The Illuminist Blog

Consumers Stand Beside Brands with Purpose

The New Era of Six Second Ads

The Battle for Prime Brick & Mortar Real Estate

Online at the Store

4 Steps to Building a Compelling Restaurant Brand

Branded Originals: When should brands become broadcasters?

Accountable Eats: Transparency & Cause Alignment for Food & Beverage Brand

Big Box vs. Boutique: Reimagining the Member Experience

Celebrate Good & Inspire More: 5 Questions That Will Bolster Your Cause Initiative

How Do You Measure Success?

Watch Your Speed: Feedback Loops in Healthcare

Are You Striking the Right Balance Between Content and Marketing?

3 Keys to Creating a Brand with Staying Power

Which Story to Tell?: Six Key Considerations When Developing Story-Driven Content

Does Your Perception of Your Brand Match Reality?

No Space, No Problem: The Emotional Brand Experience

The Next Frontier in Healthcare

Cause to Tell a Story

On Video Length: Is Longer Stronger?

Five Best Practices for Publishing with Purpose

Is Virtual Reality Going to Become the New Wild West for Advertisers?

How You Can Win the Micro-moments

5 Ways Your Health & Wellness Brand can Turn Boomers into Evangelists

The Secret to Great Branding

Why and How You Should Be Shifting Your Web Spending

The Challenge of Authenticity

Groceraunts and the Future of Grocery Shopping

How to Reach Consumers in a Content Saturated World

4 Ways Millennials Have Changed the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Let’s Create Something Better Than “Content”

2015 Trend Report: The Millennial Shift

New Offering: Inspiration to Impact Workshops

New Short Documentary: Pay it Forward


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The Starfish Throwers in Minneapolis

Loyalty By Way of Intimacy

The Power of Authentic Voice

Feeding America One Acre at a Time

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Case Study: Rebranding the Minnesota Restaurant Association

Holistic Brand

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