Virgin Media plays up 'British heritage' with new logo

Virgin Media has unveiled a new brand identity incorporating the Union Jack flag, as it seeks to match what it sees as a national mood of patriotism coming in 2012.

Virgin Media: new logo aims to evoke company's British heritage
Virgin Media: new logo aims to evoke company's British heritage

It has created a new logo with the blue, white and red flag, combined with the original red infinity symbol Virgin logo.

The logo, created by Start JudgeGill, will be unveiled in a new TV ad arriving this weekend, promoting the company's next-generation TV service TiVo.

Jeff Dodds, executive director of brand and marketing communications, said: "At Virgin Media, we're extremely proud of our British heritage and wanted to find a way to symbolically remind people about all the fantastic things about our nation.

"With Britain celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and hosting the Olympic Games next year, we believe there is no better time to show our pride and excitement about what it means to be British."

Virgin Media is currently reviewing its £36m advertising business.

Follow Sarah Shearman on Twitter @shearmans


Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

AOL's Graham Moysey on why we need to invest in people to evolve

AOL's Graham Moysey on why we need to invest in people to evolve

At college I once read a quote from Aristotle that has stayed with me to this day - "The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching".

Share
Thriving digital listening opens up new opportunities

Thriving digital listening opens up new opportunities

As this week's Rajar figures highlight digital listening hours are at an all-time high, up 6.4% (yoy), Simon Kilby, head of marketplace at Bauer Media, points to new commercial opportunities.

Share
Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror is considering an appeal after a High Court judge ordered the publisher to pay "very substantial" damages to celebrities Sadie Frost, Paul Gascoigne and others for phone-hacking.

Share

Get news by email