TOMS was founded on a simple premise: every product you purchase -- whether it be shoes, glasses or coffee -- TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.

PROJECT

TOMS was looking to explain the ‘Why’ behind its famous ‘One for One’ business model and to create a launch campaign that would inspire existing customers and enlist new ones across its expanded product categories.

CHALLENGE

Many other brands are now leading with purpose in the fashion and lifestyle categories, and there are also many ‘One for One’ model businesses.

SOLUTION

Building on an initial C-Suite leadership workshop, We First created a proprietary brand story that explains TOMS’ ‘Why,’ collaborated with Farm League on a Brand Anthem Film to launch the new positioning, a new brand story for the social enterprise pioneer, and creative direction for a new, global campaign.

IMPACT

TOMS is now positioned with a clear brand story that solidifies its position as the leader of the social enterprise movement, as well as an anthem film and launch campaign to rally employees, customers and communities around the world to drive business growth and social impact.


CLIENT FEEDBACK

"We First is that unique partner that is as passionate as we are about business as a force for good. Through an intense period of work where Simon served as interim CMO, the We First team helped us evolve the “why” behind our One for One model. Their strategic, creative and collaborative muscle helped us get to an exciting new place for the brand so we can continue to deliver on our mission of improving lives."

Blake Mycoskie
Founder & Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS

"We First has been an invaluable partner to us – most especially in unlocking the 'why' within the brand. Their collaborative style and keen blend of commercial and creative thinking make for truly potent contributions on key strategic issues. Highly recommend."

Matt Freeman
Managing Director, Bain Capital