With 2012 drawing to a close, it's a good time to take pause and reflect on your company's progress over the past year, as well as plan it's growth for the upcoming year.
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This week I’m looking at the three best rebrands of 2012. Leaders in their respective industries, each company appears to have prioritized strategy by going through the complete rebranding exercise—including redefining their market position to guide their customers’ beliefs, and executing a complete and interconnected brand strategy.
Talk about disasters. This year saw a number of well-known brands attempting to "rebrand" themselves and ending up with results that, unfortunately, give branding—and rebranding—a bad name.
Colour. It's arguably the most important component of a strong and easy to recognize brand identity. Without colour, brands wouldn't exist in our minds quite the same way.
Retail brands like Apple get it. Hospitality brands like Hudsons Canadian Taphouse get it. Arts and culture-focused brands like the AGA get it. But interior design is an often overlooked aspect of reinforcing brand in both the corporate and professional environments.
What do Led Zeppelin and ancient Chinese warlords have to do with your company's success? Over the years I have met many business owners with ground-breaking ideas, cutting-edge technology, knowledge, skills—you name it, they had it all. And for whatever reason their businesses never took off.
There's been a lot of talk over the internets the last few weeks in regards to big brands' rebranding efforts. On August 23, 2012 Microsoft unveiled its new logo, the first update of its kind in last 25 years for the Redmond-based software giant.
We’ve all seen amazing promotional marketing videos before. Whether they're funny, inspiring, shocking, or heart felt, some companies do video exceptionally well. They tell great stories and as a result they connect us with their brands in ways others cannot.
When asked, I define corporate culture as the blend of human psychology, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours within the workplace. Every company is different and the culture cocktail can result in an inspiring utopia, a depressing nightmare, and everything in between.
"Consumers control the brand. Marketers do not." It's been the manifesto of social media aficionados for years, but in my opinion, the concept is something contrived as an attempt to validate social media and social media "experts'" position in the marketing landscape. And for the most-part people seem to be buying it.