Stay Ahead Of The Disruptors With Real Estate Smart Branding

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Real Estate, Uncategorized

real estate smart branding

Advances in technology are changing the way traditional industries market to—and interact with—customers. Taxis are being replaced by Uber and Lyft. The medical industry is starting to embrace telemedicine. Car dealerships are being challenged by CarMax. And similar innovations are disrupting the real estate market. Real estate agents are facing fierce competition from for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) listings, as well as larger … Read More

Is Your Landing Page Helping Or Hurting Your B2B Branding Efforts?

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Uncategorized

B2B branding

Popeye eats spinach to become stronger. Marathon runners carbo-load with pasta before a race. People go on vacations to relax and recharge. And if you’re a B2B company, you are the spinach… the pasta… and the vacation. Your company’s mission is to make your clients feel better about themselves when they conduct business with you. B2B branding solves your clients’ … Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility—Are You Doing It?

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Public Relations, Uncategorized

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All of the largest U.S. companies are engaged in some type of corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. CSR activities include charitable donations, corporate sponsorships, pro bono work hours and participating or leading fundraisers…  And the activities usually focus on environmental, social or economic causes. But it is not only the big corporations that engage in CSR activities. In today’s rapidly … Read More

Smart Branding For Manufacturers And Distributors

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Manufacturing and Distributing, Storytelling, Uncategorized

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The relationship between manufacturers and distributors is like milk and honey… cookies and cream… tequila and lime (hold the worm). These entities work in harmony and even complement each other. But the relationship between the two is evolving as more and more manufacturers choose to go directly to the consumer—effectively bypassing distributors. And the elephants in the room such as … Read More

Smart Branding for General Contractors and Subcontractors

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Construction, Corporate Identification, Creative Direction, Uncategorized

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One thing is certain, the economic future of the Triangle is… hot, hot, hot. Yes, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas are on fire, and this can only mean good things for both general contractors and subcontractors in the area. But don’t just take our word for it… A slew of recent polls rank the Triangle with some very … Read More

Building A Long-Term Brand Identity

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Medical and Pharma, Uncategorized

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Branding and building a long-term brand identity are not mutually exclusive from marketing goals. But they are birds of the same feather. For example, McDonald’s spends millions of dollars on marketing campaigns for the reintroduction of the McRib sandwich every year. But we universally recognize those golden arches as the company’s logo. Branding and brand identity can be accomplished using … Read More

Leveraging Digital Communities When Branding Healthcare Businesses

HummingbirdAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Medical and Pharma, Public Relations, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized

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

Corporate ID Materials Are Essential for Branding Professional Services Businesses

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

corporate ID materials

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

How to Articulate Your Brand Internally

Wendy CoulterArticles, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy

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There is a lot of advice out there about branding yourself, your business, and a combination of the two. Whatever you choose, you do not just have to communicate that brand publicly. You must also articulate your brand within your own organization. Without internal fidelity a brand falls apart. What people don’t understand is that brand is the skin of … Read More