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How to Use Brand Guidelines

We all know that if you want to succeed professionally, you need to dress for success.  Even in our current world of Zoom meetings, what you look like in camera view is important.  Guess what? The same is true of your brand.   A strong brand guide makes sure that every time your brand is visible […]

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Should I use Squarespace to build my website?

So you’ve got a business ready to launch and need a website.  Or perhaps your current website needs a serious facelift.  We recommend Squarespace for students, startups, nonprofits and some small businesses. Need more functionality, customization, integration, or lead generation? Then WordPress may be your answer. Here’s what we love about Squarespace. In a matter […]

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What is a Brand Wheel?

We’re pretty big fans of brand strategy over here. So we’re especially excited about today’s 29×29 topic: What is a Brand Wheel? When we build a brand identity for a client, we put a lot of focus on the strategic development of the brand.  A brand wheel is a method for defining your brand identity. It’s […]

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How Social Media Fits in a Brand Strategy

Each social media platform has a preferred method of engagement that can affect how a business communicates its brand message. Think of it this way: Social media is a vehicle for your message, your brand provides the road, and your strategy is the map. There are various rules of engagement for representing your brand on […]

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How to Define Your Audience

One size fits all marketing doesn’t work. It’s like asking a question to a room full of people. Without eye contact, hand gestures or calling someone by name, they don’t know who you’re talking to – so they don’t respond. If you don’t define your audience, your customer doesn’t know that you’re talking to them. […]

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5 Top Marketing Trends for 2019

If you plan to kick off the new year with the same activities that got you by in previous years, you may find yourself slowly losing ground with your ROI. We’re breaking down what to expect in 2019’s marketing trends. The big buzz in the old year was privacy. We saw a crackdown with information […]

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How Branding Can Save You Money on Social Media Ads

Social. media. is. not. free. It’s a pay-to-play game, but it is incredibly powerful. And if you’re doing social right, where you create a plan that aligns with your business and marketing goals, implement that plan with strong content that aligns with your target audience, and analyze the effectiveness of your activities, only then can […]

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How to Fuel the Flame for Your Growing Brand

You’ve got a terrific product or service that changes lives. Customers are knocking down your door, and you know you need to scale your business to the next level. But something is holding you back… Unless you’re effectively telling the story of how your product or service is really extraordinary (not just good, but genuinely […]

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What Do You Stand For?

Quantifying the value of a logo is a tough sell. In a time when you can get a logo from a discount bin website, budget-conscious business owners don’t understand why they should look anywhere else. There’s so much more to business than just what you’re selling. And there’s more to your brand than just your […]

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Teaser image - The Problem with Change: Rebranding Edition

The Problem with Change: Rebranding Edition

With change, there’s a before and an after. What something was before a turning point and what it has evolved to after change occurred. The question is, how to go through that change gracefully.   Change management is both an internal and external process to ease your organizational process with preparation and support. Without traumatizing […]

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What does your branding say about your business?

Business isn’t just business. Business is about emotion. Not just mine and not just yours, but the people close to us. It’s also about the feelings of your customers and the people close to them. This applies to ALL businesses. We’re in business because we love working with brands to create identities. Real estate agents help […]

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