Branding Articles

It happened again. One of those defining moments where we’re reminded why it’s important to be brand-driven. High-end yoga apparel maker Lululemon is enduring a storm of controversy from fans for selling Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged in their retail … Read More


As regular readers of this blog can attest, I like to talk about what I call Brand-Driven Communities. This is a phrase I use to describe that audience of rabid fans that you can build around your brand that is … Read More


Branding is important. I gotta get me some of that. Social media is critical. I gotta get me some of that, too. Branding and social media are kind of squishy things. Industry thought leaders wax philosophically to the point that … Read More


As Creative Director for Fwix, Jordan Gadapee is responsible for the geotagging start-up’s brand development across all platforms including web, mobile, and the app marketplace. As we consider the impact that all of these screens have on our business, Jordan … Read More


On Saturday I took my kids to Disney’s new Winnie the Pooh movie. That same day I received a handwritten thank-you note from a colleague. At the crossroads of these two events is a take-away as you consider your own … Read More


As you may have noticed, I recently had some new professional photos taken for the About, Work with Me, Speaking, and Contact pages on this blog. Why did I do this? It’s simple. When you look at your blog’s traffic … Read More


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Recently our firm has been charged with naming several products, services, and companies for our clients. This has given us the opportunity to standardize and streamline the frameworks and tools that we use when creating a brand name. As this … Read More


Last week the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) rolled out a new logo, identity system, and website for HTML5, the next major revision of the HTML standard. Here’s an interview I did with Michael Nieling and Jeff Hamlett of Ocupop, … Read More


To creative folk, the choice of writing utensil is often something labored over. I have long used a Paper Mate Flair as my pen of choice. It feels substantial without being pretentious plus you can’t beat the felt tip. There’s … Read More


A couple weeks ago, CBS Sunday Morning (an important part of my weekend routine) profiled film critic Roger Ebert. By now many are familiar with Ebert’s struggles with cancer, which eventually resulted in the loss of his speaking voice.


Nick has a knack for making complex topics simple.
Jacey Wilkins, National Institute of Metalworking Skills

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