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...

Making Decisions As A Team
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Making Decisions As A Team

It’s hard for everyone to agree, especially in the workplace. It seems that there will always be someone who isn’t happy when it comes to decisions. While it might be true that you can’t completely please everyone, you can compromise. In order to make the best decision, it is essential to hear everyone’s input so...

Design Throughout the Decade
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Design Throughout the Decade

From the years 2010 to 2019 the design industry has changed, particularly in terms of text, layout, and technology. The design industry has changed a lot from the years 2010 to 2019. In the timeframe of almost ten years, various styles have trended for logos, web design, layout, and much more. There have been many...

2020 Design Trends
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2020 Design Trends

With 2020 just around the corner, the design community is wondering what next year will bring. Research shows design is trending in many different ways. Here are some of the trends you’ll be seeing. Monochromatic Simple is in! Do you remember the enthusiastic use of duotone from a few years ago? Well, there has been...

Posted by November 25, 2019December 31, 2019
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...

Brothers in Arms
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Brothers in Arms

Your 3-step plan for aligning marketing and sales Brands everywhere can swap stories about what it takes to keep their sales and marketing departments on the same page. According to a Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and LinkedIn survey, only 46 percent of marketers describe their sales and content marketing teams as well-aligned. That means 54...

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...

Turning Your Direct Mail Campaign Into the Next Great Story
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Turning Your Direct Mail Campaign Into the Next Great Story

Everybody loves a good story. So why not turn your next direct mail campaign into a story people will remember. Infusing the great art of storytelling into your next initiative is as simple as following this checklist by the team: Make It Emotional What feeling do you want your audience to walk away with when...

Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined
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Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined

In their best-selling book, “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant” and “Blue Ocean Shift,” world-renowned professors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne argued that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Embraced by organizations and industries worldwide,...