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Sue Parente

Sue Parente
What inspires me? Brave communicators who dare to put "right" before "safe."

Standing Out in the Land of Giants

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Sue Parente

Topics: Thought Leadership

We all know how important branding is. A strong, recognizable brand allows you to connect with the customers and clients you already have, generate new business opportunities, and foster loyalty. But in a world full of giants (the Amazons, Apples, ...

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Lessons From Levi’s on Fade-Resistant Relevance

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Sue Parente

Topics: Thought Leadership, Branding, Messaging and Positioning

Relevance is an unspoken priority for most brands and essential to build a business that will last. It isn’t just about fresh, hip marketing campaigns — it’s about your customers, the context of their lives, and the options available to them. ...

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Rebranding? Make the Most of a Golden Opportunity

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Sue Parente

Topics: Branding, Content, Messaging and Positioning

How many times have we seen companies change their name or logo only to find nothing’s really changed at all? In those instances, it turns out the “rebrand” was just window dressing or worse — the brand actually delivered the opposite of what the ...

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When to Consider a Satellite Media Tour

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Sue Parente

Topics: Thought Leadership, Earned Media Relations

The when and how satellite media tours (SMTs) work best is still a mystery to many marketers. Are they just for the big household brand names? Do they ever work for BtoB companies? How exactly do they work? I connected with seasoned broadcast ...

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Celebrating American Business Women’s Day

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Sue Parente

Topics: Thought Leadership

Think back to a time when you might have received a badge of some sort. Maybe it was a badge you earned as a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, as a community volunteer or for campaigning on behalf of a political candidate. Or perhaps you know someone who is ...

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The Value PR Can Bring to the Boardroom

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Sue Parente

Topics: Thought Leadership, Messaging and Positioning, Planning

It’s a little mind-boggling to me that many companies still don’t see PR as a function that needs a seat at the board table. PR is about reputation, and what can be more central and more precious to a company’s current and future value than its ...

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