Brand Archetype | An Introduction + Overview

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Nothing original here. Just an obligatory brand archetype overview done in a more visually appealing way, with some more examples, and a deeper dive into the Explorer archetype.

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Brand Archetype | An Introduction + Overview

  1. 1. B R A N D A R C H E T Y P E an introduction + overview
  2. 2. archetype ( Ä R • K I • T Ī P ) P R I M O R D I A L I M A G E , C H A R A C T E R , O R P A T T E R N O F C I R C U M S T A N C E S T H A T R E C U R S T H R O U G H O U T L I T E R A T U R E A N D T H O U G H T C O N S I S T E N T L Y E N O U G H T O B E C O N S I D E R E D U N I V E R S A L .
  3. 3. “There are forms or images of a collective nature which occur practically all over the earth as constituents of myths and at the same time as individual products of unconscious. These are imprinted and hardwired into our psyches.” – Carl Jung’s ‘Archetypal !eory’ A R C H E T Y P E S
  4. 4. “The concept of archetypes was borrowed by Jung from classic sources, including Cicero, Pliny, and Augustine. In Sanskrit, they were called ‘subjectively known forms’; and in Australia, they were known as the ‘Eternal Ones of the Dream.’” —Joseph Campbell, !e Hero with a !ousand Faces A S Y S T E M F O R T H E M A N A G E M E N T O F M E A N I N G A R C H E T Y P E S
  5. 5. A B R A N D I S A P R O D U C T W I T H A P E R S O N A L I T Y It’s hard to carve out tangible product advantage Powerful brands connect when they radiate an empathetic personality Archetypes are a tool that help craft brand character A brand’s archetypal; territory is rooted in core brand elements
  6. 6. Acts as a filter for brand behavior Creates a true-north for the brand Defines an ownable tone Opens the brand up creatively Creates emotional associations for the consumer Helps reinforce internal values and external vision A R C H E T Y P E S the benefits of
  7. 7. EXPLORER SAGE INNOCENT CREATOR RULER CAREGIVERLOVER JESTER REGULAR GUY/GAL OUTLAW MAGICIAN HERO 1 2 C L A S S I C A R C H E T Y P E S
  8. 8. BELONGING ORDER KNOWLEDGECHANGE F O U R P S Y C H O L O G I C A L F U N C T I O N S EXPLORER SAGE INNOCENT CREATOR RULER CAREGIVERLOVER JESTER REGULAR GUY/GAL OUTLAW MAGICIAN HERO
  9. 9. C U L T U R A L A R C H E T Y P E S EXPLORER SAGE INNOCENT CREATOR RULER CAREGIVERLOVER JESTER REGULAR GUY/GAL OUTLAW MAGICIAN HERO
  10. 10. B R A N D A R C H E T Y P E S EXPLORER SAGE INNOCENT CREATOR RULER CAREGIVERLOVER JESTER REGULAR GUY/GAL OUTLAW MAGICIAN HERO
  11. 11. Each brand should align with only one archetype, but can and will share similar traits & characteristics as other archetypes
  12. 12. T H E H E R O motto WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY what they do ACT COURAGEOUSLY associations STRENGTH | POWER | BRAVERY | HONOR
  13. 13. T H E M A G I C I A N motto I MAKE THINGS HAPPEN what they do TRANSFORM AND AMAZE associations IMAGINATION | CLEVERNESS | CHANGE | DELIGHT
  14. 14. T H E O U T L A W motto RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN what they do CHALLENGE THE WORLD associations INDIVIDUALISM | PASSION | FREEDOM | SEXUALITY
  15. 15. T H E R E G U L A R G U Y / G A L motto ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL what they do MAKES EVERYONE FEEL IMPORTANT associations UNSELFISHNESS | SUPPORT | FRIENDLINESS | REALISM
  16. 16. T H E J E S T E R motto YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE what they do ENCOURAGE GOOD TIMES associations ORIGINALITY | FUN | MISCHIEF | POSSIBILITY
  17. 17. T H E L O V E R motto YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE what they do AWAKEN THE SENSES associations ROMANCE | GLAMOUR | DESIRE | SENSUALITY
  18. 18. T H E C A R E G I V E R motto LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF what they do CARE FOR OTHERS associations RESPECT | TRUST | SECURITY | COMPASSION
  19. 19. T H E R U L E R motto POWER ISN'T EVERYTHING, IT'S THE ONLY THING what they do EXERT CONTROL associations POWER | STABILITY | EXCELLENCE | EXPERTISE | LEADERSHIP
  20. 20. T H E C R E A T O R motto IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, IT CAN BE DONE what they do CRAFT THINGS OF ENDURING VALUE associations SELF-EXPRESSION | INNOVATION | VISION | NONCONFORMITY
  21. 21. T H E I N N O C E N T motto FREE TO BE YOU AND ME what they do RENEW FAITH associations FREEDOM | OPTIMISM | PURITY | BEAUTY
  22. 22. T H E S A G E motto THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE what they do SEEK UNDERSTANDING associations THOUGHTFULNESS | WISDOM | INDEPENDENCE | TRUTH
  23. 23. T H E E X P L O R E R motto DON'T FENCE ME IN what they do SEARCH FOR THE NEW associations INDEPENDENT | PIONEERING | DISCOVERY | FEARLESSNESS
  24. 24. examples of E X P L O R E R A R C H E T Y P E S
  25. 25. charting a perception map of other E X P L O R E R B R A N D S EXTREME EVERYDAY FUN SERIOUS
  26. 26. The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

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