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As we embark on 2021, we still do not know when this pandemic period will end. Today, “normal” means a world of constant change and upheaval. Whether you rebrand to signify the next step in your company’s evolution or a renewed emphasis on your purpose, one thing is certain—for companies who are announcing a brand change, the focus should be on people, not logos and taglines.

Katie Conway

S+G Blog

Launching a brand without shaking hands

As we embark on 2021, we still do not know when this pandemic period will end. Today, “normal” means a world of constant change and upheaval. Whether you rebrand to signify the next step in your company’s evolution or a renewed emphasis on your purpose, one thing is certain—for companies who are announcing a brand change, the focus should be on people, not logos and taglines.

Katie Conway

What’s my definition of branding? Simple: it’s any individual’s experience with any part of an organization...anywhere and anytime. A brand is built (or not) every time a candidate walks into an organization for an interview, every time a customer returns a product to a retail store, or every time someone browses an offering on a website or digital device. A brand is what happens to you when you touch a company. Strongly branded organizations align those experiences to reinforce the brand promises they make in marketing. And that’s a job that never, ever ends.

David Srere

S+G Blog

What makes branding different?

What’s my definition of branding? Simple: it’s any individual’s experience with any part of an organization...anywhere and anytime. A brand is built (or not) every time a candidate walks into an organization for an interview, every time a customer returns a product to a retail store, or every time someone browses an offering on a website or digital device. A brand is what happens to you when you touch a company. Strongly branded organizations align those experiences to reinforce the brand promises they make in marketing. And that’s a job that never, ever ends.

David Srere

Simple, clear communications and experiences are essential for all parts of the landscape—from pharma and biotechs to insurers and hospital systems. As The Simplicity Company, we counsel healthcare brands by offering clarity in both message and execution via meaningful experiences, while confidently defining their evolving role in a complex, dynamic marketplace. Explore how we’ve helped healthcare businesses leverage brand to solve complex challenges, including CVS Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centrient and Mount Sinai.

Siegel+Gale

S+G Blog

Brand experience: A vital lever in the future of healthcare

Simple, clear communications and experiences are essential for all parts of the landscape—from pharma and biotechs to insurers and hospital systems. As The Simplicity Company, we counsel healthcare brands by offering clarity in both message and execution via meaningful experiences, while confidently defining their evolving role in a complex, dynamic marketplace. Explore how we’ve helped healthcare businesses leverage brand to solve complex challenges, including CVS Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centrient and Mount Sinai.

Siegel+Gale

Fans should not be surprised that the Cleveland Indians are undergoing a name change — the writing’s been on the wall for years. For several seasons now, Indigenous people and allies have protested the team each Opening Day demanding change. The Indians front office have signaled that they have been listening and took the first step a couple years ago retiring their undeniably racist “Chief Wahoo” logo in 2018.

Casey Seijas

S+G Blog

The Cleveland Indians name change has been a long time coming

Fans should not be surprised that the Cleveland Indians are undergoing a name change — the writing’s been on the wall for years. For several seasons now, Indigenous people and allies have protested the team each Opening Day demanding change. The Indians front office have signaled that they have been listening and took the first step a couple years ago retiring their undeniably racist “Chief Wahoo” logo in 2018.

Casey Seijas

We’re a global team of thinkers, dreamers and builders. In our Spotlight on… series, we feature one of our expert practitioners. Here, Scott Buschkuhl, Creative Director, talks about his design influences, misconceptions about the design process and hidden talents.

Siegel+Gale

S+G Blog

Designer spotlight on…Scott Buschkuhl

We’re a global team of thinkers, dreamers and builders. In our Spotlight on… series, we feature one of our expert practitioners. Here, Scott Buschkuhl, Creative Director, talks about his design influences, misconceptions about the design process and hidden talents.

Siegel+Gale

Whether you consider your brand building exercise a refresh, evolution or revolution, the logo is likely to command a healthy portion of the conversation. Crafting a new brand identity requires vision, restraint and execution—a combination only the most capable brand stewards achieve. Some of the process comes down to an indefinable magic—a meeting of designer and strategist; a striking of creative oil. But there are key qualities for which a team should strive for during the creative process, and by keeping them in mind, can ensure an impactful outcome.

Nijel Taylor

S+G Blog

Three qualities of a memorable logo

Whether you consider your brand building exercise a refresh, evolution or revolution, the logo is likely to command a healthy portion of the conversation. Crafting a new brand identity requires vision, restraint and execution—a combination only the most capable brand stewards achieve. Some of the process comes down to an indefinable magic—a meeting of designer and strategist; a striking of creative oil. But there are key qualities for which a team should strive for during the creative process, and by keeping them in mind, can ensure an impactful outcome.

Nijel Taylor

As the human cost of Covid-19 escalates, so does the economic cost. With a baseline predication of global GDP contraction sitting at 5.2%, the fallout has been significant. Despite this, many see big opportunities.

Nick Miller

S+G Study

Branding for an Initial Public Offering: Simple. Purposeful. Memorable. Scalable.

As the human cost of Covid-19 escalates, so does the economic cost. With a baseline predication of global GDP contraction sitting at 5.2%, the fallout has been significant. Despite this, many see big opportunities.

Nick Miller

While start-ups can often consider agility to be an advantage, incumbents are frequently better placed when it comes to branding. Heritage, often synonymous with purpose, is something grown, not created, and it's something incumbent financial institutions tend to have in abundance. However, a brand doesn't need heritage to be authentic—it merely requires a foundation or a purpose rooted in truth.

James Snook

S+G Blog

Superscript: Raising a start-up

While start-ups can often consider agility to be an advantage, incumbents are frequently better placed when it comes to branding. Heritage, often synonymous with purpose, is something grown, not created, and it's something incumbent financial institutions tend to have in abundance. However, a brand doesn't need heritage to be authentic—it merely requires a foundation or a purpose rooted in truth.

James Snook

Vaccines are getting approved, and people are beginning to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As the new year approaches and we begin to think about life post-pandemic, brands that can demonstrate their unique commitment to care—what that means for patients, communities and each other—will be well-positioned to stand apart as leaders going forward. Here are five key trends to consider in evaluating how you’re delivering on your brand in 2021.

Christine Lim

S+G Blog

Care at the forefront: Five imperatives for healthcare brands in 2021

Vaccines are getting approved, and people are beginning to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As the new year approaches and we begin to think about life post-pandemic, brands that can demonstrate their unique commitment to care—what that means for patients, communities and each other—will be well-positioned to stand apart as leaders going forward. Here are five key trends to consider in evaluating how you’re delivering on your brand in 2021.

Christine Lim

We believe that less is usually more and now, new tools and experience thinking make it possible to do more with less. So, as we head into the new year, here are five tips to consider to help you make the most of what you have when rationalizing your brand portfolio in 2021.

James Withey

S+G Blog

Brand Architecture: Five tips for rationalizing your portfolio in 2021

We believe that less is usually more and now, new tools and experience thinking make it possible to do more with less. So, as we head into the new year, here are five tips to consider to help you make the most of what you have when rationalizing your brand portfolio in 2021.

James Withey