The Blue Kite Blog

No, You Don't Need More Awareness for Your Brand

Why You Don’t Need More Brand Awareness

By | September 24, 2019

I recently talked to the owner of an organization that believed if a certain celebrity knew about her foundation, she would be set. She believed that the answer to all of her problems would be solved if she had mass awareness and she viewed a celebrity endorsement as being the... Read More »

4 Components of a Solid Brand Foundation

4 Key Components of a Solid Brand Foundation

By | September 12, 2019

Creating a strong brand is a lot like building a house. It starts with building a solid brand foundation, or brand strategy. Your brand strategy is the foundation in which all of your branding and marketing efforts are built. Without taking the time to build a brand strategy, the foundation... Read More »

Should You Change Your Company Name

Should You Change Your Company Name?

By | April 04, 2017

Considering changing the name of your business? It’s not something to take lightly. A company name change is a delicate process that must be handled properly. However, there are some instances where making this kind of change is important – even critical – to a business. In fact, we recently... Read More »

How to determine whether your brand is helping or hurting your business

Is Your Brand Helping or Hurting Your Business?

By | March 27, 2017

Want to create a powerful, impactful, world-changing business? It starts by having a strong brand. There are few companies that have achieved breakthrough success without laying a strong brand foundation first. Think Apple, Nike, Starbucks, Warby Parker, Toms and so on. So, why does branding matter? It provides verbal and... Read More »

The most powerful question your business must answer to be successful

The Most Powerful Question for Your Business

By | February 08, 2017

At the end of last year, we discovered that The Skillery, the co-working space Blue Kite had used for two years, was shutting its doors. We were terribly disappointed by the news. We loved being a part of The Skillery community. It was a great place for our team to collaborate,... Read More »

Discover how Mark Zuckerberg creates seductive content

Mark Zuckerberg’s Secret to Seductive Content

By | January 18, 2017

For the past couple of years, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, announces a yearly challenge. A couple of years ago it was to learn Mandarin Chinese.  He nailed it. His latest challenge was to build a Jarvis-like personal assistant for his home. Good for him. He also ran 365... Read More »

How to Market Like Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer

Marketing Like Urban Meyer

By | January 11, 2017

Following the herd, especially the marketing herd, will get you fired. Why? Mark Twain offers a clue: Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain The marketplace of ideas, especially marketing ideas, is filled with ideas already past... Read More »

How Space Influences Company Culture

How Your Office Space Influences Company Culture

By | October 04, 2016

It’s not uncommon for most conversations about company culture to revolve around physical office space. Although we believe there’s more to company culture than your physical environment, it’s still an important component to a strong, thriving culture. In fact, we talk about it in our three pillars of a strong... Read More »

employees influence culture

How to Influence Culture When You’re Not in Charge

By | September 19, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I led a workshop at the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) conference. I spoke about why healthy organizational culture matters and how CCDA leaders can cultivate a strong culture within their own organization. At the end of my talk, I received this question: “What do... Read More »

How Strong is Your Culture? Get a Free Analysis

By | September 12, 2016

How would you rate your company’s culture? If you’re like the people who took our company culture survey, chances are good that you would give your company fairly high marks. In fact, 55 percent of survey respondents rated their culture as “strong” or “very strong”. However, when you get to... Read More »