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Resveratrol Drink Gets Face Lift and Clarity from Dragon Rouge

Posted: May 2, 2014

While functional products now reside in every category, the functional beverage category is worth $8.6 billion according to Mintel, with fortified waters alone representing a $762 million market. So, in such a crowded category, how does one drink stand out?
That was Preventiv Water’s challenge when it launched the first resveratrol drink last year. Considered a “phase II” functional beverage, this all-natural, zero-calorie, zero-sugar, zero-sodium beverage has no problem standing up to its competition, as it furthered the enhanced water revolution by adding something different. Resveratrol, the antioxidant in red wine, has been proven to have significant health benefits, which may include anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects.
Preventiv Water offers the benefits of red wine without the alcohol, as one bottle of Preventiv water has the same amount of resveratrol as a case of red wine. To drive that message home, the company, based in Haverford, PA, has renamed its healthy beverage and repackaged the drink. Now called “EVR” (pronounced “ever”), the beverage will be reintroduced in New York City and Philadelphia by the end of September.
The new brand positioning, name, logo, and packaging were created by Dragon Rouge, a global branding and design consultancy. Eric Zeitoun, president of the New York office of Dragon Rouge, comments: “The first challenge for the Dragon Rouge team was to remove all associations with alcohol for the beverage. Initially, Preventiv Waters’ flavors were named Pomegranate Pinot, Cabernet Grape, and Berry Bordeaux, referencing three red wine grape varietals.”
Dragon Rouge helped develop the new brand positioning built around the brand idea of fueling “positive momentum” for a healthy lifestyle for the target consumer who tends to be proactive in their lifestyle and attitude when it comes to health management. Jonathan Straub at EVR says: “Not only did we identify a unique territory for the brand, but we also created a new name in EVR that reinforces the long term positive benefits of resveratrol expressed in a fun, succinct way. The product will benefit a new generation of functional beverage consumers who are either pushing to sustain their performance, or those who think they may need a little help getting there.”
Marcus Hewitt at Dragon Rouge concludes: “The name is short, memorable, and easy to pronounce. With a three-letter string word, EVR lent itself to a bold and distinctive logo treatment and inspired a simple yet impactful packaging expression that elegantly expresses both the brand and the product flavor imagery to reflect the smart nature of this beverage. A simple visual chart was also created on the back of the bottle label to showcase unique health benefits in a clear, meaningful way.” For more, visit