Alex Valderrama

Alex Valderrama
Alex Valderrama is one of the nation’s top Brand Strategists, Award-winning Designer, Author, and the Principal at Cranium. Through his unique experience working with several hundred clients, he has helped many brands lead in their industry with Business Growth, Brand Strategy and Customer Experience Design. Alex has worked with some of Nation’s most well-known brands such as Truven Health Analytics, Principal Financial, Citi Community Capital, Massey Ferguson, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Gates Rubber, National CineMedia, and Fathom Events. In addition, he has also worked with small businesses such as Basil Doc’s Pizza, Spavia, Santa Claran Hotel, and Aldo Leopardi just to name a few. Alex gained his BFA at the International Academy of Design with emphasis in Visual Communications. He also achieved the honor of Summa cum laude. Alex has taught advanced branding and marketing courses at Arapahoe Community College and Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. In the past, he has been the curriculum advisor to several universities as well as a mentor to both students and interns. Alex has served as a judge for several national branding and marketing competitions. He lectures regularly on branding and marketing throughout the design community and the business sector. Alex has also served as a marketing board member and independent branding advisor for several community development projects, non-profit organizations, business groups and marketing associations. Additionally, Alex has held several board positions with the local American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Business Marketing Association (BMA) Chapters. Alex frequently writes about branding and his agency has received over 80 national and international awards from esteemed industry competitions such as Print Magazine, Graphics and American Corporate Identity. His work has also appeared in over 20 international publications such as: The Big Book of Logos 3; The Best of Business Card Design 5; Blue is Hot, Red is Cool; Direct Response Graphics Book; Rockport’s Letterhead; Logo Design 6 Source Book; and, Best of Brochure Design 5 just to name a few.

Your Brand’s “Secret Sauce”

Great brands are successful not only by defining a unique offering to their customers, but also by creating a unique position in the marketplace.

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Money Can Buy Love!

A Closer Look At Brand Engagement There are plenty of reasons why someone may not purchase a product or service. The biggest reason may be that they do not have an emotional feeling about the brand. These brands do not engage with their potential customers at an emotional level.  “People buy based on an emotional feeling.”  A strong brand that …

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Increase Sales With A Stronger Brand Promise​​​​​​​

When we conduct brand strategy workshops, we are often given the challenge to define the “Brand Promise” for the company. Arriving at the final brand promise statement takes a little time and patience, but it will provide a better return on your marketing and sales investment. There are many reasons you may want to revisit or create a brand promise …

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Micro-Moments and Your Brand

The goal of every brand is to create a strong bond with a multitude of “Micro-Moments.” These micro-moments are crucial to the success of the brand. As companies develop their marketing and branding strategy, particular attention should be given to how the brand message will be delivered through different channels. And, more importantly, the integration of the core brand message will …

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9 Rebranding Situations To Consider

Before we jump into the reasons to rebrand, in order to add context for this article, let’s first discuss what it means to rebrand. A rebrand or brand refresh is not a minor task. A rebrand will require an enormous amount of time and resources. So, a rebranding initiative should be considered carefully. A typical rebrand initiative may require a …

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How will a lifestyle brand get us to sleep more and better?

Mattress brand gets customers to ask philosophical questions about sleep at PSFK conference. Source: How will a lifestyle brand get us to sleep more and better?

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Should Twitter be part of your brand strategy?

When considering Twitter for your brand’s digital strategy, keep in mind what it excels at: direct communication, immediacy and influencers. Source: Should Twitter be part of your brand strategy?

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Boosting Your Cannabis Brand with Digital Marketing Tools

Overcoming Advertising and Marketing Challenges in the Cannabis Industry Guest Post by Rob Fess, Director of Marketing at Tradiv Prior to entering… #cannabisculture #cannabismarketing #dopemagazine Source: Boosting Your Cannabis Brand with Digital Marketing Tools

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We’re Looking For Writers

Do you love branding as much as we do? Do you write regularly on branding topics? We may have a lot in common… We are a group of branding experts and we like to share our branding knowledge with other marketing, communications, and branding professionals.  Brand Musings’ purpose is to provide current trends, opinions, news articles, and musings about branding. If you …

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Ecommerce Branding: 11 Examples and 27 Expert Tips to Help Build Your Brand

Branding isn’t a logo. It’s not your name. It isn’t some meaningless press release out to the world. It’s more Source: Ecommerce Branding: 11 Examples and 27 Expert Tips to Help Build Your Brand

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