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Brand Pranks

Do you know the history of April Fools Day?  Well, there isn’t a definitive story on the origins of this event.  Some say it’s somehow related to a papal bull by Pope Gregory XIII changed, by decree, the first day of the year from late March/early April, to January 1st.  Supposedly, the people who didn’t…

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Episode 55 - Your Brand is NOT About YOU

If your brand is not about you, what is it about? Last week we talked about brand mistakes. We danced around the topic of how you need to connect to your audience, but we never came out and said the words, “Your Brand is NOT About YOU!” So, if the statement “Your Brand is NOT…

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What is Your Competition Doing

Do you pay attention to what your competition is doing with their marketing?  For our frequent listeners, they’ve heard us say over and over that the most important thing you can do is to use an archetype to help you differentiate. But that comment always comes with a caveat:  To evaluate what your competitors are…

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Negative Comments

Wooh. This is a hot topic and negative comments or a bad online review can get you HOT under the collar. Most companies, at some point, will have to deal with an angry customer or internet troll who is ranting about them behind the safety of their keyboard. It’s ok. Take a deep breath. Join…

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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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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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brand architecture. young girl stocking colorful blocks

The term “Brand Architecture” refers to how you brand has been built over time. You start with the foundation and go from there. With a large company that has multiple products or services, or even multiple divisions and sub-companies, their brand architecture can look like a sprawling neighborhood or towering skyscraper. Some of the different…

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30 - Getting your brand to flow Image of cement hands fountain with water flowing over it

How do you get your brand to flow and click along nicely? Well, it takes lots of work. With most things that seem effortless, there is actually a lot of effort behind the scenes. How much brand effort is going on behind the scenes at your business? Companies and organizations sometimes, simply get stuck (especially…

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Don't Explain Your Brand - BrandArchetypes.com

Have you ever heard a person tell a joke so poorly they felt the need to explain it, after it fell flat?  Did you notice the explanation did NOT make the joke funnier?  The same holds true for your company.  Don’t explain your brand!  If you need to do that, it’s an indication that you’re…

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