Established in 1873, Tioga-Franklin remained a traditional savings bank and loan institution for most of its history. Needing to stay competitive in a market increasingly dominated by large players, the Bank launched a bundle of new financial products including online banking and interest-earning checking in 2016. In order to drive relevance and revitalize their image, they engaged Platinum Brands to reposition the Bank as a full-service institution, update brand positioning and visuals, and develop a three-year communications program for reaching a segmented target audience.
After completing an overhaul of the existing brand identity, Platinum Brands developed a new logo and tagline to encompass the Bank’s unique history in the Philadelphia market. Working off the initials “TFSB”, we developed the tagline "The Full-Service Bank" to convey Tioga-Franklin's new role as a local, full-service financial institution. For the new logo, our design team worked off the original blueprints of the Philadelphia City Hall Clock to represent the brand's place as a historic Philadelphia institution.
After completing a brand overhaul, Platinum Brands developed and launched a brand awareness campaign which included advertising in both traditional and digital media, community integration through event production, strategic sponsorships, volunteer activity, and charitable efforts. Additionally, Platinum Brands launched an aggressive public relations campaign, securing coverage in regional, local, and hyperlocal publications.
Our efforts led to a substantial increase in brand awareness within our target geographic area, an increase in loans and deposits, and the formation of key business and consumer relationships that will continue to serve as invaluable assets moving forward. Tioga-Franklin went from having no presence across digital media to become the leader in its immediate competitor class in terms of engagement and following. Furthermore, Tioga-Franklin was featured in outlets such as City and State, the Philadelphia Public Record, Spirit News, PCBA Magazine, the Northeast Times, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Platinum Brands is Tioga-Franklin's agency of record.