Tag: branding

How Ambassadors Can Help, or Create, a Crisis for your Brand

Some call them the good old days of crisis communications. Maybe they were for some, offering a place to hide or a quick news cycle to blow over. These good old days weren’t so long ago, and companies are still adjusting. Consider this: ten years ago when a brand faced a challenge with a product…
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What Would John Hancock Do?

“When I was your age, we didn’t type our signature in an email, we WROTE it, with a pen, in CURSIVE. And we liked it!” My, how things have changed. Gone are the days of pen to paper. Now I’m typing emails to people and signing my name with a cute font in a pretty…
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Signs It May (or May Not) Be Time to Retire a Tired Logo

It happens to all business leaders. You begin to get a nagging feeling in your gut about your symbolic emblem, the diamond in your crown — your logo. Perhaps it seems a little worn out, or maybe you’re the one who’s tired of it. Could it be “time”? Whether it’s been in place for generations,…
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Is Your Brand Binge-Worthy?

Just one more episode ….. We’ve all been there. You know you should be going to bed, doing laundry, hitting the gym, or engaging in something more constructive that gluing your eyeballs to a screen. But we can’t help ourselves. We’re in the age of binging on some new series everyone is buzzing about, or…
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Why Ambassadors Are The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Ambassadors are the best. I love them, and if you know what’s good for you, you should too. I wrote a blog in April 2015 (OMG I can’t believe it’s been 2 years!) about the power of ambassadors and brand advocates. Two years later I can say that this still rings true, now more than…
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What You Can Learn From John Wayne and Your Brand

Marion Mitchell Morrison. What does that name mean to you? Does it sound tough or heroic? What if I told you that Marion is really John Wayne? That’s right, folks. Marion was his given name but it didn’t quite convey the cowboy, rough-rider style that “the Duke” was known for, so a name change was…
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What A Walk Down Fast-Food Memory Lane Means for your Marketing

You still see them every so often – those old, unique fast food buildings. Remember when you didn’t have to see the sign to know where you were? The shape and color of the building told you whether it was Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut or Jack in the Box. You spotted the building while…
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Darren’s Diary: Should You Bitmoji Your Brand?

Dear Diary, Don’t think what I’m about to say is crazy, as if me conversing with blank pages isn’t crazy enough, but this is very important. There is another Darren out there, one who happens to have an array of emotions, a crazy sense of style and superhero powers depending on the time of day.…
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Erica’s Social Media Hopes, Dreams and Aspirations

Last year I wrote a blog with my social media predictions for 2016. I recently went back and reread them, and I’m actually feeling really great about my predictions. I think I have a knack for this and could set up shop somewhere, charging $100 an hour to read tea leaves and gaze into a…
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“Copy That”, Otherwise Known as Words.

When approaching marketing collateral, web or advertising pieces, copy will play an important role. What you say, and how you say it, can make or break your piece. It can affect the designer and how they interpret what you want to convey from a visual aspect. It can also effect how audience receives the information…
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