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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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Episode 40 – Marketing the Mother Archetype

Is your brand the Mother? Do you need some ideas for marketing the Mother Archetype? Getting ideas and discussing brand and marketing with other businesses that have the same archetype as you can be far more valuable than studying those who have the same business as you. You want to be different from them anyway.…

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sexy vs not so sexy branding

Let’s face it – some industries, products, and services are just way easier to market than others. We call these “sexy” industries. Not necessarily because they are sexy in their branding (Lover Archetype) but because everyone likes them and uses them. For example, food, travel, and clothing. These are things you can get excited about!…

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healthcare industry

Last episode we discussed the brand changes that Rite Aide is going through and we thought it might be interesting to explore the healthcare industry in general and some trends we see in branding there.  When you are deciding on an archetype is important to consider what other companies in your industry are doing –…

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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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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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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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