Making social media business friendly

Making social media business friendly

Every business knows that it is essential to be on social media, and the ROI can be amazing or costly depending on the level of consistent engagement. But, the most important elements of properly getting involved in social media is understanding the reasons why,...
What is a brand worth?

What is a brand worth?

Did Ontario get a deal on the new brand? What is the worth of a brand? An important question for any organization that came to the surface in the recent Ontario Provincial budget which included the re-design of the Ontario brand. In 2006 the re-design cost for the...
Is that your wine label talking?

Is that your wine label talking?

Five years ago I was in a Publix in Siesta Key checking out the wine selection. The pricing on the Australians was crazy cheap, especially when you consider it was coming all the way to Florida from Sydney. Hard to believe you could get a $4.95 Shiraz… but one bottle...
Is it time your brand had a temper tantrum?

Is it time your brand had a temper tantrum?

What’s not to like about making a scene? Do you remember the last time you were in a restaurant or a mall and there was that screaming kid having an uncontrollable temper tantrum? The parent tried desperately to console him. But he was so off the rails that it...
Why would you ever play it safe in brand marketing?

Why would you ever play it safe in brand marketing?

  When should a brand play it safe? NEVER!!! In this world of hyper-over-sensitivity there has never been a better time to not play it safe. No one ever remembers a bland brand. No one ever recalls a lifeless message. If you want to hide… then play it safe,...
What stories stick with you?

What stories stick with you?

  What is the biggest news story you’ve come across over the past 10 years that keeps you in a state of awe? Every morning when you wake and check the news or social media feeds there is a massive dump of stories from around the globe. Some funny. Some gut...