08.18.2017 leave a comment

Clarify Your Brand: The Audit

by Mike

What do you do best? What are you passionate about doing? What can you make money doing? Answering these three key questions will lay the foundation for your Hedgehog Concept. They are also a great jumping-off point for you to start taking a closer look at what your brand is,…

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From Start to Finish

by Jessica

Many of you may wonder how a job at aasman goes from a client’s communications problem or opportunity, to a multifaceted, engaging campaign. It has taken many years to get our process running like the well-oiled machine it is today, but we feel like we’ve earned our black belts when it…

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Transcending your brand

by Mike

The world is a big place, with billions of people in it, having a billion different ideas every second, millions of which morph into brands. Yet, every so often a brand so inhabits the collective consciousness, it transcends beyond mere product or brand. Take these examples. When someone reaches for…

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Seven Benefits of Branding

by Al

If you’re not an astute investor then, like me, you probably wish you had one in the family. Some older brother or distant cousin who knew where you should park your dollars to double or triple it every year, guaranteed. That’s the kind of return on investment (ROI) we read…

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Flaunt Your Flaws

by Krysten

In a post-Trump era, it’s not uncommon to see politicians using populism as a mode of communication, choosing to speak to the “common man” – the everyday folks just like us. It’s smart, really. Communicate with your audience by saying exactly what they are thinking. It’s more real, more authentic,…

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06.28.2017 1 comment

Goodbyes and Hellos

by Krysten

A few weeks ago, the hub to our wheel – Cassandra – spread her wings and rolled on over to a new position at YG. While we miss her greatly, we are so happy that she was able to land a job she has been working so hard to achieve!…

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06.20.2017 leave a comment

How much change is a good thing?

by Jess

We see it time and time again, the struggle brands face to stay current and top-of-mind. But to what extent can a brand change without upsetting the peace or losing valuable brand identity? A valuable lesson from Coca-Cola: In 1985, Pepsi was catching up to Coca-Cola in the legendary cola…

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04.24.2017 1 comment

When purpose doesn’t pan out

by Rona

Put a fearless girl in front of a charging bull, and change a charging bull forever. By now, you may have heard of the “Fearless Girl” statue that was placed before the iconic “Charging Bull" on Wall Street last month by State Street Global Advisors. The girl was quickly hailed by…

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04.06.2017 leave a comment

Extra, Extra – Get Us to Read all About It

by Krysten

Many business owners can feel discouraged by the small return on investment they may be getting from traditional media forms. It’s expensive, time consuming and overwhelming for many. However, there is hope! There are many different ways to advertise without spending a dime by using the media that you already…

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