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Community Brand ArtsinStark

ArtsinStark: The arts color Stark County’s brand

If I were a painter, I would love adding color to my canvas. If I could sculpt, my clay would take the shape of inspirational people.

Positioning in Marketing a Professional Business Firm

Positioning delivers when marketing a professional business firm

Legion are the tales of marketing battles waged by brands that consumers see on retail shelves.

Numbers 17-22 Laws of Marketing

Laws of marketing point path to success

Last installment in four-part series shows that laws of marketing from nearly 25 years ago still elevate brands above their competition.

Going too Far New Coke Failure

‘New Coke’ Failure: Why decision was too far out to swallow

In spite of the fact that tests showed the new formula tasted better than old Coke, customers believed otherwise.

JCPenney Repositioning a Brand Failure

Repositioning a Brand: JCPenney showed brand reinvention can stretch only so far

The fortunes of JCPenney in recent years have ebbed and flowed (ebbed, mostly) in a manner that has become a textbook case about the folly of reinventing a brand with…

FedEx brand strategy delivered results

Fed Ex Brand Strategy: Packages and Positioning

FedEx brand strategy delivered results. Changes in industry, however, leave company searching for new winning tagline. FedEx founder Fred Smith wrote an economics paper while studying at Yale.

Culturalism Super Bowl Positioning

Culturalism Trumps Commercialism in Super Bowl LI

By Lorraine Kessler, Principal | Strategy & Client Service The Super Bowl is over. Maybe one of the best games ever.

Steps for How to Brand Yourself

Personal Branding Builds the Value of ‘You, Inc.’: How to brand yourself

LeBron James, Donald Trump and many other celebrities know that each of us must be known for something. We need to market ourselves to further our careers.

Insights about Marketing to Consumers

Consumers Positioned to Rule in 2017: Marketing to consumers is vital

Companies want to sell more products and services to more consumers. The trouble is the growing list of media choices: traditional offline (radio, TV, newspaper, billboard, magazines) and online (social media, search engine optimization, banner ads, email, video). With so many options, how do we get our messages to consumers?

Risk of Brand Extension

Brand extension can help growth, but keep your focus

Companies must know the difference between line extension and a brand extension . . . and when to go each route.

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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 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.
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.