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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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Branding Mistakes

We never let our clients make branding mistakes, but here is a list we put together of what we think are the biggest branding mistakes you want to always avoid.   Some may seem obvious – others not so much. You’d still be surprised how many companies still do this today despite our warnings and podcast they…

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Marketing the Jester Archetype

Kevin is doing a happy dance today because are talking about Marketing the Jester Archetype. If the 12 archetypes were children and Kevin had to pick his favorite it is definitely The Jester. As we have been saying all along, the key to making any archetype work is to embrace it fully. Kevin definitely lives…

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marketing the hero archetype

Continuing on with our series on how to marketing each archetype, we are discussing Marketing the Hero Archetype in this episode. To learn more visit our HERO page on our website. You can also listen to our previous podcast episode which gives an overview of what the Hero is all about. You don’t have to…

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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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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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