OVO® is an accomplished branding agency designed to solve critical business issues. We grow and protect value for clients through a considered approach to brand building and management. As senior-level consultants, we guide brand launches, strategic rebranding, naming, messaging platforms, identity systems and repositioning efforts across many diverse industries. OVO is based in Portland, Oregon and serves clients throughout the U.S.View Our Work →
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Humans have a deep-seated need to name and be named, and researchers have long acknowledged that there is great power in naming things. We name to identify, symbolize, refer, describe, simplify, organize and, most importantly, to tame. When you tame something, you do so to bring it closer. Through the act of taming, we make ties and emotional bonds with people and things.Full Article →
The effective rebrand proceeds as more of an evolution than a big bang. It enables companies to retain the brand equity they’ve amassed while shifting to respond to changing markets, better integrate new products and services, or integrate new value following a merger or acquisition. The fear of getting it wrong, however, can be paralyzing.Full Article →
With unmatched access to the customer and control of marketing communications, the Chief Marketing Officer can significantly influence issues of brand strategy and identity, and in turn, elevate their own power within the c-suite.Full Article →
More wars have been fought over bananas than oil. Chiquita®, a pioneer in food branding credited with the introduction of stickers on fruit in the U.S., continues to struggle to align its brand promise with its actions in a world in which consumers demand to know where, and how, the products they purchase are made.Full Article →