Welcome to the Biondo Group

The Biondo Group is happy to introduce, our blog. Concurrently, we’ve moved our website to a modern, fast loading, mobile friendly, easy to manage, CMS friendly platform: WordPress.

Why now?

After 50 years in business, we’ve seen our fair share of change, won our fair share of awards, garnered our fair share of kudos and recognition, and have seen many of our clients move on to do great things. Over time we’ve seen the brands we work on become iconic.

We are the last of the owner-operated, independent design firms that defined the industry of brand identity and product packaging design. We haven’t merged, we haven’t grown past the point where we can personally get to know and serve our clients, and our team has stayed put – we’ve had almost no turnover for the last 10 years. Our stability is part of what sets us apart and makes our work distinctive.

Why have we been quiet?
We are not PR hounds, chest thumpers or self-promoters.
Honestly, we’ve been busy working.

Why should you care?

We were recently reminded that there’s a new wave of product marketers who do not know us, our history of working with and helping invent iconic brands, or our reputation for straight talk and design innovation.

And that is why we’ve launched this blog.

We are re-introducing ourselves to Consumer Product marketers who are finding themselves in a retail environment that is evermore cluttered, competitive, and difficult to accommodate.

But we know, despite all of the above, that many purchasing decisions are made at point of sale, at the very last moment – and that packaging design, (as well as a host of other factors, to be honest) has a tremendous amount of influence on what goes in the basket and home with the shopper.

So we stay focused on accomplishing that simple task, standing out and “speaking to the customer” at point of sale. We don’t pretend to be expert at all facets of marketing; our turf is narrow and specific.

The Biondo Group specializes in developing hi-performance brand identity and packaging design systems, its what we do, its what we’ve always done.

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Brand Story for Dolphin Organics and DO Naturals

Our work for Dolphin Organics and DO Naturals line of hair and skincare products was highlighted in Packaging of the World.

(you can read the article below)

Biondo Designs the Brand Story for Dolphin Organics (DO) and DO Naturals When organic foodies Nigel and Ayo Hart became frustrated in their search for natural and organic hair and skincare products for their twin baby girls they decided to develop their own brand.

The entrepreneurial couple approached The Biondo Group to create the visual story of Dolphin Organics, a line of organic shampoo, bodywash, conditioner, lotion and bubble bath for infants and toddlers, and the brand extension for tweens, DO Naturals. “When we were asked to create the brand identity for Dolphin Organics, we recognized the importance of telling this new brand’s story if we were to persuade mothers who seek only the best for their babies and toddlers,” said Charles Biondo. “Because there is such confusion in the marketplace as to what ingredients are ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ and since Dolphin Organics contains nothing artificial, we decided to tell the story on the packaging itself.”

To convey the purity of Dolphin Organics products, Biondo dressed the line in bright white plastic bottles, each with a vibrant green top, as a reflection of the natural world. “We selected green because it is gender neutral and appeals to toddlers and moms,” said Charles Biondo. “This green looks very fresh, very organic, and fits perfectly with the brand image of Dolphin Organics.”

Next Biondo created a fun and friendly logo – two dolphins playfully positioned above a hand-lettered type treatment of ‘Dolphin Organics’ that floats above a wavy water line. On each bottle, the letter ‘o’ in Dolphin is color coded to match the product: purple for baby shampoo & bodywash, pink for bubble bath, yellow for baby lotion, green for hair conditioner. “We wanted each product to be stimulating, youthful and most importantly to convey ‘fun’,” added Biondo. Biondo used the package front to tell the Dolphin Organics story.

A whimsical icon precedes each product benefit – a fish before “What’s best for your baby is found in nature,” followed by a starfish, a seahorse, and a crab – between statements. The back panel of each Dolphin Organics bottle clearly spells out the product benefits in a chart with three easy-to-read ingredient categories – Organic, Natural and Artificial. The last column ‘Artificial’ is empty. The back also carries the marks of organic certifications, spelling out exactly what this product means for the health conscious consumer. –

See more at: http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2014/02/dolphin-organics.html#sthash.27PlQsKy.dpuf