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Two Things I Learned This Week: A Terrible Word and Wonderful Band

via GIPHY Something struck me as I frantically bounced from session to session at SXSW this year. Besides a debilitating case of FOMO and… Read More

Web Typography and Its Impact on User Experience and Branding

A Brief History of Fonts Online In 2006 web luminary Oliver Reichenstein proclaimed that “web design is… Read More

How to Host a Rewarding and Impactful Company-Wide Day of Giving

idfive’s mission—to do good for brands that do good—is admittedly ambitious. Even with all the amazing organizations we’ve partnered… Read More

Brand Love in the Time of Instagram

How Do Brands Make Us Feel? A wise man (actually, it was our Creative Director Matt McDermott) once said that brand is “everything that goes… Read More

What Marketers Can Learn From The Worst Higher Education Website Ever

It seemed highly unlikely that web brutalism, a design style that is intentionally clunky, ugly and outdated, would ever be… Read More

The Power of Flexible Brands

The year is 1994. You’re in the family van, hours into a road trip. Your little sister restates the obvious: I’m hungry! There is no… Read More

Don’t Make Your Ads Look Like Other Ads

The “Passable Movie” Cycle Popular vlogger Evan Puschak argues in his The Nerdwriter series that the only thing worse… Read More

How Mr. Clean Made His Comeback

Dating as far back as the 1960’s “Golden Age” of advertising in America, brand mascots have managed to stand the test of time. Read More

The Brand of Higher Education: Context for the Conflict

The brand of higher education seems to be torn between two extremes. On one side you’ve got the seemingly non-stop, bad press about increasing student… Read More

Yahoo! Reveals New Logo After 30 Days of Change Campaign

Yahoo! logo from 1995 to 2013. Late last week Yahoo! announced and revealed it’s final decision on it’s new logo (below). After 18… Read More