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CMK, Chicago’s premier real estate developer in the well-heeled Michigan Avenue, Bucktown, and South Loop areas, required a targeted branding strategy for a distinctive new Gold Coast high rise, Contemporaine.
The Contemporaine property needed to appeal to a specific style-conscious demographic with an affinity for innovative urban building design and architecture. The marketing team at Brainstorm was charged with creating striking image materials that reflected the fresh structural design and unique lifestyle of Contemporaine while defining the bold and experienced talent found within CMK at large.
Brainstorm developed a thematically consistent branding mix incorporating an upscale identity, collateral booklet; event materials; focused ad placements in the Chicago Tribune, Architectural Digest and ChicagoSocial; as well as a development-specific website to name just a few. Each promotional element captured, by design, the modern shape of Contemporaine’s 15-story glass tower through elegant graphics and targeted copy that would speak to upscale urban buyers interested in non-traditional housing options.
The comprehensive branding direction for Contemporaine set in motion the public perception of this new building in the heart of Chicago. Brainstorm exceeded the client’s expectation with a relevant strategy that reached the intended audience with consistent visual elements through a wide variety of targeted channels and mediums. The resulting campaign and the 21st century building made its mark on the city.