Articles on Marketing

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Portrait of Erik Spiekermann
Author:
Erik Spiekermann
Title:
Logos to Go
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Corporate identity design is changing. There are designers for whom quantity matters more than quality.
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Main illustration of the article Are we destined to fail as entrepreneurs?
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Marco Rinaldi
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Are we destined to fail as entrepreneurs?
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The growing number of creative professionals that venture into entrepreneurship raises doubts and concern.
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Portrait of Guillermo Dufranc
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Guillermo Dufranc
Title:
Healthy Food has Changed Packaging Design
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Since nutritional information became important and popular concern about it grew dramatically, many food brands have foreseen this as an opportunity to build their identity.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
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Corporate Brand: Selling a Design or Transfering a Resource?
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The advantage of agreeing with the client the sectorial diagnostic and the typological selection before proceeding to the brand's design.
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Portrait of Daniela Del Pino
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Daniela Del Pino
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Branding types
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Branding is connected with brand image, positioning and reputation. It is the result of an endless list of marketing and design strategies.
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Portrait of Jorge Del Toro
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Jorge Del Toro
Title:
What Does My Design Communicate?
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Bad communication is a problem that we experience every day. Design plays an important role in communication and should be congruent.
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Portrait of Joan Costa
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Joan Costa
Title:
Birth and Evolution of the Brand in 7 Steps
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The commercial brand was born 3500 years ago.First it was a sign, then a meaning, later a TV story in 30 seconds. Today, it is a complex social and transmedial phenomenon.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
Title:
Every trademark must be...
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Twelve supposedly «universal» rules in designing trademarks.
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Main illustration of the article The smart era
Author:
Mauricio Arboleda Acosta
Title:
The smart era
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A Global Web Index recent study states that Facebook is the most popular social platform of the world with a 56% of active users. Youtube is in the 2nd place.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
Title:
A “graphic Houdini”
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The combined role of programmatic restrictions and creativity in the accomplishment of message effectiveness.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
Title:
With or Without a Logo-Symbol
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A brand choice conditioned by the profile of the organization and its communication.
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Portrait of Sebastian Guerrini
Author:
Sebastian Guerrini
Title:
I am designer anthropologist
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My job, to design brands for clients who have an international projection, led me to do a different activity from the one of the traditional designer.
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
And where are the opportunities?
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Somebody has a problem and somebody has the answer to that problem, but... ¿How can we do to meet this couple?
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
Innovation on Design Is Not Inside Design
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Nowadays, is common to listen in almost every conversation “innovation” term. Everything must be “innovative”. However, innovation is not the same for everyone.
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Main illustration of the article Designing for Restaurants
Author:
Eric Barajas (Snok Daffy)
Title:
Designing for Restaurants
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If you ever have the fortune of working for a restaurant, you will have to think in a different way.
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Main illustration of the article The Influence of Fashion Bloggers on E-commerce
Author:
Ana Bossler
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The Influence of Fashion Bloggers on E-commerce
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The fashion bloggers reduce the transactional costs in e-commerce, acquiring prestige through their posts that have the capacity to accelerate innovation diffusion.
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
We Must Learn to Play the Game
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In the market there are good and bad designers, good and bad clients, all sort of competition and prices. All of them are some of the components of the game to play.
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Main illustration of the article Kusi Kusi: Identity as a (regrettable) ‘State affair’
Author:
Victor Garcia
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Kusi Kusi: Identity as a (regrettable) ‘State affair’
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A recognized puppet theater from Lima, multi-award winning internationally, active for half a century, is claiming against Channel 7 TV Perust for usurping their brand.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
Title:
Verbal/Non Verbal as an Identifying Polarity
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The typological role in identity reference.
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Portrait of Jorge Del Toro
Author:
Jorge Del Toro
Title:
Creating Emotional Ties with Customers
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Companies should do more for their customers: they should establish an emotional connection.
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Portrait of Guillermo Dufranc
Author:
Guillermo Dufranc
Title:
Argentine Wine Needs Concept
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In the competitive wine market the need to communicate concepts through label design is essential. Labels must capture the consumers’ attention and seduce them.
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Invisible Design
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After the “premium” stage where design acts as quality mark, good design should become a “commodity”, a component of the welfare society we take for granted.
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Portrait of Adrián Pierini
Author:
Adrián Pierini
Title:
Packaging and the World Cup
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Packaging desing specialty revolutionizes during mega sport events.
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Portrait of Sebastian Guerrini
Author:
Sebastian Guerrini
Title:
How to Design Political Campaigns
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A recommended structure for designing a political campaign.
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Portrait of Juanjo Junoy
Author:
Juanjo Junoy
Title:
To Think, Feel and Do: Three Clues to Perception
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Understanding how our perception works and how it affects us is the clue to produce really effective messages, not just award-winning ones.
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Portrait of Raúl Belluccia
Author:
Raúl Belluccia
Title:
And, how my client's brand is doing?
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To diagnose the “health state” of a client's brand is essential to tackle it's effective redesign.
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Portrait of Vanessa Lerner
Author:
Vanessa Lerner
Title:
Do We Really Know What a Graphic Brand Conveys?
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If we really know the meaning of a graphic brand, will we be closer to know what is probably being created in the public's mind?
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
The challenge of communicating value
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A question to which creative entrepreneurs have no answer to: the value of their proposal.
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Main illustration of the article Management vs. Leadership
Author:
Marco Rinaldi
Title:
Management vs. Leadership
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We don't need to manage the present but we should lead the future.
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Portrait of Pablo Bertero
Author:
Pablo Bertero
Title:
Creative Myopia
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The lack of strategic thinking in design and creativity proposals leads indirectly to the standardization of creative results.
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Main illustration of the article About Effectiveness
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
About Effectiveness
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Being efficacious entails doing the right things; being efficient, doing them correctly. Being effective means being efficacious and efficient.
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Portrait of Martín Álvarez Comesaña
Author:
Martín Álvarez Comesaña
Title:
Sign consumption
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Culture adherence to the speech of globalization require reviewing purposes and values design assumed.
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Portrait of Mario Aleman
Author:
Mario Aleman
Title:
A Digital Ecosystem for the New Generations
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Our current ecosystem is Web 2.0, interactive publicity and online marketing.
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Portrait of Milton Glaser
Author:
Milton Glaser
Title:
Ambiguity & Truth
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“Make it clear.” This fundamental assumption of communication would seem to be an attainable goal. Objectify the audience, understand their desires—appeal to their interests, eliminate the extraneous and presto “effective communication.” Well, maybe not.
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