VIDEO: Polaroid launches new brand strategy with digital agency Dept 


Polaroid has launched a new creative direction and brand strategy with fast-growing European digital agency, Dept.

The popular return of instant photography allowed the camera maker to get back in the game; stronger than ever.

However, this return takes place in an entirely different landscape than the initial introduction of analogue cameras.

Polaroid and Dept

Therefore, the company has selected Dept to support the rebranding and full-funnel marketing process on a global scale to reintroduce the brand and strengthen its market position.

In March 2020, camera maker took the next step and became one brand, with just one name: Polaroid.

Dept will support the rebranding of Polaroid Originals to Polaroid from start to finish in the fields of data, creativity, and technology.

Digital strategy

Additionally, the digital agency will assist Polaroid with realigning their digital strategy with the present-day market.

Jessica Manchester, Global Head of Direct-to-Consumer at Polaroid, said: “We’ve been through a successful rebranding phase.

“We’ll continue the collaboration to truly connect existing and new fans worldwide with our brand and products.

“Aside from Dept’s strategic and operational assistance, the digital agency helps the team by sharing knowledge and training; so that we can ultimately take on digital development and management ourselves.”

New platform, new cameras

Dept developed a timely campaign to rekindle interest in Polaroid, as the brand releases a new e-commerce platform and range of point-and-shoot cameras.

“To work on a very analogue brand as a digital agency is quite extraordinary, as it becomes increasingly rare in this digital age”, Matthijs Idema, Account Manager at Dept, explained.

“In addition, all of Dept’s disciplines are put to use – in the phased roll-out of brand campaigns; as well as in onboarding new countries, building technical architectures, and more.”