Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Street-level branding | Let’s brand anything… or anyone

Today there is a proliferation of brands like never before. Objects, places, famous faces, whether dead or living, both tangible and intangible, real or imaginery, … anything is becoming its own brand. Limited only by our imagination. An excellent case … Continue reading

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Street-level branding | The indefatigable Combi!

Classic beauty! VW Combi. Mint condition. Gosh… I sound like a used car salesman! Spotted at Del Mar Village, San Diego, August 16, 2011. Photo: flickr member Dian Hasan But what was more amazing was not that I spotted this flower … Continue reading

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Street-level branding | On making your mind up in college

The joy of being young is having the luxury of choice and indecisiveness (that is if you’re one of the lucky few!). Photo: flickr member Dian Hasan

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Street-level branding | Ugh… the agony of making buying decisions

Making split decisions: you know why you are at the drug store… for the sole intention of buying a weight-loss product. You are faced with one brand that promises to slim you down fast, and another that gets you feeling … Continue reading

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Street-level branding | A restaurant just for yuu and mee

There’s a new restaurant in LA’s “new little Tokyo” neighborhood on Sawtelle Avenue, that evidently was designed just for yuu & me. Photo: flickr member Dian Hasan

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Skin sells fashion ~ a time-tested formula!

In advertising, Sex and Humor ALWAYS sell!  It’s an effective formula that works in other industries as well. Fashion is one of them. Simply take a look at any Abercrombie & Fitch Ad or walk into one of their stores, and … Continue reading

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Social Media and branding | Teens, Shopping Behavior, and Malls

I stumbled upon a great article on the link between Teenagers, Shopping Malls, their unquenched appetite to consume, yes… that’s their fickle buying behavior that make brands crazy and consumer research and brand consulting agencies happy! Add to that Social … Continue reading

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