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By Dick Maggiore and Mark Vandegrift

Dick Maggiore

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Keyword and Organic Google Search

Want to win in Business? Google it

Your business and your competitors have been Googlized. Google is the new Yellow Pages for everything.

Elon Musk Pace Emotion Human Behavior

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…

Kaepernick Nike Controversy

Nike's campaign with Kaepernick brilliant

Nike just did it. We were taught in business school not to mix the brand with politics. Conventional branding wisdom says it would be brand suicide.

Competitive Advantage Positioning Map

‘Positioning map’ can reveal your competitive advantage

Today, more than ever, businesses need the right strategies to compete and win in the hyper-competitive marketplace.

Brand Extension Heinz Mayo

Brand Extension: Mayo move spread Heinz too thin to win

It happens every time I give talks here and around the country on brand positioning and brand extension. Rather than using PowerPoint presentations, I use products as props.

Digital Branding B2B Sales

Think digital branding in today's B2B sales

Brand positioning is designed to tee up sales — a mission as important as ever with today’s plethora of digital branding opportunities to engage and motivate our customers and prospects.

Branding and Social Responsibility Innis Maggiore

Branding & Social Responsibility: Ability to respond an important responsibility

Terrell Owens, the former NFL All-Pro receiver, unprecedentedly is passing on attending his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton.

Brand Repositioning Misses Toys R Us

Brand Repositioning Misses: Lessons from Toys ‘R’ Us

Beyond my office window, directly across Whipple Avenue, sits the once mighty, and now vacant, Toys “R” Us building.

Listening to Customers Builds Success

Listening to customers improves understanding

Jack Welch, longtime CEO of General Electric, was known for his wise counsel on all manner of business matters.

Competitive Business Strategy Area Innis Maggiore

Competitive Business Strategy: Find your playground

Does your business have a clear and well-articulated statement of strategy? If not, you are at a disadvantage.

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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.

March 8, 2022

In the third decade of the 21st century, GM may once again be a big brand in big trouble paying the high cost of brand positioning failure.

January 5, 2022

With a GDP of nearly $20 trillion and a citizenry accounting for more than a quarter of the global household consumption, the United States is inarguably the most hyper-consumer economy…

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.

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.

May 23, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (May 23, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned a 2022 Business Excellence Award presented by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The brand positioning agency was honored at a ceremony and dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown.
May 13, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (May 13, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotions of four associates.
March 29, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (March 29, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotions of Cheryl Henderson to creative director, Alicia Jordan to art and video director, Emily Mays to associate creative director, Rich Grisak to senior media analyst, Veronica Smith to senior media strategist, and…
January 18, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 18, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two new associates.
November 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two fall interns, one in the Digital Marketing department and one in its Creative department.