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Episode 73 – Negative Newsjacking a Bad Idea

Newsjacking

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Newsjacking, but for our listeners, Newsjacking is when a brand or firm mentions or creates a campaign centered around a major, well-discussed news item. It’s slightly different from a publicity stunt in that the news item is leveraged in marketing while a stunt might acknowledge news within…

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Episode 72 – Be Aspirational

Episode 72 - Be Aspirational

Be Aspirational in your marketing!  Picture the 1995 movie Jumanji, with Robin Williams? In the movie, the main character, Alan Parrish was the son of a business owner who owned a factory that made shoes. As you would expect from a shoe manufacturing company in the sixties, there was a lot of machinery in an…

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Episode 70 – Interview with Olga Nesterova

We had the very amazing privilege of having a great conversation with Olga Nesterova, founder of  OnestBusiness.com. Her podcast is Onest Conversations, and we got suuuuper honest about brand and marketing. Olga is an experienced marketing strategist who has worked with Fortune 500 companies in New York City successfully growing their social media reach, engagement,…

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Episode 69: Marketing the Explorer Archetype

Marketing the Explorer Archetype

We’re gonna channel our inner Sacagawea today.  It’s all about The Explorer archetype. I know it’s a little like saying out loud which of your kids you like the best … but, if you were to ask me, “which is your favorite archetype, Kevin?”, I’d have to put The Explorer way high on that list.…

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Episode 68 – Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)

keep it simple

How many times have we been asked (about Brand Archetypes), “Does this reeeeally work?” A LOT! Way more than we would expect and way more than other, seemingly more obvious, questions.  After putting a little thought into this, we have something for us to explore: What is the essence of why Brand Archetypes works so…

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Episode 67 – I Just Can’t Help Myself

There’s a really big idea in the world of branding that’s an obvious question to ask by ALL business owners … but the idea is not so often seen as a branding issue.  And, the question – this big idea – is, “How do I get customers to buy from me, instead of my competitors?”…

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Episode 66 – Bronco Branding Redux

Western Michigan University Rebranding

Western Michigan University Rebranding We came across a branding news story from just a week ago that’s both spot-on for the topic of branding, but is also a local story for us Michiganders. Last week, Western Michigan University rolled out a press release unveiling its new logo. First, you have to understand that Kevin’s wife…

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Episode 65 – Marketing the Artist Archetype

Marketing the Artist Archetype

What are the BIG IDEAS when it comes to Marketing the Artist Archetype? Let’s find out! We’re talking about The Artist Archetype today.  To be clear, to pull this off does NOT require you to be a Michelangelo … nor does it require us to roll our paint-covered, naked bodies all over a big canvas…

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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 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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