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 […]

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 […]

Short-Format Videos That Drive Marketing And Social Media Engagement

Video content is on the rise. According to a recent HubSpot post, including video on a landing page can increase conversion rates by 80% and 92% of mobile video consumers share videos with others. In 2012, we introduced Big Shot, a short-format business video service. Recently, Big Shot upgraded its back-end process to create an even better user […]

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 […]

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 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 […]