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Pandemics and Product Launches: How to Effectively Go to Market in a Changing World

By Aimee Schenck on Fri, May 08, 2020

Effective product launches and rebrands are thoroughly planned out according to specific timelines – the best time to announce the name, events with the biggest audiences, tactics that get the most traffic. It's rare that product launch planning has a contingency plan for a global pandemic.

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy Product Launch Positioning Branding and Identity
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5 Tips for Better Business Meetings

By Aimee Schenck on Mon, Apr 08, 2019

Whether virtual or in person, we’re spending our work lives in meetings that aren’t working. Research shows that 67% of meetings are ‘failures’, and have lost their primary reason–getting things done.

Where have our meetings gone wrong? Over time, the amount of time spent in meetings and number of meetings held has increased significantly. Daily, upwards of 11 million meetings are held in American businesses, averaging a time frame of 31-60 minutes. These longer meetings have led to a 10% increase in the time employees spend in meetings since 2000.

Topics: Business Insights Internal Communication Branding and Identity Strategic Planning
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Trade Show Marketing: The Best of XPONENTIAL 2017

By Aimee Schenck on Thu, Mar 01, 2018

At a trade show that features the latest in the fast-developing field of unmanned technology, there is a lot of interest and noise. It’s the Wild West, and market leadership is up for grabs. So how do you make sure your company’s booth draws attention and traffic? Effective demos are key. Unique approaches to booth advertisement will get you noticed, too.

We noticed a number of powerful tactics at XPONENTIAL 2017. The following tactics are just a few your team could apply to any large trade show strategy.

Topics: Trade Show Strategy Branding and Identity
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7 Tips on Crisis Communication Every Business Should Know

By Katie Steelman on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Lessons from Upstate Social Sessions 2017

Last month I attended Upstate Social Sessions, a day-long conference in Rochester, NY focused on social media. The event, now in its third year, included presentations by national and local professionals who have used social media successfully in their fields. A favorite session among attendees was “Don’t @ Me: Navigate Controversy, Conversation and Comments.” 

Topics: Social Media Internal Communication Branding and Identity
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Beer & Blog: Branding a New Product Category, with John Martin

By Sarah Campagna on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

John Martin is the CTO and cofounder of Martin Materials Solutions, a U.S. company that manufactures innovative glass products for the aerospace market. Martin, whose goal is to drive the technology necessary to support this unique industry, has coined the term “spaceglass”, a reference to this truly unique type of glass.

Topics: Product Launch Branding and Identity Beer & Blog (interviews)
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7 Considerations for (Re)branding Your B2B Company

By Katie Steelman on Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Whether you’re starting a new company, establishing a spinoff, or considering a total rebrand, your company name is an important decision that will drive a lot of other aspects of your business.

Topics: Change and Innovation Branding and Identity
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Making the Grade: How Print Ad Designs Win or Fall Short

By Sarah Campagna on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

There’s no doubt that inbound marketing strategies are critical to the success of today’s businesses. However, traditional outbound strategies can still play a role in capturing your audience’s attention.

B2B companies can drive buyer awareness and action with print advertising in highly targeted industry publications, but without good design, ads can go unnoticed.

Topics: Content Development Branding and Identity
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Beer & Blog: Achieving Exceptional Industrial Product Photography, with Randy Tagg

By Mandy Bly on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

 

High quality product photos are an important asset to your business. Randy Tagg, owner of Tagg Photography, recently gave us a snapshot into his life as a photographer. Randy has 35+ years experience with advertising and industrial photography in a variety of markets. From classy wine glasses to sleek optical lenses, Randy has an eye for elegance among challenging subjects. Launch Team Account Manager Sarah Campagna, a wedding photographer herself, discussed with Randy the artistic and technical experience of capturing images in high tech industries.

Topics: Business Insights Branding and Identity Beer & Blog (interviews)
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Why Brand Development is Necessary for Product Launch

By Mandy Bly on Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Launching a company or product is an exciting endeavor. You’ve developed a solution to an unfulfilled consumer need, and you’re ready to share it with the world. But the extensive planning process, from content development to sales training to PR, means your launch team has a lot on its plate.

Topics: Product Launch Positioning Branding and Identity
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Beer & Blog: Company Rebranding from a Legal Perspective

By Katie Steelman on Tue, May 24, 2016

 

Ever wished you could have a beer with a team of lawyers to pick their brains on things you should be considering as your company grows? We did just that, and we're sharing what we learned (plus some great local beer recommendations).

Topics: Patents Branding and Identity Beer & Blog (interviews)
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Marketing Tip of the Week: Three Naming Tips for a Successful Rebrand or Startup [Video]

By Katie Steelman on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

MTOTW #47: Lately we’ve been brainstorming names for clients who are either starting new ventures or branching out into new markets. If you’re considering a brand switch, here are a few naming tips:

Topics: Marketing Strategy Branding and Identity
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Brand Management — Why Your Company Should Be Monitoring Social Media

By Mandy Bly on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The Need for Brand Monitoring

We’re all familiar with the saying “any publicity is good publicity.” People are talking about your company, which gives you an edge, right? Unfortunately, this is a bad public relations myth. Negative statements online can harm your brand’s reputation and image.

Topics: Social Media Client Relations Branding and Identity