Brand managers for some of the most successful organizations are deemphasizing familiar logos and images.
It’s all part of “debranding;” a movement to remove company names from their corporate logos.
The Atlantic’s Kalle Oskari Mattila highlights several of the brands that are going this route—most recently MasterCard.
Its new logo keeps its signature overlapping red and gold circles, but it moves the name, which had always been in the logo’s center, to the bottom. Mastercard plans to stop using the name when possible.
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MasterCard isn’t alone.