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Strategy, tactics, ideas and tips from Creative Company.

What does rebranding mean?

What does rebranding mean?

Rebranding means something different to each person you ask Rebranding is one of those squishy, confusing terms that means something different to nearly anyone you ask. What does rebranding mean? Here’s my take, to clear up the confusion. In response to an email I sent out titled, “Ditch the... read more
Your marketing concept, where to start

Your marketing concept, where to start

What marketing concept will you use to accelerate your results? Your marketing concept is the central idea that connects all of your outreach, all of your messages and media. It’s designed to entice your best potential customers to buy. Some companies may focus on being the lowest price in... read more
Make your brand new again with a brand refresh

Make your brand new again with a brand refresh

A brand refresh updates your brand identity system When you’ve realized your brand identity is out-of-date, out-of-touch with what your audiences expect, you might consider a brand new look. Yet a complete rebrand can be a major undertaking. There is another option. If your current brand identity design has... read more
Rebranding definition … make it work for you

Rebranding definition … make it work for you

How you define your rebrand depends on your goals. Rebranding is no simple task, however you approach it. It takes time, focus and deep inquiry. What are you trying to accomplish with your rebrand? What’s your rebranding definition? Most companies we’re talking to are thinking about a rebrand or brand... read more
Choose your marketing positioning statement well

Choose your marketing positioning statement well

A clear marketing positioning statement guides your brand Positioning is the concept, the idea that separates you from your competitors. The marketing positioning statement articulates what you want your audiences to understand and why they should choose you. Positioning also reflects why you’re in business, your purpose and values. A clear marketing positioning statement... read more
Your website home page is a job application

Your website home page is a job application

Write a great cover letter for your home page The best job application includes a succinct, to-the-point cover letter that grabs a hiring manager’s attention. That’s what your website home page must do for your visitors. They’ve found you. You want them to hire you. A recent article in... read more
Creative marketing concepts are visual and verbal

Creative marketing concepts are visual and verbal

Creative marketing concepts drive response Action, lots of action. (No napping.) Isn’t that what you expect from your marketing? People to respond–call, refer, click-through, share the story. All great responses. The best, of course, is “yes, I want to buy!” Lots of people claim they’re “creative.” And there are plenty... read more
Message strategy guides brand perception

Message strategy guides brand perception

Message strategy or messaging hierarchy–overview vs. specifics Message strategy, positioning, brand messaging, messaging hierarchy are all foundations of effective marketing. But where do you start? What’s a message strategy vs. messaging hierarchy? Let me clarify for you. Messaging is your verbal brand When it’s time to assess your brand... read more
Marketing design … where to start

Marketing design … where to start

Well designed marketing reaches the right people at their point of choice The world of marketing planning and strategy has shifted dramatically since online has become the dominant place to build your brand. When it’s time to begin your marketing design, where do you start? No matter which industry... read more
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