How We Got Here: The Naming of Brandigo

Posted by Chris Langathianos

May 25, 2017 3:39:45 PM

brandigo-logo3.pngPeople within the brand strategy world will often argue that the most difficult client engagements are those that involve naming — projects like complete rebrands. I would agree.

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Topics: Brand Strategy

Customer Loyalty is Low as Perceptions of Airlines Sour Amid Ongoing Controversies

Posted by Chris Langathianos

May 18, 2017 11:25:50 AM

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It seems that on an almost weekly basis we are hearing stories of customers being removed — forcibly or otherwise — from commercial airlines. The headlines are sensational. The memes on social media are often hysterical, but the brand perception problem is no laughing matter to the $736 billion USD passenger airline industry. There is a big problem and a big opportunity.

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Topics: Branding, Brand reputation

Hello New World

Posted by Matt Bowen

May 16, 2017 11:48:16 AM

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Today you are looking at a brand-new company. A company that is based on a new way of thinking about business growth. A company that has, combined, over 30 years of brand strategy and marketing communications experience behind it, but is as fresh as if it were day one.

AdsmithChina and Aloft Group have merged to create a new brand and a new ideal. One that is built on the way brands need to operate to be successful in the future. And we couldn’t be more excited. 

Hello Brandigo!

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Topics: Brand Strategy, Branding, Brand reputation

How to rocket up your email marketing ROI through segmentation

Posted by Haley (Zhe) Gong

May 5, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Sending an email to a person is easy. But when it comes to 1,000 people, things get much more complicated. You want to talk to everyone as if it’s a personal message, yet they are different individuals interested in different products with different social backgrounds. No worries! Through careful segmentation, you can easily bring the conversation to a personal level.

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Topics: China Marketing

Reaching and engaging with Chinese moms

Posted by John Sutton

Apr 21, 2017 4:02:00 PM

Ask any parent – babies cost money! The little darlings worth every penny of course, but how do you ensure their spend is going to boost your brand’s balance sheet?

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Topics: China Marketing

AN AUGMENTED REALITY CHECK

Posted by Steve Snyder

Apr 19, 2017 3:50:58 PM

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Earlier this year in his blog recapping 2016 as the Year of Live Streaming, my colleague Brent Martino noted that we’re just starting to round the corner toward increased immersion into a “360-degree world” through continued advancements in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). As our physical existence collides with the digital technologies meant to enhance it, we marketers need to pay close attention to how this will impact the new ways people will soon experience the world around them – not just as consumers but applied across every aspect of our daily lives.

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Topics: Video, Digital

Rebrand Your Business? 10 signs it’s time.

Posted by Meaghan Sheehan

Apr 11, 2017 2:43:11 PM

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1. There has been a merger or acquisition.

It’s not uncommon for several companies to become one. The single thing that unites those businesses is a new brand — something that encompasses each company and brings the uniqueness of those companies to the forefront. Your rebrand should make clients of each organization feel welcome and comforted by the change. 

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Topics: Brand Strategy, Branding

Beer and branding - finding a place to land in China

Posted by Olivia Plotnick

Apr 7, 2017 4:01:00 PM

Foreign brands that have made the decision to enter the China market face several particular hurdles when it comes to creating and implementing brand strategy and brand awareness among their target audience. This was no different for Chicago craft beer brand, Goose Island.

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Topics: China Marketing

Americans Are Uneasy About Obamacare Replacement Plan

Posted by Sherri Starcher

Mar 30, 2017 9:52:04 AM

The last several months have brought significant speculation about President Trump’s long-awaited legislation to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though Trump has pushed lawmakers to get onboard with his American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Act was ultimately withdrawn from vote with Obamacare (OC) remaining as the law of the land for the foreseeable future. Still, it’s likely that some form of the bill will make a return to the docket in the near future, leaving all eyes on the Oval Office for signs that a revision is in the works.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Reform

5 Tips for Successful Project Management

Posted by Bri Roy

Mar 28, 2017 2:08:23 PM

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Organizations are seeing true payoff from investing resources, time and money into their organization’s project management expertise: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved stakeholder and customer satisfactions, and greater competitive advantages. 80% of global executives believe having project management as a core competency helps them remain competitive, per an Economist Intelligence report.

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Topics: project management