Forrest Mars Sr. came up with the idea for M&M’s after observing soldiers eating chocolate during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. As you know, heat liquefies chocolate like butter in a frying pan, making your fingers sticky. So, the concept of wrapping chocolate in a hard candy shell was born. With it, came an immortal tagline: Melts in your mouth, not in your hands. M&M’s are practical. They’re colorful. The characters are fun. Did we need them to be anything more?
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How Brands Can Communicate Giving Back in an Authentic Way
Have you ever donated or volunteered but felt awkward about telling people or maybe even hesitated to post about it on your social networks? We’ve all been there –maybe it feels…too self-promotional?
Mental Health is Health
When most people think about health, they naturally think about the physical body. Insurance plans are built around it, workplaces tell you to stay home when you have a cold, and people are able to quickly spot when they or others are not feeling their best physically.
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2021 Marketing & Branding Predictions: 12 Trends That Will Evolve Post-Pandemic
The team at Yes& shares key advice for how to make the most of 2021, focusing on trends for resiliency, creativity, customer-obsession, and adaptability.
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In and Out: How Marketers Should Lead the Customer Experience (R)Evolution
Marketers have historically been responsible for bringing the brand to the customer. In 2020, it’s time for us to bring the customer to the brand. The customer experience revolution is upon us, and marketing leaders are uniquely positioned to re-evaluate our skillsets, update our strategies, and lead the charge.
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7 Lessons From AdWeek DC 2019
It’s hard to get out of the office—but it’s worthwhile to attend industry events and other opportunities for continuing education in our rapidly evolving field. That’s why six Yes& staff members and I attended the sessions on October 3 at the Ronald Reagan Building.
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Branding Healthcare in the Age of Consumerism
Healthcare branding has long been challenging. It’s hard to posit distinctive differentiators in an abundance of markets: how many ways can you evoke quality, innovation, or compassion? Now, branding is complicated by a seismic shift in consumer perspective.
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