Inner Health’s Iconic Blue Bugs Are Back in New Brand Platform via VMLY&R
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The platform launched this week via a TVC for Inner Health Plus Double Strength and will introduce fresh executions for different products
Inner Health has revolutionised its famous blue bugs as part of a new brand platform launching this week. Developed by VMLY&R, the new platform 'Listen to your Gut' re-introduces the bugs in a whole new environment.
VMLY&R client service director, Jo Millington, said the new platform aimed to reposition Inner Health as an overall health solution with broad health benefits, rather than just something to be taken as treatment for one-off gut issues. “People think your brain controls everything. But really, your gut is the command centre for your body. It plays a big part in how you feel. And when your gut is feeling off, you can feel…off. So we’ve moved the narrative away from ‘probiotics’ to ‘total gut health’,” she said. “With this came the opportunity to re-visit Inner Health’s iconic bugs.”
Associate creative director, VMLY&R, Guido Pecego, explained further: “It was an honour to be asked to re-design a 30+ year-old character and an Australian icon. We wanted to modernise Inner Health’s bugs by evolving their form while deeply respecting their basic characteristics and giving them the personalities we always knew they had.”
Liz Brookes, senior brand manager, Inner Health, commented: “Inner Health first pioneered the probiotics category nearly 30 years ago and our famous blue bugs have been simplifying the science of gut health ever since. While moving the message from digestive balance to whole body health, we had the opportunity to modernise our characters and tagline which was a true privilege. VMLY&R lead a team of passionate creatives to produce some outstanding assets that we hope will continue to be loved by Australians for another 30 years."
The platform launched this week via a TVC for Inner Health Plus Double Strength and will introduce fresh executions for different products. The iconic line ‘Have you had your Inner Health today?’ has also had a facelift and will continue to be utilised throughout.
Head of Marketing: Brett Ballentine
Marketing Manager: Alissa Moes
Senior Brand Manager: Liz Brookes
Brand Manager: Sam Upton
Senior Creative Designer: Kate Guy
CCO: Paul Nagy
Head of Strategy: Andrew Kolb
Associate Creative Directors: Chelsea Parks and Guido Pecego