For a rebranding project to resonate, it has to be built on a strong foundation of the truth. A brand, whether it’s a
product, a service, or an entire county, has to know where it’s been, what it has to offer, and where it’s going. The residents were well aware of the county’s centuries-long history of being right in the middle of the nation’s history and evolving energy needs – even though it sits tucked away in a quiet corner of the state. They also had a strong understanding of their short-term future. We created a new logo, tagline and marketing materials that tell the story of a great place to do business, with a proud and educated workforce. And in video, the place simply shines as the kind of home town you wouldn’t mind calling home. Our approach was to build from the County’s strengths: its position between Pittsburgh and Morgantown, WV, its energy history, and its people. Greene County and Waynesburg, the county seat, boast a history that stretches to the Revolutionary War. Every step of the way, that history was shaped by its hills. We made the hills the star of the logo, and of the marketing materials. It’s an approach that embraces the pure essence of the area, and casts it in the best possible light to illustrate a county on the move – while still holding on to its rural heritage.