Hootie is the must-carry accessory for women on the move, screeching 130 decibels of distraction to scare off would-be assailants. The Hootie team approached us to develop a brand that conveyed the power of the product and the women who carry it.
The Hootie team challenged us to create a lifestyle brand around this ultra-utility product. They wanted to show the many uses and many styles of Hootie to help women make a bold statement in safety.
We started with the name. Hootie was chosen to represent the unmistakable sound of owls, nocturnal creatures with a keen sense of awareness about their surroundings. After we developed the brand, we worked on product colors and a website that told the story of safety from the streets to the trail.
Hootie is unafraid to acknowledge the potential dangers women face in their day to day lives. It’s also unafraid to fight back. Our tagline of “Let them hear you” is a confident statement from women who are free, not frightened.
Package & website design
We wrote and designed digital ads that presented Hootie as a fashionable accessory. We showcased the various uses for the product and the features that make it a must-carry for personal safety.
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Digital & social marketing
We crafted digital ads that spoke to the benefits of the product both on the trail and in the home. Our ads appeared across multiple social channels, targeted to adventure enthusiasts and tech junkies.