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Dick Maggiore

""Great advertising is hard. Surround yourself with thinkers, dreamers and doers. When the right strategic idea (position) strikes the right creative, it's electric. It has the power to transform human behavior. Unless your advertising is built on this big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night.""

Innis Maggiore - The Hedgehog and the Fox

Lots to learn from the hedgehog and the fox

To understand the spiny hedgehog and the sly silver fox, we must go back nearly three millennia.

Innis Maggiore - Strengthening Stark County

Forging strategy for strengthening Stark County

An important report about recommendations for strengthening Stark County has huge ramifications for those of us who live, work and play here.

Innis Maggiore - Corporate Social Responsibility

Walking line between corporate social responsibility, social division

We care more today about supporting companies whose values are aligned with our values. Corporate social responsibility is important.

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Southwest Airlines Value Proposition Soars on Low-Price Strategy

The Southwest Airlines value proposition is a great example of aligning business strategy with the brand positioning idea. Southwest founder and CEO Herb Kelleher knew in his head and his heart that his airline could own the position of “low price” in his category.

Innis Maggiore - Positioning and Papa John's

Positioning and Papa John's: Backstory of how positioning propelled pizza giant

Papa John’s had brand positioning, but didn’t know it until a chance conversation. Positioning and Papa Johns go way back.

Innis Maggiore - Building a Brand

Building a Brand: Differentiate, strategize, target and shout from rooftops

Have you found your brand’s positioning idea? Southwest Airlines is low cost. FedEx is overnight delivery. Volvo is safety. When building a brand, you must differentiate.

Innis Maggiore - Aligning Business Strategy to Brand Positioning

Southwest Airlines: Aligning business strategy to brand positioning

Anyone who has been lost at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport knows the secret to effective marketing.

Innis Maggiore - Business Strategy

Test, learn, tweak to formulate business strategy

Learning to write and solve equations is the foundation of formal education for many of us.

Innis Maggiore - Effective Advertising

Effective Advertising: Big question is whether to entertain or inform

Every ad person wrestles with the conundrum whether effective advertising should focus more on entertaining or more on informing.

Innis Maggiore - Differentiation in Business

Differentiation in Business: A marketing lesson from Mickey Mouse

Winning brands are desirably different in consumers’ minds. Differentiation in business is what helps them win.

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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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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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GOJO

Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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MID'S

True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Stark County District Library

Where everything is free®

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DRB Systems

Transforming the car wash industry.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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JOMAC

Powerfully Light

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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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Specialty Pipe

Their speciality is being the best.

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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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Kimble

The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Bird Technologies

The RF Experts

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Verisk 3E

Intelligent compliance. Sustainable progress. A safer world.

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'Content marketing' lifts brands, engages customers December 12, 2018

Bed Bath & Beyond, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, GoPro and Twitter all have at least two things in common. Each understands the need to win online, and each has an award-winning content marketing strategy.Content market...

Crunch numbers to calculate advertising investment November 28, 2018

An investment in advertising is key to driving sales and growing the organization, but despite its importance, an advertising budget is a difficult decision for many companies.Jef Richards, professor and chair of the Dep...

Sears' saga found in snowblowers November 14, 2018

Former Sears executive Steve Goldstein was so shocked when he found snowblowers for sale at his company’s Miami store that he wrote the book, “Why are there Snowblowers in Miami?”That is but one of myriad anecdotes in Se...

Want to win in Business? Google it October 25, 2018

Your business and your competitors have been Googlized.Google is the new Yellow Pages for everything. If we want to know how many times man landed on the moon, we Google it. If we want to lease a copier or hire a financi...

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Innis Maggiore earns two 2018 WebAwards Learn More

Stahler Awarded Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications Learn More

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