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Pass the Mic to the Smitten Customer

By Andrea Bullard By the time David Beckham agreed to serve as a brand ambassador for Samsung in 2012, the list of products endorsed by the soccer star had already […]

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Taking Business to Heart

By Meghan Termat “An Update from our CEO Regarding COVID-19…” It’s a ubiquitous subject line that has made people shudder throughout 2020, as messages bearing this header arrive in their […]

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The Strength in an Aspirational Brand

Throwing Weight Behind the Right Brand Message By Hannah Landers “Make yourself a gift to the world.” This is the message that fitness brand Equinox chose to broadcast to its […]

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Take ‘Em to the Promised Land

Brands can imbue pragmatic products with intrigue through storytelling that illustrates the worlds those products make possible. By Andrea Bullard On any given day, about a million Appen employees from around the […]

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The Quibi Quandary

When Strategy Doesn’t Align with Story By Hannah Landers 2020 began as another year in the Golden Age of television. It was also supposed to mark the dawn of the […]

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The Illusion of Magical Thinking

By Rachel Fox It’s been called “the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of.” A future-focused Apple spinoff 20 years ahead […]

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Press Pause Before You Join the Cause

Brands that desire to engage with social causes must reflect on their purpose before committing to action. By Andrea Bullard Throughout June and July of 2020, outraged people flooded streets […]

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The Game of Continued Connections

Aligning Innovative Product Extensions With Story By Dante Pannell Who could have predicted that a cheese-flavored lip balm wouldn’t completely take over the world? The origin story of Cheetos is […]

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Just Like Being There

Removing Barriers Between Storyteller and Audience By Dante Pannell In the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, “All the men are strong, all the women are good looking, and all the […]

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A Persona That’s More Than Skin Deep

Teen Vogue Went Beyond Demographics to Build a Buyer Persona That Sparked its Renaissance   By Julia Aspen On January 27, 2017, 470,000 people joined The Women’s March on Washington. […]

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