Smart Brand Positioning: It’s in the Tom Bihn Bag

There’s a business in Seattle with a 22-person staff and a space that combines a factory, showroom and retail store – which is open to the public only one day a month. Its product category has intense competition from several big-name brands sold through hundreds of distribution channels, yet the business owner designs all the products and hand-makes all the prototypes.

State Farm Hits the Right Note with Branded Content

It isn’t often these days that insurance companies are seen as the good guys, but State Farm bought a ginormous amount of positive brand image with its sponsorship of OK Go’s new video, “This Too Shall Pass.” The sponsorship included the expense involved to allow fans to embed said video on their own blogs and Web sites – an action that the Australian band’s own label, EMI, no longer permits