Partnering with the company’s 20-person leadership group, helmed by the new CEO, Malcolm Wilson, and XPO CEO and Chairman, Brad Jacobs, our teams collaborated across multiple, concurrent workstreams including brand strategy, naming, tagline generation, logo and visual system design, website development and more. We established clear criteria: the new brand had to be differentiated from long-established competitors, while positioning itself as a next-gen leader among them, and appeal to global audiences, investors and an existing customer base of blue-chip companies. Our North Star was set by the company’s new purpose: to unlock logistics at full potential. From there, we established the name, GXO. A nod to the brand’s XPO heritage, it’s inspired by the idea that the company brings game-changing opportunities to customers, employees and shareholders. It’s short, impactful, and memorable, able to stand alone across key customer and investor touchpoints, such as the stock ticker and company URL. The new tagline, “Logistics at full potential,” brings the brand purpose to life for external audiences and signifies GXO’s commitment to push what’s possible every day to deliver the best results. The visual execution of the brand was the heart of shifting perceptions of what a contract logistics company can do. The system needed to convey GXO’s technology-driven agility, its ability to execute with precision, and the confidence of an industry leader. The logo was our starting point; custom lettering and bold color assert the company’s focus on performance. The choice of imagery, patterns, typography and illustrations reflects a world of data and highly efficient robotics. Motion was purposefully considered so that the system behaves, feels and looks like the powerful supply chain it represents. Whether across all digital platforms, video, print or even on uniforms, each piece of the brand is designed to imply that this is a company that can unlock full potential.