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Advertisements have been around in one form or another over 100 years now. Word of mouth, print, radio, TV and online, the evolution continues. It seems as a society we’re reaching full ad capacity. We can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with TV and Radio commercials, and the never-ending social media advertising that are way louder than the video you’re trying to watch.
What’s in a business brand name? We can assume a lot from a name- be it gender, origin, and sometimes age. For brands, it’s the first thing we learn about what the company is. You may not know everything from the name, but it’s a start. Names can even be clever, tongue-in-cheek inside jokes.
The hunt for a unicorn. Account price, smell, function, ingredients, it can seem a shot in the dark without spending hours in the store reading labels and making comparisons. Much like looking for a mythological creature, you need luck, skill, and a whole lot of searching to find what you want…or you give up. It doesn’t help that in the cosmetics world, a lot of products are just horses pretending to be unicorns. So how do you stand out with your own business?
From seed to flower, how a cannabis brand is grown. With the emersion of the cannabis industry, new brands have been sprouting up across the landscape. Kihada Advertising has been showing off their green thumbs.
Does your brand strategy need a renovation? Some of us can think of nothing more challenging than decorating their house. The stress, the cold sweats, the careful planning. And what’s unfortunate is that there’s no ‘right’ way! Everyone has different tastes, goals, and budgets.
What’s all the buzz about creative agencies?
A Vancouver creative agency gives you an inside peek at their team’s creative process, inspirations, and client benefits.
A local branding agency’s insider look at naming a company. There’s more to choosing a name than what we like, it’s all in the details. Launching a new brand is exhilarating. It’s like writing a song and hoping the world loves it as much as you do.
The night sky is majestic, cold, and never ending. To travel there requires imaginative engineers and equipment of meticulous precision. Advertising in the digital void requires the same.
Ready to launch or relaunch your brand? Here’s how to weather the storm of an inconsistent branding journey. There’s a branding journey that we have seen many times. It comes from the inevitable collision of circumstance and the best-laid plans of a growing business.
What’s in the box?! Nailing your one chance at a first impression with package design.
Package design is the creation of the exterior of your product – from the shape of the box to the fonts and colour scheme. The design of your package is a chance to tell the consumer your brand story in an instant, then using that moment to make them commit to your brand.
The demand and prioritization of sustainability with consumers has never been higher, and will only climb. The leading brands of the world are getting ahead of this trend – you should already be on this.
Factories are famous for functionality and robotic automation. In contrast, creative agencies are renowned for organized chaos and anything but. You would think the two wouldn’t work well together. But they have a lot more in common than you might think. Here are five reasons why we adore our industrial partners.
Why Good Marketing Disrupts. We’re exposed to more than 5,000 adverts a day. They’re on our phones, TV, radio, in our newspapers, and on the side of the street. Our brains can’t store them all. You would be lucky to remember just one of them by bedtime. But if you do, our guess is it’s the one that tried it’s hardest to slap you in the face.
Deadlocked? How A Digital Marketing Agency Drives Traffic Online. Life on the open road, feeling the wind in your hair as you race down a highway, is there a better rush than that? Having customers speed to your website comes pretty close, and hiring an agency is the only way to make sure they’re always headed in the right direction.
The Stork Delivers: Marketing Strategies at their Finest. There are a few images that are as iconic as the stork. Long viewed as the unequivocal symbol of birth and new life, it is something that evokes a strong reaction without context- in short, it’s the marketing dream. Myself- I’m the image of the woman beating the stork over the head with an umbrella. I’m not the target audience, but hey at least it’s getting feedback.
Taking the Cake: Our Recipe for Moreish Marketing Campaigns Flour, eggs, sugar, butter, water. How many sugary treats have you enjoyed that needed those ingredients? Like a cake, a marketing campaign and its supporting strategy rely on certain elements for the...
Much Ado About Digital Brand Strategy It’s been a difficult few months, to say the least. But chaos and creativity often go hand-in-hand. With the “new” normal right around the corner, how can brands harness some of the madness to rebuild? Forward-thinking creatives...
We’re entering this decade with a bang- but not the one we’d have liked to see. Who could have predicted that this year would bring a learning curve for humanity’s health that will be felt for a hundred years? We are finding out what it is to be ruled and to follow...
It was Christmas holidays and we were staying at my parent’s house. There was already a blanket of snow outside but it had started snowing again. I asked my love to go for a walk down to the field at the end of the street but upon making it there, I was so cold, I decided to bolt home. My love came running after me, the diamond engagement ring jingling around in his pocket.
Picture this: cheerful yellow and peaceful blue. Add to that a shop entrance filled with cute little pencils and handy rulers and pads of paper. And a cheerful squad of caretakers who will take your kids. For free! Tack on a café where you can get your hungry shopper self a $10 lunch that includes wine! Of course….
a time when marketing has become an art form and media connects with everyone. This age has emerged from the shadows of a grey period, led by Apple and the emergence of the sleek, minimalistic ads that sold an experience more than a product. “Where do we fit in this world?” asked Steve Jobs when talking about marketing Apple.
It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life
(sang Nina Simone in “Feeling Good”)
Marketing has emerged from an Ice Age of cold tactics towards
creative strategies. Gone are the days where snowball tactics were hurled and customers either caught them or ducked…