Pumpkin Spice Used Car Loans?

Pumpkin Spice Used Car Loans?

A series of funny memes is making the rounds on Facebook that for once doesn’t involve cats. Here’s the one that stuck with me most:     I love autumn as much as the next person (maybe even more). Cooler weather after a hot Texas summer, Friday night football,...
Brand Lessons from Pike Brewing Company

Brand Lessons from Pike Brewing Company

Earlier this month I wrote about my experience (and privilege) of serving as one of the lead instructors at the CUES School of Strategic Marketing in Seattle a few weeks ago. I shared our experience as a class in touring the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and credit union...
A Good Brand Allows for Occasional Promotions

A Good Brand Allows for Occasional Promotions

At this year’s Financial Brand Forum a few weeks ago, keynote speaker and brand guru Guy Kawasaki had a terrific offering of wisdom for attendees. One that really stuck with me went a little something like this: Your brand is the thing that earns your credit...
Are You Really Who You Say You Are?

Are You Really Who You Say You Are?

In a now infamous rant several years ago, Dennis Green, former coach of the Arizona Cardinals once said after a game, “They are what we thought they were.” One of legendary coach Bill Parcells’ most famous quotes was, “You are what you are.” I was reminded of those...