A new year brings an exciting brand evolution to the payments technology industry. In order to equip the Paya parent brand with a more proactive visual strategy, Bluetext reinterpreted the entire brand ecosystem, creating a more flexible Corporate Visual Identity (CVI) and positioning Paya for anticipated company growth. This evolution came exactly one year following the initial Paya brand launch, after Private Equity firm GTCR first acquired Sage Payment Solutions and turned to Bluetext.
Written in a custom lowercase typeface, the Paya logo evokes a sense of freshness, simplicity and approachability, representing a brand that offers convenience and new thinking in a stale and over-complicated industry. The new “horizon” element captures the essence of partnership and collaborative productivity, interpreting the curve of the logo’s “y” and leveraging it as the primary graphic element.
“Bluetext ROCKS! You name it, they did it, and in world-class fashion. From our new corporate name, brand message, and market positioning to the comprehensive visual language, enterprise website and go to market – all in less than 6-months! They are a true end-to-end brand and marketing partner, and a fun group to work with!!”
– VP of Marketing
The brand evolution imagines an entire new fleet of marketing and advertising assets ready to meet any GTM strategy or need. From custom landing page and email templates to personalized animations and rich media, Paya is ready with campaign specific content on-time, on-message, and on-brand!
Bluetext produced a series of industry-specific pre-roll ads, like this one targeting the distribution, wholesale, and ERP audience segment.
Taking the visual representation of an “approachable” brand to new levels, Bluetext produced hyper-custom illustrations for Paya’s use of imagery. Overlaying “expression lines” through various interpretations, Paya promotes its industry enthusiasm through new animated product videos, revamped landing page hero zones, and even unique executive employee headshots.
With an enhanced UX strategy, the Paya 2.0 website incorporates the content functionality needs of today, while ensuring a flexible back-end CMS and front-end user journey which can anticipate the content needs of tomorrow.
Paya required their most trafficked landing page to promote two equally important, but different, customer needs. Bluetext introduced the dual-journey hero zone, accommodating both user priorities within the same page experience.
Improving upon previous form fields, new designs allow forms to meet 508 compliance and user requirements while keeping everything elegantly on-brand.