Finns are famed for their love of nature and outdoor lifestyles — and Finland is often cited as the happiest place to live on the planet. It’s no coincidence. Studies have shown that spending just 10 minutes outside in a green space improves brain function by up to 50%.

Two former CEOs from Finland set out to find and share solutions to help people most of their minds and bodies: understanding that operating at peak mental performance is a requirement, not a luxury.

OPEN YOUR MIND – ENJOY OUTSIDE

In an increasingly saturated market, AUKI is a future-focused DTC brand that understood the need to differentiate themselves. Positioning themselves as more than just a product – but as an experience.

AUKI sells skincare, but it stands for more. Rooted in mental wellbeing, activity and a healthy balance between work and life. They go beyond the product: delivering an experience that’s as beneficial as their functional purpose.

We wanted to capture this idea in our strategic positioning: ‘Open your mind – Enjoy outside’.

Naturally, the name ‘AUKI’ came from the Finnish translation for ‘open’

CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT

In DTC, how you show up is more important than shelf standout.

You are the master of your own environment. You have much more control over how the brand is presented visually and verbally.

We unleashed the shackles to maximise a memorable brand experience through messaging and packaging opportunities as well as print and outdoor campaigns, pop-ups, and retail spaces.

PERSONALISATION IN PACK DESIGN

When shelf stand-out isn’t an issue, we can play and experiment with customised graphics using modern printing techniques. AUKI currently offers 5 colourways with a vast choice of graphic options.

AUKI listens intently to what the community is saying and reacts. Offering new graphics options, collabs — and more — based on what they heard, building a community of dedicated loyalists.

PERSONALISATION IN STRUCTURE

Reinforcing the experience side of the brand. We designed accessories that appeal to the TikTtok generation,  looking for ways to better express themselves and make friends and family envious.

MESSAGING & STORYTELLING

Beyond selling — and into a proper conversation. AUKI’s messaging goes beyond the product to put more value in to the consumer’s life, aside from serving a functional purpose with clarity and clear CTA’s to convert.

Yes, we craft the messaging cross-platform for a brand that lives in a digital sphere. But what you see is a wellbeing lifestyle brand – not a moisturiser, or a sales pitch.

AUKI talks directly to specific communities which, crucially, enables AUKI to build emotional connections with their people, leading to loyal advocates.

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