Ideon rebranded Parker to own the conversation on aging.  

Parker Case Study

The Organization—The Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, a 110-year old aging services provider established by members of the J&J family, now with six campuses in and around New Brunswick, NJ.

The Challenge—Parker wanted to grow regionally, change perceptions of aging and build a reputation for leadership in aging services.

The Insight—The power of branding to eradicate stereotypes. Based on our analysis we revealed Parker’s history of leading aging services was under-leveraged through an entire misrepresentation in brand positioning, design and communications. In parallel we confirmed an entirely new and more positive view of aging among today’s seniors living longer, healthier lives.

The 4Cs Shift—We applied our 4Cs discipline to reimagine:

  1. Conversation: Move the conversation from internal to external and to make aging part of life, a requirement for older demographics in the USA.
  2. Clarity: Define Parker’s business as a great organization and experience rather than a basic operation.
  3. Currency: Position Parker to extend to those 65 and older, who increasingly don’t see themselves as aged. This demographic will grow by 38 percent from 53 million to 73 million by 2030.
  4. Culture: Train 800 employees and converted their sense of self from being only caregivers to also life givers to residents, their families and the community, alike.

The Result—Parker is transforming the business, delivering on the brand through extensive revisions in communications, services, customer experiences, and through a newly minted #WithIt campaign.

New Logo

Parker's hand drawn logo on stone wall

The new logo is a hand-drawn signature inspired by Francis E. Parker, the founder of Parker.

Brand Guidelines

Overview of brand guidelines designed by Ideon for Parker

Detailed guidelines help Parker stay on message and on brand.

Photos: Environmental

The new brand comes to live in and around Parker

These images capture the new brand in the wild—including in Times Square!

Photos: Launch Party

Collage of Parker's 6 brand launch events featuring residents, staff, and the broader community.

The Parker community celebrated the new brand launch at six simultaneous parties on May 11, 2017—one for each residence.

Special Projects: #Withit Campaign Posters

#WithIt campaign banners featuring stories from Parker residents and staff

We brought the #WithIt campaign to life by showcasing real stories from Parker residents and staff.

Special Projects: Mural

Interactive mural designed by Pell & Pell

We worked with Pell & Pell to design a custom mural featuring Parker's new tagline. On launch day, residents and families came together to put their own touch on the new brand.

Branded Swag

Gifts for Parker's brand launch attendees featured new logo and design

We created useful branded items for launch, including new employee uniforms, cozy blankets, playing cards, and notebooks that capture Parker's values and promise.

Brand Film

Parker's new brand film is about changing the narrative about what it means to get older in America.

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“ Ideon’s dynamic rebranding allowed us to engage the world as an inspiring aging services organization. ”
Roberto Muniz, President and CEO of Parker