Building A Long-Term Brand Identity

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

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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

Leveraging Digital Communities When Branding Healthcare Businesses

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification, Medical and Pharma, Public Relations, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized

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Digital communities (DCs) are becoming more and more popular as a way for all businesses to reach consumers and build brand advocates. But first, DCs are different from a basic online platform or entity such as Facebook or Twitter (although many DCs can be found within Facebook). DCs are contained online communities where people with common causes, goals, issues or … Read More

The Importance of Being Authentic to Branding a B2B Service Business

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Corporate Identification, Public Relations, Uncategorized

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Keeping It Real In today’s instant message, Twitter and Instagram societies, people are quick to respond that they “kept it real.” That vernacular means a person stayed true to their core beliefs… especially when facing adversity. We reserve a special place in our hearts for people who keep it real… who place value on being authentic. In fact, pop culture, … Read More

Corporate ID Materials Are Essential for Branding Professional Services Businesses

Hummingbird CreativeAdvertising & Marketing, Branding & Creative, Business Strategy, Corporate Identification

If you’re in the business of selling professional services, you are in good company. You invested a lot of time and energy and money into getting your education and training and certifications… Then you brainstormed and strategized and executed… And now you’ve established your brand. But how much thought have you given to your corporate ID materials? Start With A … Read More

2018: A Marketing Year In Review

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

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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

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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

Brand Vocabulary Matters

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative

Speaking The Same Language As Your Customers So you’re a business trying to get your name out there. Hurtle one: being discovered. You’ve spent hundreds of hours working on your service, message and story– now, it’s time to share with the world. Here’s where you might stumble; because you’ve spent the time cementing the value of your product so you can crystalize … Read More

Insights for Branding from Your Net Promoter Score

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Using Your Net Promoter Score To Get Actionable Insights The Net Promoter Score has been– and continues to be– one of the most trusted metrics to measure how healthy your customer relationships are. It’s become the industry standard for measuring customer loyalty and serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research. The Net Promoter Score has been widely adopted … Read More

Brand and Logo, a Case of Mistaken Identity

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Setting The Record Straight As a full-service branding agency, we hear the question frequently: “what’s the difference between a brand and a logo?” Many seem to think they’re one and the same– even some agencies! So, if even the professionals are confused about the difference, how can we expect our clients to understand? Many clients feel that they have a … Read More

Expand Your Business, Be a Global Brand

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Tackling the global market takes a steady hand and a deep understanding of cultures around the world to keep from making avoidable blunders. While, to some small degree, the widespread availability of the Internet has made it possible for all brands to become global, the Internet does not guarantee your brand will be able to go global. You need a strong core … Read More