Man browsing the brand launch website on an iPad
Close Brothers Retail brand launch

Meeting an urgent deadline, launching a new sub-brand

Close Brothers set up a new division, Close Brothers Retail Finance, to offer finance to retail customers. They needed a distinctive sub-brand that worked within their current guidelines. They needed all the assets to go with it. And they needed it in six weeks!


— Brand design

— Website

— Branded products

— Campaigns

— Stationery

— Point-of-sale

— Animation

— Digital advertising


Following the Close Brothers brand guidelines, we created a new sub-brand to make the product stand out from the group’s other offers.

We designed and developed a whole range of assets including a bespoke microsite with an integrated finance calculator, direct mail campaigns (with a custom cycling cap for the bicycle market), and point-of-sale from banners to clothing tags. All within the six-week deadline.

The product was clearly successful — the brand got bought by online financial services provider, Klarna.

Campaign landing page for bike finance shown on iPads
Direct mail campaign for the bike industry
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Fully animated pitch presentation in action
Direct mail piece highlighting the 30% uplift offering finance brings
Mobile designs from the launch website shown on iPhones

Considering a branding project? Big or small, complete rebrand or tweak, we’d love to help. Contact Matt on 020 7424 5555 or

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