Apple has a sticky brand because they redefine categories, not launch products. Other companies launch innovative products, but Apple stands heads and shoulders above their peers by continually redefining categories. Apple Pay and Apple Watch redefine the mobile payments and wearables categories.
33% of the top 100 global brands are blue. Brands like P&G, IBM, GE, HP, Ford and Samsung all use blue as their primary brand color. It’s a pretty good color. Blue connotes a company that is trustworthy, established and secure. It’s the color of big, old and professional.As a result, a disproportionate number of small-to-mid size companies default to using blue in their identities too. They assume blue is a better branding choice, because it signals they are like the big, established brands. Blue is perceived as more professional. That may be true, but blue is boring!
I used to think the best way to increase prices and achieve higher margins was to add more value to my services. I believed the more value I could bring to my clients the more I would be rewarded. I was wrong. Value has nothing to do with price. Just look at the...
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