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.

(Click on the graphic below to view examples of our Brand Work.)

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 […]

“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, […]

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.

Will Your Brand Be The One They Choose?

  (Click on the above for a larger version.)   Funny thing about customers who have a choice: They choose what they like, or perceive they need and not necessarily what you’ve planned for them to choose. It’s an inexact process, based on an odd mix of logic, emotion and so many other tangible and […]

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 […]

The Truth: Leveraging Brand Authenticity.

As the the marketing power shift from company to consumer accelerates, one thing seems to be crystal clear: In the future, companies that tell the truth–where words mirror action–will succeed more often than those that don’t. Customers simply won’t buy anything less. But there’s a problem. A problem so dark and secret that few would dare […]