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Dark side of brand

As the famous Chinese proverb (or curse) says, “May you live in interesting times.” We are definitely living in interesting times. In light of recent injustices and movements like Black Lives Matter, many companies are taking a good, long hard look at their brands to ensure they are not stereotyping or misrepresenting cultures. Many are…

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regent law. image of sonja and logo

Join Kevin and Amy as they chat with attorney Sonja Markwart, owner of Regent Law. Sonja has been through the Brand Archetype process and reveals how picking an archetype that was not “typical” for law firms has really helped her brand stand out. Sonja is also one of our favorite students and has competed our…

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branding fails. Yellow road sign that reads "oops" in front of a cemetary

Branding Fails. They happen and can be quite funny (when they don’t happen to us!) Join Kevin and Amy as they discuss some of their favorite branding fails including examples of: Too big of a change from the past Not enough research into the outcome Veering WAYYYY off the rails Not being sensitive to how…

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creating Company culture part 2. five employees laying in a field with their feet touching to form a star.

Continue with Kevin and Amy as they wrap-up Part Two of Creating a Corporate Culture. Find Part One Here. How linked is your brand to your work environment and culture? If you have never considered this, now is the time to explore how your brand should touch everything you do. The more you live with…

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company culture. many hands joined together in a circle for team work.

Your Archetype should be a HUGE part of your corporate culture. Once you decide on an archetype and a brand, now what do you do with it? Building a great brand does not happen overnight, but it doesn’t have to take years either. Join Kevin and Amy as they explore how they help clients instill…

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PaladinId

For the first time, Kevin and Amy interview a business owner who has been through the entire Brand Archetype process. Meet Dana Ritchie Dana Ritchie is the owner and CEO of PaladinID in New Hampshire. His company develops and supports high-performance bar code labeling applications. They work with businesses to “Make Your Mark” by providing…

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Now that we have done an episode on each of the 12 main archetypes, it’s time to decide which archetype relates the most to your business. As you look at the list of archetypes, one or two might jump right out at you and it is very obvious to you which one you are. However,…

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The Ruler Archetype

Listen as Kevin and Amy argue over who really is the best. The power struggle is real and only one can come out on top as the supreme Ruler Archetype. The Ruler brand is refined and values the finer things in life. It inspires people to do more, achieve more and create a better life for…

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The Innocent Archetype

Listen this week as Kevin and Amy calm down and bring everything down to a peaceful and easy level. They reminisce about their childhood, and family values and don’t use any jargon or lingo. The Innocent brand is all about making things simple, happy, and optimistic. It brings things back to simpler times and offers a…

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