Debuts Fresh Logo, ESPN Media Partnership
Century 21 Real Estate has debuted a rebrand, “developed around the disconnect between the investment people make in buying or selling a home and the perceived value they receive from finding the right real estate agent who fits their needs,” according to a company release. The campaign comes with a new visual identity; TV, digital, social and print components; and an integrated cross-channel media partnership with ESPN.
“This is just the beginning of the bold ambitions we have for challenging existing conventions in real estate relationships and to progress the industry in ways that favor the consumer, yet directly help our agents and brokers break through the clutter and noise and win in the markets they operate in,” says Cara Whitley, CMO, Century 21 Real Estate. “Our rebranding campaign is more than a logo; it is recognizing that every broker and affiliated agent has their own way of doing things that work for them, and providing a clean and clear stage for their individual personalities and unique stories to be told.”
As part of the brand campaign, Century 21 introduced a new logo, featuring a refreshed color palette that stays true to its gold and black scheme while also embracing new graphics. By eliminating the complexity and dated iconography, the new identity gives CENTURY 21 System members a clear stage for their unique personalities and styles to shine through, while still providing a simple and timeless “gold standard” seal of approval. Additionally, the new logo enables the brand to project a modern view that makes it relevant to consumers buying other properties, such as apartments or commercial spaces.
The brand introduced the new campaign with a 30-second TV spot, “Don’t Settle for Average (Unless You’re In The Market For It).” The creative profiles a facetious young boy boasting about the characteristics of his home, only for viewers to find out it’s not in fact his, because his family was never shown the place. The spot positions the CENTURY 21 brand as a solution for the 70 percent of homeowners who settle for the first real estate agent they find.
The spot is airing as part of a media partnership with ESPN that aims to build the association between the CENTURY 21 brand and its relentless pursuit of excellence, while also tapping into the passion that consumers and agents share for sports. As part of the cross-platform partnership, the CENTURY 21 brand will be sponsoring “relentless moments” in sports, creating “live commercials” featuring ESPN fixture Kenny Mayne alongside CENTURY 21 System members, and executing digital content integrations that will be distributed across ESPN social platforms.
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