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    Branding is an essential pillar of success for many marketers. It helps increase your company's value and can lead to more customers and higher retention rates. Though many confuse brand with logo or company colors, that is not the true definition of brand. Your brand is a promise to your customer and defines their expectations of you, it is not merely the color palette you use or your visual identity.
    How Cross-Cultural Is Your Brand?
    What does it mean to be cross-cultural? The broadest definition from Dictionary.com defines the term as an adjective: combining, pertaining to, or contrasting two or more cultures or cultural groups.
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    What Advertisers Can Learn From Super Bowl 2018
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