The Hammerfest Manifesto

Hammerfest is a team of creative go-getters but like any other company it all started very small. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Guy and Baba, the founders of Hammerfest, became intrigued by the short attention span and selectivity of consumers. People are less willing to hear brand messages and want to decide for themselves what content they consume, as well as when and where. We watch Netflix whenever we want, we buy Spotify memberships because we want to avoid commercials and we change channels when the endless commercial block makes its way. We’re very selective when it comes to spending our time.

 

That’s a good thing. Time is the most valuable thing we have, and we should spend it wisely. The selectivity of consumers opens an opportunity to challenge brands to create content that’s actually worth people’s time. Brands can create valuable conversations, loyalty and eventually full on brand experiences if they’re willing to develop content that people want to spend their time on. Whether it’s a kick ass Facebook post, an offline brand experience, an interactive online game or a 360 degree video. We love creating content that makes people spare a minute for your brand. And so, we do.

If people want to spend their time on your brand, you're doing something right.

We have a cool background story about the name. Hammerfest is named after the most northern village of Norway, located within the polar circle. The city’s harbor functions as a haven for icebreakers. These ships clear paths for other vessels. This matches our perception of creative advertising perfectly. Leading the way for others and turning left when everybody else’s noses are facing right. Noticed the pulsing blue dot on our website? That’s Hammerfest.

We make cool stuff for ourselves too. What better way to endorse your brand than to create what you believe in? Needless to say vodka is one of those things. Brewed in Amsterdam, named after Hammerfest. The distinguished taste sure makes you think you can dance. Obviously we drink the vodka at our parties. And 2017 is promising to be a good year for our travelfans too. Together with Travel Stories, we will publish a fancy schmancy coffee table book that will make your wander lust. This book will be a collection of travels and pictures from our globetrotter Daniel de Leau. Sit tight.

If you're lost you can look--and you will find me.
Time after time.

To design our logo, we went back to the roots of Hammerfest and found out that the original inhabitants were Saami. The Saami are nomadic people, inhibiting the Nothern European lands. They have a strong sense of community from where their own language and alphabet emerged. From the distinctive letter ‘H’, the logo of Hammerfest arose. Its recognizable and robust character is perfect for our brand.

This is who we are and what we stand for. Feel free to give us a call or stop by for a shot of vodka.

See you soon. Or, as the Norwegians would say:

 

vi ses snart,

 

Guy & Baba

And the rest of the team. Duh.