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Revisiting the role of audio in branding

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Did you hear about the Zoe Kravitz Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra? The spot uses the sounds of near-silence – whispers, tapping finger nails, carbonated fizzing – to draw viewers into the ad by their ears as much as their eyes. The auditory phenomenon Michelob was leveraging is called ASRM, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian […]

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What adaptive skiing teaches us

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A recent pro bono engagement with Mount Snow’s adaptive ski program reminded us of a few central (but not always visible) truths regarding the ski resort industry. And life in general. If ever there was an industry that needed to adapt to change, it’s the ski resort industry Climate change. The slow eclipse of Baby […]

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Moving toward a Healthcare Mecca

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The Destination Medical Center: Is this where healthcare is heading? There’s a relatively new term being used among specialty hospitals and large health systems: Destination Medical Center. It’s a fairly self-explanatory term. But we think it points to the larger issue of the rising tide of consumerism in health care, and healthcare marketers’ efforts to […]

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The Tai-Chi of Hospital Branding

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Nonprofit hospitals can profit from today’s marketplace Hospitals are in the midst of a slow motion pivot in their business model. The movement is glacial, but it’s there. Still rooted in a fee-for-service reimbursement model that emphasizes quantity, hospitals are now under pressure to move toward a qualitative model driven by outcomes. (And better branding, […]

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Boat Brands Have An Identity Crisis

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To B2B or not to B2B: That is the question Many boating brands that sell to consumers as well as other businesses still feel like they’re facing an existential crisis: Are we primarily a B2B brand or a B2C brand? Our view: It’s a false choice. The idea that commercial-industrial brands should have fundamentally different […]

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