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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 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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Episode 46 – A Hint of Blind Brand Evaluation

hint water company

Happy New Year! Cheers to a new year and hopefully lots of positive changes. We are starting this new year by trying something new. Kevin picked a brand and asked Amy to watch 3 different videos by the Hint Water Company. The videos are embedded below. We suggest you watch them in order. After getting…

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Episode 43 – Measuring Your Brand Effectiveness

Brand Effectiveness

How well are you measuring your brand effectiveness? Do you know how to measure it? “If you aren’t measuring your marketing you aren’t doing marketing. If you aren’t measuring your brand, you aren’t really branding.” ~ Kevin Skarritt, Co-Founder of Brand Archetypes and owner of Flock Marketing No truer words have been spoken about marketing…

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Episode 42 – Giving Thanks – A Brand Strategy

giving thanks

Are you “giving thanks” this season with your brand strategy? The Holidays are upon us. Many companies will knee create jerk marketing campaigns that revolve around the Holidays.  And, although there’s nothing inherently wrong with this, far too often these campaigns are NOT within any type of brand strategy.  We see this year after year…

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Episode 41 – Taking a Bite Out of the Oreo Brand

Oreo Brand

Are you familiar with how the oreo brand has remained consistent over the decades? The most recent Oreo commercial sparked a conversation between Kevin, his wife Francie, and her son Drew. The discussion centered around the manipulation of marketing and whether or not it is ethical. Francie exclaimed that she loved the new commercial and…

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Bamlanivimab-a-Ding-Dong … I Can’t Pronounce That!

Bamlanivimab - Branding Tip to Avoid a Bad Name

A potentially life-saving pharmaceutical is being developed called — hang on — Bamlanivimab.  Go ahead. Try to say that ten times, fast.  … Give up? BRANDING TIP:  If you took branding shortcuts and came up with a product name that resulted in THIS video? … Well, you might want to re-think your product naming strategy.…

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