OZ MFG. COMPANY Turns 3
Celebrating its third year as GERTRUDE’s Design + Production division, OZ MANUFACTURING COMPANY continues to execute brand strategies for a host of a-list brands. Recent achievements include the launch of several product innovations for spirits and beer brands: craft brewery Around The Bend Beer Co.; and I.W. HARPER Bourbon and Studebaker Expertly Crafted Whisky Cocktails, owned by global spirits company DIAGEO. OZ MFG. COMPANY has also been tapped for branding and design for DIAGEO’s pillar brand Ketel One Vodka.
Most recently, OZ MANUFACTURING COMPANY is also expanding its performance to the hospitality sector, recently completing creative duties for Marcus Hotels and Resorts with their rumored expansion of the iconic SAFEHOUSE brand. The inaugural incarnation of SAFEHOUSE in Chicago has tasked GERTRUDE and OZ with lead creative duties for this burgeoning brand’s Midwest expansion.
“The positive reception of OZ by our clients worldwide has been a testament to their ongoing trust in GERTRUDE for our global branding expertise,” said GERTRUDE, OZ MFG. COMPANY Founder, Chief Creative Officer; Otis D. Gibson. Adds President, Heather Knapp, “It is a clear signal that these services continue to be an important cornerstone for our core brand development and innovation business.” OZ MFG. COMPANY is a division of GERTRUDE, INC., a full service, independent global innovation, brand development, advertising, and marketing services consultancy. OZ MFG. COMPANY further extends the agency’s focus on innovation, strategy, and creative with a global team that specializes in corporate identity, brand management, product development, packaging, and structural design.
Feb 1st, 2017 also marks the 12th birthday of GERTRUDE, INC., and 1st birthday of Experiential + Branded Architectures division RAYE. VISIT GERTRUDE @ gertrude.agency and RAYE @ raye.agency