Vintage marketing: You got chocolate in my peanut butter

Few ads encapsulate an idea so well that they became standalone metaphors. But when I hit upon a surprise great combination, I often quip, “Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” And whoever I’m with quips back, “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” Picture this: two young, attractive people are walking…
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A woman poses next to blue-green arches

Have you ever seen the turquoise arches and craved a hamburger?

My girlfriend and I drove into Sedona, Arizona, for a weekend of hiking in gorgeous landscapes. Tooling around the quaint, southwestern town we spotted a McDonald’s sign — but the iconic golden arches weren’t yellow — they were turquoise. Why do companies make changes to their logos? Companies can change their logos for many reasons,…
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Lost in translation

Are you speaking your customers’ language? If you’re not, you may be missing out on an opportunity to connect with them. For example, we have been creating more Spanish-language marketing materials for clients because they are finding more of their customers speak Spanish. Rather than forcing a customer to read and comprehend a foreign language,…
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Logo legacies: Meatballs and worms in space!

Anyone who has ever created a logo — or worked on a team brainstorm to create branding or visual messaging, as we do here at Imagine — gains a finer appreciation for these distilled bits of corporate identity. Our modern world is peppered with them, and communications pros tend to notice nuances and choices made…
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Communication composers

Imagine Communications creates marketing and public relations solutions as a team, starting by gaining an in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges faced by each of our client businesses. Our writers and copywriters compose with audiences, publications and goals in mind. Articles, press releases, media advisories, blogs and award nominations are each crafted with intent…
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The honor of doing meaningful work

Much has been written about the importance of finding meaning in one’s career. While a paycheck covers the necessities of life, money can only make someone slog away at an unfulfilling job for so long. Work in communications can span a broad spectrum, and we at Imagine have reflected from time to time how we…
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There’s more than one “I” in Imagine

If you’ve been following Imagine Communications for a while, you may have noticed that we do not operate like a stereotypical marketing firm or advertising agency. Long hours and inflated egos are replaced with flexibility and a true team approach. In a team meeting last month, we were discussing the CEO of Coinbase’s claim the…
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Picture of a smiling Alex Raffi with a blue and yellow border.

What I’ve learned from those who claim to be uncreative

I hear it all the time, “I wish I were a creative person.” Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t agree with that statement. I think it’s unfortunate that people believe creativity is something you can only associate with art. Creativity is so much more than art. It is the essence of how we…
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Are you ready for some football … commercials?!

Every year after the Super Bowl, the Imagine team gets together to discuss the Super Bowl commercials. We pick out ones we think were the most effective, ones that missed the mark and our overall personal favorites. For some of us, it’s the best meeting of the year! There are a few things to consider…
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