Client

Punchestown

Deliverables

  • Branding
  • Website Development
  • Campaign Design
  • Digital Marketing

It's Our Town

Steeped in tradition, Punchestown is Ireland's leading independent racecourse. With several hundred thousand attendees and millions watching across the world, the Punchestown Festival is the major horse racing festival of the Irish National Hunt Season. We were tasked with respectfully reviewed the branding, website design and created the annual campaign for their world famous racing festival

Challenge / Opportunity

Creating Future Heritage

Opened in 1875 Punchestown is Ireland's leading independent racecourse. Each year in late April the Punchestown Festival attracts over 300,000 attendees to Co.Kildare. As markets change, Punchestown chose to proactively target and market the racecourse to new racegoers across the UK & Ireland. With a brand steeped in such heritage, our focus was respectfully treating the brand while providing opportunity for it engage new audiences.

Challenge / Opportunity

Process

Branding True To Your Values

Working in conjunction with the Senior Communication team and Board members, we conducted a workshop to better understand the racecourse as an organisation. Already having a robust knowledge of the business of horse racing, we wanted to further understand the commercial opportunities unique to Punchestown. Armed with knowledge, our team delivered unique branding concepts, campaign suites and supporting digital assets to present each brand. While branding is an objective process, we understand that those stakeholders involved in this process will always be vested within the project. We justified our research and after a little adaptation, the chosen brand moved into real world application.

Process

Solution

Brand Evolution

Evocative imagery, the use of language, beautiful type and a logo crafted from the now infamous 'Freddie the Fox', were the hallmarks of the new Punchestown identity. We took ownership of Punchestown through the use of "It's Our Town". This language set the tone for our post-brand campaigns.

Brand Assets
Brand Assets

So, great news is Punchestown landed Racecourse of the Year 2018 at the national awards last night. We would really like to thank you and your team for all your hard work. Can’t help but feel Kaizen is an extension of the Punchestown team.

Shona Dreaper - PR & Communications Manager - Punchestown Racecourse

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