On March 5, 2018, “Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the iconic 21® brand, unveiled a rebranding campaign that represents a complete overhaul of one of real estate's most recognizable icons.”1

CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates - New look and same great service

About the rebrand

“The new brand was developed around the disconnect between the investment people make in buying or selling a home and the perceived value they receive from finding the right real estate agent who fits their needs. This campaign is launching with a new visual identity, TV, digital, social and print components, plus an integrated cross-channel media partnership with ESPN.”2

“As part of the brand campaign, Century 21 Real Estate introduced a sophisticated new logo. The logo features a refreshed color palette that stays true to its iconic gold and black scheme, while also embracing new graphics. By eliminating the complexity and dated iconography, the new identity gives CENTURY 21 System members a clear stage for their unique personalities and styles to shine through, while still providing a simple and timeless "gold standard" seal of approval. Additionally, the new logo enables the brand to project a modern view that makes it relevant to consumers buying other properties, such as apartments or commercial spaces.”3

“This brand relaunch is the latest evidence of a new era at Century 21 Real Estate, which was ushered in by Nick Bailey's appointment as president and chief executive officer.”4


The Response to Our New Branding

In July 2018,  CENTURY 21 Real Estate wins the prestigious Inman Innovation Award In Marketing for New Brand Identity.  <Read more>


About CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates

CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates has helped people, like you, with the buying and selling of homes in Central Kentucky and adjacent areas for over 25 years. We love being part of our community and we hope to continue to serve all of the area's real estate needs for years to come.


CENTURY 21 Simpson & Associates Rebranding Progress by Month

We’ve made a lot of progress over the last 6 months.  Here’s at what happened each month.


March 2018

CENTURY 21 announces its rebranding effort.


April 2018

Our rebranding efforts begin with our social media platforms and posts

Frankfort Office Facebook:

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Frankfort Facebook Profile Picture  CENTURY 21 SImpson - Frankfort Facebook Cover

Lexington Office Facebook:

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Lexington Facebook Profile  CENTURY 21 Simpson - Lexington Facebook Cover


CENTURY 21 Simpson - Twitter Cover


May 2018

Working through the C21 Rebrand Checklist

CENTURY 21 Simpson - C21 Rebranding Checklist


June 2018

We begin rolling out more of our rebranding starting with our new Kroger Cart Advertisements

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Kroger Ad Horizontal   CENTURY 21 Simpson - Kroger Ad Vertical


Next came our updated State Journal Sunday Advertisement and Cable 10 ads.

CENTURY 21 Simpson - State Journal Sunday Ad Banner


July 2018

In July, we received our new yard signs and repainted our on-hand stock of posts to match the new color scheme. It was definitely a group effort!  

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Aug 2018 Post Painting Day before  CENTURY 21 Simpson - Row of Posts Ready to be Painted   CENTURY 21 Simpson - Aug 2018 - post painting day Faye and Barbara-1   

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Aug 2018 - post painting day Jay and Dorothy-1  CENTURY 21 Simpson - Aug 2018 - post painting day Bonnie, Faye, Dorothy and Barbara-1  CENTURY 21 Simpson - posts before and after

CENTURY 21 Simpson - post painting party after  CENTURY 21 Simpson - Adding signs to new posts - Jerry and Gail SImpson  

CENTURY 21 Simpson - C21S - New posts  - Barbara Sullivan and Dorothy Withrow-1   CENTURY 21 SImpson - New posts and Barbara Sullivan-1


Once these signs were ready, we blitzed all of our current listings to add our new signage and remove our old signage.

CENTURY 21 Simpson - New sign lineup


We even made a temporary update to our Frankfort Office sign to be consistent.

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Aug 2018 - sign day Brent and Mom-1   CENTURY 21 Simpson - New temporary Office Sign Banner - Brent Simpson-1   CENTURY 21 Simpson - New C21S Sign - Banner cover-1


August 2018

In August, we focused on updating our stationary, labels, email headers and other internal documents.   

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Letterhead

CENTURY 21 Simpson - Frankfort Label      CENTURY 21 Simpson - Lexington Label  



While it has required work, we are pleased with the new rebranding and our progress in implementing it.  What are your thoughts?



“Century 21 Real Estate Unveils Rebranding Campaign That Targets Complacency, Inspires Real Estate Consumers To Demand More.” PR Newswire: News Distribution, Targeting and Monitoring, PRNewswire, 5 Mar. 2018, www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/century-21-real-estate-unveils-rebranding-campaign-that-targets-complacency-inspires-real-estate-consumers-to-demand-more-300607590.html.

2 Ibid.

3 Ibid.

4 Ibid.