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Is your brand story working?

In Answers, brand story, Branding, business growth strategies, Marketing, Nonprofits, Resources, Storytelling by Amy AlexanderLeave a Comment

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

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How Healthy is Your Brand Story? Brand stories help organizations grow more quickly and with greater sustainability. Complete the checkup to find out how yours might be working. A brand story is …

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Smart Marketing: Rented vs. Owned Assets

In Blog, Email, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Resources, SEO, Video, websites by Amy Alexander5 Comments

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

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  In a world with endless marketing opportunities, your budget has to be strategic. Having a smart marketing plan involves investing in marketing assets you own, like your website and email …

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Developing a Genuine Brand Platform

In Blog, Branding, Marketing, Resources, Storytelling by Amy AlexanderLeave a Comment

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

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Brand platforms are all about capturing the existing spirit of your company. The personality, goals, and driving force of any brand should be somehow expressed in a genuine brand platform. …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Brand Guidelines

In Blog, Branding, Marketing, Resources, Storytelling by Amy AlexanderLeave a Comment

Amy Alexander

Valiant defender of client brands, creative genius, master of graphic design and photography, and mother of (cute, tiny) dragons at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a brilliant warrior princess and her family wanted to forge a business that cared about people as much as it cares about results - and so - Story Collaborative was born.

With over a decade of experience in graphic design, Amy has developed brand experiences for large and small organizations across the US. After completing her B.S., Amy left freelance design consulting to work in higher education. There she managed print and digital experiences in a collaborative environment. She now has years of creative direction under her belt, providing a unique understanding of customer interaction with brand touch-points.

When she’s not slaying giants for her cherished clients, she can be found relaxing and adventuring with her husband, twin girls Morgan and Mallory, and her extended family.

Reach out to Amy!

Writing a great set of brand guidelines is well worth the effort. Guidelines surrounding your identity are unique because they provide an opportunity for employees, designers, writers, stakeholders, and outsiders …

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LampPost Social: Light the Way

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David Mills

Story Alchemist, Regent for client and company strategy at Story Collaborative
Once upon a time, a kind and benevolent (although not perfect) regent wanted to use his talents and resources to make the world a better place. He also wanted to forge his own path forward with his family by his side. And so, out of the regent’s desire to help people and create a better future for companies and communities alike, Story Collaborative was born.

David is committed to the importance of every customer and company story. He knows how to dig deep to find fresh strategies that result in trackable growth. He draws his consulting and training from two master’s degrees, four published workbooks, and more than 30 years serving as an national trainer, executive, founder, and consultant to thousands of large and small organizations across the nation. He wants to help build communities not just commodities and believes that the“story is the ultimate human technology.”

When he’s not helping his clients crush their goals, you can find David spending time at home with his wife of 38 years, his four kids, and twelve grandkids.

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Developing the LampPost Social Brand LampPost Social, now in its third month of operation, is our second launch of a social media management tool over the past two years. But, this one is …

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WordPress: Top Five

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1. GET SECURE The first thing you should know about security for WordPress, is that you should never use “admin” as your username. That is the first thing a hacking bot …

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Brand Examples and Resources

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We recently got a great question from @DawnKoplin about the best resources for brand stories. While there are endless examples of great branding and storytelling, we’ve compiled some favorites Examples …