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Dove Brand Purpose

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

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.

Gablinger's First in a Category Innis Maggiore

Advantages to being first

One of the easiest ways to be remembered is to be first.

Greatest Brand Position Companies

7 greatest brand positions excel in 3C test

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.

Repositioning Your Brand and Competition

Repositioning Can Deliver The Advantage Your Business Needs

We hear often about repositioning in the world of marketing, but the truth is relatively few people truly understand what it means.

BMW vs Nike Tagline

Nike Tagline: How to execute the perfect tagline

Gary Gilmore was strapped to a chair on the morning of Jan. 17, 1977, wearing a T-shirt and a bag over his head.

Find Your Brand Positioning to Win the Marketplace

Find your brand positioning: Play your Cs to win in marketplace

 

 

Trout's Seven Marketing Strategies

Trout's seven 'Abouts' shape marketing strategy

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...

Product Brand Category Selling

Brand categories great for selling, lousy for unifying our world

The numbers are mind boggling. Our amazing brains are wired with 100 billion cells, which researchers have found on average send signals 10 times per second.

Lessons from Sears' Changing Business Environment

Sears' saga found in snowblowers

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…

Using Pace and Emotion Elon Musk

Ground control to Elon Musk

Elon Musk is widely known for his willingness to invest his mind and his riches to stretch the envelope on a variety of frontiers, from automobiles to software to outer…

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PositionistView®

PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

June 29, 2021

Advertisers have long been known for how well they accept change, pivot to new possibilities and adopt the newest technologies.

June 23, 2021

Many pundits in the world of marketing and advertising are obsessed with stuff dying. “Radio is dead in 10 years. This study proves it. ” “TV is dying.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason.

April 7, 2021

The problem with mass marketing has finally been solved. The answer is programmatic advertising. Imagine two neighbors. Both watching ESPN. One sees your ad. The other doesn’t.

February 11, 2021

(Special to the Canton Repository) In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

July 26, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (July 26, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that four students from Kent State University at Stark have been awarded the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications for 2021.
July 7, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (July 7, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two summer interns, Andrew Ferguson and Sadie Reda. Andrew, a marketing major and recent graduate of Walsh University, is working in the digital department.
June 24, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 24, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation's leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotion of an associate and the hiring of another. Joe Chenevey, formerly a senior web developer at the agency, has been promoted to director of technology.
June 14, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 14, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Martha Belden to lead public relations to complement the agency’s full range of marketing services.
March 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (March 2, 2021) — Perfect Power Wash, Ohio’s leading professional-grade power washing company, has named Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, as its agency of record. The Innis Maggiore team is excited to work with Ohio’s leader in professional-grade power washing.