Challenging the Status Quo: Bias in the NewMR

August 21, 2017
1
Posted by: Andrew Chizever
They say, “Old habits die hard.” My dad gave me a real-life understanding of this the other day. After a nice lunch together, he mentioned he needed to go to the bank to withdraw some cash. As we walked up to the bank and I headed to the ATM, I noticed he kept moving in a different direction – into ...
Continue reading >

Brand Identity: A Community Experience

July 5, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Meet Jane: registered nurse, Instagrammer, and “dance mom”; she uses Burt’s Bees, drives a hybrid SUV and works out at Planet Fitness. Jane, like all ...
Continue reading >

Brand Identity: Signaling the Self

June 13, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
When someone asks you what kind of car you drive, what are they really asking? In her blog on car buying, Collette Eccleston, PhD said, ...
Continue reading >

Brand Identity: Add Value Through Shared Values

June 7, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
In this blog series on creating Identity Overlap with consumers, we introduced Jane the Consumer, who, like other consumers, has an identity that is multi-faceted ...
Continue reading >

Brand Identity: Galvanizing an “Us”

May 31, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
In our last blog, we met Jane the Consumer. Jane is wife, mother, registered nurse, Instagram user, and “dance mom.” Companies that want Jane’s business ...
Continue reading >

Brand Identity: You Are What You Buy (Sometimes)

May 8, 2017
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
Meet Jane the Consumer. Jane is a wife and mother who is also a registered nurse, an avid Instagram user, and a “dance mom.” Jane ...
Continue reading >

The Echo Chamber at Work

April 25, 2017
1
Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
The Internet, in its infancy, was truly the “World Wide Web,” a place where all users had equal exposure to information. Now, thanks to digital ...
Continue reading >

Identity Politics: A Lesson for Brands

April 10, 2017
2
Posted by: Jason Brooks
Did you happen to see this recent Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner? Perhaps not, as Pepsi quickly pulled it after widespread backlash on social media ...
Continue reading >

T-shirts & Tattoos: A Lesson in Identity Branding

April 3, 2017
2
Posted by: Chris Elsbury
My wife and I recently hired a contractor to help us renovate our home. Before the ink had dried on the contract, our contractor presented ...
Continue reading >

McDonald’s Hails the Kale. Why?

December 13, 2016
Posted by: Joan Cassidy
I stopped by the drive-thru at McDonald’s the other morning, desperate for another cup of coffee. While in line, I noticed a small garden of ...
Continue reading >