How Not to Duck Image Issues

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By now, we're all familiar with the company wide PR problem A&E encountered in late December 2013 and early this month. Considered offensive by some, personal views were expressed by Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson,initiating a backlash from one community toward A&E. A&E responded by suspending Mr. Robertson from his family's runaway hit show. The suspension  sparked another  backlash (from a different community) and A&E reinstated the patriarch to the show. This hesitation and waffling resulted in a loss of credibility for A&E.  From a public relations perspective, the main take away here is that A&E was reactive to this issue instead of getting out in front of the problem.

Companies can run into trouble when standards and guidelines are not in place. Unifying the brand image behind a mission statement or company ethos would have prevented A&E from experiencing their PR disaster. Whether with an employee code of conduct, a crisis management plan, a  specification guide, or a social media policy, every business action should be guided by clear brand standards. A company's values, along with its outward presentation make the brand.

Here at Galley, our goal is to establish a cohesive brand for each of our client companies--a brand that is true to their core values and standards of behavior. By maintaining an authentic, brand image and unique voice, while delivering service consistent with their core values and standards, companies gain both credibility and direction.

Evolution of Logo Design

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Evolution of Logo Design

Ever wonder what some of the world's most recognizable logos used to look like? Glow New Media has created an infographic featuring the evolution of some famous corporate logos. Read more to see the whole graphic.

This infographic features logos from companies such as Volkswagen, Kodak, Apple, and Pepsi from their very first logo to their current one. Are any of these logo evolutions your favorite? Let us know on facebook!

 

Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

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