The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier which was published in early 2000, talks about how when creative professionals and business strategists can have a "meeting of the minds" or bridge the gap, on a given project, brand magic can occur. This is the phenomenon called synergy and has been the mission of Synergy Creative since 1998. I think these visuals from The Brand Gap sum up why synergy is so important to a brands success.
Witness the magic when 1 + 1 = 11
Strategy by its very nature is linear. First we do this, then we do this and then we do that.
Creativity by its very nature is non-linear.
We could do this or we could try this or maybe we should do the other thing???
This is a problem beacuse…
and brands are all about trust.
Well said, Mr. Neumeier!
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