Essential Gear for Extraordinary Dads™
Young dads want to play a more active role in raising their kids. They deeply value tools that let them explore new outdoors experiences while sharing unique bonding moments with their loved ones. However, within the parenting marketplace, there are very few brands that offer high-quality products designed specifically for dads. One of the few brands that has recognized this need is Mission Critical, maker of modular, rugged baby carriers designed specifically for men.
After three years of rapid, organic growth as a direct to consumer brand, their team aimed to expand the brand’s customer base with a new product line and enlisted Landscape to help connect more dads more deeply to their kids.
In-depth customer research and refined strategic positioning enabled our team to craft a brand identity system rooted in essentialism and an appreciation for exploring the unknown (both in nature and in life). The updated identity system allowed the brand to transcend its’ successful but polarizing tactical image, becoming a more inclusive and progressive articulation of fatherhood.
Included in the engagement was a complete overhaul of the brand’s messaging platform and taxonomy for its expanding portfolio of products. We positioned the product lines as complementary systems with precise value propositions, clarified accessory bundling, and renamed their expanded product line.
Every aspect of the evolved brand experience was shaped to support the updated strategy, including: an adaptive Shopify e-commerce website, a full lineup of new marketing materials, packaging, and a deep content library to support ongoing digital growth marketing.