Expert Opinion: What Branding Does for Transferable Business Value

Hummingbird CreativeUncategorized

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

Branding Poshmark: Now THIS Is How You Do Voice of the Customer

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

2020 was a year of big challenges, and it’s not over yet. But guess what? It never will be. As long as we’re in business, there will be challenges to navigate. Hummingbird is using this space to focus on how big brands have navigated some challenging times, how some have bounced back or gotten ahead with smart branding. We investigate … Read More

Intel Branding—Past, Present and… Keeping Up with the Future

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Technology

2020 was a year of big challenges, and it’s not over yet. But guess what? It never will be. As long as we’re in business, there will be challenges to navigate. Hummingbird is using this space to focus on how big brands have navigated some challenging times, how some have bounced back or gotten ahead with smart branding. We investigate … Read More

Why Your Brand Should Take a Stand: Lessons from Alcohol Giant Diageo

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Change, Challenge and Brand Resilience, Culture

2020 was a year of big challenges, and it’s not over yet. But guess what? It never will be. As long as we’re in business, there will be challenges to navigate. Hummingbird is using this space to focus on how big brands have navigated some challenging times, how some have bounced back or gotten ahead with smart branding. We investigate … Read More

Stability and Disruption: Branding Lessons from Netflix

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Business Strategy, Change, Challenge and Brand Resilience, Social Media

2020 was a year of big challenges, and it’s not over yet. But guess what? It never will be. As long as we’re in business, there will be challenges to navigate. Hummingbird is using this space to focus on how big brands have navigated some challenging times, how some have bounced back or gotten ahead with smart branding. We investigate … Read More

King Arthur Baking Company: Branding for Every Baker

Rita LewisAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Change, Challenge and Brand Resilience, Corporate Identification, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Image, Social Media, Storytelling

2020 was a year of big challenges, and it’s not over yet. But guess what? It never will be. As long as we’re in business, there will be challenges to navigate. Hummingbird is using this space to focus on how big brands have navigated some challenging times, how some have bounced back or gotten ahead with smart branding. We investigate … Read More

It Could (Finally) Be Time to Try Marketing Automation

Hummingbird CreativeMarketing Automation

Even if you don’t know what a Rolodex is, you may be marketing with one. Pre-1980, companies used this fun, swirly cylinder with paper cards to capture contact and lead info—this was your customer relationship management “software.” And when you made notations on the cards—like “give them a call in November”—that was your marketing “automation.” You probably use actual CRM … Read More

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