PULSEPOINT

Being the creative director for a health marketing company has presented some of the most interesting challenges in Branding. How do you maintain an air of trust while pushing the boundaries of targeting? How do you speak simultaneously to legacy general market clients and new health specific partnerships? And how do you tastefully dedicate a conference room to mullets?

LEADING HEALTH FORWARD

For 2020, PulsePoint needed a new face. The technology has always been strong, but how we talked about the company as a whole was evolving. 2019 was spent working in-depth on our positioning and our brand story to align with being 100% health-focused, while ultimately pushing the power of our tech forward.

So our story grew up a bit. Not too much, but we graduated from a quirky and colorful tech outfit, to a sleek, modern and bold technology brand, focused on improving health outcomes.

Logo | Pre-2020
Logo | Post-2020
PURPLE
PANTONE: 266 C
HEX: #661DE1
RGB: 102, 29, 225
TEAL
PANTONE: 2227C
HEX: #5bb6c8
RGB: 91, 182, 200
CORAL
PANTONE: 2344C
HEX: #EE7F63
RGB: 238, 127, 99
GOLD
PANTONE: 1235C
HEX: #FBAE17
RGB: 251, 174, 23
GREY (DARK)
PANTONE: 447C
HEX: #333333
RGB: 51, 51, 51

The purple was made more vibrant, but used in a lower percentage across the board. Creating contrast with neutral greys and also playing with shape fields, this allowed for more moments of visual interest as opposed to large purple washes. It also brought identities to the products and platforms within PulsePoint.

CURRENT CORPORATE WEBSITE
Logos for DISTRIBUTION, DATA, AND ANALYTICS PRODUCTS

HAVE FUN OR GO HOME

As soon as you step off the elevator, you know you’re in for something a little different.

12th elevator bank

The office culture is up front and center at all points in the physical space. While the external branding toned down a bit, we kept the bright colors and wild themes ever present in our common areas, walkways and conference rooms. There aren't just fun names; every room is dedicated head-to-toe in a theme, (folks love themes and alliteration here) ranging from the confection-filled Candyland (yes, you can eat the candy), the gaming-focused Pac-Man, or my personal project, the Mullet Room. ("Business" Boardroom table in the front, "Party" leather lounge chairs in the back)

stairwell mural + Mullet conference room mural

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS...

Speaking of themes, every year there is a theme that rallies the company around a singular goal. It’s always a fun way to bring focus; examples include “Health, Wealth and Happiness” “Scaling the Peak” “Crossing the Chasm”. A big output of that theme is the creation of the *drumroll* Annual Retreat. PulsePoint goes all out for parties just when they’re in the office. Imagine the level of pomp and circumstance when you’re flying the entire company from NYC, SF, London, and the various global locations of our satellite employees. A sheet cake and some streamers ain’t gonna cut it. First things first; the logo (because the swag needed to be ordered yesterday)

Then it’s location and logistics. Partnering with the People Team, I help create a 3-8 day mini-branded experience with signage, wayfinding, microsites, presentation templates, video assets, and the occasional interactive game or two. So far I’ve had a cruise to Bermuda, a trip in the Poconos, hiking the Grand Canyon, and high-rollin’ at the Hard Rock Las Vegas. Let me tell you; booze budgets for an international team of tech folks are always higher than you’d think.

crossing the chasm retreat

With 2020 keeping us all on lockdown, this year I helped create our first virtual retreat, running our video command center from my Brooklyn HQ (my couch surrounded by two computers and two mobile devices.

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CLIENT: PULSEPOINT
ROLE: CREATIVE DIRECTOR