Building a Strong Brand Identity: Insights from Tru by Hilton’s Journey

Hummingbird CreativeBrand Value, Branding & Creative, case studies

Tru by Hilton has taken the hospitality industry by storm, launching in 2017 with the fastest brand launch in the industry’s history. By 2023, the hotel had more than 250 locations around the world with hundreds more in the works. What has made the brand so successful? Let’s take a closer look at their brand identity for answers.  Why Brand … Read More

Is Now the Right Time for Rebranding Your Company? 6 Signs To Help You Decide

Hummingbird CreativeBrand Value, Business Strategy, Rebranding

Rebranding your company is no small task. In a previous post, we discussed the hard questions to ask during the process — have your target audience’s core values changed? What about your “why”? Is the current branding truly reflective of all those you serve?  Asking those questions is a good place to start because your company needs to have a strategic … Read More

The Difference Between A Strong Brand vs. Advertising vs. Marketing— Which Is Better for Service Providers?

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Brand Value, Thought Leadership

“There is so much advertising these days, it’s hard to know what’s real. Advertising and Marketing tactics may make me consider a company or visit their website, but brand and testimonials would make me hire them.” This, at its core, is the difference between a strong brand vs. advertising vs. marketing. And this…from a Brand Believer who responded to our … Read More

Wondering Why Business Leaders Should Embrace Brand Development? Here Are 3 Good Reasons

Hummingbird CreativeBrand Value, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Thought Leadership

Roughly 35% of final decision-makers for marketing spending are Disengaged Doubters, and 78% of Disengaged Doubters are more likely to be in senior leadership or ownership roles in the organizations they represent. This segment from our 2021 study isn’t generally familiar with branding development or interested in making it a priority…but they’re in a powerful position when it comes to … Read More

Expert Opinion: What Branding Does for Transferable Business Value

Hummingbird CreativeBrand Value

Remember the Wizard? His brand seemed so upscale, so hip. The all-powerful Oz had a great thing going until Toto yanked on that curtain. But even then you had to admire the guy’s ingenuity—he created lots of buzz about Emerald City just by branding it correctly. At Hummingbird, we believe that branding should add more than a little gold dust … Read More