Arla & Sonic Minds
Arla discovered a need to have an audio branding element as a consistent element that will work across all Arla brand audio and visual assets.
They wanted to have an audio logo originating from a musical expression that intuitively reflects their brand essence.
Audio Logo and Brand Music
In creating the sound and music DNA, we took inspiration from the breadth and richness of the Nordic landscape and the life and culture it has made possible for its inhabitants.
The Arla Audio Logo and Music DNA originate from the old Nordic music style called Kulning. The traditional singing style was used to call down sheep, goats, and cows from high mountain pastures where they have been grazing. The Swedish term “kulning” (pronounced “coolning”) is a contraction of the words “kuh” (cow) and “lock” (to call or coax).
Kulning is powerful and beautiful, considered by musicologists to be the essential sound of the Nordic folk music tradition.
Listen to the rest of Arla’s audio brand case here
Words From Arla
”Sonic Minds were our partner in creating an audio identity for the Arla Brand. Sonic Minds are sound specialists, and for this medium of marketing, we felt that expertise was essential. They understood our vision and came to an understanding of the deep roots of our brand and company very fast. This was translated into different streams of sound, with one emerging very fast as both distinctive and aligned to our brand heritage and vision. After extensive testing across Europe, we ended up with an innovative audio identity that can become uniquely Arla. We have been very proud to see this roll out across Europe in such a quick time because of the belief our markets had in the process and the work”
– Katie Reed, Vice President, Arla Brand Europe