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Using Benchmarking Research to Track Growth and ROI

Using Benchmarking Research to Track Growth and ROI

Many of our clients count on their brand strategy to be a springboard for growth. Whether they’re falling short of ambitious goals or have truly hit a wall, brand strategy can help create the shifts they need to move ahead. But how do you measure success beyond hard numbers like revenue and inbound queries? How do you get insight into whether, how, and how much your brand strategy is fueling your growth – and what more it might be able to do? Brand perceptions, after all, are a squishier metric than dollars. Right? Benchmarking Research Demonstrates ROI Not necessarily. Brand perceptions can...
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Brand Growth in a Saturated, Competitive Market: Yes, It’s Possible

Brand Growth in a Saturated, Competitive Market: Yes, It’s Possible

Brand Growth Despite Growing Competition Brands saturate our world. They are all looking to innovate faster, compete harder, and disrupt bigger. Why? Competition is tough – from both emerging and established brands. This forces companies to always be on their toes. But competition isn’t always a bad thing. Competition is what gives brands the motivation to do better and be better. If your market is crowded, it doesn’t mean your employees must work 18-hour days or that you have to outspend on advertising. Instead, what you really need to do is work smarter. Here are some ways you can grow...
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On Design, Branding, and Where the “Brand Magic” Happens: Interview with Emotive Brand Creative Director

On Design, Branding, and Where the “Brand Magic” Happens: Interview with Emotive Brand Creative Director

Interview with Jane Brown, Creative Director Jane joins Emotive Brand with over 20 years of experience developing corporate and brand identities ranging from global corporations to startups – bringing both agency and client-side, as well as print and digital media expertise to the table. Jane has built a reputation around delivering high-level thinking and design systems that enable new brands to compete in crowded marketplaces and venerable brands to deepen their relevance. In this interview, Jane shares her point of view on branding challenges, client-agency relationships, collaboration,...
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Early Warning Signs You Need a Brand Refresh

Early Warning Signs You Need a Brand Refresh

Brand Presentation Counts Presentation is everything. It’s the way a gourmet meal looks on the plate, what you wear for a job interview, or the tidiness and odor of your hotel room when you open the door. The same rings true with a corporate brand. Your brand is who you are. When your brand presentation is clear, people understand who you are and what you stand for in the world. On the other hand, when your presentation doesn’t make a great first impression, you must prepare to deal with the fallout. This is why when we work with clients, we often need to stress that how you present your...
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An Emotive Holiday: Happy Holidays from Emotive Brand

An Emotive Holiday: Happy Holidays from Emotive Brand

An Emotive Holiday  By now, you’ve most likely seen our holiday card. We fit all the balloons, confetti, and sparkle we could into our card – because what’s an epic holiday card without that? This year’s holiday card is all about celebration. 2017 had its ups and downs and we wanted to take a moment to share joy, togetherness, and the many personalities that make up our amazing team. This year’s holiday card is also our way of saying thank you to all of you. Thank you for reading our blog.  Thank you for sharing our thoughts and believing in our purpose. Thank you for moving our brand and...
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Liberate Your Leader

Liberate Your Leader

In the movies, we always cheer for the regular Jane or Joe who looks Big Bad Leader in the eye and tells it like it is, rather than how Big Bad Leader likes it. Then, of course, Jane or Joe is exiled to the ends of the earth as punishment . This is known as “killing the messenger.” History says that angry rulers sometimes killed messengers who brought bad news because they could not separate the news from the person who brought it. Obviously these rulers were bonkers, but the concept of “killing the messenger” never went away. The phrase lives on today in organizations with hierarchical...
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The New Measurements of a Successful Business

The New Measurements of a Successful Business

What does it mean to be a successful business? In the new age of meaningful business, it’s time for more inclusive forms of value. It’s no longer enough to measure financial impact. Companies, brands, investors, entrepreneurs, and consumers are asking: what’s the social impact of your business? What’s your environmental impact? Your emotional impact? In other words, people are asking: Why should I care? Why does it matter? And they are also wondering, can you communicate the value of these impacts to me quantitatively? In any successful business, there is value outside the actual venture....
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Emotive Brand Happy Hour: Kyla Discusses Her Inspiration

Emotive Brand Happy Hour: Kyla Discusses Her Inspiration

Emotive Brand Happy Hour! Today, our Studio Manager, Catrina Morbidelli, sat down with our Director of Operations, Kyla Grant​, to learn more about what drives and inspires her. If you checked out the Facebook video, read the full interview below. What is your biggest motivation to keep working in this field? The work we do at Emotive Brand is never the same. Companies of every size, from industries I never knew of, come to EB to solve their problems – and the solutions are always different. That’s what’s interesting. We are constantly learning, constantly evolving, and constantly moving at...
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Why the Best Brands Act Like Tech Companies

Why the Best Brands Act Like Tech Companies

Everyone’s in Tech Today, it’s not a question of tech vs. non-tech. At the end of the day, every company is a technology company.  This means it’s time to throw away preconceived notions about what tech companies are, what they do, or where they do it. Technology companies don’t only thrive in Silicon Valley. Technology companies aren’t all as big as Google. In fact, you don’t even need to sell technology to be a technology company. It’s not always about the product. It’s about how you do business, how you compete, and how you offer the most meaningful value to customers. It’s about...
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Does Brand Strategy Translate Into Advertising?

Does Brand Strategy Translate Into Advertising?

Brand Strategy is the Foundation for Advertising One of the misconceptions about brand strategy and advertising is that they are disconnected. As a result, many brands create ads that are off-strategy because they don’t use their brand strategy as a guide. But brand strategy is the foundation for advertising. At Emotive Brand, the most rewarding part of developing a brand strategy with clients is when we see the strategy come to life. A B2B brand strategy inspires powerful website messaging. An employer brand turns into a rock solid manifesto. A B2C brand strategy translates into a...
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