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authentic brand
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Leading with Authenticity: How to Become and Remain an Authentic Brand

The following is excerpted from “Make It Don’t Fake It” by Sabrina Horn (2021), ISBN 978-1523091492, with permission from Berrett-Koehler Publishers. There are many definitions of “brand.” I think of it simply as the unique relationship a person has with a company and what the company produces and sells. Successful brands create the feeling of...
franchise
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Franchise

For someone with the financial capability, it might seem like a no-brainer to buy a franchise and capitalize on an opportunity. But the idea of stepping into the franchising world shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not only do you need knowledge of the current business model and the industry itself, but the self-awareness to recognize whether...
Paws and Stripes
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Paws and Stripes: Giving Shelter Dogs a Purpose as Service Dogs for Vets

Lindsey Stanek’s husband, Jim, came home with injuries from his third tour in Iraq. Like so many combat veterans, he suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While in treatment, Jim was comforted by therapy dogs. But a trained service dog costs $10,000 to $60,000. The former soldier felt alone...
UX
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User Experience: How it Reflects on Your Brand & What to Do

How the user experience reflects on your brand User Experience, or UX, is much more than how a user works his or her way through your product. In truth, it’s the entire feeling of the product, from the time a user first learns about the product all the way to when they become daily users...
Branding Strategies
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Three Branding Strategies That Made Nutella a Business Success

This year hazelnut spread Nutella turned 50, and its huge fan base has been celebrating with events across the country. Using the tagline “Spread the Happy,” Nutella has crossed the threshold from being a simple food product to national obsession, and its rise to the top could be a case study for entrepreneurs on how...
company brand
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Keeping The Brand Fresh – Apple Improves Its Shelf Life

Apple Tunes in on its Core Strengths When it comes down to it, brands are built on one of two foundations... their products/services or their strengths/attributes. Most startups, in a rush to go to market, unwittingly choose the former, wrapping their company identity tightly around their (then) current products. While doing this has short term...
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Does Your Brand Have Curb Appeal?

The truth about branding - (a brief confession) Deep down in my heart of hearts I carry a dirty secret about branding -- it's all a facade! And I mean that in best and worst sense of the word. On one level, branding is completely made up, a construct -- an image in the collective...
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Being Green, one element at a time…

I met John Barboni following a rather powerful presentation on the societal impacts of consumption given by his colleague David O'Higgins and Jason Levine. Barboni and O'Higgins have formed an interesting partnership with architects Tom Abraham and Carl Stein, FAIA. … Barboni is co-founder of elemental, a New York City-based collaborative where he and his...
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SouthernRockin’ HarpHowlin’ TwangBangin’ Baby!

How's that for a brand? Well, if you're a southern rock, blues, country musician in Nashville it works nicely. Type that phrase into Google and you'll come up with Stacie Collins' MySpace page. (While you're there take a listen to her song “Baby Sister” for an illustration of what SouthernRockin' HarpHowlin' TwangBangin' means. You'll never...