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The Meaning of Marketing: The 12 Archetypes, Pt. 1

February 4, 2020 | Tags: ,

In our previous post, we introduced the concept of archetypal theory as it pertains to successful branding. In this next series of posts, we will take a more in-depth journey through each of the types by looking at real-world examples.  Pearson and Mark group the 12 primary archetypal identities into four sets of three, based […] Read More

The Meaning of Marketing: Introducing Archetypal Brand Identity

January 10, 2020 | Tags: ,

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

Empathy for the Economic Architecture Project

December 2, 2019 | Tags:

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 | Tags: ,

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

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

Harry Potter Makes You Nicer

September 26, 2019 | Tags: ,

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

No sympathy for misusers of the word empathy

August 13, 2019 | Tags:

Choose your words carefully A sophisticated vocabulary gives us the ability to express our best ideas, thoughts and beliefs. But unfortunately, this box of tools is only as good as our ability to use them properly, and we marketers are known to bend some dictionary rules every once in a while. We like to create […] Read More

Without values, you don’t have a brand.

June 11, 2019 | Tags: , ,

If I were to ask you to describe brands you are familiar with, you might reference the Nike swoosh or the flowing Coca-Cola script. Our minds usually connect the concept of brand with its visual representation. But when it comes to your company’s brand, the visual is probably the least important aspect. Your logo may […] Read More

Monuments and Memory

January 29, 2019 | Tags:

It’s a classic movie plot. A careless treasure hunter digs up an ancient power that should not have been disturbed. While the treasure hunter is sometimes innocent, more often than not he is a victim of his own arrogance or disrespect. From the Nazis in Indiana Jones who try to open the Ark of the […] Read More