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 belongs to a variety of groups, some she has joined (for example, the wider network of nurses across the country) and some she has formed (for example, a group of dance parents who have bonded ...
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United Airlines’ Turbulent Ride

April 4, 2017
Posted by: Trish Smyth
United Airlines has been flying with turbulence these past few weeks. The rocky flight started before they even left the ground in Denver, where the ...
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T-shirts & Tattoos: A Lesson in Identity Branding

April 3, 2017
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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 ...
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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 ...
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You’re An Olympian, Too: Rio 2016

August 18, 2016
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Posted by: Jessica Cornick, PhD
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been avidly following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and keeping a close eye on the medal count. You ...
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Budweiser: King of America?

May 12, 2016
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Posted by: Joan Cassidy
One of the world’s biggest brands took a big gulp and then took a step back, back to their heritage, back to their roots. Earlier ...
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Glee: Art Imitating the Multicultural Market

March 1, 2016
Posted by: Stephen Palacios
Want to be a better marketer? Go back and watch “Glee.” Marketers and brands are embracing the latest examples of how social norms are continuing ...
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Getting Your Super Bowl Ad into the End Zone

February 8, 2016
Posted by: Trish Smyth
The year was 1982. Super Bowl XVI was an epic battle of the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pontiac Silverdome in ...
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“Dieselgate” and Volkswagen: What’s the Impact?

September 24, 2015
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Posted by: Charles Swann
This week Volkswagen admitted to tampering with the emissions systems on 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide. This deception helped VW pass emissions tests despite their ...
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What’s Really Driving Car Buying?

August 27, 2015
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Posted by: Collette Eccleston, PhD
It’s that time of year: Labor Day, back to school, shorter days. The end of summer? Yes… and the new model car season. The newest ...
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