Sneezeable, Remarkable, the Brand of Kye Grace
I had the pleasure this afternoon to interview Kye Grace, a local Vancouver
truth be told Kye was gracious enough to be my guinea pig as I delved
into the dimension of podcasting!
I hadn’t yet met Kye in person, as we’d established a two
dimensional relationship through the filter of TWITTER, so as you can
The Effectiveness of Brand Touch Points
Recently I had a fantastic experience with the Zappos brand. As described
by their founder and CEO Tony Hsieh, “We just want to be about
the very best customer service and the very best customer experience.”
In fact, Zappos offer $2,000 for a new employee to quit because”
we want to really make sure that people are working at Zappos are truly
passionate about the company,” And even though I have yet to buy
a pair of shoes from them I have experienced this in just a few preliminary
Colour & Tone in Successful Marketing
Among the stable of brands being marketed redundantly (and I mean redundantly,
with stacked billboards) were Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Esso, Eskimo, Victoria
and Tona (beer brands I personally tasted and highly support) and Colgate.
These brands utilized marketing mediums standard to the North American
market and in some weird way provided me with some comfort and familiarity
Two brand marketing campaigns completely stood out for me, one for
the use of colour and one for their communication tone…
What Twitter Type are YOU??
One of the things I have enjoyed most from Twitter is the learning and
insight I have gleamed of the different stages I experienced in Twitterville.
From my perspective, there are really Four Stages of Twitter Life:
STAGE ONE: “The Tweetbie”
The Tweetbie is a new Twitter account owner, who has been referred
to Twitter. He or she is optomistic and excited by followship growth
of direct contacts and peers. The primary Tweetbie purpose of adapting
to Twitter is to try the tool, to be cool. The Tweetbie typically for
the first two weeks is active in posting tweets about their personal
activities, food selections, weather and responds (”replies”)
to direct tweet network. He or she uses ample references to “tweet”
in their posts…..
Experiential Branding at its Best
I have just returned from an incredibly life changing experience of
building a house in Nicaragua for a week with an organization called
Bridges To Community. Not only was I among a team of integrous, committed
and loving people, I pushed my own inner boundaries in directions I
did not think were possible before the trip.
I left for the journey with the intentions and expectations of following
a well co-ordinated organization’s schedule and tasks and was
quite confident that I would easily integrate and adopt the volunteer
ways. Wow! Was I in for a surpise. You have to understand, unlike my
twin sister, I have never done anything in this volunteer scale before
and so obviously, what I had in mind as far as what I would give and
get on this trip was way off! I EXPERIENCED a brand, like never before.
Word Of Mouth Marketing :: Slumdog Millionaire
Word of mouth marketing (or W.O.M.M.) is not the “new black”
it IS THE black! At 3 DEGREES WEST, W.O.M.M. has been the driver of
95% of our business, not only in Vancouver, but across the Globe!
For those of you who haven’t discovered “THE black”
yet, Wikipedia defines W.O.M.M.by the following:
“Word-of-mouth marketing, which encompasses a …
How Tight Is The Rein On Your Brand & What Is The Effect?
In an effort to provide images for an upcoming “Brilliant (sub)
Branding - Starbucks” post I encountered an interesting situation
in brand protection.
I popped into a Starbucks that I don’t frequent often, with camera
in hand and asked an employee if it would be okay if I took a few shots
of their Christmas campaign …
Who’s Managing Your Brand? 11 Things You Can Do To Protect Your
So you’ve invested in your brand. Maybe you’re a new start
up and you’ve just worked with a design team to complete your
corporate identity and your brand platform. Perhaps you are a marketing
manager and you’ve just refreshed the strategy and modernized
the legacy brand that you represent. Or maybe your company has experienced
Contest : A Unique Way to Spend/Donate Your Advertising Dollars - Precision
We all know it’s that time of year where we seek to make as much
of a difference as we can. One of our clients has come up with a unique
spin on how they will be spending their advertising dollars this holiday
season to benefit those who need it most.
Precision Athletics is running a …
Bill Good Show, 3 Degrees of Separation
A funny and exciting day at the office today as we tuned into the online
broadcast of the Bill Good show:
11:00 NEXT ON CKNW’S BILL GOOD SHOW, WE’LL TALK WITH SOME
OF BC’S TOP ENTREPRENEURS UNDER THE AGE OF 40 ABOUT HOW THEY ARE
MANAGING THROUGH THEIR FIRST ECONOMIC STORM.
As Bill is introducing the three selected entrepreneurs for the show,
Karley and I realize TWO of them are existing clients of 3 Degrees West!!
It was so exciting. Maybe it’s the mom in me, but I felt very
proud and excited for them and delighted to be on their incredible team
supporting their business growth. Both clients…>>
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