Category: Branding

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Connection Restored: Trends to Help Your Brand Reconnect with Customers in 2018

by Marstudio Inc.

With robots getting citizenship and digital helpers constantly listening to everything you say, it’s easy to feel that the use of tech is starting to overshadow the natural and human elements in life and in commerce – that companies have lost their focus on helping consumers,[…]

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5 Mistakes Companies Make in Seasonal Branding

by Sam R.

As ubiquitous as snowflake decorations are this time of year, there are still some common misconceptions about the best ways to include the holidays in your marketing plan. Seasonal branding can be as simple as incorporating holiday colors into your logo,[…]

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To Choose a Corporate Mascot

by Shevy S.

From bouncing lamps to hamburger-eating clowns, chlorophyll-filled giants, and talking reptiles, mascots have been used for years now. Pixar, McDonald’s, Green Giant, and Geico have created a diverse and elite group of corporate mascots, that come in all shapes, forms,[…]

Brand Recall

How Companies Use Visual Elements to Increase Brand Recall

by Sam R.

Without thinking, a company name will automatically come to mind when you see a particular color or pattern, even without a logo. Quick, name these iconic brands:

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Creating an Extension of the Brand

When companies create their logos,[…]

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Why the Extensive Brand Identity Process Is Essential for ROI

by Sam R.

The other day I saw a post on Facebook that threw me. A company was searching for a designer to “quickly whip up a few logos.” No.

Time and thoughtfulness go into creating a brand identity – the logo and everything else that tells a company’s story.[…]

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Enhesa: Simplifying Complicated Corporate Messages

by Marstudio Inc.

Enhesa is a leading environmental, health, and safety consulting firm, providing EHS regulatory compliance assurance support to businesses worldwide. Marstudio has had the pleasure of rebranding Enhesa, and collaborating with their organization on multiple marketing and web presence strategies. Enhesa needed a cohesive brand image,[…]

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#MarsTrendBite: Beer Packaging Gets Arts and Crafty

by Marstudio Inc.

The landscape of the beer and liquor industry is ever evolving. New breweries and unique distilleries are being created across the country, with a large number of them hoping to tap into the craft beer movement. If you ask any fan of a good IPA,[…]

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How to Choose the Best Color for Your Brand

by Sam R.

Choosing a brand color can go in many directions. You can play it safe, or blow it out of the water. Ultimately, though, a business is about promoting and selling goods and services to customers. A brand is about the marketplace.[…]

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Why Customer-Centered Messaging is Critical for Brand Marketing

by Sam R.

When crafting a brand message, the age-old starting point is to ask, “What’s in it for me?” from a customer’s point of view. Experienced marketers know that primary messages must be end-user focused because people are looking for products, services,[…]