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“Starting up” a Startup: Swoptop

“Starting up” a Startup: Swoptop

Published on October 23, 2019, at 6:42 p.m. by Ali Cushing. The term “startup” has been bandied around at an increasing rate over the past few years describing young ventures taken by opportunists, such as the creation of hip new apps and small business proposals.

Building the Legion Brand

Building the Legion Brand

Published on June 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. by Hudson Nuckolls. The phrase “professional soccer in Birmingham” would normally be part of a discussion about football (the European version) being played in Birmingham, England. The city boasts two proud English Football League Championship clubs —

Keep Twitter Weird

Keep Twitter Weird

Published on February 12, 2019, at 9:25 a.m. by Emma Bannen. Organizations use social media platforms, like Twitter, to engage with their audiences every day. In feeds saturated with sponsored posts and advertisements, how do brands stand out to their consumers? While some opt to

Shake the Hand of Authenticity

Shake the Hand of Authenticity

Published on September 25, 2018, at 12:05 p.m. by McClelland Schilling. Brand authenticity is sweeping the communications landscape, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Some of the most successful organizations are capitalizing on transparency and integrity, and the results have not been disappointing.

Leaders of Change: Lessons from 2018’s Best Rebrands

Leaders of Change: Lessons from 2018’s Best Rebrands

Published on September 21, 2018, at 3:20 p.m. by Anna Claire Toxey. It’s no secret that changing a brand can oftentimes be controversial. While some view it as an opportunity for renewal and growth, others see it as a company losing touch with its long-held

The Masters: A Brand Unlike Any Other

The Masters: A Brand Unlike Any Other

Published on May 22, 2018, at 9:10 a.m. by Halle Russo. The Masters is far more than “a tradition unlike any other.” From the Augusta National golf course itself to the winner’s green jacket, it seems as if the annual tournament brings out the inner

Creating a Winning Brand in the NFL

Creating a Winning Brand in the NFL

Published on May 16, 2018, at 8:44 a.m. by Halle Russo. What do Tom Brady, the New England Patriots and the National Football League all have in common? Strong, distinct branding. While Tom Brady is technically a part of the New England Patriots and the

We’ve Got Beef: Wendy’s Snarky Twitter

We’ve Got Beef: Wendy’s Snarky Twitter

Published on February 21, 2018, at 3:53 p.m. by Alyssa Comins. Wendy’s Twitter account has received rave reviews from most social media users and analysts. The brand roasts its competitors and followers, and people find it hilarious. In fact, when you search “Wendy’s Twitter” on

Branding with BRANDon Chicotsky

Branding with BRANDon Chicotsky

Published on February 13, 2018, at 8:20 p.m. by Alana Doyle. As a business faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Brandon Chicotsky teaches seminars in business communications, leadership and human values. Prior to his recent move to Johns Hopkins University, Chicotsky worked as the

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