Branded Content: Direction & Development

Since 1999, Cohesion has been directing and developing content efforts for companies large and small. But different from companies who simply provide content, our efforts born of our expertise in brand and marketing strategy and platform work. Whether we’re developing website content, social media content, or other forms of digital or traditional content, we leverage our […]

Brand Work Examples.

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Marketing is Losing Its (Perceived) Value.

The devaluation of marketing certainly hasn’t happened overnight. It is a generational trend. And the more pervasive technology becomes in the marketing world, the faster marketing (especially marketing strategy) is losing its perceived value. In our experience over the past three decades, we have seen five (5) factors emerge as major contributors to this decline: The […]

Winning Tactical Battles. (Losing Sight Of Objectives?)

Years ago, I remember walking into a potential client’s conference room (a shoe company) who–after the mandatory introductory banter–enthusiastically offered, “We want to aggressively start advertising.” I responded: “That’s great and we can help you do that. But I’m here to help you sell more shoes.” Today, I watch many companies that, both fascinated and confused […]

The Problem With Hiring A Design (Or Digital) Firm To Build Your Brand.

Maybe, you’re thinking about hiring a design and/or digital firm to ‘brand’ your company, product, or service. Because their ‘stuff’ looks nice. And certainly, you need stuff. Because they’ll start with the things you say you need. A strong visual identity. A logo. A tagline. A system of colors and typefaces. A refreshed website. Initially, […]

Brands Are Dead. Or, Are They?

“Brands Are Dead,” according to Jonathan Salem Baskin, who wrote, “Branding Only Works On Cattle.” In a post from the blog, ‘Business Pundit,’ Mr. Baskin says, among other things, “Nobody carries brands around in their heads. Nobody has a relationship with a brand. Or lives a brand lifestyle. Brands aren’t conversations, and they’re not bought, possessed, or […]

Crafting Your Brand (Business) Story Through Video.

We Call It Video Docu-Branding.  Earlier this year, we integrated the work of Big Shot, our short-format video company, into Cohesion’s core strategic offerings. Much of this had to do with the simple fact that most of our new engagements were not for ‘one-off’ short-format videos, but rather, for companies that saw the opportunity to […]

Brand, As A Point Of View.

Mention the word brand in a meeting and trust us, you will have as many opinions as there are people in the room. One of the most maligned and misunderstood of all business concepts, brands have, unfortunately, become most associated with the ‘stuff’ surrounding them. Logos. Taglines. Ads. But a brand is more than its […]

Brian Creath Selected For World Brand Congress Advisory Council

  St. Louis, MO (April 10, 2013) — Brian Creath, president and founder of Cohesion, a brand and marketing direction company founded in 1999, has been selected to serve on the advisory council of the World Brand Congress, according to Dave Porter, Global Chairman, World Brand Congress. Creath joins an international panel of marketing and […]

Building A Cohesive Positioning And Messaging Platform.

As brand and marketing issues, audiences, and challenges become more complex, developing and managing marketing, brand and communications architecture becomes more critical. Because building a concise and well-crafted foundation that houses positioning and messaging for brands, products, services (and a host of other areas) creates needed efficiencies and a welcome blueprint for the myriad internal and external […]