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A Tale of Two Logos

Identifying marks, logos, and icons are all crucial elements to a brand’s identity. They are the main image that separates the brand from any other organization, and because of this, it is important that they are protected. It’s also crucial that a brand has a unified voice across all of its platforms. Rich Energy, an energy-drink brand and former Haas Formula One sponsor, has been learning this the hard way over the last two months. One trademark dispute popped the top on a whole other world of issues. Rich Energy (founded 2015) entered into a lawsuit in May with Whyte

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I Just Want 5 Stars!

Warren Buffett once said it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. While it’s a phrase you’ve surely heard many times over the years, it begins to ring a deeper truth as online resources provide more transparency. A brand’s online reputation management (ORM) refers to the public’s opinion of the organization as reflected by what consumers are saying about them on the internet, as well as how the brand interacts with those comments. In today’s digital age, a brand’s online reputation becomes an extension of themselves, whether they like it or not. Consumers are

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Real Brands in a Fake World

Our clients sometimes ask us if advertising is really like the show “Mad Men.” Like many things, the shows highlights some realities with a dramatic and fictional exaggeration. However, while the ad agency (and accompanying storyline) was fictitious, many of the brands mentioned in the show were not, such as Lucky Strike cigarettes, Bethlehem Steel, American Airlines, Jaguar, Hilton Hotels, and Coca-Cola. Since the show ran for seven seasons, one can imagine the huge amount of products and companies that were featured on the show. So, while binging over a rainy weekend, did you ever wonder how the show successfully

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Think Outside the Post!

Many business are still a little weary about social media as a marketing tactic as well as the amount of budget they should invest. It’s easy to think of social media as simply “content and posting” but there is much more to consider. Facebook started as a tool to connect with people and while it has evolved into a playground for advertisers, all social media platforms still stem from that intent. Businesses have a HUGE opportunity to leverage social to stay top of mind for clients/customers and prospects whether you’re B2B or B2C. In addition, there are now many other

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The Craft Beer Industry Isn’t Dying After All

Is there anything better than an icy cold beer on a hot summer night? We can think of maybe one thing: an icy cold craft beer. There’s been a lot of speculation that the craft beer industry has been shrinking over the past few years. However, since state laws have shifted to allow on-premise sales, craft brewery revenues have continued to increase. The “at-the-brewery” channel grew last year, especially among Millennials, who many thought were responsible for killing the craft brewing industry. 56% of Millennials drink craft beer at least once a week and are spending more on average than

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Is “Brandfluence™” Right for You?

Are you experiencing low sales volume? Does “the other guy” seem to consistently outperform you? Do people forget your name the moment you leave the meeting? You need brand enhancement, and BrandFluence™ could help. WHAT?!? We’re talking about enhancing your brand…what did you THINK we were talking about? Hey, it’s important to understand that brands EVOLVE. Giving your brand an enhancement does not mean you’re failing; in fact, it means the opposite — you are succeeding! You’ve been around long enough that the brand position you’ve held over the past several years needs to shift so that you can continue

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