GXO

GXO
Project Summary

Launching a global leader in logistics

The Ask
How do you claim leadership in a fragmented and dynamic industry?

When XPO Logistics made the strategic choice to spin off its supply chain management business into a new entity, the new company was poised to be the largest pure-play contract logistics provider in the world.

It needed a brand that would match the size of its ambition. All in a mere six and a half weeks.

Partnering with the company’s 20-person leadership group, helmed by the new CEO, Malcolm Wilson, and XPO CEO and Chairman, Brad Jacobs, our teams collaborated across multiple, concurrent workstreams including brand strategy, naming, tagline generation, logo and visual system design, website development and more.  

We established clear criteria: the new brand had to be differentiated from long-established competitors, while positioning itself as a next-gen leader among them, and appeal to global audiences, investors and an existing customer base of blue-chip companies.

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Our North Star was set by the company’s new purpose: to unlock logistics at full potential. From there, we established the name, GXO. A nod to the brand’s XPO heritage, it’s inspired by the idea that the company brings game-changing opportunities to customers, employees and shareholders. It’s short, impactful, and memorable, able to stand alone across key customer and investor touchpoints, such as the stock ticker and company URL.

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The new tagline, “Logistics at full potential,” brings the brand purpose to life for external audiences and signifies GXO’s commitment to push what’s possible every day to deliver the best results. 

The visual execution of the brand was the heart of shifting perceptions of what a contract logistics company can do. The system needed to convey GXO’s technology-driven agility, its ability to execute with precision, and the confidence of an industry leader. The logo was our starting point; custom lettering and bold color assert the company’s focus on performance.

The choice of imagery, patterns, typography and illustrations reflects a world of data and highly efficient robotics. Motion was purposefully considered so that the system behaves, feels and looks like the powerful supply chain it represents. Whether across all digital platforms, video, print or even on uniforms, each piece of the brand is designed to imply that this is a company that can unlock full potential.

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“The GXO brand identity captures the qualities that make us an industry leader — our ability to deliver faster, leaner, smarter logistics for customers at lower cost, using advanced automation and data science.”

Malcolm Wilson
GXO Chief Executive Officer

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Following the announcement of the new name in March 2021, Lippincott worked hand in hand with company leadership to prepare GXO to go public, helping them activate the brand across their employee base with messaging development and trainings. The GXO brand was fully revealed to the world at the New York Stock Exchange on August 2, 2021. In August of 2022, XPO’s Investor Presentation recognized GXO Logistics spin-off as the best-performing stock of all fully divested spin-offs in 2021. In a time where logistics is more mission-critical than ever, GXO is ready to change the game with its fresh, forward-thinking brand.

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