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Brand Identity
Kaleen Goodeill

3 Ways to Know Your School’s Brand is Expired

When someone mentions expiration date, you might think of a carton of milk or eggs — not your school’s brand. But just like fridge staples, brands don’t last forever, and when you get a whiff of one that’s gone stale, well…it’s pretty obvious. But how do you know? We wish

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Brand Identity
Laura Eisenga

5 Key Questions for Choosing a School Mascot

If I were to say to you, “Lions and tigers and bears,” you’d likely respond with “oh my!” and have a yellow brick road in your mind’s eye. However, if I were to say “Detroit Lions, Clemson Tigers and Chicago Bears,” you’d likely either growl or grin, depending on your

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Brand Identity
Bryan Ickes

The Power of Pantone – How We Make Sure Your Brand Always Matches

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon. This historic journey required countless tasks of impressive intellect and skill, perhaps the most significant of which was simply not missing the Moon altogether. Four days before the monumental landing, the crew of

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Brand Identity
Robert McDorman

Rebranding Mebane – It Started With A Sign

It’s a strange to think of a city as a brand. There’s no storefront, no salespeople, no products on shelves. While you may not get a receipt, choosing a city for your home or business is one of the biggest “purchase” decisions you can make, and the greatest competition is

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Brand Identity
Andy Lynch

When Marketing Projects Expose Deeper Issues

It’s been several years ago, but I remember like it was yesterday a conversation I had with the Head of School at a small, private school in Greensboro, N.C. “We would like to talk to you about some public relations projects. We might freshen up the logo a bit,” she

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Brand Identity
Bryan Ickes

Strengthening Your Brand: Finding Your Voice Through Design

Branding is a curious word, an anachronism in our information age, commonly used but seldom explored. It reaches far into antiquity when ownership was recognizable by a mark, permanently seared into the surface of an object by means of glowing metal or fiery wood. Farmers and merchants; stonemasons and carpenters

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Brand Identity
Robert McDorman

Behind the Brand: Friendship Christian School

BURLINGTON, NC (July 19, 2013) – Friendship Christian School (FCS) in Raleigh, N.C., recently introduced a new academic logo, designed by North Star Marketing. Administrator Ric Nelson initiated the branding process in January 2013 in an effort to standardize the school’s representation in the community, in promotional materials and internally.

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