SYFY

Brief

Develop a comprehensive sonic identity to help establish SYFY as the biggest, most inclusive destination for a passionate and diverse audience of modern genre fans.

Challenge

Design for activation across all potential audience touchpoints where the brand can be heard, extending beyond linear TV to include digital, film, social, apps, and connected home devices.

Results

The first TV audio brand designed and optimized for all communication platforms, including a sonic brand strategy, audio logo mnemonic, original score, toolbox, and music guidelines.

Services:

+ Brand Guidelines + Digital + Music + Sonic Branding + Sound Design + Strategy

Universe of Sound

Science fiction is exploding in pop culture, giving rise to an incredibly diverse fandom. SYFY invited us to help reimagine their brand and define opportunities to resonate with their passionate audience. The new brand essence of SYFY is articulated by a bold audio logo mnemonic we composed to invoke both classic and modern sci-fi, while being flexible enough to pair with all programming including fantasy, horror, paranormal, and superhero genres.

Cross-Platform

The new SYFY soundscape is the first TV network sonic brand developed to function seamlessly across a range of new touchpoints beyond linear television. We created mnemonic variations, branded sounds, and original music that can be experienced across the brand’s VOD and OTT platforms, original programming, films, social video, podcasts, apps, and connected home devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Toolbox and Style Guide

The SYFY audio toolbox includes 25 brand sounds plus a kit of 250 SFX for creating promos, trailers, and digital video content for SYFY WIRE. We also supervised genre-specific playlists—collecting 375 selections from the NBCUniversal music library—and curated 120 tracks to inspire on-brand music licensing from current and classic artists. A detailed style guide aids usage and cohesion for all elements of the new sonic brand identity.