A Sweet and Delicious Black Table Grape
PROJECT: Name a large, elongated, Autumn Royal type black grape.
GRACE NOTE: A musical note that is added as an embellishment, and is printed in small type and not counted in rhythm. A “grace note” is also a theatrical device that is employed to redeem a character after they have committed a lapse in judgment.
BRAND POSITIONING: International Fruit Genetics (IFG), the renowned and innovative fruit breeder that changed the way consumers and retailers think of grapes, found naming enlightenment when they broke out of their usual grape naming convention and created a phenomenally successful grape with the name Cotton Candy. That led IFG to rethink their grape branding strategy, which in turn led them to hire Zinzin to name a number of new grapes they were planning to bring to market in 2020.
Gracenote is an elegant, poetic, and evocative name for a late-season grape — just when you thought amazing grapes were done for the year, here comes the Gracenote.
IFG CEO Andy Higgins on the launch of the new Zinzin-named grapes:
“Our new names are catchy, fun and memorable,” Higgins said. “They reflect our efforts to revolutionize the industry. We aim to inspire the consumer and give our growers, marketers, and retailers a platform to maximize the potential that each variety has to offer.”
MORE: See all the grape names we have created for IFG.
“Zinzin really cared about our success, so they were very hands-on. Their enthusiasm showed when they would send us pictures of our products on store shelves. They even took on several unexpected tasks at no additional cost to us because they wanted to make sure we were satisfied with the project’s result. They went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with the final product.”
—Andy Higgins, CEO, International Fruit Genetics (IFG)
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