Video Docu-Branding. Keeping Your Brand Alive

One of the big challenges that companies face today is the need to constantly keep brands relevant and fresh. As brands look to new and alternative methods of digital and social distribution, video content has risen as arguably the best tool available. But unfortunately, most companies and their vendors treat video as a one-time project. Which means […]

Why Most Brands Fall Short.

You have a brand, you say. And thank you very much, it seems to be doing just fine. But where is your marketing effort really headed? Not simply the tactical efforts you employ, but the underlying strategies that drive those efforts: and at the core of those strategies, the brand that should be marketing’s foundation. Is […]

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 […]

Brand. The Business of “Why You?”

Cohesion is a Brand Agency. But really, our business is dedicated to constantly asking and answering the simple, yet complex question: “Why You?” Why is yours the brand they should buy? Why should customers care when you introduce a new product or service? Why are you different? Why (and how) are you relevant? For every marketing and brand objective you have: Why You? Learn more […]

“We Don’t Need All That Strategic Thinking.” (or) “Why Doesn’t Our Marketing Work?”

Recently, I met with a prospective client of a large, regional organization, who seemed eager to re-energize her company’s corporate brand. “We really need to develop a new platform for all of our positioning and messaging,” she said. “Internally and externally, we’re confused. We need to define our direction and make a big, bold statement […]

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 […]

Brand Expansion: The Heart & Vascular Institute

New marketing work in our comprehensive effort to evolve the St. Anthony’s brand. Click on the print ad to hear new radio.