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Brand Purpose Beyond features and benefits companies win with their whys

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.

Advantages to being first

Advantages to being first

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, considered a better aviator than Lindbergh. But he wasn’t the first, so nobody remembers Bert...

7 greatest brand positions excel in 3C test

7 greatest brand positions excel in 3C test

Brands become great by finding a position that sets them apart from the competition, is meaningful and relevant to the consumer, and is an idea they can get passionate about. In his latest column, Dick Maggiore reveals seven companies that have passed the 3C’s positioning test with flying colors...

Repositioning Can Deliver The Advantage Your Business Needs

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...

Nike Tagline How to execute the perfect 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. He was to become the first person in the United States to be executed in a decade...

Find your brand positioning Play your Cs to win in marketplace

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

Do you ever feel like you’re throwing a wad of spaghetti against the wall and hoping some will stick?...

 

Trouts seven Abouts shape marketing strategy

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...

Brand categories great for selling lousy for unifying our world

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. Each brain cell connects to 5,000 other brain cells, which means every time a cell fires, 5,000 other cells receive a signal...

Sears saga found in snowblowers

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 is but one of myriad anecdotes in Sears’ 120-year history, yet it reveals much about the thinking of those who were in charge of the retail brand and why the company is fighting for its life today. Sears' changing business environment was being overlooked...

Ground control to 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 space travel...

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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.

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.

August 11, 2020

Let’s take a look at what we can do with our businesses to keep them successful.

April 20, 2020

The Chinese word for “crisis” is frequently cited for its use of two Chinese characters signifying “danger” and “opportunity.

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 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.
February 22, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned seven awards at the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards (ADDY® Awards) ceremony Friday evening.
January 19, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 19, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Rose Browning as director of media services. Browning will lead Innis Maggiore’s media-related activities, including strategy, research, planning, buying, negotiating and reporting.
November 17, 2020
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2020) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Tony Bell as director of client services.