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Brand to Brand Combat: What’s at Stake When Brands Go to War

Who doesn't love a good rivalry? From the Red Sox vs. the Yankees or Star Wars against Star Trek, it's fun to join in with some good-natured ribbing towards those on the opposing team.  

Sensation Transference: Why Creating a Positive Brand Experience Isn't One Dimensional

Have you ever heard the term ‘sensation transference’? Neither had I until I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink. Though you may not have heard the term, you actually experience this phenomenon every day.    

How Big Brands Win: Taco Bell's Dominance Is More Than Just a Combination of Beans, Meat, and Cheese

Americans love Taco Bell. So much so, that according to The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study of 2018, Taco Bell was voted the number one preferred restaurant by consumers.  

A Tale of Lite Beer — A Reaction to Bud Light's Super Bowl Ad

America's lite beer brands are feuding... again.  

Can Starbucks Compete with Third Wave Coffee?

Starbucks brought coffee snobbery to the masses. Those who had never given a second thought to any coffee sipped from a styrofoam cup, could now tell you the many reasons they preferred light or dark roast.

Can Big Brands Compete with Small Batch Consumers?

Altered image from Kristoffer Tripplaar—Alamy (Money)   In the past, proclaiming that you've sold billions of hamburgers was a way to communicate the quality of your product. After all, popularity is equal to quality, right? And for McDonald's, keepi...

10 Signs That You Need to Step Up Your Digital Branding

Your digital branding matters. With brand strategy being a multifaceted effort, it’s easy to forget or not recognize things that could be done to improve it.

Details Matter

I want to talk about brand experience by telling a story.  

Creating a Viable Business Plan in 8 Steps

Entrepreneurship is a risky endeavor — but it can also be a profitable one. While many small business owners have a strong vision of what their business should be, few will take the time to create a viable business plan with the proper brand position...

What Makes a Great Visual Brand Identity for Blogging & Social

It’s no secret that visual media lies at the core of any successful branding endeavor. After all, you want your audience to recognize your brand at a glance, so it needs to be eye-catching, evocative, and above all, unique.

Is Your Agency Destined to Fail?

If you stopped to read the headline and clicked through to find out the answer, you can simply answer 'yes' or 'no' to the most fundament question: Does your agency lack vision?

Building a brand platform & achieving "Authenticity"

In a recent UN post regarding outrage marketing, we mentioned that the latest buzzword in marketing and advertising is "authenticity."

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