Purpose-Driven Marketing: Following Your North Star

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy

What can we say… it was the eighties. Madmen still roamed the earth unevolved. They were brilliant and creative… they fashioned ad campaigns out of thin air… they twisted the truth… they preyed on human fear and desire… That’s the premise of the 1989 movie How to Get Ahead in Advertising. Madman Denis is feeling blocked about a campaign for … Read More

Be Smart, Be Strategic, Be Generous: We WILL Get Through This!

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Wendy Coulter

In this post, Hummingbird CEO Wendy Coulter shares some business lessons learned from tough times in the past… what they mean for our present crisis… and why they give her hope for the future. On a brisk springtime walk (Wendy doesn’t do “slow”), she reflected on business challenges and rediscovering what’s important.  What past crises have you and Hummingbird weathered? … Read More

Behind Every Marketing Effort, There’s BIG Strategy

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When people think of marketing, they think of social media… logo design… email campaigns. The fun stuff! Those activities are essential to your marketing. Without them, you couldn’t get your service, product or brand in front of your target customers.  But behind every good tactic there has to be a Why. Why are you doing what you’re doing? Before you … Read More

Hummingbird at 25: Taking Flight

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Anniversaries are thick on the ground this year.  It’s been 10 years since the iPad debuted, 100 years since the Band-Aid appeared. (How did we live without them?) It’s been 50 years since the Kansas City Chiefs won their first of two Super Bowls. (Congrats on 2020, Chiefs!) And it’s been 25 years since Hummingbird opened its doors for business.  … Read More

Hummingbird Wins Big at Davey and MarCom Awards

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The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) have announced the winners of the 2019 Davey Awards and Hummingbird Creative Group is proud to have won a Silver Award for Kymanox branding! Named for when David defeated Goliath with a big idea and a little rock, the annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who get … Read More

Leveraging Digital Communities When Branding Healthcare Businesses

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digital communities

Digital communities (DCs) are becoming more and more popular as a way for all businesses to reach consumers and build brand advocates. But first, DCs are different from a basic online platform or entity such as Facebook or Twitter (although many DCs can be found within Facebook). DCs are contained online communities where people with common causes, goals, issues or … Read More

The Importance of Being Authentic to Branding a B2B Service Business

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being authentic

Keeping It Real In today’s instant message, Twitter and Instagram societies, people are quick to respond that they “kept it real.” That vernacular means a person stayed true to their core beliefs… especially when facing adversity. We reserve a special place in our hearts for people who keep it real… who place value on being authentic. In fact, pop culture, … Read More

Impactful Branding and Marketing Tools for Medical + Pharma

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marketing and branding for medical device and pharmaceutical companies

To understand the changing landscape of marketing and branding for medical device and pharmaceutical companies, one only has to look at late night television. There, the battle between Viagra and Cialis is played out—hour after hour—as commercials remind viewers of the perils of ignoring one’s romantic life. (Sure, there’s the litany of potential side effects… but they’re speed-read at the … Read More

Corporate ID Materials Are Essential for Branding Professional Services Businesses

HummingbirdAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification

If you’re in the business of selling professional services, you are in good company. You invested a lot of time and energy and money into getting your education and training and certifications… Then you brainstormed and strategized and executed… And now you’ve established your brand. But how much thought have you given to your corporate ID materials? Start With A … Read More

2018: A Marketing Year In Review

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marketing year in review

The past year has been a wild ride. The weather… the fires… the politics… the stock market. And through it all, marketing creatives have stayed the course. Here are some of the most memorable campaigns and trends from 2018: A Marketing Year in Review. Try A Hot Toddy, Dear Alexa Lost Her Voice This hilarious Super Bowl LII commercial conjures … Read More