Insasiable Explorers, Pleasure and Conscious Feeling all Together

Nextouter is an explosive sustainable drinkware Store that offers and promotes active lifestyle products. They help people to achieve their goals and top resolutions on becoming more active and plastic-free.

Outerpreneur’s mission? Help Nextouter become the brand it deserves, build a solid foundation for sales and brand recognition, and open new streams of revenue.

Our approach needed to be comprehensive and cohesive, impacting customer touchpoints from badge design to online experience and everything in between.

CHALLENGE

Get the Brand and its Audience Closer Together

Clarify the brand’s positioning and the customers they serve. Build an online sales platform centered in their audience

OUTCOME

Solid Design for a Solid Business

Outerpreneur helped Nextouter focus their brand and marketing strategy. This led to growth in online sales and get closer to their audience

Overview

The mission

Clarify the brand’s positioning and the customers they serve. Get a clear picture of the definition of who we are as a brand and why we do what do to achieve our mission.

The Outcome

Outerpreneur helped Nextouter focus their brand and marketing strategy. This led to growth in online sales and get closer to their audience.

The impact

Nextouter clearly knew who their core audience was and how to speak to them from the beginning. Their messaging framework created a manual code internally and externally. 

Services

We offered brand consultations, Brand strategy guides, visual branding guides, Ecommerece Website and Email marketing.

Project

Brand Strategy

Client

Jonas Schultz

What We Did

Brand Strategy guide, UI/UX Design, Responsive Web Design

Developing the strategy

Outerpreneur’s strategist, Alek, sat down with Jonas Schultz in a conference call, to see craft the brand’s strategy. During the call, Alek surfaced the challenges the startup faced. In the process, they prioritized the needs and goals of the business and its audience. This became the foundation for the branding and marketing plans for Nextouter.

It was a fantastic easy experience and the end result was far better than I could have imagined. Outerpreneur's brand strategy is great and they stand far above any other consultants I have worked with. Alek maintains a positive attitude and real enthusiasm for the project which ensures the client receives a great product. Thanks again Alek and team"

Jonas SchultzNextouter

Audience persona

Sportive

Ocean enthusiasts

Pleasure seekers

Concious buyers

Explorers

Passionate

Development

Understanding the users

Conscious consumerism is a mission. To understand the needs of these customers, we created unique user profiles to represent the range of potential customers. We had first to understand the different products offered and their different audiences. This painted a clear picture of their demographics, psychographics, needs and wants.

Defining the brand

Through a series of exercises in the strategy session, we were able to extract and refine the key pillars of the brand. This defined the brand’s personality: how it should look, sound, and act.

Positioning

Understanding what Nextouter’s brand values are and who they are a champion for, helped define the positioning statement of the organization. This set the tone for everything created for the brand’s development.

Development

Brand substance

We started by using the brand as a belief system for the impact that they are going to have in their audience’s life. Aside from the commercial intent, we needed to define why we do what we do, what cause can our brand contribute to, that could positively impact someone. In this section, we defined what was the brand’s mission and vision.

Communication framework

After defining our audience and brand substance, we needed to set the tone and message the resonates with the audience. We developed a modern storytellinging formula, a primary and secondary message, a hook, tagline, affective messaging characteristics and an effective framing technique for endless content.

Visual identity

After we have packed all the strategy work, we designed and developed all the elements to drive home the overarching message and help resonate with the audience.

Brand persona

User centric

Ocean enthusiasts

The explorer

The guardian

Trust

The caregiver

Implementing Our Partners

As Shopify and Klaviyo partners we worked closely to deliver outstanding work that was focused on audience archetypes and brand persona. We used wireframes to make the User experience very customer-oriented. We also used High-performance themes with fast rendering and quality design for a great UI experience.

Branding visuals

Outerpreneur developed an entire identity system to make sure every customer touch-point reflected the brand. The visual branding process included creating the logo, introducing a color ocean color palette, a typeface, image style, and ocean lifestyle-inspired design elements. This created a cohesive experience and atmosphere for both the physical event and its digital extensions.

Dark Slate Gray

#15426c

White

#c62a41

Gray

#2f3530

Deliverables

1

Strategy Sessions

Through multiple sessions with Jonas, we did a Discovery session, a Brand Audit and Brand intense strategy so we could gather all the information together.
2

Brand Master Roadmap

This is the outcome of all the strategic sessions and is the guide that brought Jonas brand to life. It represents a solid foundation of substance right through its humans personality, communication framework and visual appeareance.
3

Brand Development & Visuals

Market research, Positioning, differentiation, Brad styles, Message framework, Logo, Color palette, Web design, Email e-commerce setup
Jonas Schultz

Ocean advocate and entrepreneur

Jonas has profound ambitions to succeed and demonstrate that there are other ways to make a profit. He places high value on hard work and commitment and are constantly seeking ways of feeling fulfilled.

What Does He Do
  • Kite surfing instructor
  • Paddle boar enthusiast
  • Go sailing
  • Snorkeling and freediving
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Learn about sustainability
  • Teach kids about the ocean
  • Shred waves in his free time

The Goal

The main scope of this project was to support Jonas to build his brand. His main goals were the following:

  • Build a sustainable brand according to his beliefs
  • Define strategy and clarity
  • Develop a brand purpose
  • Define a message framework for his audience
  • Build brand visuals

We Build Brands

To Shape Perceptions

And Make Connections

The Gap – Rising action

Jonas is quite a busy entrepreneur. He runs his Kite School in Tarifa but at the same time he also wanted to create an Ocean Brand that had a mission and that was protecting that he always loved. With a tight calendar, he never had time to think about how we would do this by himself. He was a bit afraid of getting into this on his own and not creating any value to the world. He was pretty confident his business idea was good but he needed clarity and something consistent.

The Gamble – Climax

Jonas then jumped on a call with us and he soon found out not only that we have similar views for the circular economy but our mentorship was valuable and our expertise was exactly what he needed. After hours of meetings, where we defined goals and mission, we were confident we could help him and elaborate something that could help him, his brand and his team become something that stands out.

The gain

After a long research and complete competitors analysis, we moved to action. We crafted a Brand Master Guide with all the brand substance workbooks, a complete communication framework and positioning. We then started to work on the visuals such an e-commerce, logo, palette. The brand now has a solid foundation and all the ingredients to succeed. The Brand Master guide has become the backbone of Jonas's brand and is always tucked into his arm. It helps him to structure everything he does in business down to developing content and conducting decisions in everyday life.

A global sales platform that is scalable

A website that sells worldwide and is ready for more power

A purpose-driven mission to believe in

We helped Jonas to put his beliefs in his brand's mission

An effective communication framework

Message and story framework to bring audiences closer

An brand internal code for the team

Every step in the startup is natural and is aligned with the brand's values

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