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Innis Maggiore - Place Branding  Canton

Brand a place like Canton: We can score big if we go all in

Canton and the National Football League have been the perfect pair for nearly 100 years, the peanut butter and jelly of the sports world.

Innis Maggiore - Brand Reinvention

Diebold thrives on nearly 160 years of brand reinvention

Diebold Nixdorf, as Diebold is known today following the acquisition of its major German rival, is the embodiment of a company that has responded well when the time came to...

Innis Maggiore - Stark County Economy

Focus key to our Stark County economy

Whether local leaders who are mustering up an initiative to reverse our community’s economy will succeed depends largely on the resources at their disposal, the degree to which true collaboration...

Innis Maggiore - Pendulum  of Brand Change

Businesses, markets ride pendulum of brand change

Americans elected Barack Obama, then eight years later elected Donald Trump. The pendulum swung and, by virtue of the differences between Obama and Trump, it is reasonable to deduce that...

Innis Maggiore - Business Strategy

Business Strategy: After finding your ‘why,’ it’s time to execute

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Innis Maggiore - Company Focus

Company Focus: Know your ‘why’ to focus on ‘where’ and ‘how’

In last week’s column, we discussed the importance of finding your “why” — the reason your company does what it does beyond making money. It’s wrapped around a higher purpose.

Innis Maggiore - Company Mission

Company Mission: Why does your company do what it does?

Why do we pay $1,000 for an iPhone X? Why do we pay $5 for a cup of coffee?

Innis Maggiore - Start-Up Company Mission

Think like a start-up when developing your company mission

Early and often over the history of this column our counsel has been about the importance of strategy in marketing our products and services and in the company mission.

Innis Maggiore - Supporting Local Business

Supporting Local Business: Think outside ‘big box’

According to a recent report, Stark County’s population will continue to decrease, get older and have fewer dollars if our community stays on its current trajectory.

Innis Maggiore - Big Data and Business

Big Data and Business: 2018 is the year of the algorithm

Making predictions is risky business, but putting our heads in the sand might be even riskier.

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AWARD-WINNING WORK

Goodyear

Leadership through technology.

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Aultman

Leading our community to improved health.

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PURELL

Protecting us from the spread of germs.

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Smith's

Tradition you can taste.

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GuideStone

Performance guided by values.

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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GOJO

Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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MID'S

True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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Stark Library

Where everything is free®

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Kimble

The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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MCTV

Going the extra smile.

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Republic Steel

Steel Republic Steel.

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Second Harvest

Serving the community.

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Trumbull Metro Housing Authority

Building a solid future for those in need.

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Fair Housing Law Center

Fighting for Equal Housing

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Brand Purpose: Beyond features and benefits, companies win with their whys October 09, 2019

Not too long ago, the popular advertising strategy was to promote product features like low calories, shavers with pivot heads and toothpaste that removes stains.Then we shifted to something with more personal relevance:...

Seven ways to win in a commodity market September 04, 2019

Many of the more than 5 million businesses in the United States compete as commodities hamstrung by not understanding how to grow and thrive.On the monopoly-to-commodity continuum, the closer one is to the commodity side...

Digital Marketing vs Sales: Digital dictates need to reset sales and marketing August 22, 2019

When I was a kid and my dad wanted to buy a car, the first place he would go was the car dealership.Dad wanted information and the car dealer had it. The dealer used that information as bait to get you in to the dealersh...

Trout's seven 'Abouts' shape marketing strategy July 25, 2019

Marketing strategy is first about finding your difference, then finding the best way to get your differentiating idea into the minds of your prospects and customers.The explosion of choice for the consumer is the direct ...

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