Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Brand During Crisis and Beyond

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Graphic Design, Market Research, Social Media

“At a time when decision-making and the trade-offs of running a business are more challenging than ever, and the need for leaders to advocate for all stakeholders has never been more paramount, [we are] here to light the path forward.” Apple or Berkshire Hathaway, reassuring investors? No—Fortune Magazine, soliciting subscribers… and offering to help. As we experience a flood of crises—in … Read More

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!

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Culture, Public Relations, Social Media, Technology

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

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, case studies, Clients, Market Research

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

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Announcements, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Clients, Copywriting, Corporate Identification, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Web Services

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

Smart Branding For The Three Os: Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Uncategorized

smart branding for eye care professionals

Highlights from Wendy Coulter’s interview on Light Source Education podcast with Andres Quintana. Hummingbird Creative Group’s Founder and CEO Wendy Coulter enjoyed an insightful discussion with Andres Quintana, owner of Light Source Eyewear and Accessories. The topic of this educational podcast was: Smart Branding For Eye Care Professionals. During a 30-minute high-level discussion, they covered several marketing and branding challenges … Read More

Smart Branding In The Beverage industry

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beverage industry

Maybe you’ve noticed… North Carolina is experiencing tremendous growth in the beverage industry, including wine and craft beer.  Some quick facts:  Did you know that, due to its diverse topography—along with the five distinct federal Viticultural Areas across the state—North Carolina is the only place in the world where every type of wine grape is cultivated?  Today, North Carolina wine … Read More

Protect Your Brand Identity At All Costs

HummingbirdBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Uncategorized

brand identity

Smart branding is more than simply having a memorable logo, trademark or tagline. A complete and mature brand is also associated with trustworthiness, quality, dedication, reliability, creativity, thinking outside the box, work ethic and loyalty. It may take years to develop a solid brand identity—only to have it be destroyed by one single act or a series of unfortunate incidents. … Read More

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?

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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