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

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

Each year brings new challenges for business brands. 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 the four areas of branding that Hummingbird concentrates on with its own clients—strategy, identity, awareness and loyalty. The companies in our series stand … Read More

Stability and Disruption: Branding Lessons from Netflix

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

Every year has its challenges. But guess what? As long as we’re in business, it will never be over – 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 the four areas of branding … 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

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

B2B Branding: Your Customers Are Researching Their Options…

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Corporate Identification, Uncategorized

B2B branding

The B2B market is as competitive as it’s ever been… and the landscape is changing rapidly. As more companies downsize and try to save on costs, the costs of goods and services is one of the first line items to be reconsidered. Increased competition is challenging traditional long-term relationships with suppliers. Yes, even today, your B2B competitor is trying to … Read More

Smart Branding In The Real Estate Market

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative, Corporate Identification, Real Estate, Uncategorized

smart branding

There is one truism in creating and building a real estate brand: One size does not fit all. There is no magic checklist or software program that will produce a perfect real estate brand… because smart branding is both science and art. The science is making sure your company can be found (physically, yes, but also your website and social … 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

Branding For Medical Device and Pharma Companies

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Articles, Branding & Creative, Corporate Identification, Medical and Pharma

2 scientists, in white lab coats, working n a medical device and pharma lab.

Branding for Medical Device and Pharma Companies in a frequently changing landscape can be a challenge, whether you are a well-established pharma company, or a start up. Your company really has 2 targets to consider – the doctors who prescribe the medications, and the end user. To understand the environment of  branding for medical device and pharma companies in recent … Read More

2018: A Marketing Year In Review

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Corporate Identification, Culture, Uncategorized

marketing year in review

The past year has been a wild ride. The weather… the fires… the politics… the stock market. And through it all, marketing creatives have stayed the course. Here are some of the most memorable campaigns and trends from 2018: A Marketing Year in Review. Try A Hot Toddy, Dear Alexa Lost Her Voice This hilarious Super Bowl LII commercial conjures … Read More

Naughty or Nice Brands

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Culture, Uncategorized

naughty or nice

We’re sure YOU made Santa’s “nice” list… Every year there are companies whose marketing campaigns deserve both a gold star and the grandest of gifts from ol’ St. Nick. And then there are those naughty ones that deserve a lump of coal. Here we identify some that took flight 2018… and others that dropped like a rock out of the … Read More