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Planit Unveils Brand Refresh for SECU Maryland

by | Feb 14, 2021

Baltimore-based advertising agency Planit has unveiled a brand refresh for SECU Maryland, with the launch of the credit union’s new “Here’s to the Seekers” campaign. The campaign, which serves as the launch of SECU’s new brand visual identity and positioning, is the culmination of the credit union’s evolution to providing holistic financial wellness for those who are expecting and are seeking a better banking experience.

“Now more than ever, consumers need brands who choose right over easy, who are actively vested in their well-being,” said Becky Smith, EVP, chief strategy and marketing officer for SECU. “Our new brand identity and campaign reflect SECU’s comprehensive approach to financial wellness, our commitment to taking the extra steps or additional minutes for a member, to nurturing personal connections, and to always choosing to do the right thing.”

The “Here’s to the Seekers” campaign celebrates captured moments in time that are made sweeter through the lens of financial wellness, such as a bride and groom’s first dance, a retired couple enjoying a laugh together, a new business owner making her first sale, and a mother reading to her child.

Visual identity updates were made throughout SECU’s financial centers and its brand collateral in 2020, including the design of the newly opened financial center in Clarksville, Maryland.

“We were thrilled to work with SECU, one of Maryland’s most recognizable names in banking, to help them articulate their brand’s visual identity in a way that is meaningful to their current and future members,” said Ed Callahan, co-founder and creative strategist at Planit. “The new campaign’s central tenet, ‘For all those that seek, we’ll help you find,’ not only remains relevant but takes on new meaning as it launches in the midst of unprecedented challenges for Marylanders. We are all seeking to enjoy what matters most in life and we are optimistic about what the future holds.”

The new fully-integrated brand campaign will run through the end of 2021 in the Maryland market, reaching consumers via TV, Connected TV, radio, display, out-of-home advertising (OOH), digital audit (Pandora and Spotify), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and direct mail.

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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