What we think.

Fresh perspectives and musings from Marjoram

Make Your Creative Bench Deep Enough to Support Your Brand 

How deep is your creative bench?

Large industrial brands have considerable marketing and creative needs. These needs can’t be met solely by internal marketing teams. In fact, they shouldn’t be.  An outside perspective is invaluable in marketing.  Managing your portfolio of marketing needs requires a balancing act between developing and optimizing your internal marketing resources and supplementing your needs with trusted,…

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Room for Interpretation? How Flexibility in Brand Guidelines Helps Product Messaging

Brand Flexibility

Brand guidelines are created for a reason. A few very good reasons, actually.  Branding efforts help your company define an identity and stand out from the pack. And brand standards and guidelines make certain that your organization is presented in a systematic and easily recognizable manner.  Your company does many different things and talks to…

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How to Bridge the Messaging Chasm Between Product and Brand

Bridging the Gap between Product and Brand

Brand messaging is hard to maintain in large, industrial corporate environments. And it’s not particularly hard to understand why.  Each product, division, or sub-brand has its own unique marketing challenges and needs. And each requires its own tailored communication approach. Fitting these varying messaging strategies under the umbrella of the overarching brand — which has…

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Turn what you make into what you make possible.

Ingredient branding go-to-market strategies.

Weather forecasting has really been through an evolution. While the Farmers’ Almanac still has space on many a dusty bookshelf, modern meteorology uses different facets of technology for complex data modeling, weather satellite data analysis and historical temperature range review. The combination of these components, or ingredients, improves prediction accuracy and presents a higher level…

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