Creating long term brand awareness for I-mens by implementing company fashion
I-mens is a non-profit healthcare organization that offers nursing, babysitting, rehabilitation, maternity and residential care services.
Industry: Health Care
Company Size: 12k employees and 3k volunteers
Location: European Union
Extra: I-mens aims to be a truly data-driven organization in the future.
Topic: Brand Awareness
I-mens is a new care organization for everyone, at every stage of life. They bring all care to people's homes, so that they can continue to live as independently as possible in their own, familiar surroundings. And even though they are new, they have the experience of 15.000 employees who have been active for years in more than 10 organizations. Getting their new brand into the world is the first thing on the list for I-mens. As there are many ways to increase brand awareness, most of them rely on short term expensive media bursts. Therefore Sunday helped create long term continuous brand awareness by getting as much branded company fashion in the market as possible. Resulting in blazingly enthusiastic responses. Discover how our experts helped I-mens create ecological wearables and determine the very best moment for maximum engagement.
The heart in the right place, that is the main idea at the Belgian care organization, I-mens. Even in times like these, more than 15.000 I-mens employees are there for everyone, at every stage of life.
By combining forces, knowledge and expertise, I-mens is in a strong position to positively address the major changes that are occurring in home care and home nursing.
From birth to the last days, the challenges that exist are not the least. Neither are the ambitions of I-mens. That's why we joined forces. Discover how Sunday helps I-mens by creating and managing Sustainable Company Fashion that delivers measurable results.
I-mens: a Belgian organization that offers home assistance in Flanders and Brussels.
I-mens’ goal is to bring all care to people's homes, so that they can continue to live as independently as possible in their own, familiar surroundings. They were founded 2 years ago from a fusion of six different home care organizations from Flanders and Brussels. Even though they are active in 70 places and have 15.000 employees, they come out as a new brand. Getting your brand into the world is the first rule to generate more leads. So the biggest challenge for I-mens was creating brand awareness.
There are many ways to increase I-mens’ brand awareness, but most of them rely on short term expensive media bursts. Together we believe in the power of company fashion to build a community based on the necessary quality. It is therefore a quiet dream of I-mens’ CEO to have their own company fashion collection in addition to their work clothes. Because if you want to create long term continuous brand awareness, there should be as much company fashion in the market as possible.
Don’t forget your personalized wearables
After our first conversation, there was an immediate click. Not to quote some cliché, but our customers drive our business, which is why we at Sunday think it's important to find ways to continuously show them we care by staying connected and listening. Not only did we become a partner in trust, I-mens had a number of quality requirements, we could meet without any hesitation. For example the production had to be in a sustainable way within Europe, however that’s a standard procedure with us. Since we are still in the middle of a pandemic, the first order with us was marked by 15.000 mouth masks.
After their first order, they were totally convinced of the quality of services we offer. Not only were 15.000 mouth masks ordered again, I-mens wanted to continue building their brand through new products. Next in line of their I-mens collection: custom made backpacks. We produced 15.000 qualitative backpacks that are made in an ecological, ethical and sustainable way. The backpack is 100% cotton made in custom grey with I-mens’ logo embroidered in their pantone color. Not only do we make multiple decoration techniques possible, the backpack also has a power bank connection so any laptop or smartphone can be charged even when their employees are on the road.
What’s still missing? Wearables. Yes! We designed 15.000 hoodies not only 100% on-brand, but also 100% on-trend. As our design team creates the items from scratch, our hoodies can go from regular fitted to oversized or even to a hoodie with rolled-up sleeves. I-mens loved the first design we made of their custom hoodie in off-white color. As we offer decoration techniques that are only available in the fashion industry, we added personalized tapes to the sleeves in the same pantone color as the zipper. And as a matching wearable, we created 15.000 buffs in the same off-white color. Challenge done right!
The future is assured
Two weeks ago the employees of I-mens’ received the hoodie and buff, on their doorstep! If we can say so ourselves, the collection strikes the perfect balance between I-mens’ brand identity and the trends that matter to its key stakeholders. Resulting in not only blazingly enthusiastic responses from their employees, but even from customers, stakeholders and other home care organizations.
If you do it right, and right is how I-mens did it, people will keep wearing your brand for years, with no extra cost. Company fashion is a great investment, I-mens told us because their brand will be seen by thousands of people for every hoodie, buff or mouth mask worn. Not to mention the impact on social media.
Next to having branded cars, the solid base of I-mens’ brand awareness strategy is company fashion. A strategy Sunday loves to help build on! Because we are now the permanent partner of I-mens, there is still a lot on the horizon for 2022. From launching a summer collection with bath towels and slippers to taking on a new challenge; employee retention.