Established in 1852, the Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the most well-known hospitals in the United States, ranking continually as one of the top in U.S. News & World Report and countless other lists. Also one of the largest teaching hospitals, Mount Sinai saw nearly 60,000 inpatients and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits last year. Together with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, established in 1968 and one of the leading medical schools in the country, they form the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Last week, the Center introduced a new identity with a logo designed by Siegel+Gale and its implementation by Infinia Group.
Update May 8, 2013: This post has been updated with application images provided by Infinia Group.
Established in 1999, Mindtree is a global information technology solutions company with 11,000 employees across 24 offices around the world providing services like infrastructure management, application development, business technology consulting, and more. Last week Mindtree introduced a new identity designed by the Los Angeles, CA, office of Siegel+Gale.
With more than 40 million members Total Rewards is the loyalty program of Caesars Entertainment, which owns some of the most well known casinos in Las Vegas — including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Ballys, Paris, Rio, and Flamingo — as well as other entertainment destinations around the world like Planet Hollywood. The Total Rewards program, as you would expect, gives back points to the customer every time they play, eat, drink, stay, or have fun at any of 40 participating resorts and casinos. As part of the customer experience and satisfaction the loyalty program is one of the most important elements of the brand. This past March, Total Rewards introduced a new identity designed by New York, NY-based Siegel+Gale.
Music Choice is a range of music channels provided by cable services like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In January, they introduced a new logo designed by Siegel+Gale. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
Established in 1853, Aetna is one the biggest health insurance companies in the United States offering medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans to approximately 36.3 million people. In a move to continue “its evolution from an insurance carrier to a health solutions company” and establish themselves as a more consumer-focused brand, Aetna has introduced a new identity, designed by New York-based Siegel+Gale. To get things started, you can watch a launch video here.
Established in 1991, United Talent Agency (UTA) is one of the leading Hollywood talent agencies with more than 120 agents and 350 employees representing actors like Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Lopez as well as directors like the Coen brothers, Judd Apatow, and Wes Anderson. Apart from landing movie credits, UTA also helps it clients launch businesses or sign licensing deals. This past Friday, UTA unveiled a new identity, designed by Siegel+Gale.
Established in 2006 with the combination of the former Hughes Software Systems/Flextronics Software Division and frog design (which had been acquired by Flextronics in 2004), Aricent is a “global innovation and technology services company that helps clients to imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world” with more than 10,000 consultants, designers, and engineers at 36 offices around the world. This past May Aricent announced a new brand positioning — “a provider of innovation services for the connected world” — changed its name to Aricent Group to serve as the parent company for Aricent (delivering the “communications technology expertise”) and frog design (delivering the “creative vision and user experience prowess”). The new identity has been designed by New York-based Siegel+Gale.
Established in 1979, CooperVision, part of The Cooper Companies, is a manufacturer of contact lenses that hasn’t enjoyed the mainstream consumer popularity of competing brands like Acuvue, Bausch+Lomb, or CIBA Vision, placing it squarely in fourth place. Although CooperVision had a good rapport with eye care professionals recognition among consumers who more and more are getting their contact lenses straight from the source. In March CopperVision introduced a new identity designed by Siegel+Gale that aims to bring it more visibility.
Whenever we reach over a hundred comments in a single post it’s typically an indication of not just the popularity of a given brand but also of the attachment (positive or negative) we have to the identity of that brand. Last week’s the Y discussion fit was a good representation of this with plenty of strong opinions. As a follow-up, that will either change or further cement your opinions, Siegel+Gale’s Co-President, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer, Howard Belk, has shared some additional clarifications and intentions behind their work.
I had my first swimming lessons at the Y — well at “La Guay” since that happened in Mexico — I also saw my older brother get kicked in the face by a girl during a Karate championship, his nose bled; I played dozens of basketball games too in various locations in Mexico City. It wasn’t until I was old enough to party that I learned that the Y’s full name was actually YMCA through the Village People, and it wasn’t until later that I learned it stood for Young Men’s Christian Association. Being Jewish it baffled me for years that they allowed me to swim there or that they allowed my brother to get kicked in the face — being Jewish in Mexico means young Christian men don’t swim in your JCC (Jewish Community Center) and they don’t get their noses kicked there either. Needles to say, I am not the only Jew or Christian or other religious denomination individual to have done something at one of the 2,600 locations in the U.S. alone. Far from it: 45 million are part of this global non-profit organization whose mission it is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.” After 43 years with the same logo, the organization is introducing a new identity system by Siegel+Gale and is adopting the moniker the whole world already has for it: the Y.