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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 - 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.

Innis Maggiore - Brand DNA

Your brand DNA sets the course

The end of another year is a good time to reflect and work on your business rather than in your business.

Innis Maggiore - Positioning in Digital Marketing

Positioning in Digital Marketing: Start with positioning to win online search

In the 1970s, Jack Trout and Al Ries first coined the term “positioning” for use in the field of marketing.

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.

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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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Want to be like Buffet and Socrates? Read! July 10, 2019

No less an authority than Warren Buffett believes reading is essential to business success. A Columbia University student asked Buffett what he could do to prepare for his career. Buffett thought for a few seconds ...

Advantages to being first June 27, 2019

One of the easiest ways to be remembered is to be first.Do you remember who was the first person to fly solo across the North Atlantic? Charles Lindbergh, of course. But who was the second? He was Bert Hinkler, considere...

7 greatest brand positions excel in 3C test June 12, 2019

Brands that become great do so because their positions pass the 3C's test with straight A's.All great brands have clearly defined ideas that differentiate against competitors. That's the first C. Their ideas are highly m...

Deming’s gift to marketers: Test. Optimize. Repeat. May 30, 2019

William Edwards Deming is credited with launching the Total Quality Management movement that is the groundwork for our modern emphasis on efficient and effective manufacturing.Among his many accomplishments, Deming popul...

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Haidet awarded Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications Learn More

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Innis Maggiore hires web developer and project manager, and promotes art director Learn More

Innis Maggiore wins Cancer Awareness Advertising Award for its Aultman Cancer Center work Learn More