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Tyson Pizzatober pizza photography with beer.

Owning National Pizza Month

October is National Pizza Month, and Tyson Foodservice wanted to create a promotion that would effectively link its Hillshire Farm® brand with the festive occasion. We decided the best way to do that was with a unique and memorable theme name—complete with a hashtag to let everyone know “we own this thing.” #Pizzatober just sounded right from the word go, and the accompanying product photography we featured made it look even better.

Several promotional events were already built into the National Pizza Month holiday. So we tailored our marketing efforts to capitalize on each. For instance, we created a pairing guide for Pizza & Beer Day (Oct. 9th) and promoted a signature recipe for Sausage Pizza Day (Oct. 11th) via eblasts and paid social. We also created a downloadable toolkit to help operators plan a successful monthlong celebration of America’s favorite food.

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Orrington Farms Windmill Barn & Silo Scene

Orrington Farms Re-Brand

With low consumer awareness, small share and distribution in retail, and major brands playing in the same category, Orrington Farms needed a brand refresh and a campaign that would invite new customers to experience premium taste as pure as the farm.

Starting with their line of concentrated bases, we wanted to showcase the power of the brand not only as the start of homestyle savory soups but also a means of transforming ordinary recipes into make-again meals everyone will ask for. Revitalizing product packaging, updating the brand website, and creating a digital media campaign worked together to play up the farm-style heritage and flavor-enhancing ease of Orrington Farms products.

Orrington Farms Brand Guidelines
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After focus grouping a number of new logo concepts with current customers, we discovered that the original Orrington Farms logo had significant consumer recognition and a high-level of brand trust. So, to maintain and build upon Orrington’s brand equity, the existing logo was updated. We started by refining the farm scene which included opening-up the windmill, barn and silo’s negative space, with both elements slightly shifted to sit properly against the scene’s horizon. The treeline was softened and simplified with the crop row’s strokes more unified in size and spacing. This, along with a beefier, more prominent type selection for the Orrington Farms moniker help the logo work harder on the shelf, more legible in smaller applications, with an overall cleaner presentation for a stronger brand presence.

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The New Yellow Bonnet Girl Icon

Yellow Bonnet Brand Development

Founded in 1865, the Springfield Grocer Company, now SGC Foodservice, stocked everything from ammunition to barb wire to clothing to school supplies. The evolution from small farmsteads to the urbanization of once smaller rural communities gave rise to the Yellow Bonnet brand.

In the early 20th century SGC began to focus on supplying small business operators with nearly everything needed to stock their stores and storerooms. SGC leveraged the demand by creating entirely ownable retail brands with Yellow Bonnet the most successful and most memorable.


Yellow Bonnet Brand Guidelines

The Yellow Bonnet brand was everywhere, and everywhere it appeared, so did the Yellow Bonnet girl. Match boxes, containers of syrup, bottles of grape juice, jars of salad dressing, coffee tins, cocoa labels, and on about any staple grocery item imaginable. Regionally, the brand was as recognizable as any national brand is today.

The different versions of the Yellow Bonnet Girl

The hallmark of the Yellow Bonnet brand is the beloved girl synonymous with it. Re-imagined and redrafted, her new look is confident, optimistic and determined, a clear departure away from the original demurred Yellow Bonnet Girl.

Simplifying the new Yellow Bonnet Girl rendering down to its most basic elements, she is transformed into something more contemporary while still holding true to the heritage she represents.

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All for the love of pizza. Gray background, featuring garlic parmesan wings, spaghetti and meatballs, and pesto chicken pizza.

Pizza Means Everything

“Pizza” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tyson Foodservice. But the fact is, the company has a rather large share of the pie when it comes to overall toppings sold in the industry. And recognizing pizza as a prime opportunity for continued growth, Tyson Foodservice wanted to communicate its extensive offerings, solutions and category expertise to foodservice operators.

Marlin created a branding campaign that positioned Tyson Foodservice as a leading supplier not only of pizza toppings, but also of all the complementary offerings that round out a pizza operator’s menu. Our “All for the love of pizza” brochure featured gorgeous photography, insightful stats and a compelling message to let operators know we share their passion for doing great things with pizza.

Pizza SLP brochure on a dark gray background. Featuring multiple recipes.Pizza SLP digital ads on an ipad screen. Headlines read Sicillian Fundido dip recipe on a light gray textured background.Red peppers in a dish with a hand holding a serving tray with Fundido dip. Text reads,