New branding reflecting the jeweller's rich legacy as well as its refreshing customer experience
Aug. 15, 2013
/CNW Telbec/ -
, the leading Canadian jeweller founded in
in 1879, is proud to unveil its new corporate identity which is supported by the launch of a new advertising campaign. The new branding and advertising offensive clearly express the refreshing and modern experience offered by the jeweller to its customers while remaining faithful to the brand's rich legacy, as it enters its 135th year of existence.
In collaboration with
, which assisted the Company with the strategic development of its new identity,
proposes a modified logo but will retain its emblematic blue box, which has brought joy to its customers for over a century. The launch coincides today with the opening of
first mono-brand store, located in the
shopping centre in
"Birks has been a household name in
and in the rest of
for nearly 135 years, and it remains the reference in terms of quality and prestige for consumers and connoisseurs across the country. While attesting to our rich history, the new corporate identity rejuvenates
brand proposition, and allows Canadians to discover
in all its purity. This is a historic moment for our company," declared Jean-Christophe Bédos, President and CEO of Birks & Mayors Inc.
Starting today and during the fall of 2013, several visual branding elements will be implemented with a view to providing the store network with a breath of fresh air and modernity. These changes are already visible at the two new Birks mono-brand boutiques that are opening: the first in the
shopping centre in
, today, and the second in the Square of Quartier DIX30 in
, next week.
In addition to the guiding principles of its brand identity,
has revisited its vision and mission. Supported by
agency, the leading jeweller has transformed its logo which now includes a diamond shape referencing the Company's expertise in diamonds and the year the Company was founded, 1879. The jeweller's new name, "La Maison Birks", takes a place of pride, evoking the Company's rich legacy on the eve of its 135
anniversary. At the heart of the new visual platform is the kaleidoscope, a playful window into the different elements that are part of the Birks brand DNA.
in the conception of its new mono-brand stores, where only Birks jewellery is available. The jeweller has 16 new prestige collections, including its bridal collections, made of Canadian diamonds. The new store proposes a welcoming environment where the clients can admire closely Birks' jewellery creations, in a refreshing, modern and inspiring decor.
"We have had the chance to revisit an iconic brand in synergy with its ultimate application: the store. This allowed us to imagine an original presence for the brand, completely integrated in its physical environment," said Hélène Godin, Executive Creative Vice President, at Sid Lee Montreal.