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March Madness: When Even the Floor is Branded

March 15, 2017

There’s one branded element that may hold the title as the most watched and most overlooked branding of the entire event – the actual floors on which the games are played. Yes, March Madness branding is so all-encompassing that even the very playing surfaces are incorporated into the overall brand profile and given a high level of attention to ensure they are both brand compliant but also provide their own unique addition to the visual branding.

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The Key to Ensuring Smooth Sailing When Creating Your Brand

March 08, 2017

There you are. Right in the middle of building your brand, and things couldn’t be going any better. It’s been smooth sailing the whole time – you have created a name that you love, your visual brand development process has produced logos, color palates and collateral that are aesthetically appealing and have you sure they are on the fast track to iconic status. But don’t start printing the “best new brand” certificates quite yet.

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Becoming a Tradition-Synonymous Brand

November 22, 2016

Over the years, brands have attached themselves to and eventually become synonymous with a holiday tradition. They’ve reached outside of their usual consumer audience and established brand equity with a portion of the marketplace with little to no brand knowledge outside of the name association. In doing so, they did something no advertising or marketing campaign could do – they became connected to tradition.

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4 Characteristics of Leaders that Help Build Strong Brands

November 10, 2016

As with most aspects of business, a successful branding effort starts at the top. The brand must be developed in such a way and with an end product that provides for easy and full buy-in from leadership across the organization. But what is often overlooked is how the characteristics of the brand are not the only factors involved in leadership’s role with the brand. Leaders who wish to preside over successful brands must also possess certain characteristics in order to utilize their role in the organization to the fullest extent when dealing with the brand.

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Why You Should Keep the Focus in Your Brand Development

October 19, 2016

When it comes to brand building, this constant starting over and relying on chance-based efforts take up time and money, two crucial components to successfully build and create a brand. On the contrary, a focused, targeted and well-strategized brand building campaign will yield results at a much higher rate, and will provide the necessary data of what works and what doesn’t works to help build the road map moving forward.

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A Cup of Sugar and Branding Advice – Two Things You Can Get From Your Neighborhood

September 07, 2016

What if I told you that organizations and products across the marketplace could take branding advice from a collection of neighborhoods in Nashville? In line with a recent trend in demographic identity, the residents are beginning to attach their neighborhood with their own personal brand. In doing so, they have hit a sweet spot in branding, achieving two foundational achievements in building a successful brand.

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Patience is a (Branding) Virtue

August 18, 2016

Simply put, brand development is a practice in patience and the ability to stay the course. When creating a brand, especially during the strategic development phase, the end goal may seem a million miles away. Along those lines, there may be some bumps in the road on the way to success, which will undoubtedly cause some to begin wondering if and when the strategy should be abandoned.

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