Bark Blog

some thoughts
on the ad biz

Check back weekly for our thoughts on the advertising agency biz in general and challenger branding in particular. Or we’ll just send it to you.

May 31, 2022 Employee Retention: What If It Isn’t All About You?

Helping employees deal with well-being and mental health challenges may not be the default commitment, but maybe it should be.

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May 23, 2022 Company Culture Building Block #3: Purpose

Purpose is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that we've named it our third building block in creating a transcendent company culture.

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May 9, 2022 Challenger Brand JCPenney Mounts A Comeback

Two years after filing bankruptcy, challenger brand JCPenney is mounting a comeback. Is their new message congruent enough to create success?

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April 26, 2022 Company Culture Building Block #2: Creativity

We continue to explore the building blocks of any great company culture by looking at creativity and its explosive potential.

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April 12, 2022 There’s A Challenger Brand Breeze Blowing

Of all the business sectors with challenger brands (and that’s all of them), few are more fascinating or more populated with underdogs than the airline…

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April 1, 2022 When Good Brands Go Bad (Looking At You, Oscars)

The Oscars have plummeted from beloved "Must See TV" to an annoying train wreck. Will Smith's assault of Chris Rock didn't help.

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