Inconsistent Branding and New Coke

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Consistent customer experiences and messaging strategies go a long way in building trust in your brand, but consistency can break down when your brand hyper focuses on developing tactics instead of aligning your brand with your core values. Inconsistent branding can harm your business by reducing sales from current and future customers who are unhappy about their experience, which can … Read More

Brand Identity: The Face of Your Business

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Once you’ve developed a brand identity, it’s time to incorporate it into your marketing. Create content, take to social media and use language in line with your brand to bring your new brand identity to life. But, don’t forget the most important step. You can’t just turn loose a new brand and expect it to be perfect right out of … Read More

Protect Your Brand from Copycats

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1. Don’t Keep Your Web Content Open for Theft Web content is an often-overlooked part of your message when companies begin the trademarking process. An easy way to deter content thieves while having a heavy-weight champion of copyright infringement takedowns on your side is to create an account with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This US copyright law was … Read More

Brand Ambition: Building a Personal Brand

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Madonna perfected the art of change; in the decades she’s been in the limelight, the only thing that’s remained consistent is change. However, there’s always a method to the madness– never just arbitrary change for the sake of change. She’s changed to keep up with the times. Your personal brand can benefit from minor tweaks every now and again to … Read More

4 Tips for Better Brand Management

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Your company brand is your mark on the world– it’s what sets you apart and what your customers calls to mind when they think of your company. Whether you’re brand new or you’ve been in business for a while, everyone can benefit from a brand management plan. Don’t let your brand management be something you figure out as you go … Read More

Three Keys to Building Your Brand Purpose

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  where ideas take flight At Hummingbird Creative Group, we build business value through better branding. Contact us to find out how we can build your business’s value: 919 854 9100   |   info@hummingbird-creative.com

Keys to Understanding & Building a Brand Ritual

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● Set the Scene Explain clearly and concisely, where and when this brand ritual is typically enjoyed. This is important for introducing a new concept. ● Perform the ritual ● Demonstrate how someone should interact with your product by performing the ritual in your marketing efforts. Seeing the process will make it easier for consumers to re-enact the ritual. ● … Read More

Hummingbird Hosted Triangle AMA Branding SIG on Friday, April 22

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The Science Behind Branding Do you feel that the importance of data is overtaking the importance of brand, or is it complementary, necessary and helpful? Some argue automation and analytics diminish creativity. Others argue that brands can be more creative because they no longer have to be reactive. Weigh in on the debate around if and how branding, automation and … 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