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The Meaning of Marketing: The 12 Archetypes, Pt. 4

February 7, 2020 | Tags: ,

So far this week, we have walked through the first nine archetypal identities outlined in The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes. If you’re just joining the conversation, be sure to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Now we will dive into the final three archetypes: the […] Read More

The Meaning of Marketing: The 12 Archetypes, Pt. 3

February 6, 2020 | Tags: ,

In our posts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, we discussed six archetypal identities highlighted in The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes. In this segment, we will spotlight the next three: the Regular Guy/Gal (the Everyman), the Lover, and the Jester. The driving motivation of these three is […] Read More

The Meaning of Marketing: The 12 Archetypes, Pt. 2

February 5, 2020 | Tags: ,

In yesterday’s post, we tackled the first three archetypal identities—the Innocent, the Explorer and the Sage—as outlined in The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes. The book categorizes the next three archetypal identities as the Hero, Outlaw, and Magician. They share a desire to “take action and exert power” […] Read More

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

Brick & Mortar is Back

July 11, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

The online marketplace completely disrupted the retail shopping experience. But one of the original disruptors, Amazon, is steadily making their way back to brick and mortar stores. Now with 17 locations, the online brand has a very real physical footprint—and they are not alone. Other digitally native companies are making similar moves: Adore Me, Bonobos, […] 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

Here’s to change

August 13, 2018 | Tags: , ,

We’ve been struggling with an identity problem for years. If I were to ask you to describe us to a friend or coworker, what would you say? Would you portray us as a printing company—a proficient manufacturer of books and direct mail? Would you describe us as engineers of experiential graphics—producing trade show booths, product packaging or any of that odd stuff that is printed but not called printing? Or would you be wholly confused by all of this print talk and instead describe us as a creative agency that builds websites or writes brand strategy? And let’s not forget those of you who subscribe to one of our SaaS products or data processing tools. What do you call all of this? Read More