All Trails Lead To Home
Located in Wyoming County, Pineville is a small town of around 600 residents and is situated along the Guyandotte River. Pineville is the county seat and is home to the beautiful Wyoming County Courthouse, which sits on a hillside overlooking the town and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is part of the expansive Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, which consists of 630 miles of all-terrain vehicle trails, and the popular Pinnacle Creek Trailhead. Pineville also features the towering Castle Rock sandstone, street-legal ATV riding, and unique local businesses, including many that cater to ATV riders. Twin Falls Resort State Park is also just 15 miles outside of town. Pineville is a friendly, welcoming tourist destination for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and anyone who is looking to get away from it all. Visitors can fish or kayak in the river, ride the ATV trails, hike or bike the forest trails, eat or shop at one of the local businesses, and more in a place that feels like a home away from home. As we say in Pineville, "All Trails Lead to Home."
Located along the Guyandotte River and the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, Pineville has untapped tourism potential as a destination for ATV riders, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. However, the lack of a brand identity, online presence, and limited cell phone service presented a challenge to Pineville's growth.
After extensive research including three surveys of different target audiences and focus groups with Pineville community members, the BrandJRNY team developed a strategic branding plan for Pineville that not only attracts visitors but also resonates with the community. Their strategy included a cohesive and research-based brand identity; digital, traditional, and location-based advertising in targeted markets; storytelling, increased social media presence and more.
1,922,264 media impressions
22 media hits
4 PRSA Crystal Awards (highest honor) and 3 Honorable Mentions
Logo, slogan and color scheme
New website with high quality photos and videos
Increased social media engagements by 181%
Branded merchandise and promotional materials
Increased community engagement by nearly 500%
Rack card design and placed at targeted West Virginia Welcome Centers
Targeted advertisements using GoogleAds, YouTube, Spotify and GroundTruth
Brand Pineville Team
"Pineville is a community for adventure, fun, history, good food, great people and relaxing. BrandJRNY helped us realize that and helped us share it with the world to make a difference in our community for years to come."
- Christy Laxton, Pineville Branding Committee