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Leonardo Da Vinci and the art of the deal
Can you put a price on art? The fact that someone has just paid $450.3 million for a painting, the highest price ever paid for a work of art in auction, suggests you can. But was this eye-popping p… More
How teamwork builds the best brand identity programs
Whether it’s designing an identity for a multinational Fortune 100 company, or a start up in Silicon Valley, I’m a big believer in the team approach. And when I use the word “team” it includes client… More
The New Role of Branding in Healthcare
Search the internet for insights on healthcare branding you might be surprised by the results. I certainly was. What I found was a dearth of relevant and contemporary perspectives for today’s healt… More
Escaping The Legacy Trap: Using The Brand To Manage Change
Businesses come and go.  Some flare like shooting stars on a clear summer night and then disappear; others linger on the fringes in constant search for glory.  And then there are the very few that in… More
B2B taglines. Do you need one?
The other day, a client asked me a great question: what is the purpose of a tagline, and what trends or commonalities do we see in the B2B world? We have developed many of what we call Brand Lines (… More
How words become names and names become something uniquely different
In the arcane world of name creation, we namers organize the landscape into four territories.• Descriptive names (International Business Machines, General Electric);• Metaphorical names (Apple, Cater… More
Give your brand a quick health check for 2017
If you’re looking for a read on how well your brand is performing, you’ll be interested in this quick test. It’s simple, and will take no more than 10 minutes. It consists of 10 statements to help yo… More
Successful brand strategy is built on action
“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” Many times during the course of my business life I have come face-to-face with Carl Gustav Jung’s simple truth. Tactics and strategy are vital for s… More
London is Open and The Rise of the City-State Brand
“London is the best city in the world.” This bold and slightly provocative statement considering the venue, echoed around the trendy WeWork’s office in downtown Manhattan a few weeks ago. The messeng… More
To re-brand or to re-position: that is the question
A well-crafted B2B brand positioning strategy should stand the test of time. How long your brand lasts is usually a sign of how well it was conceived, how relevant and durable it is, and how well it … More