Make it Count, Make it Real
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Make it Count, Make it Real

Earlier this year, Larry Fink, CEO of Blackstone, caused a stir in the business world when he published a letter highlighting the positive relationship with purpose and profits, suggesting that CEOs should rethink their business model to deliberately link purpose with profit. “Unnerved by fundamental economic changes and the failure of government to provide lasting...

Posted by February 25, 2020February 25, 2020
Purposefully
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Purposefully

When your brand is more about the cause than the money During the 2011 Thanksgiving shopping season, outdoor gear and apparel designer Patagonia ran an ad that turned more than a few heads. In big, bold letters, the ad read, “Don’t buy this jacket.” A closer look at the brand’s decision showed how it detailed...

The Importance of Branding Consistency
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The Importance of Branding Consistency

A brand is the face of a company or a business. The logos, fonts, and colors used are what people will associate with your brand. A brand needs to be distinct and consistent, meaning all things associated with it should share similar qualities. It should be pleasing to the eye so that it is able...

Lane Change
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Lane Change

Practicing the grand old art of reinvention Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Donald Duck. Goofy. Winnie The Pooh. Tigger. You can come up with scores of reasons as to why Disney World is known as the happiest place on earth. Who could walk away not feeling that way? Look at the Disney business model. When you...

Tip of the Tongue
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Tip of the Tongue

Why awareness is the most critical part of the funnel Let’s say you are a hair product loyalist. Or maybe you only buy OLED TVs. What brand do you prefer? Your choice is built on trust. That much we know. That’s why in a saturated market, brands are scrambling to stand out from their competitors...

Pushing Your Brand with Harrison Monarth
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Pushing Your Brand with Harrison Monarth

It seemed pretty easy. You write a New York Times best-selling book, and then sit back and wait for people to knock down your door. That’s not quite the way Harrison Monarth remembers it. After writing his first book, “The Confident Speaker,” his profile rose when The New York Times put it on its best-seller...

Marketing Success with Large Format Printing
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Marketing Success with Large Format Printing

Marketing is about communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers or consumers for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand. The biggest challenge for most marketing strategies is to continually, find new and innovative ways to do this. One of the most powerful tools marketers have at their disposal...

Posted by August 15, 2019August 15, 2019
Building impressions while building your brands
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Building impressions while building your brands

By Scott Franko We are brand builders. We all want our brands to be successful. Building impressions is a success principle that uses the principles of branding beyond a name and logo by applying them to five key components that lead to building a more successful brand. As you build your impressions, it is a...

Posted by July 31, 2019July 31, 2019
Project Spotlight: Truman Medical Center
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Project Spotlight: Truman Medical Center

Truman Medical Center (TMC) is an academic health center in downtown Kansas City. TMC has 2 academic hospital locations, the largest behavioral health program in the area, long-term care facility, multiple primary care practices, and the busiest level one trauma center in the community. TMC is also the primary teaching hospital for the University of...

Trending with Denise Kohnke
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Trending with Denise Kohnke

Noted branding thought leader on why marketing should matter to you Fail happens. If you don’t devote yourself to continually reviewing what’s new, and what’s working and what’s not, you’ll keep running in place. It’s a message that Denise Kohnke takes to heart. The executive director of marketing firm House United and author of “All...