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No Label? No problem

  • Coca-Cola recently launched its first-ever “No Labels” packaging design in the Middle East to promote a message of no labels, no stereotypes, and no prejudice during the month of Ramadan.

    Coca-Cola packaging has continuously evolved since the company’s inception; however the classic design has never gone without the swoosh of Coca-Cola lettering, making this change all the more compelling and memorable.

  • However, this isn’t the first time a company has created such an initiative. In 2013, Selfridges “No Noise” campaign transformed the shopping experience by stripping products back to the very basics – meaning no logos and no labels.

    The curated products included de-branded Marmite and Ketchup – products whose design and packaging are so emblematic that they can stand on their own.

  • In a similar thread, it is the basic aesthetic of Japanese retailer Muji’s “no brand” strategy that has made it an increasingly popular (anti-)brand.

  • In a world that is becoming increasingly cluttered with advertising messages, a little simplicity can go a long way. For companies whose products and brands strongly resonate with their consumers, it seems that no labels = no problem.

By Q+H