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

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

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & 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

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Uncategorized

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

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & 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

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & 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?

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & 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?

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Public Relations, Uncategorized

corporate social responsibility

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

Brand Storytelling For Manufacturers And Distributors

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

A cup of coffee sitting and a note saying "Do you have a story to tell?" referring to brand storytelling for manufacturers and distributors.

Brand storytelling for manufacturers and distributors means identifying ways to be memorable and connect on an emotional level with their target audience, and using their size and vast resources to do it. The manufacturers and distributors who do it well are, of course, highly visible companies. But they didn’t get their by accident. They established the emotional tie early on … Read More

Smart Branding for General Contractors and Subcontractors

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general contractors and subcontractors

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

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Medical and Pharma, Uncategorized

brand identity

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