"AFM Safecoat: Pioneering Branding That Works" — Andy Pace, Healthy Building Expert

Branding Love Letters

May 14 2023 • 26 mins

AFM Safecoat is an American building products line and healthy building expert Andy Pace's favourite brand. Andy knew something needed to change in the construction industry when three of his colleagues on a job were rushed to hospital with breathing problems. That was thirty years ago, when the word 'green' was simply a colour. He found a small company called AFM that was ahead of the curve, pioneering non-toxic materials for healthier people and environments. And he has never looked back.

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: www.pilgrimage.design/11-afm-safecoat

Andy's website: www.thegreendesigncenter.com

What is this podcast?

Your brand + an emotional connection with your audience = success. But that middle part is tricky. I'm here to equip you to achieve it, through personal stories of individuals who have emotionally resonated with branding. I'm Sam, a brand designer and your host. In each episode, released on the 14th of the month, a top guest picks their favourite brand. I then invite them to unpack why it means so much. As they share, we gain invaluable insights into what makes audiences tick. Not with strategy or theory, but through that undeniable proof of successful branding: emotion. Whether you're a business wanting to better connect, a charity struggling to garner support or a branding professional needing encouragement, this is the podcast for you.

Podcast artwork created with the help of Canva AI.

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Who am I?

I'm Sam Thorogood. Hi! I'm a brand designer for startups, creators, charities, eco projects and church plants. I'm on a mission: equip these pioneering brands to bring others onto their journeys.

My website: ⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design⁠⁠

Final thing (I promise)!

Every other Tuesday, I share succinct advice on how to integrate design techniques and philosophy into your brand. Encouraging, empowering... and totally free. Welcome to the journey towards better branding.

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