Man-Branding with Manly Bands

Man-Branding with Manly Bands

My soon-to-be husband and I recently purchased his wedding band through an online store called Manly Bands.   “Man branding” isn’t an actual term, but after my interactions with this company, I’m ready to coin the phrase and add it to the dictionary.   Manly...
How To Operationalize Your Brand

How To Operationalize Your Brand

Four Ways To Live Your Brand Across The Entire Financial Institution One question we often hear during a rebrand (once you’ve determined your vision, decided your niches, crafted your message and created your new visuals) is “What’s next?”   The simple answer:...
Name That Brand Tune

Name That Brand Tune

If your brand were a song, what song would it be?   There’s no right or wrong way to answer the question, but there are two distinct ways that music helps build your credit union or bank’s brand. How you approach these two strategic issues will determine if your...
Logos, Tattoos and Brand Loyalty

Logos, Tattoos and Brand Loyalty

When partnering with credit unions on brand and member experience programs, one of the examples we use regarding brand loyalty is Harley-Davidson fans who get some version of the company logo tattooed on their bodies. A quick Google search will show thousands of such...
Let’s Taco-bout Burger King

Let’s Taco-bout Burger King

Burger King (BK) announced it is adding tacos to its menu. The second largest fast food chain in the world, with a menu that consists primarily of burgers and chicken sandwiches, is going rogue and adding something completely outside of its wheelhouse to its menu....
Brand Gaps from the Grand Canyon

Brand Gaps from the Grand Canyon

A brand gap is any difference between what your credit or bank says it does and what it actually does. There are three types of brand gaps. Mark walks you through each of these brand gaps, and how to close them, live from the Grand Canyon.