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Episode 86 – Bad Company Names and How to Avoid Them

Bad Company Names and How to Avoid Them

You see ALL kinds of company names out there.  Almost 2/3 of a million new companies, in the U.S. alone, are spawned each year.  And, although some of those names are good, what we’re talking about today is bad company names and how to avoid them! Here are some things to consider: Make it Memorable…

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Episode 84 – The Big Five Archetypes

The Big Five Archetypes

Amy is a graduate from Michigan State and Kevin from Michigan, it’s obvious they are both fans of the Big 10…. But today we’re talking about the Big Five. The Big Five Archetypes, that is.  Those that get embraced most often by organizations using archetypes for their brand strategy.  Let’s start by listing them. Here…

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Episode 83 – Archetype vs. Stereotype

Archetype vs. Stereotype

Amy comes back this week after a week off to work on the Marketing Summit.  Shameless plug: Zeedia Media is hosting a Marketing Summit on May 6, 2022, in Lansing, Michigan. Amy is the key note speaker, talking about Brand Archetypes (of course) and there will be 16 other speakers – all big bosses in…

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Episode 82 – The Ten Commandments of Branding

Here are the ten commandments of branding that I reference in this podcast: STRATEGY Hyper-focus on your strategy No flip-flopping Be Consistent EMOTIONS Know your emotions Avoid all other emotions What’s the energy level of your strategy? Understand The Law of Attraction (stay positive people) AUDIENCE Know your target audience demographics & psychographics Establish personas…

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Episode 81 – Popular Ways of Combining Archetypes

Combining Archetypes

WONDER TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE!!! Today we’re talking about combining archetypes in the process of coming up with a brand strategy. Listen in to hear how Kevin and his twin sister pretended to the Wonder Twins. Here are some of the big ideas when combining two archetypes: It’s possible to pair archetypes, but you have to…

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Episode 80 – Interview with Open School of Business

Open School of Business

We have a special treat for you today. Amy had the opportunity to be a guest on her show, Open School of Business and now we have the please to chat with Anar Umurzak as our guest today. Anar is committed to bringing real-life experts from different walks of life to share different perspectives and paths…

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79 – High-Energy Archetypes

High-Energy Archetypes

While Kevin goes to get himself some more coffee, I’ll go ahead and let you in on the topic for the day.  Today, we’re talking about high-energy archetypes.  Those choice few archetypes where being high energy is a strategic decision and can when done properly, lead to super-strong brand strategies AND higher levels of excitement.…

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Episode 78 – Low-Energy Archetypes

Low Energy Archetypes

Today, we’re talking about low-energy archetypes.  The choice few where if you chose them because of their mellowness, can be a strategic decision. When done properly leads to super-strong brand strategies AND higher levels of customer trust and engagement!  Low energy does NOT mean a lack of power.   The low-energy archetypes, in no particular order,…

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77 – Brand Discovery – How to Find Yours

Brand Discovery

We’re BAAAAACK! It’s a little late for a “happy new year” but this is our first time recording in a while.  Today, we’re talking about the process of selecting an archetype for your organization.  We refer to this process as “brand discovery.” Now, in years past, before we really refined this into the brainstorming/discovery session…

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