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.
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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.
As companies diversify, they often drift further from their founding purpose. The original brand strategies that made them distinctive, compelling, and drove their success become less and less connected to the companies they are trying to become.
The Pitch, a reality show aimed to capitalize on the success of AMC's Mad Men, pits two advertising agencies against each other for a real account.
First, the bad news. Agency selection is a pain in the ass. You’d think it would be fun, but it's not. It's akin to getting pummelled by Evander Holyfield for ten full rounds. Next, the good news. Continue reading »
For Immediate Release: Edmonton, AB, May 3, 2012 — As Alison Redford’s Conservatives begin their 12th consecutive term governing Alberta, specialist brand marketing firm Urban Jungle is holding the premier to her promise of “positive change that moves Alberta forward.” The firm, which previously offered brand strategy services to Redford at no cost to the […]
The optimist in me likes to think something big in Alberta is happening — a monumental shift in the way Albertans think. The recent Alberta election was surprisingly one of the most emotional and passion-infused elections I can recall, with the PCs staving off the Wildrose party to remain in power for another term. Continue reading »
As designers, it’s easy to look at a singular item (be it a logo, a business card, a brochure, etc.) and think to ourselves, ‘I like this, I don’t like that’… but pulling together a cohesive brand identity, and incorporating the look, the energy, the spirit, and the voice across multiple mediums can sometimes be frustrating, and at times even impossible. Continue reading »
Why rebrand? And when I use the term "rebrand", I'm not talking about creating a new logo. I'm talking about redefining your mission, position, and strategy. When is it time to chart a new course? Here are five great reasons to seriously consider rebranding your company. Continue reading »