10/14

5 REASONS 2 REBRAND

1. Keep your brand “fashionable” Consumers look for what’s new and different. Like fashions, a brand can become dated. With old packaging, colors, fonts and style it could be time to do that makeover. If sales have gone down, take a look at your brand and packaging versus what the competition is sporting. How do […]

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6/27

Things To think through before deciding to franchise (Part Two)

The Franchise model of expanding brands into multiple location businesses quickly and efficiently has been around a long time, but that doesn’t mean that starting a franchise is an easy process. Here is Part 2 of Things to Think Through as you are considering whether your Brand has what it takes to become a successful […]

5/7

DEATH TO THE TEMPLATE – ALL HAIL DIFFERENTIATION

The question is not IF you are different, but HOW you are different. Whether you are a franchise brand, multi-location brand, single-location brand or strictly an online brand, if you can’t answer this integral question about your company, you are missing the holy grail of marketing knowledge. DIF‧FER‧ENT (adj.) 1. Not alike in character or quality. 2. Not identical; separate or distinct. 3. Not ordinary; unusual. […]

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9/16

Louisiana Office Products

Louisiana Office Products (LAOP) is a 30 year-old family owned office supply and furniture company. The company’s outdated look and feel positioned LAOP as the “chair store,” despite selling a full range of office supplies, equipment and furniture. With the need to compete against big box competitors, LAOP needed a way to harness its unique brand differentiation, change its outdated image and attitude, and infuse its brand community with enthusiasm.

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12/13

Local Advertising #FAIL

Local advertising is critical for B-to-C companies, but why do so many local companies tend to throw money away with their ads? You can immediately recognize a local commercial by the poor video and sound quality, but here is a list of other giveaways that label commercials as ‘local’ as well: No Plan – First […]

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7/30

Keeping Your Roots

One of the biggest complaints consumers have is that when a small company gets large and starts getting regional or national attention, the company sells their soul. You see this even more in the music industry when bands abandon their loyal, die hard fans and become commercial to sell more downloads & albums. Fans & […]

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