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...

5 Ways to Recharge Your Brand
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5 Ways to Recharge Your Brand

You’ve had a nagging feeling for a while that your brand is stagnating.  It doesn’t reflect who you are or your culture, and you need a new look. And you don’t want your competitors to start taking market share because you haven’t kept up with the needs of your customers. Here’s 5 ways to get...

Posted by October 25, 2018June 19, 2019
How to Merge Email and Direct Mail for Powerful Holiday Marketing
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How to Merge Email and Direct Mail for Powerful Holiday Marketing

For many companies, the holidays are a crucial time to drive business. Marketers need a fine-tuned plan to capitalize on the busy shopping season and attract customers. Some include email in their holiday marketing mix, others choose to focus on direct mail. But choosing one channel over the other could do your business a disservice....

Posted by October 9, 2018May 29, 2019
Why It’s Important to Re-Imagine Your Brand
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Why It’s Important to Re-Imagine Your Brand

Not all chickens are alike. If you don’t think there’s a lesson there, well, you’re not listening. You have your chicken on the bone. Your chicken sandwiches. Tenders. Nuggets. Boneless. You can have it as a meal or a snack. The choices, it seems, are endless. It was a situation that became the source of...

Posted by September 13, 2018June 19, 2019
Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands
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Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands

Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can give the marketer nine lives. That’s how Harish Bhat, author of “The Curious Marketer,” sees it. And he’s right: When trying to market your product or services, the bare minimum can be a death sentence. With so many forms of media presenting new opportunities to reach your...

Posted by May 14, 2018June 19, 2019
How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing
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How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing

In my last blog, I discussed how window graphics help increase foot traffic to your brick and mortar business. That’s great, but the next challenge is ensuring the customers stay while making a lasting impression. A great way to do this is to take advantage of the largest and most underrated interactive communication channel you...

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year
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Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

Ultra Violet 18-3838 has been named Pantone’s 2018 color of the year. The color was chosen for its ability to communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points towards the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are...

How Brand Mascots Make Ordinary Products Memorable
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How Brand Mascots Make Ordinary Products Memorable

Recently when I wrote a blog about Halloween costumes based on TV commercial characters, I realized that most of them were from insurance companies. In fact, there are quite a few mascots that represent insurance companies. There’s Flo from Progressive, Jake from State Farm, Mayhem from Allstate, the Aflac duck, and Geico has three: the...

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