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Episode 66 – Bronco Branding Redux

Western Michigan University Rebranding

Western Michigan University Rebranding We came across a branding news story from just a week ago that’s both spot-on for the topic of branding, but is also a local story for us Michiganders. Last week, Western Michigan University rolled out a press release unveiling its new logo. First, you have to understand that Kevin’s wife…

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Episode 65 – Marketing the Artist Archetype

Marketing the Artist Archetype

What are the BIG IDEAS when it comes to Marketing the Artist Archetype? Let’s find out! We’re talking about The Artist Archetype today.  To be clear, to pull this off does NOT require you to be a Michelangelo … nor does it require us to roll our paint-covered, naked bodies all over a big canvas…

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Episode 64 – Marketing The Neighbor Archetype

Marketing The Neighbor Archetype

We’re usually pretty upbeat and easily excitable in our podcasts.  Today, we’re going to ratchet it down a couple of notches…. We’re going to take a chill pill and take it easy. Maybe chillax a bit. Are you ready? For a refreshing on what the Neighbor is all about check out these resources: The Neighbor…

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Episode 63 – Think Like Ron Popeil – Infomercials

infomercials

Taking brand tips from infomercials for your products and services. Kids today live in a world where they have almost unlimited options of what we’re now referring to as “screen time.”  All forms of screens: TV, tablets, mobile phones, and other devices.  However, despite all that screen time, there’s a possibility they don’t know what…

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Episode 62 – Cultural Considerations in Your Brand Strategy

Is your business growing internationally? Are you moving into foreign markets? WOOHOO! That’s awesome. It must mean your marketing strategy is working. Remember when we reviewed taglines and quite a few of the funnier gaffes had to do with mistranslations?  Remember Kevin’s favorite? The Parker Pens tagline “It won’t leak in your pocket and embarrass…

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Episode 61 – Rebranding Tales 2021

Rebranding

Join Kevin and Amy for another round of evaluating recent rebrand initiatives by well-known companies. Our listeners have started to get that we will almost always express strong words of caution whenever the topic of “RE-branding” is put on the table.  Today we have a review of four biggies that have all happened this year. …

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Episode 60- Marketing the Magician Archetype

Marketing the Magician Archetype

We had a request from one of our listeners, Zoe, to review Marketing the Magician archetype.  And, if you recall, her company is a line of skincare products.  We waved our magic wand and VOILA! — Here we are.  Are you ready? If you’ve been listening to the past couple of episodes, we have, so…

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59 – Marketing the Innocent Archetype

Marketing the Innocent Archetype

Join Kevin and Amy as they slow down and reminisce about the good ‘ole days while discussing Marketing the Innocent Archetype. The gang starts by dissing Coca-Cola’s latest commercial for being widely off-brand. Watch it and let us know if you agree. The main concepts of the Innocent brand are: #1 Simplicity  Remove chaos from…

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Episode 58 – Marketing the Outlaw Archetype

Marketing the Outlaw Archetype

Amy is so excited for today! Her favorite: Marketing the Outlaw Archetype, and the one that represents her company Zeedia Media.  Today’s podcast is for all you rebellious, contrarian, authority-questioners… for all you radical, free-spirited, wind-in-the-hair types!  The Outlaw is also commonly referred to as The Rebel.  The following are the most critical aspects of…

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Episode 57 – Can Your Brand Go “Too Far?”

taking your brand too far

Is it possible for a brand to go “too far” with their messaging – even when they are staying on brand? Kevin and Amy discuss their thoughts on this podcast episode. What word would you use to describe a Jester brand that’s too Jestery? (Ridiculous) How about an Outlaw brand that’s too Outlaw? (Dangerous) A…

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