using brand science, we ensure your brand strategy, design innovation, and growth are rooted in research, positioned for success, and leveraged for the future. That's the short version.
SEQUENCE OF COGNITION
How our minds process shape, color, content is one of the core principles. It's how information enters our brain, through our eyes, before it's even decoded. It's how we ensure your brand connects immediately.
These key components of how we see things together in relation to their space are how we associate, interpret, and communicate meaning. It's how we ensure you're creating the right meaning.
How we organize, separate, combine and compartmentalize our those learnings in our minds. It's how we ensure you're deeply embedded in the consumer's mental availability and association.
A consistent model of customer relationship and identification in which the objective and subjective facets of your brand are grounded, informing your visual and verbal tone. It's how we ensure you relate and speak authentically.
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
A combination of primary, secondary, formative, and summative research, including competitor analysis, ethnographic and marketing research, user testing, and visualization. It's how we ensure your brand is functioning optimally in the right environment.
Our study of brands includes the study of experiences. We use phenomenology as a reference to understand brand experiences in relation to perception, imagination, thought, emotion, desire, volition, and action, to name a few. It's how we ensure experiences are powerful.
This foundational element references the vast historicity of registered trademark data files with the USPTO. We use this trademark data to inform and ensure every brand starts an accurate landscape of their industry. Its how we ensure you hit a home run, never a foul ball.
HOW BRANDS GROW
Evidence-based economic and proven scientific laws about buying and marketing performance backed by decades of research. It's how we ensure you have a plan to grow that works.
How We Get You There
To lead the pack, you need a plan to get there. Together we help your brand follow a process of proven brand mastery to do the following:
Build Your Brand Platform
Create an authentic, memorable brand that sells. Develop distinct brand assets, core messaging, and your brand DNA.
Grow and Expand
Nurture your brand while executing
your brand strategy. Develop a brand ecosystem.
Lead the Pack
Become an authentic market authority through mental and physical availability, content, and brand innovation.
Industry Leading, Personally Involved.
At the helm is one of branding's top thinkers, Stæven Frey.
Our client brands achieve their success through industry-leading and proprietary principles called brandonomy™.
With over 10 years of experience, 30+ previous industry categories, and 150+ brands and counting, Stæven is passionately invested in the problems of today's top and growing brands, the branding industry, and branding agencies. He now spends his time solely focused in the petcare industry with his service dog, Onyx.
In addition he's a pet owner, rescuer, foster parent and advocate. He has two ginger tabbies, a snowshoe, a domestic shorthair, and a white Siberian husky.