In 2011, ITV’s ratings were on a downhill slide. Research told us that viewers simply weren’t connecting to the brand. So, in a bid to re-position itself as ‘the media brand at the heart of popular culture’, a complete revamp of ITV’s channel portfolio was planned.
Working with Rudd Studios and ITV’s internal creative team, the ambitious rebrand was launched on a single day, rolling out simultaneously across all platforms. A first in UK television history.
The on-air idents for ITV’s flagship channel were designed to be ever-changing, and to reflect the seasons and daily habits of the nation. The main channel logo was brought to life with a unique ‘colour-picking’ function which helped generate bespoke logos for every single ident and promo end board. The ITV rebrand helped drive the commercial success of the organisation and is widely regarded as one of the most successful channel portfolio rebrands in recent history.
Brand of the Year
Bronze Cannes Lion
Best Logo and Visual Design
The Drum Marketing Awards
Rebrand/Re-launch Strategy of the Year
Best Channel Identity
Media Brand of the Year
Built in-house at ITV Creative in collaboration with Rudd Studios
Executive Creative Director: Phil Lind