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Strategy, tactics, ideas and tips from Creative Company.

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
Which marketing concept is best? 6 questions to answer

Which marketing concept is best? 6 questions to answer

Today’s marketing world is filled with ideas, options, push-the-envelope-ideas, more-creative-than-the-other-guy campaigns. So what’s the right marketing concept for your organization? Let’s define first: What’s a marketing concept? According to NetMBA: The marketing concept is the philosophy that firms should analyze the needs of their customers and then make decisions to... read more
Your website is a “point of choice”… why?

Your website is a “point of choice”… why?

Your website is where people start If someone is referred to your company, what do they do first? Look you up online. Where do your target audiences look for information on the goods and services you offer? The internet. Your website is a point of choice because 1) audiences... read more
Marketing concepts that boost business

Marketing concepts that boost business

The right marketing concepts will inspire response and boost sales Marketing concepts, the ideas behind the strategies that work, can make or break business. It takes deep thinking and a bit of digging to come up with the right concept. But wow … when it works! When searching online... read more
Marketing strategy, mice and bears, oh my!

Marketing strategy, mice and bears, oh my!

I live in the country… No neighbors, surrounded by vineyards, trees, fields. It’s wonderful. You urban dwellers used to high-rise buildings, traffic noise, and neighbors a cough away may not get it. But it’s worth it for the view, the quiet and the easy breezy drive to work in... read more
Post-recession marketing success, are you ready?

Post-recession marketing success, are you ready?

What’s the new normal? Is your post-recession marketing ready to ramp up? My friends at Kennedy Global make three excellent points for your organization and your marketing program (slightly edited below) … we offer our own post-recession marketing and branding insights, too. (Thanks Alice and Kurt for a great... read more
Be a better marketer: curious and fearless

Be a better marketer: curious and fearless

Act like a child! HubSpot advises being curious and fearless will make you a better marketer. We agree. Michael Reynolds, in a blog post on HubSpot titled “The Secret to Being an Awesome Marketer? Act Like a Child.” offered up so many great points, we can’t summarize them all... read more
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