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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
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A brand refresh updates your brand identity system When you’ve realized your brand identity is out-of-date, out-of-touch with what your audiences expect, you might consider a brand new look.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
Rebranding for today’s audiences

Rebranding for today’s audiences

Rebranding helps you redefine who you are Many companies are reviewing their brand identity, company name and overall marketing strategy for the new year. Why? Positioning and perception. How you’re positioned in your market and your category is defined by your brand. Perception is reality–is your organization recognized for... read more
Rebranding checklist to guide your program

Rebranding checklist to guide your program

You’ve decided. It’s time to rebrand … now what? Great work! You’re past one of the hardest parts: committing to a rebrand. You’ve recognized your current brand program isn’t working and it’s time for a change. It’s a big change. Letting go of what has worked in the past to shift to... read more
Brand architecture — planning for a family of brands

Brand architecture — planning for a family of brands

Multiple brands in your portfolio — should they be separate or relate? We’re often asked this question — should our sub-brands be distinctive from one another or relate to each other? They can relate visually, with a similar identity system, or use a standardized naming structure, or a color... read more
Brand messaging — more powerful than design

Brand messaging — more powerful than design

Brand messaging is the verbal brand Brand identity design is important. We all recognize the Starbucks or Apple logo, the UPS symbol and FedEx. But once you achieve recognition, what’s next? Brand messaging. Think about it. Design first, then story. And a call to action. Today we all want... read more
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