Rational, emotional and self expressive benefits and a little magic = brand strategy.

Sometimes the conventional wisdom — no matter how fervently believed or widely accepted — deserves to be reconsidered in a new light. There is no shortage of perspectives on brand strategy, but when all the pundits agree, it’s time for a second opinion.

Calling B.S. Part 2: Innovation

Who wants to be innovative? Evidently everybody. But parroting the word “innovation” is quite different than actually innovating. Just as every parent wants to think his or her progeny is above average, not everyone can live in Lake Wobegon. Despite the consistent claim of innovation, the spectrum of innovation of course varies across companies—and that’s […]

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Calling B.S. Part 1: Authenticity

Back in 2008, we wrote with some alarm about how the assertion of “authenticity” had taken firm root in the lexicon of branding. Over the ensuing seven years, the word has enjoyed the reproductive fecundity of the Oryctolagus cuniculus. There are now, by our rough estimate 184,597,433,860 references to authenticity used to brand products and services. […]

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Calling BS

BrandCulture’s Unconventional Thoughts on the Conventional Wisdom We don’t stand on ceremony, celebrate conventional wisdom or honor sacred cows. We go at them head on. If you’ve ever heard a bit of branding lingo and thought, “hey, that sounds like BS,” this series is for you. We’re here to clear away the BS in order to […]

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Driving Brand Awareness and Engagement with Strategic Public Relations Campaigns

Understanding the Importance of Public Relations In the past, running a successful public relations campaign largely consisted of sending media kits, distributing press releases and conducting by-phone or by-mail media outreach. While still important components of public relations, today’s digital world demands new creative strategies. The online and digital platforms that now dominate have shifted […]

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Little Boxes On The Hillside

What does Showtime’s hit TV series, Weeds, possibly have in common with the business of online design and brand marketing? Let’s start with a song. Malvina Reynolds drove through the suburbs of 1960’s Daly City, California and saw rows upon rows of identical tract houses.  Struck by the lack of visual distinction among houses and […]

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Leadership Assessment & Development Services

Catalyzing C-Suite Performance and Collaboration Business performance is driven by the performance of business leaders, and BrandCulture helps executive teams and individuals reach their full potential. Working in partnership with Decision Dynamics, a leadership consultancy with decades of experience advising enterprise clients all over the globe, BrandCulture’s leadership assessment and development services help executives create […]

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