Saranac Lake Brand Study

First we have to ask why?

Different brands or logos are confusing and they dilute our position in the marketplace. We want to put in the time and effort to identify one cohesive message that resonates with both the community and our visitors, and that will represent the area as a great place to visit, live, and do business.

It's more than a logo or a tagline

A brand is a unique image and message that increases awareness of the community for both tourism and economic development when adopted and integrated consistently. A brand reflects the customer’s impression of a product, destination, or organization.

The process

The communities that comprise the Saranac Lake region, in conjunction with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), are embarking on a process to build a new unified brand and will be seeking input from all stakeholders and visitors in the upcoming months. 

Building a new brand is a five-step collaborative process:
1. Identifying a common goal
2. Research
3. Establishing the brand message
4. Design
5. Implementation

ROOST will compile the results and find the recurring threads, then work with the stakeholders on a final brand.

Find out more about the Saranac Lake Brand Study.

Brand Study Advisory Panel

Carolyn Bonadaro / Hotel Saranac, Tourism Council member
Jeremy Evans / Franklin County IDA, Saranac Lake School Board member
Kathy Ford / Hobofest committee, Village Improvement Society member
Tim Fortune / Small Fortune Studio, Downtown Advisory Board member 
Adam Harris / Grizle T’s, Downtown Advisory Board member
Howard Riley / Town of Harrietstown Board member
Tracey Schrader / Town of Harrietstown Board member
Matt Scollin / Adirondack Health, Tourism Council
Rich Shapiro / Village of Saranac Lake Board member
Kareen Tyler / Adirondack Carousel Board member, Kiwanis member
Katy VanAnden / Lake View Deli Catering, Chamber Board member

Brand Study

On April 17, ROOST and the Advisory Panel convened a public meeting to discuss the brand statement and the results of the brand survey. Find out more about the findings of that study by clicking on the Saranac Lake Image Brand Study

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