Exhale Studio is a startup destination for combining spiritual and physical wellness. It emerged from the life purpose of its founder, Laura Marasco. The emphasis on meditation will be of value to those seeking overall wellness in a calming environment. Exhale Studio will ultimately expand into related product lines with adjacencies to existing mainstream health care providers.  

THE CHALLENGE

Health and wellness is a crowded market with multiple brands aggressively competing in this space. However Shelton, CT (home to Exhale Studio) is not known to have a regional draw. Exhale Studio is a startup with franchise aspirations so we had to create brand positioning that was unique, desirable and expandable.

THE APPROACH

After completing Red Rock’s Customer Transformation and Value Proposition workshops, we had the raw materials to develop a logo and supporting tagline - Reset your mind - Recharge your body. We launched the brand with a distinctive, elegant mark that has an abundance of negative space to reflect the calmness and clarity that we were aiming for.

THE BRAND

We launched the brand with a distinctive, elegant logo that incorporates the timelessness of the circle and the abundance of negative white space to reflect the calmness and clarity that we were aiming for. The font treatment is upright and slender with strong form.

THE WEBSITE

We designed and developed a user-friendly website for Exhale and its customers.  The fully optimized website was built over the 8 weeks leading up to the launch and fully integrated with Mind-Body scheduling and billing systems.

GRAND OPENING

We produced a wide range of branded print materials including postcards, flyers, guest passes, etc. This was all supplementing the social media content planner, email newsletters and press releases leading up the Grand Opening on November 1. Meanwhile, we also advised the client on how to leverage selected partnerships and opportunities for visibility and reputation building. 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Startups need compelling brand assets to cut through the noise and make a strong first impression that is not quickly forgotten. Without the actual studio to shoot, the first series of brand assets was a tent set up for community events where locals would gain a strong first impression of the brand and its leadership team. Sponsorship of gala events, engagement with Chamber of Commerce and hosting a “Hard Hat Tour” prior to opening all created grassroots brand awareness.

RESULTS

We created a series of images and videos that were geo-targeted to specific customer profiles up to the grand opening event at the beginning of November.

57,900

Social Media Impressions

11,658

Website Visits

470

Email Subscriptions

407

Social Media Followers

71-285

Daily Website Visits

115

Member Conversions

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We staged many community events to promote awareness at local health and wellness activities. We also hosted educational workshops at local restaurants.