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Resonance and the Hierarchy of Brands

Posted in Branding, Goodwill, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts

- James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications Brands are all about resonance; specifically, resonance with the individual. As I see it, the brand inclinations of individual people fall into three categories: Each of us gives primary loyalty to brands that we feel represent “who” we are. These brands have been described as “choices for which there… Continue Reading

The Big Dance Around Trademark Madness

Posted in Advertising, Famous Marks, Guest Bloggers, Infringement, Marketing, Sight, Social Media, Social Networking, Trademarks

- Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Last week, the Chicago Sun Times profiled Loeb & Loeb attorney Douglas Masters, the NCAA’s outside counsel in charge of trademark enforcement during March Madness. Licensing the official sponsorships is big business, and enforcement demands require Masters to send out hundreds of cease-and-desist letters to both accidental infringers… Continue Reading

An open letter to Avis on the advent of their new slogan: What was that again?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Trademarks

-Dave Taylor, Owner, Taylor Brand Group Dear Avis, 50 years is a long time to sustain a slogan. Imagine the cultural change it has to navigate. Just look at the changes in the rental car industry since 1962. Yet your recently retired slogan, We Try Harder, survived and at least kept you in the number… Continue Reading

Industry Color Clusters

Posted in Branding

–Susan Perera, Attorney I recently read Nora Reed’s blog post, Locate your Brand on the Color Spectrum, on Logoblog. Nora identified a trend, which you may have noticed from time to time, that some industries tend to congregate in a specific color scheme. For example, fast food logos tend to be in the red/yellow category, while… Continue Reading

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Posted in Advertising

– Karen Brennan, Attorney Burger King’s latest commercial presents a new approach to advertising in the burger wars – honesty; admitting they “stole” McDonald’s breakfast sandwich idea.  In the commercial, the creepy-looking King scales a fence and breaks into McDonald’s headquarters in the middle of the night to steal the recipe for the Sausage McMuffin with Egg… Continue Reading

Brand Signals: The Building Blocks of Brand Identity

Posted in Branding, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Product Packaging, Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch, Trademarks

Brands communicate with the world through a series of message delivery systems such as broadcast advertising, web sites, company representatives and product interaction. These systems utilize brand signals to communicate. While these signals commonly take the form of brand names and logos, they can also extend into sight, sound, touch, taste, smell or even action… Continue Reading

From Trademark to Tin God: Long Live the King?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Food, Genericide, Loss of Rights, Marketing, Television, Trademarks

A few years ago, the world was introduced to arguably the creepiest fast food mascot of all time: The King.  For many of us, this introduction came courtesy of a frightening commercial suggesting that we "Wake Up With The King."  Over the following years, TK expanded his popularity.  He went from our bedrooms to our… Continue Reading