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What is a Brand Collaborative?

It’s been nearly 20 years since I started Intrinzic and embarked on the exciting journey of managing a brand and marketing firm. During that time, we have worked with many clients on a variety of marketing challenges and have probably rebranded more than 100 companies. You could say we’ve had some time to perfect our craft and master what works the best along the way. In all those years, the end game hasn’t changed: develop a brand that captures the spirit and essence of an organization and find alignment between a company’s culture and their customer’s needs and aspirations. What has changed is how we...
Wendy Vonderhaar
Posted by Wendy Vonderhaar
Pantone of the year ultra violet
Branding Design

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Pretty…Ultra:

Every year Pantone, the “world-renowned authority on color” sends a team to scour the globe for emerging design trends to inform their release of the color of the year. While many companies use it as a marketing ploy to sell “limited edition” lipsticks and accessories, it’s undeniable that the psychology of color is one of the most powerful tools that influences our everyday lifestyles and purchasing habits. For me, as a designer, Pantone’s color system is a part of my everyday life and their decision is a welcomed opportunity for inspiration. Color is so much more than an arbitrary decision but rather a form of...
Savannah Heekin
Posted by Savannah Heekin
Branding Design Thinking Uncategorized

Look What We Can Do When We Do It Together:

Human connection. It’s the moment where magic happens. Our desire for it leads us to new people and ideas, and brings us back to the ones we love. It expands our minds and our perspectives, inspires us to bridge the unknown, and reveals the hearts of others. Connection drives collaboration. But this powerful force doesn’t just happen. It must be practiced, promoted, and celebrated. This holiday season, Intrinzic is celebrating the connections we’ve made this year, collaborating with brands of all types and sizes. From non-profits and start-ups, to universities and global corporations, we’ve met advocates, educators and entrepreneurs who have inspired us to create...
Dave Townsend
Posted by Dave Townsend
Branding

Reach Out and Make That Connection:

“We are all connected by a thousand invisible threads and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.” We found this quote while brainstorming our holiday activities here at Intrinzic and it immediately struck a chord with our entire team. On first reading, I fell in love with it. Not only do I think it captures the best things about this time of year, it also captures the essence of the collaborative culture of the agency. This quote is both inspirational and a very elegant statement about the power of collaboration, the connection between people that creates…something, anything....
Dave Townsend
Posted by Dave Townsend
Branding

Is data the solution or the problem?

There’s little question that technology has changed the entire dynamic of the marketing industry. The influx of data, along with behavioral retargeting, has allowed brands to communicate a desired message to a desired audience with extreme precision. What isn’t so clear is the impact these changes have had on the relationship between brands and their consumers. In fact, what once looked like the opening of the floodgate of opportunity is actually leading to the rapid erosion of brand value. The branding industry has evolved from “target marketing” to what essentially qualifies as high-level engineering. This should mean that brands are more relevant and therefore more...
Chris Heile
Posted by Chris Heile
Branding Design Design Thinking Uncategorized

YOU ARE HERE:

Getting my driver’s license was one of the more terrifying days of my life—and let’s be honest, my parents’ lives, as well. Not because I finally had the freedom to hit the open road at the ripe old age of 16, but because I knew that it was the beginning of the end of being eternally “lost.” I have always been what my family calls "directionally challenged," even with my keen visual sense of the world around me. Getting in the car with me behind the wheel is nothing short of an adventure—for the passenger, obviously. People can’t just tell me to “head north” or...
Sarah Fry
Posted by Sarah Fry
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Three PR Truths in the Era of Fake News:

The traditional media environment is feeling more chaotic than ever, and with relatively cheap and easy access to social media, it’s tempting to ignore many tried and true public relations tactics, or to forget to integrate public relations with your other marketing strategies. But doing this takes away the added punch traditional PR can bring to your marketing. Here are tips to help boost your chances for earned media opportunities and leverage the power of integration: Know the news to make the news It’s PR’s golden rule, made more urgent in today’s hyperactive news cycles—keeping a pulse on the day’s events is the key to...
Stephanie West
Posted by Stephanie West
Branding Content Marketing Digital Social Media

Creepy or Convenient:

Svedka Vodka is embracing the “creepy” this Halloween season in their latest “Banner Ad Curse” campaign. Exploiting the negative sentiment associated with online advertising, they are utilizing a tongue-in-cheek, data-driven approach to reach their target audience through videos and banners. If a user has engaged with Svedka, is engaged with the vodka category or is a data “look-a-like” with one of their customers, they’re likely being stalked by these ads and I love it. Svedka Vodka's "Banner Ad Curse" campaign. Why do I love this approach when razor companies, wedding vendors, food delivery services, investment companies, and jewelry are doing the same thing, following me...
Abby Otting
Posted by Abby Otting
Branding

Culture-centric companies win in the experience economy:

It has been almost 20 years since Joseph Pine and James Gilmore introduced the business world to the idea of the “experience economy.” This idea—that audiences buy experiences over products or services—is more relevant today than it has ever been. Experience drives business and buying decisions regardless of whether you are selling to other businesses or to consumers. Experience is your brand whether you realize it or not. The person answering the phone, the technician who fixes the glitch, the way you send an invoice, or the shelf your product is currently sitting on are all aspects of the overall brand experience and they are...
Dave Townsend
Posted by Dave Townsend
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Let’s get real:

As humans, we like to celebrate the individuality, uniqueness and creativity of our family, friends and peers. We’re told to stay true to ourselves and develop the traits that best define our originality. But in a world full of social media platforms and trendy lifestyle blogs, how do we avoid comparing ourselves to others? How original is that seemingly perfect 20-something floral artist Instagrammer with a dream home and the ideal family, really? More importantly, how do we ensure we’re living our own, individual truths instead of imitating the facade that we see in our news feeds? Many people are facing these identity challenges individually....
Courtney Morgan
Posted by Courtney Morgan

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