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Nov 29, 2018

WeWork & Starbucks Agree: Father Knows Best

Arrogance Has Founders Seeing Red (Cups, Meat, and Eyes) By Ed Lynes Of the icons that mark the holiday season, few are more celebrated than the Starbucks Red Cup. Communities […]

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Nov 8, 2018

Google It, Xerox It, FedEx It, Post-It: How Story Can Help Prevent Brand “Genericide”

By Zachary Vickers Barry Manilow is known for chart-topping hits like “Looks Like We Made It,” but few may realize that many brand jingles we still can’t get out of […]

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Oct 29, 2018

What in Palm’s Name?: Aligning Product with Purpose

By Hannah Landers Every action has an equal and opposite reaction — it’s basic science. So it should come as no surprise, then, that our increasingly technology-obsessed and evermore-connected world […]

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Oct 11, 2018

Falling in with the “Bad” Crowd

Don’t Let the Wrong Customers Define Your Brand By Hannah Landers It’s small. It’s sleek. It’s become an emblem for those in the “cool” crowd. Although this might sound like […]

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Sep 19, 2018

You Don’t Have to Race to Zero

By Zach Kliger In countless industries, companies are content to compete on price. Rather than looking for unique ways to differentiate, they are simply content to undercut their competition in […]

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Sep 13, 2018

Decide to Disconnect: Knowing the Limits of Your Brand Story

By Hannah Landers ModCloth, Moosejaw, and Walmart; one of these things just doesn’t belong — or so it would seem initially.   ModCloth peddles well-made women’s clothing that comes in whimsical patterns and vintage silhouettes, while Moosejaw has built its […]

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Aug 10, 2018

Fintech, Disrupted

By Lindsay Cottman Ice cream cones melting on the hood of a car. Afghan hounds in stylish surrounds. Millennial-pink Jell-O sculptures swaying in slow motion. What may sound like the […]

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Jul 25, 2018

The Authenticity Filter: What’s Genuine in the Instagram Age

By Hannah Landers McDonald’s has long been plagued by a “pink slime” problem. Following a 2011 episode of chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, audiences were up in arms about the […]

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Jul 12, 2018

What The Frap Is Wrong With Starbucks?

Starbucks proves that even the biggest brands can’t afford to be everything to everyone. By E.M. Ricchini A few years ago, a crowd gathered outside a new establishment in the […]

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Jul 5, 2018

Mary Jane Goes Mainstream

Cannabis’ New Story is a Lesson in Defining New Markets   By Lindsay Cottman The cannabis industry is growing like a weed. Recreational marijuana’s progress along the path of state-by-state […]

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