InRule has been a leader in the automated decisioning space for over 20 years. With two recent acquisitions of supporting technology, InRule had outgrown their old brand and were in need of guidance establishing their brand archetype and the core value proposition at the heart of all the products and services that they now provide. DarkSquare was able to help them establish clear and compelling positioning and messaging as well as stunning visual design to help tell their story.
Archetypes: The Power of Knowing Who You Are as a Company
DarkSquare completed our proprietary series of discovery workshops with InRule’s leadership and project stakeholders to get to the heart of what it is they offer on an emotional level. We were able to speak with and interview some of the leadership of their biggest national and international clients to gain insight into what they loved about InRule and what opportunities InRule might have to serve them better. Our process equipped us with a firm understanding of who InRule is in the mind of their customers. This enabled us to help InRule define their position in the market and speak directly to what their clients desire on a professional and emotional level. We helped them craft a brand that speaks to the values that make InRule a leader in digital automation, in a clear and compelling way.
Transformative Branding and Design
Since the launch of their new brand, their new brand look has been hailed as “sleek,” “professional,” “memorable,” and “enterprise.” Their once siloed sub-brands are now unified under a new logo that speaks to the values of the company, their history, and the industries that they serve. With their new brand, they are making a new and lasting first impression that will service their business objectives for a very long time to come.
Style Guide Samples
InRule needed to update their new brand across their website. There were close to 1,000 pages that needed design and they wanted to take full advantage of the rebrand to update their messaging, look, and structure of their website. Technical considerations, such as accessibility compliance, SEO performance, and device compatibility were essential to the project. After completing their brand strategy and rebrand work, DarkSquare was uniquely qualified to extend their knowledge of the new brand to craft a beautiful new website that addressed the many user journeys an enterprise company like InRule needed.
Shelf is an industry leader in the knowledge automation solution space. They were attending this year’s Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas and needed a presence and giveaways that attracted leads to their booth while speaking to their brand and the services that they provided. DarkSquare worked with them to create both in a way that tied all of these pieces together in a memorable and impactful way.
World-renowned bioartist and futurist Amy Karle’s work is shown in museums and galleries around the world and has been recognized by arts organizations, cultural groups, The Smithsonian, and The United Nations. DarkSquare helped Amy think through her website as an extension of her brand and carefully plan and organize it in a way that showcased both the depth and breadth of her work. DarkSquare helped Amy capture the aesthetic beauty of her work as well as the immersive narrative she creates with it.
NICE Satmetrix is the leading global provider of customer experience management software for companies who know that customer experience drives success. DarkSquare has worked with NICE Satmetrix over the past seven years to develop their brand, build and support their website, and promote their products and services through video production and marketing support.
The BASIC Fund is a privately-funded nonprofit providing partial-tuition scholarships to low-income families across the Bay Area. DarkSquare worked closely with their leadership and board to develop a brand as diverse and creative as the communities they serve.
The way we dress can impact our daily emotions, confidence levels, how we are perceived by others, and even our professional success. Brands are not any different. Professional fashion designer, Merline Labissiere, joins our CEO, Joseph Fioramonti, on his podcast, to discuss how brands can use fashion to build moral in a team and represent the values of a brand to the broader public.
NICE Satmetrix offers robust and complex business solutions for enterprise companies and organizations. We helped them write a script that succinctly explains the value of their product. Our illustrators and designers storyboarded the visuals, our music producers and voice talent composed the score, and finally, our animators brought it all together in a beautiful and memorable video.
CenterCode is an innovator and leader in delta product testing. They needed an ad campaign to attract new customers and lead these prospects through their brand awareness funnel. DarkSquare was able to work with the CenterCode marketing team to create a series of ads that attract attention and leads to the deeper levels of brand awareness through carefully sequenced videos and readvertising strategy.
SoulBeing is a telehealth directory and community of physicians and alternative wellness professionals. DarkSquare helped them more clearly message what they offer through clear language and visual design. We also built them a more intuitive online platform for their providers and their community members to connect with each other in meaningful and impactful ways.
Businesses, banks, and governments around the world rely on the Accellion platform for complete visibility, security and control over the communication of IP, PII, PHI, and other sensitive content across email, file sharing, mobile, enterprise apps, web portals, SFTP, and automated inter-business workflows. DarkSquare has supported Accellion through brand consulting, web strategy, marketing support, video production and more. We recently helped them create a series of product explainer videos to showcase their complex and powerful tools.
Dialect is an AI powered fintech SAAS product that understands natural language, answers questions clearly and immediately, and delivers simple and relevant financial data. DarkSquare worked closely with the company’s founders to name and brand their business. We helped them establish their brand archetype and develop the language to speak about their disruptive tech in a way that clearly communicated it’s value and how it will change trading.
The BASIC Fund has a clear vision to open the door to as many families in need as possible through private education. They partnered with DarkSquare to develop an animated explainer video that would alert more people to the cause and gain new donors to help children and families in The Bay Area. Famed sports announcer, Jim Nantz, lent his voice to the effort providing voice over services.