Brand Refresh Success for Riki Kaspi

Discover how Soto Group's strategic brand refresh revitalised Riki Kaspi's Spice Journey, enhancing brand coherence and boosting online presence.
1408120 Kaspi Case Study web

The client

Introducing Riki Kaspi

Riki Kaspi stands at the forefront of Middle Eastern and Moroccan culinary exploration.

Culinary Innovator and Entrepreneur

Riki Kaspi, the visionary behind the Spice Journey brand, stands at the forefront of Middle Eastern and Moroccan culinary exploration in Perth, WA. As a celebrated chef, vibrant food personality, and the driving force behind the Cooking Professor cooking school, Riki has seamlessly blended her passion for flavourful, aromatic spices with her entrepreneurial spirit. However, the diversification of her business interests – from a burgeoning wholesale spice range to the educational pursuits of her cooking school, alongside her personal branding efforts – necessitated a unified approach to her branding strategy, leading her to seek the expertise of the Soto Group for a comprehensive brand refresh.

The problem

Unravelling the Spice Blend

Complexity in a Multi-Faceted Culinary Enterprise

Telling the story simply and compelling online

The primary challenge that Riki faced was the fragmented nature of her brand identity, which stemmed from the expansion of her culinary empire into several distinct domains. This diversification, while a testament to her versatility and creative prowess, led to a disjointed brand perception among her audience. There was no clear brand strategy to help customers connect the dots between her personal brand, the Cooking Professor cooking school, and her newly launched wholesale spice range. This fragmentation hindered her ability to capitalise on cross-promotional opportunities and diluted the overall brand impact in the competitive culinary market. The lack of a cohesive branding strategy limited Riki Kaspi’s potential for market expansion and customer engagement. With an increasing demand for authentic, high-quality spice products and culinary education, the absence of a unified brand narrative made it challenging to effectively communicate the unique value proposition of the Spice Journey brand. This scenario highlighted the critical need for a brand refresh that would realign all aspects of Riki’s ventures under a single, compelling brand story.
1408120 Kaspi Case Study web
The Project

Crafting Cohesion with a Brand Refresh & New Website

Brand Audit

The Soto Group initiated the brand refresh process with an exhaustive brand audit, meticulously analysing every facet of Riki Kaspi’s business to identify areas of inconsistency and untapped potential. Through a series of collaborative brand workshops with Riki and her team, we explored the core values, mission, and vision that would serve as the foundation for the revitalised brand identity. These sessions provided insights into the unique attributes of each sub-brand, guiding the development of a unified brand strategy that would enhance visibility and engagement across all channels.

Visual Identity Redesign

A critical component of the brand refresh strategy was ensuring subbrand cohesion while honouring the individuality of each venture. Soto Group’s creative team devised a versatile visual identity system that could be adapted across Riki Kaspi’s Spice Journey, Cooking Professor cooking school, and the wholesale spice range. This new design language incorporated distinctive colour palettes, typography, and imagery that resonated with the essence of each sub-brand, yet worked harmoniously within the overarching brand architecture, creating a seamless brand experience for customers.

Digital Transformation

To support the brand refresh, Soto Group developed a state-of-the-art WordPress ecommerce website, tailored specifically to Riki Kaspi’s Spice Journey. This digital platform was designed to not only showcase the rich diversity of her culinary offerings but also to provide an intuitive, engaging shopping experience for her audience. Integrating the refreshed brand visuals and narrative, the new website served as the digital cornerstone for Riki’s brand, enabling her to reach a wider audience, streamline her product offerings, and strengthen her market position.
1408120 Kaspi Case Study web

The Results

The Impact of a Strategic Brand Refresh

Enhanced Brand Coherence and Market Presence

Recognising Project Triumph

The brand refresh created by Soto Group has further propelled the already successful brands under the Riki Kaspi Spice Journey banner to new heights. The unified brand identity now clearly communicates the interconnectedness of her culinary ventures, resulting in increased brand loyalty and expanded customer base. The new ecommerce website has customers praising immersive brand experience. This digital expansion, coupled with the revitalised brand identity, has opened up new avenues for growth and solidified Riki Kaspi’s status as a leading culinary innovator.

Take a Look for Yourself

Visit the new Riki Kaspi website today, take a look at the interactive elements, bespoke background effects and easy call-to-actions right across the website.
Soto Group are a full service creative agency delivering impactful brands, websites and marketing strategies.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

7 + 4 =

Skip to content