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Neighborhood Kids CEO, Frank Toral, Shares His Brand Story and God’s Plan through a Pudgy Eagle in its Logo Design

4/18/24 7:56 AM

Unwrapping the Neighborhood Kids Brand Elements 

Brand Snack is a Trifactor YouTube video series where we take a 10-minute break, munch on our favorite snack, while we have bite-size discussions with brands people crave and love. 


Sitting down with Frank Toral of Neighborhood Kids, we unpacked the creative elements of the company’s brand, critiquing the logo, slogan, and unique story behind its design. Beyond the snacks, our discussion revealed a mix of vision, purpose, and community involvement that distinguishes Neighborhood Kids in the market.

At the heart of Neighborhood Kids is a desire and willingness to partner with churches to provide Christian-based preschool and school programs that nurture young minds and souls. As Frank shares the ethos behind the brand, it becomes clear that their logo isn't just a symbol; it's a representation of their values and aspirations.

Consider the design of the logo, a charming portrayal of a pudgy, baby eagle, sporting a tuft on its head. Frank says that while some confuse the kind of bird at first glance, Frank says that it starts a friendly and open conversation about the company’s brand story. So he uses this as an opportunity to explain that, no, the logo is not a parrot or parakeet, but actually a baby eagle, symbolizing the untapped potential within every child. It's more than a mere emblem; it's a guiding light, instilling in children a profound sense of integrity, value and purpose.

He references bible verse Isaiah 40:31:

But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

Color Palette to showcase their Beliefs

In this episode, Emmanuel Trenche, Host of Brand Snack discusses the color palette, prominently featuring red, which echoes Neighborhood Kids' profound belief in the unique purpose, courage, and power of every child through God. Each shade resonates with potential and assurance, reflecting the conviction that each child is crafted with intention and love by a higher power.

But branding isn't just about aesthetics, it's about storytelling. And Neighborhood Kids has a compelling narrative to share. From their humble beginnings to their plans for expansion and community outreach, every aspect of their brand narrative is infused with authenticity and purpose. This narrative is one that strikes conversations with kids, parents, and ultimately new church partners, drawing people in to learn and seek understanding - which is masterful. 

Sharing His Vision for Neighborhood Kids 

As we munch on our snacks, Frank takes us on a journey through the brand's evolution. From the moment he saw the opportunity to open schools, his acquisition, and the collaborative process of bringing his vision to life, it's clear that Neighborhood Kids is more than just a brand, it's a movement.

Their decision to partner with churches isn't just a strategic move; it's a reflection of their values and commitment to community. By aligning themselves with organizations that share their vision, Neighborhood Kids is able to amplify their impact and reach even more young hearts and minds, while churches benefit financially from its operations, motivating more parents to become church members, too. 

Here at Trifactor we strongly believe that crafting a compelling brand narrative is crucial in today's competitive landscape as it serves as the foundation upon which all other brand elements are built. Storytelling humanizes a brand, allowing consumers to connect with its values, mission, and purpose on a deeper level. By weaving together anecdotes, experiences, and values, brands can create an emotional resonance that transcends product features or services. Moreover, anchoring this storytelling in core values provides authenticity and consistency, fostering trust and loyalty among customers. A logo without a brand story is mute and does not add value in creating memorable customer experiences. 

As our conversation concludes, our admiration for Neighborhood Kids deepens, rooted in their creative approach to branding and storytelling. Every element of their brand narrative, from the logo to the color palette, is meticulously crafted to echo their core beliefs and values. Through strategic storytelling, they weave together their mission with the essence of their brand, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of their audience. building a brand, they're building a legacy of love, hope, and empowerment. And that's a snack worth savoring.

Ale Bossio
Written by Ale Bossio

Industrial designer turned marketing enthusiast. I love challenges and making things happen. When not shaping products, I'm shaping words on my posts, sharing every idea that crosses my mind.

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