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By Dick Maggiore and Mark Vandegrift

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Starbucks Unique Brands

Starbucks: Get Back To Being Unique

An article in the the Columbus Dispatch touted that Starbucks was taking cues from its cheaper rivals. That they were seeking part of the 'value' pie.

3-Cs Test for Brand Differentiation

Differentiating Your Brand

Differentiating your brand may prove quite a challenge. When we work with our clients on determining their differentiating idea we put them through our proprietary Appreciative Discovery®.

Progressive Insurance's Brand Identity

Progressive's Brand Identity: In or Out?

Remember the 1997 movie called In and Out? It starred Kevin Kline as Howard Brackett, a Midwestern high school teacher who questioned his sexual identity after being pronounced gay on…

Effective Strategies for Brand Positioning

A Guide to Brand Positioning

The brand is the most important asset that a company has. Half of Coke's total value is attributable to its brand, over $70 billion. Disney's brand contributes 68 percent to its overall value. McDonald's brand contributes an astounding 71 percent! A brand is not just the logo or name for a product or service. Brands that are built to express the differentiating idea, inherent to a specific business model and its resulting product, will create value beyond what the product was originally designed to deliver...

Marketing Positioning

What is Positioning in Marketing? Why it's the CEO's Number One Role.

For so many years, CEOs have focused on doing things better. For a long time, this approach worked. However, a problem has surfaced over recent years as we realize that this approach is simply not working anymore. Being better has become a basic requirement: it is what it takes just to stay in the game. Your prospects and customers have come to expect a higher level of quality and service, and, as a result, quality and service are no longer differentiators. Before you make your next marketing move. You should be asking, "what is positioning?"...

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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.

June 22, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (June 22, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced that Ashley Johnson, senior project manager, is the recipient of a 2022 Twenty Under 40! Award.
June 14, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (June 14, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, is expanding its geographic reach with a new presence in Raleigh, N. C. Jim Cyphert, APR, the agency’s director of public relations, is leading business development and overseeing agency initiatives there.
June 7, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (June 7, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two summer interns, Mercedes Bryan and Klaire Vandegrift.
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.