How Nature’s Recipes Can Solve Your Marketing Problems – Part 1

Stotting Gazelle

In 1941, Swiss engineer, George de Mestral invented Velcro after he got the idea for the fastener after examining the burrs that stubbornly stuck to the fur of his dog. Velcro is a practical application of biomimicry – a new science which studies nature’s ingenious solutions and then copies these ‘recipes’ to solve human problems. [...] Read more »

What CrossFit Can Teach You About Cult Branding

CFS

CrossFit is a fitness lifestyle that has taken the world by storm over the last few years.  In some ways, it’s a throwback to old-fashioned fitness, using moves that incorporate cardio activity with strength training moves like pull-ups and push-ups.  From garage set-ups to larger spaces, CrossFit “boxes” (as CrossFitters like to call them) are [...] Read more »

Overcoming Your Addiction

Event-Driven Marketing

Yesterday — for the first time in years — I set foot inside J.C. Penney. To my surprise, I came away impressed with the retailer’s customer experience. Shortly after walking into the store, my wife and I were cheerfully greeted by two J.C. Penney employees. What’s more, the store featured wide, inviting aisles … neatly [...] Read more »

Marketing Quick Take Q&A: Should You Sell Your Business? Part 3

Video Transcript: Welcome to the final episode in our three-part series called, “Should I Sell My Business?” In this wrap-up, I just want to talk briefly about possibilities; the possibilities that exist for you out there in the great world beyond your everyday life. In his original email to us, Greg Taylor talked of selling [...] Read more »

Intensify the Believability and Persuasiveness of Your Ads with Hard-Hitting, Personal Stories: Deconstructing J.R. Dunn Jewelers

J.R. Dunn ad copy (Please note: Scroll to the bottom of this post to hear the produced radio spot): When I was seven years old, I held my father’s head in my hands as he took his last breath and died. A thing like that stays with you. It helps you understand that relationships – [...] Read more »

Marketing Quick Take Q&A: Should You Sell Your Business? Part 2

Video Transcript: Hi, Michele Miller here again with the second in our three-part “Quick Take Video,” addressing a recent question from Greg Taylor.  Greg is 54 years old and owns a profitable power sports business that’s taken a lot out of him.  In Episode 1, we talked about the difference between a simple need for [...] Read more »

Marketing Quick Take Q&A: Fearing Social Media

Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Tom Wanek. Welcome to WonderBranding’s Marketing Quick Take Q&A, where we answer your specific questions about marketing and advertising. Today’s question comes from WonderBranding reader, Duane Christensen … Duane says: “I’ve been pondering this comment a local lawn fertilizing client of mine told me the other day. He said something like, [...] Read more »