Busting Common Design Myths

Posted by Rebecca Skalsky on Jul 7, 2021 3:53:32 PM

What comes to mind when you hear the words “graphic design”?

Making things pretty for a living? Computer wizardry? A coffee-drinking, flannel-clad, Apple-product aficionado?

While there may be some truth to these stereotypes—I confess, I’m a creative who loves coffee and Apple tech—graphic design is officially defined as a form of visual communication using color, typography and imagery to convey ideas that inspire and inform consumers.

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Topics: Branding, Design

Barrier Studies: Understanding What Holds Back Business & Engagement

Posted by Jen Neumann on Jan 15, 2021 12:50:30 PM

This is the third time we've updated this post - it's one of those blogs that has evolved as our client base has over the years. This time our refresh incorporates more behavioral science tactics and focuses on two of the "Three B's" (no, we're not talking about your college roommates) in changing how people make a decision - Behaviors and Barriers. 

TL;DR: Make it as easy as possible for your audience to find and do business with you by understanding and ruthlessly removing friction.

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Topics: Sales, Branding, Organizational Development

This Is How You OWN IT

Posted by Annie Sexton on Jun 17, 2020 2:26:43 PM

The de Novo team is SUPER excited to share that we have won an Award of Distinction from the 26th Annual Communicator Awards!

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle, Digital Marketing, Branding, Design, Video

Into the Woods: A Refresher Course in Brand Refreshes

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Mar 2, 2020 12:50:16 PM

No brand is a static entity.

As a business naturally evolves, its people, capabilities and culture change with it. Marketing materials will have to change too—this is a given. But websites, collateral and social media graphics aren’t the only things that need to keep up. Sometimes the brand itself needs a little bit of tweaking.

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Topics: Agency Lifestyle, Marketing Strategy, Branding, Strategic planning

The Nostalgic Pull of Saul Bass

Posted by Chris Moore on Jun 19, 2019 10:38:15 AM

To start, I don’t consider myself to be all that nostalgic. Maybe growing up in the Reagan-era 1980s had something to do with that. While I’m sure I’d get an argument from the younger members of the office, I don't feel much came out of the 1980s to be nostalgic about. The Cold War. Rampant conservatism. Atrocious music. This

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Topics: Branding, Design, Summer Nostalgia Series

Community Branding: Be Yourself

Posted by Jen Neumann on May 13, 2019 12:59:24 PM

When we engage with a community entity for a branding or marketing initiative—whether it is a school district, a destination marketing organization, a city, an economic development organization or a regional collaboration—we often hear a lot of comparisons to cities like Madison, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas, among several others. 

These communities aren't necessarily looking to emulate the vibe or brand of these communities, but they certainly look to their success and ask "How do we get that?"

The answer, every time, is "Be yourself." 

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Topics: Branding, Strategic planning, Economic Development

Q & A: Keeping Tabs on Your Brand Identity with Chris & Becca

Posted by Graphic Design Team on Dec 5, 2018 10:47:18 AM

 

It’s All About Consistency

Your visual identity—your logo, fonts, colors and overall style—is the face of your brand. It’s the first thing people notice about your company. And it’s the first thing they recall when thinking about your products. So it goes without saying that you want your identity—and the public’s perception of your brand—to be consistent. After all, you want customers and clients to have the same great experience with your company at every opportunity. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Branding, Design

Data that Rocks!

Posted by Matt Browning on Sep 26, 2018 9:42:32 AM

Over the last year Americans have become acutely aware of the fact that data is constantly being collected about our online and offline habits. While most of the stories we’ve heard about this topic over the last year have been about the negative use of data, Spotify took the user data they generated to create a campaign that felt personal and that made us smile.

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Topics: Experiential Marketing, Branding

What Does Marketing Have to Do With Events?

Posted by Heather Friedman on Jan 31, 2018 10:23:56 AM

In addition to marketing strategy, creative, branding, video and websites, de Novo also produces corporate events. At a recent client's holiday party, a longtime acquaintance approached me and asked "I knew you did all things marketing, but what do events have to do with marketing?" I smiled and gave her the much shorter version of this blog... 

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Topics: Experiential Marketing, Branding, Design

de Novians React to Pantone's Color of the Year

Posted by Design Team on Dec 12, 2017 3:47:04 PM

It's official: Pantone has named "Ultra Violet" as their 2018 Color of the Year.

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Topics: Branding, Design

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