Nocona is a storied western boot brand founded in 1927. The brand has a long history with the rough and tumble riders in the rodeo. As authentic as the cowboys who wear the brand today, the boots are still handmade in America and are well known for quality, toughness and their progressive styling.
While Nocona has always been a premier name in the rodeo, the brand tested many new marketing directions over the years and lost some of its luster. Our challenge was to bring back the cowboy swagger of this iconic brand and tie it closely to its roots in the rodeo in a way that resonated with young, active and daring consumers.
One of the key insights we discovered about the brand and the cowboys who buy it was a love of the spotlight. When the lights turn on, when the challenges are the most daunting, they put it all out there. These performers are tough, fearless and above all, they know how to work a crowd. This insight closely aligns with the attitude of young adults who crave the spotlight and live life out loud with confidence and swagger.
Intrinzic worked closely with Nocona to build a story, image and brand that inspired a new generation of fearless young consumers. From original photography at authentic western rodeos, working with celebrity rodeo champions, developing packaging, advertising and retail display materials, Nocona re-emerged as an authentic, yet progressive brand that is leading the industry.