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  • Super Bowl 2011: Game scores big, Advertising mostly fumbles

    The stand out star of last night’s Super Bowl was clearly Aaron Rogers. Most people will be talking about Aaron and the Packers today...

  • Redesigning a Brand

    So you want to start a business? You’ve got an idea, you see an opportunity in marketplace and you plan to work hard in...

  • Starbucks dumps “Coffee” and I think is likely to get burned

    The Starbucks brand was built on coffee and nobody knows that better than Howard Schultz. Seeing him so blatantly and arrogantly remove it from...

  • Coupons, Groupon and Cocaine

    These days marketers are going in exactly the wrong direction. The recession has caused a lots of companies to panic. And when companies panic,...

  • Gap’s Fall into the Mushy Middle

    They used to sing “Fall into the Gap.” And consumers did. Since the Woodstock era, the Gap has outfitted millions of consumers with its...

  • Non-Profit Rebrand: On the House 2010

    The Challenge: Help the Atlanta Union Mission, a 72-year-old brand founded during the Great Depression update its image, clarify its mission and focus its...

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup, not so sweet.

    Would a sugar taste as sweet by another name? I say absolutely. Even sweeter. High fructose corn syrup has become public enemy number one...

  • Non-Profit Marketing: Lessons from Kate’s Club

    Too many non-profit leaders think it is either shallow or useless to spend either time or money on branding. Nothing could be further from...

  • High Five to FiveFingers

    If your brand doesn’t have a visual difference it is going to be very difficult to create excitement. Shock and surprise is what generates...

  • McDonald’s Goes Above & Beyond

    McDonald’s moved at lightning speed and initiated a voluntary recall of its popular Shrek glasses that contained trace amounts of a toxic metal. While...

  • BP has a Brand Problem

    BP talked the talk but never walked the walk. Like many companies in unpopular industries, BP launched a massive advertising campaign to put a...

  • Laura on Fox Business: BP

    Video of Laura Ries discussing BP’s branding problems stemming from its oil spill with Stuart Varney on the Fox Business channel on Thursday, May...

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