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Jul 18, 2019

“How to Marie Kondo Your Brand in 4 Easy Steps!”

How co-opting another’s success can spell disaster for your brand. By Mike Dea “It’s about choosing joy.” Marie Kondo became a titan in the industry of home organization when her […]

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Jul 3, 2019

Suffering From Premature Gratification?

Why “Instant” and “Gratification” Don’t Make a Happy Couple By Kenly Craighill Veruca Salt: a timeless image of spoiled, entitled youth. With her fists clenched and lips turned downward into […]

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Jun 18, 2019

Recasting the Past

Using Nostalgia to Create an Audience Connection By Hannah Landers “What is the charm that makes old things so sweet?” Although novelist Sarah Doudney penned this phrase in her 19th […]

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Jun 6, 2019

The Limitation of Imitation

By Kenly Craighill Adolescence: the age of bad acting. In this graceless phase of acne and braces, teenagers strategically morph into anything resembling some abstract idea of “cool.” The teenage […]

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Apr 25, 2019

Customers Don’t Give a Duck

In a Post Marketing Era—Experience is All That Matters. By Dante Pannell “For almost 100 years the Ducks did almost nothing but lose.” When it comes to the University of […]

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Feb 28, 2019

Transparency Makes a Brand Sustainable

Greenwashing and the Pollution of a Brand By Kenly Craighill   “I’m smart, you’re dumb. I’m big, you’re small. I’m right, you’re wrong. And there’s nothing you can do about […]

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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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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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Jun 14, 2018

Death by Dollarita: Restaurant Chains in the Millennial Age

By Jacob Schrimpf Is it too good to be true? Dollaritas returned for the month of April at Applebee’s! Touted as the perfect way to “ring in spring and celebrate […]

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Apr 17, 2018

Coachella and the Art of Crafting a Timeless Story

By EM Ricchini Twenty-five thousand people gathered to watch Pearl Jam play at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on November 5, 1993. The show originated in protest: Pearl Jam […]

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