Udemy is a global platform for learning and teaching online that offers a wide range of courses to learners and businesses around the world. As part of its expansion strategy, Udemy recognized the need to establish a strong presence in China, where the demand for flexible and accessible corporate training solutions is rapidly growing. To achieve this goal, Udemy partnered with Labbrand to develop a Chinese brand name and visual identity that would resonate with local customers and reflect Udemy's values and mission. One of the main challenges faced by Udemy was to create a Chinese brand name and visual identity that would reflect the company's mission of improving lives through learning and resonate with local customers. Udemy needed a name and logo that would authentically reflect its values and mission and would be easily recognizable and memorable for learners and businesses in China.
Labbrand, with its expertise in Chinese language and culture, worked closely with Udemy to develop a Chinese brand name and visual identity that would meet its requirements. The name, 优领思 [yōu lǐng sī], combines the characters for "excellence" - 优质内容, “leadership” - 领先行业, and "deliberation" - 构思未来, emphasizing Udemy's commitment to providing high-quality, flexible, and effective skills development opportunities to organizations and individuals in China. The new brand identity features a bold, modern design with a color palette that reflects Udemy's global brand identity.
The new Chinese brand name and localized visual identity developed by Labbrand for Udemy were unveiled on March 1, 2023. The launch of the new brand identity was marked by its presence on various touchpoints, such as local social media platforms and Udemy's partner Sanjieke's website. The launch has had a positive impact on Udemy's brand equity in the Chinese market, enhancing its reputation as a leading global platform for learning and teaching online.