It’s amazing what you can “brand” if you’re creative! On a recent road trip I noticed new exit signs for service centres/rest stops on Highway 401 – signs for ONroute Centres…and of course, a logo! (Given that I don’t travel a lot via car, these may not be entirely new, but they were new to me.)
As a communications and branding professional, I thought this was an interesting “thing” to brand, but then again it is a service, or perhaps even an experience (that’s what the people behind it would like to have us think), so why not?!?
Since I was intrigued by this, the curious person in me did some digging around and discovered that in fact ONroute is a brand built around a concept that is the result of the Ontario Government’s infamous “infrastructure” money (Open Ontario Plan) and how it is being spent – brilliant! I guess I shouldn’t be all too surprisied after I discovered that Bruce Mau Design is one of the stakeholders behind this new concept.
So what can’t you brand is my next question? What do you think?