Marketing Structure For Smaller, Growing Organizations

You’ve built the product and/or service. You’ve started the business. And it’s growing. But you’ve been so focused on initial sales, operations and cash flow that marketing — well, that just seems like something that can wait until you get a little bigger. And have a little more cash in the bank. Every week, we […]

Brand Work Examples.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The One Marketing Tool that Saves Companies Time and Money.

The One Marketing Tool that Saves Companies Time and Money. Since 1999, Cohesion has been building comprehensive marketing, positioning and messaging platforms that save companies time and money. How?  First, those who need to communicate the benefits of your business and brand will stop reinventing the wheel every time they have a meeting. The right answer is always right […]

Updating Your Brand Playbook.

  Consumers are steering brand marketing into areas previously unknown — taking the driver’s seat and telling brands where, when, and how they want to interact. A shift that is forcing marketers to rethink the rules of brand building and the strategies they utilize. At Cohesion, we’ve worked with numerous brands to refresh overall strategy […]

The Top 3 Reasons Companies Hire Cohesion.

(Cohesion is a nationally recognized brand and marketing strategy firm, based in St. Louis. Since 1999, Fortune 1000 and mid-sized companies across the country have engaged our firm for a variety of short- and long-term strategy and tactical assignments. To better understand and serve our clients, we’ve taken some time to assess and categorize the […]

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. is the worldwide holding company for a complex and growing portfolio of life science and high technology companies. With dozens of brands offering tens of thousands of products, Sigma-Aldrich sought to develop a brand positioning platform that would organize and communicate the global leader’s story with clarity, consistency and cost efficiency. Cohesion built […]