The Cooperation Company Logo Design Contest

The Cooperation Company has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 81 designs from 23 different designers from around the world.
Contest
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fraid
United States

What We Do

Conflict resoution services: help clients resolve internal and external conflicts through direct mediation services as well as by providing coaching and trainng so clients can resolve their own conflicts.

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Turst and accessible (image of "You are in good hands with us")
#2 - Conservative and safety (not great risk takers)
#3 - Stylish (most of our clients are not enamored of attorneys, but at the same time respond to that image of credible, professional expertise)

Our Target Audience:

Initially, clients will be government agencies responsible for natural resources. After that I expect to pursue other government agencies outside of natural resources. Then, if all goes well, expand to the private sector. In short, when doing the branding today, I need to play to my current client base (natural resources) but I want to keep the options open for these other clients with a brand that will resonate with them as well.

Demographics:
U.S.A. clients. Middle-to senior managers and executives. Most with college educations; some with advanced degrees. Typical client will have been a technical specialist who has worked his/her way up the chain of command into management.

Psychographics:
Active and engaged managers but with an aversion to conflict. My prediction about the hiring attitude of these clients is that they will initially be reluctant to buy pure mediation services; but they will want these under a different name. They will be price sensitive, not acknowledging the cost of conflict, and will have an instinct to see their purchase as an expenditure, not buying value. They will not initially acknowledge the need to explicitly buy services to protect their image, credibility, and other ‘soft’ aspects of the purchasing equation. Having said that, they will appreciate that value after they see the outcome of our work.

Color Preferences

Blues
Greys
Greens

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

I have a draft that I made that I am using until I adopt a professional design. I am unable to attach it here. E-mail me if you would like to see it. I am not in love with this design. It is just something I am using until you design something better for me.

Themes

Necessity
Secure
Simple
Gray
Subtle
Quiet
Expensive

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Character

A mascot represents the brand.
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Applications

Web
Print
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

fraid
United States
Thanks to everyone for your creative ideas so far. I appreciate the symbolism of cooperation in the graphics submitted so far. Something more 'corporate' would be nice to see given that I am looking to have this brand resonate with private-sector, connservative businesses as well as government agencies. Remember that my current client base is reluctant to buy my services under the usual name (mediation) but they usually respond to stolid, well-established, and expensive corporate images such as a law firm--but not all the way in that direction. These customers are no-nonsense-kinds of people; just not big risk takers when buying my kind of service. Imagine you are the busy director of a government agency who feels caught between arguing interest groups. What brand image will work to convince you that my conflict resolution services will make you feel secure buying from me? Cheers! mike.
12 years ago
fraid
United States
Thanks again everyone for your great ideas. As we move into the last five days of this contest let me list the things I see in all the draft logos that I like,

* Image of some sort that expresses cooperation among diverse people (numbers 7 and 9).
* Fonts like those in entries number 7 and 5.
* The word "The" appearing subordinate to the main words, but still in the logo.

Other thoughts I've had that try to communicate the values in my head that might be translated into the graphics of a logo are,

+ Results oriented.
+ Less 'cute' and more reserved (moving to abstract if necessary to avoid cute).
+ You are in safe hands when you hire my company.

Cheers! mike.
12 years ago
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