Signs & Symbols of Success

NEW! 2019 BRANDING MANUAL EXPLAINS SECRET CODE OF WORLD'S TOP-100 BRANDS! Decades of experience gathered at these and other brands helped inform the extensive background research and 17 years of development behind this revolutionary new book on branding.

Brands Connect in 3D

The minute product development stops, signals the death knell of living brands. This is why product evolution is intrinsic in our change-focused culture. Therefore, instead of product consistency, brands must strive for experience consistency. Connect in the real-world to find out what your experience--and consistency, is really like.

What’s YOUR archetype? Six Classical Archetypes (Caroline Myss)

Six Classical Archetypes: employed in Branding and User Experience Can you find one that relates to you? Who, why; why not? Bryce Maynard Winter Visionary (Dreamer, Prophet, Seer--see also Guide, Alchemist) The Visionary archetype lets you imagine possibilities that are beyond the scope of your individual life and that benefit all of society. The Visionary... Continue Reading →

Learning From Starbucks’ $2.3 Billion Mistake

Corporations and individuals may all benefit from conscious awareness of branding. My own personal brand is based on that of the jocular Knight, riding to the rescue, full of good humor and mirth, even while his mission is one of gravest importance (in fairy tale terms, rescuing the Princess in Peril). Aladdin, Prince Charming and Prometheus are my prototypes. Knowing this, it is easier for others to understand my peripatetic path, ‘riding to the rescue’ in a variety of contracts and positions over a period of decades without really settling myself down, as I seek the kingdom of my dreams. Like the Knight of olden days I have frequently been content to rest my brow in nature’s field or forest, at home anywhere, so long as I am ready at a moment’s notice to leap astride my trusty steed and dash my precious cargo safely across raging torrents.

Is Purple Hypnotic, why?? (expert colorways)

Purple is not generally well understood as a brand colorway--this might explain why it is one of the least used colors in branding. However, purple is a powerful communicator that directly focuses unconscious attention on the concept of story-telling.

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