Relic Agency


How Laredo Texas Rebranded

with the Help of the Relic Team, Completely
Chaning the Perception of Their Destination


News outlets that picked up the rebrand press release



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Sentiment surrounding the rebrand press release




Relic completed a successful rebrand for Visit Laredo in Laredo, Texas. Relic initially met the Visit Laredo team in 2019 at the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus Conference. Following this introduction, Relic became Laredo’s agency of record. The first project was tackling a rebrand and accompanying campaign. Relic wanted the branding to transition from a Texas cowboy feel to better encompass Laredo’s diverse heritage.



Laredo, Texas is a dynamic destination with a strong community and multicultural pride. The town offers unique experiences and history going back to 1755. Visitors enjoy Laredo’s vibrant culture as they shop, dine and enjoy nature. Relic wanted to highlight the diversity and help Laredo stand out as its own destination in Texas. Relic created a new logo for Laredo, an aloe vera leaf. The logo represents Laredo’s spirit of resilience, like an aloe vera plant in the desert. Its seven individual leaves represent the seven flags Laredo flies each day. The leaves’ northward angle symbolizes the life Laredo gives to the U.S. as. one of the largest ports in the country.

Relic also created a new tagline that builds on Laredo’s brand pillars: “Unity. History. Cultura.” The tagline is a mix of English and Spanish, emphasizing Laredo’s bi-cultural heritage. The campaign reflects harmonious trade between the U.S. and Mexico. Laredo holds a celebration each year with neighboring Mexico where children from both countries share an “abrazo”, or embrace.

Relic sent out a press release about Laredo’s rebrand that was picked up by 119 news outlets. The story received 1,821 views and 248 engagement actions. The sentiment surrounding the story was 100% positive.



Relic was able to tie together the unity, history and culture of Laredo through a rebrand. Relic used the RACE method to determine the most unique aspects of Laredo’s bi-cultural heritage. Members of the Relic team visited Laredo, spending time learning and experiencing the city’s history and culture. Relic then designed assets that reflected those characteristics. Before the campaign, Laredo’s brand did not set it apart from the rest of Texas nor did it fully encapsulate everything Laredo represents. Relic pinpointed the gaps and worked across several teams to create assets. This campaign shows the importance and effectiveness of strong branding for destinations.

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