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The Meaning of Marketing: Introducing Archetypal Brand Identity

January 10, 2020

Humans have long looked—individually and collectively—to stories for their sense of order and meaning. The world is, in essence, governed by narratives, whether they be the small spatial stories our brains rely on to construct thoughts or the belief complexes that make up our worldviews and guide our decisions, behaviors, and morals. Yuval Noah Harris […] Read More

Crafts, Crayons, and Holiday Glee

December 19, 2019

The kids are sitting in a scattered circle on a green rug decorated with bugs and flowers when we walk in. They’re moving about with restlessness, eyes rapt with anticipation. After a few attempts to assemble (and calm) the kids, we eventually get everyone split amongst three stations–well, almost everyone; a few kids ricochet between […] Read More

Empathy for the Economic Architecture Project

December 2, 2019

Expressing client value happens in many ways at More Vang. We might get involved in developing a campaign or messaging around a specific product or service. In that case, we would create the visual “look and feel” and combine this with clever advertising copy. In other instances, we tackle the far more challenging work of […] Read More

Client Spotlight: Introducing Economic Architecture

December 2, 2019

In 1998, consumers started buying Fairtrade coffee. In the years since, they have bought more than $250 billion of Fairtrade products. With each purchase, consumers expressed their support for the principle that workers should be treated fairly and earn a sustainable living.  To date, Fairtrade products have generated more than $441 million of premium payments […] Read More

Get to Know More Vang: Kelly Kornmann

December 2, 2019

As you know, there are three business divisions at More Vang: Create, Code, and Make.  Kelly Kornmann is a Product Specialist in our Code division, focusing primarily on Mythos. She programs client projects, handles product demos, and works on features that will make our tools better and easier to use. Kelly majored in Cross-Media Graphics […] Read More

A Deeper Dive into the Swamp

November 22, 2019

“The suburbs” often evoke a cookie-cutter picture of Americana: kids playing in fenced green yards, ice cream trucks rumbling around cul-de-sacs, neighborhood barbecues, mature trees, homogeneous houses, and space. But as we’ve illustrated in our #embracetheswamp campaign, most things are more than what they seem. Two weeks ago we took a closer at Vienna’s Foxstone […] Read More

Practice empathy and #embracetheswamp

October 15, 2019

We’ve talked a lot recently about the meaning of empathy and how we use it to do our best work. You can read more about our thoughts on empathy here, here, or here. (We might have a slight obsession.) As part of our “campaign for a better understanding of empathy,” we’ve decided to have a […] Read More

Get to Know More Vang: Rob Leake

October 10, 2019

If you are a More Vang client, chances are you have exchanged an email or two with Rob Leake. Rob manages our Print Project Management team and handles a volume of work that would make your head spin. He majored in Graphic Communications at Clemson University, and in his seven years with More Vang, he […] Read More

Harry Potter Makes You Nicer

September 26, 2019

We all know that reading makes you smarter, improves your vocabulary, and provides you with interesting tidbits to share at your next dinner party. But did you know that reading (especially fiction) can also improve your emotional intelligence?  Reading allows us to experience the world from a viewpoint entirely unlike our own. We may not […] Read More

Empathy Briefs. The difference between great work and guesswork.

August 29, 2019

Our CEO, Jon, recently wrote a blog post about the origins of the word empathy. The English word empathy was coined in 1909 as a translation of the German term Einfühlung, literally meaning “feeling into.” In Robert Vischer’s 1873 Ph.D. dissertation, he first used the term Einfühlung to describe our ability as humans to enter into […] Read More