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Episode 50 – What is Your Competition Doing?

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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Episode 49 – Branding in the Legal Industry

The Legal Industry

Once in a while, we discuss an entire industry and the popular brand strategy that it has adopted. Today we’re talking about the Legal Industry. Recently we have covered the Healthcare Industry and the Food Industry if you want to check out those episodes as well.  This isn’t just for attorneys or law firms, it’s…

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Episode 47 – Branding in the Food Industry

Branding in the Food Industry

This episode is all about branding in the food industry. Not just restaurants, but food products as well. And, as always, Kevin and Amy cover the importance of having a brand focus – ahem – an Archetype. A few things to keep in mind that are SUUUUUUPPPEEERRRRR important for the food industry are: Imagery: You…

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Episode 44 – Interview with Shotwell Rutter Baer

Shotwell Rutter Baer

Join Kevin and Amy as they interview David Shotwell and Nick Nauta, two financial advisers with the firm Shotwell Rutter Baer, in Lansing Michigan. Learn how they went through the brand archetype process and how it has changed their approaches to marketing and branding. Amy has been working with SRB for a couple of years…

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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 39 – “Sexy” vs. “Not-So-Sexy” Industries

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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Episode 37 – Branding and the Healthcare Industry

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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Episode 36 – A Close Look at Rite Aid’s Rebrand

RiteAid Rebranding

Are you aware of Rite Aid’s Rebrand initiative? Maybe you’ve noticed some new signs and logos going up on storefronts. This is what caught Kevin’s eye in his town a few weeks so we decided to investigate what is going at Rite Aid. When we come across a well-known company that is going through a…

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Episode 35 – What is a Brand Ambassador?

brand ambassador. Corporate name tag that reads hello I am Brand Ambassador

What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Brand Ambassador?” A high-level, heavily decorated dignitary? A bartender serving up shots of a new fancy designer liquor to pique your curiosity? Amy envisions a sheriff striding around with a badge that reads BRAND and wielding a very large hat. She almost has Kevin convinced…

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Episode 34 – Personal Branding vs. Corporate Branding

personal branding

A couple of episodes ago we mentioned personal branding. This is a topic worthy of its own episode, so here we are getting personal. People want to know if they should pick an archetype that is close to their personality. This question comes up a lot for solopreneurs or businesses that have a strong spokesperson…

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