Partnerships

Redefining the Visual Language for BCG's Futuristic Vision

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Cheryl
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 min read

From visual transformation to longterm creative partnership: How The Boston Consulting Group partnered with EyeEm to hone their identity and secure a future of original, on-brand content across their global organization.

Setting the Scope

What We Did

EyeEm photographer Sven Rotbok features on BCG's homepage

Speaking One Visual Language, Globally

The Boston Consulting Group has always been respected for its pioneering spirit that questions established ways of thinking. Now in their sixth decade – with over 90 offices in 50 countries – maintaining full control of a brand identity that connects thousands of global employees presented a challenge. Working with EyeEm, BCG relaunched their website with a consistent visual identity at the core.

“Through partnering with EyeEm, we were able to source original and authentic images that give a unique look to our website.”

– Massimo Portincaso, Partner & Managing Director at BCG

Challenging the Status Quo with Visuals

Common to the Professional Service industry, BCG was facing the challenge of stiff stock photography and software clip art. Together, we set out to redefine their visual blueprint. 

Placing our visual AI at the forefront – and with the power of our talented photographer community – we jointly shaped with BCG a refreshingly new visual language to communicate BCG's future-focused values.

A True Creative Partnership

In a working relationship that spanned over a year, our photo team partnered with BCG to not only learn their old brand identity, but to grasp how the firm saw themselves expanding in the future. With expert knowledge of EyeEm's creator community guiding our team, we developed a content creation plan intertwining our photographers, our technology, and BCG’s vision.

15 Missions, 4.1 Million Engagements, 3120 Licensed Images

In-app view of BCG Mission

From Business Themes to Visual Metaphors in 15 Missions

With a clear brand vision in mind, we put our creators to work and launched a series of 15 Missions to source compelling images that directly spoke to BCG’s fresh perspective. In these photo competitions, EyeEm transformed abstract business themes into concrete visual briefs for our photographers to shoot. 

Nicola Miles for BCG's Break the Mold Mission

Tachchai Sutthasri for BCG's Visualize the Future Mission

Shamim Shorif Susom for BCG's Precision Mission

The Power of Community

With a combination of the EyeEm’s photo team, Missions, and access to a community of creators that can’t be found anywhere else, BCG re-envisioned their visual style and relaunched a website that connects to today’s modern audiences on a whole new level.

After a dedicated team of curators selected the best images out of the Missions, we began training EyeEm Vision's advanced algorithm to create a library of authentic images tailored to BCG's aesthetic.

‍A view of EyeEm Vision aesthetics tailored to BCG’s visual style

Taking Full Control of Creative with Personalized Search

Extending the partnership beyond their website relaunch, we developed a personalized image search platform for BCG to roll out organization wide, empowering employees to search for images themselves – and always yield results consistent with the brand’s visual style.

"EyeEm's tool is capable of recognizing images that reflect the feel of the brand."

– Massimo Portincaso, Partner & Managing Director at BCG

Preview of BCG's Personalized Search

Today, over 11,000 global consultants have access to a single source for quality on-brand images, for everything from website assets, to PowerPoint slides, to Instagram posts – securing effective content that meets their visual needs now and long into the future.