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Idealog® is a monthly “hot take” on the topics of branding, business and culture. Eidos® is a monthly deep-dive into persistent brand challenges and solutions.

24 Oct 2018

The Medium is the Message

With rapid-fire messages coming at us from all sides during the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections, it’s more true tha...

5 min read
24 Sep 2018

Still Too Big to Brand

In the past decade, the banks deemed “too big to fail” have given the distinct impression that it’s business as usual—th...

6 min read
03 Sep 2018

Are You Guilty of Greenwashing?

The debate on the cause of devastating forest fires in California rages. A rising level of disgust about plastic waste, ...

2 min read
24 Jul 2018

Unsolicited Advice for the Class of '18

A version of this article originally appeared in AdWeek.

3 min read
02 May 2018

The Future of Agencies

The future of the behemoth ad agency seems in doubt, lately. It’s not only that the shock departure of WPP’s founder and...

4 min read
27 Mar 2018

How Can Healthcare Brands Create a Better Value Equation for Customers?

A version of this article was published by Healthcare Business Today.

5 min read
21 Feb 2018

What's in a Name?

“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!”

3 min read
20 Dec 2017

Recruiting Millennials

This article was first published by the American Society of Association Executives.

4 min read
15 Aug 2017

Corporate Rebranding

This article was originally published in PR Week.

3 min read
09 Mar 2017

Buffing Hollywood’s Brand

Unsuspecting Angelinos awoke New Year’s Day to find their iconic “Hollywood” sign altered to read “Hollyweed.” Amidst th...

3 min read
17 Nov 2016

Decoding Blockchain’s Potential for Brands

This article was first published by ClickZ.

4 min read
22 Sep 2016

A Brand New You

This article was originally published in Young Upstarts. Branding is no longer just for brands. Anyone looking to carve ...

4 min read
25 May 2016

Why the 2016 Election is a Battle of the Brands

Political branding is nothing new. As far back as 1828, long before commercial organizations truly embraced branding and...

3 min read
28 Mar 2016

Too Big to Brand

In the past decade the banks deemed “too big to fail” have only gotten bigger and more homogeneously conservative. Inste...

4 min read
22 Dec 2015

Navigating the Paradox of Nonprofit Branding

A version of this article originally appeared in AdWeek.

5 min read
07 Oct 2015

What is a Chief Brand Officer?

Building a tribe around your brand requires a chief brand officer. Sure your CMO can broadcast your message, but the pla...

6 min read