When the “brand” becomes the THING


A couple of weeks ago, I was ending another day by lying in bed and channel surfing, as is my habit, when I came across an episode of “The Profit” television show with host, Marcus Lemonis (photo left). The premise of the show is that no-nonsense Marcus tries to help small business owners grow their enterprise.

In this particular episode, Marcus was down in Miami working with Ana Quincoces (photo right). Ana and her small company were producing a variety of flavorful sauces/marinades under her “Skinny Latina” brand name, but weren’t making much headway into the already over-crowded and competitive sauce/condiment market.

Marcus could see right away that one of Ana’s biggest problem was the labeling on the sauce bottles. There were a couple of issues:

  • The labels prominently featured the brand name “Skinny Latina,” and an illustration of the “Skinny Latina” character. The name and character closely resembled the…

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7 thoughts on “When the “brand” becomes the THING

  1. Crissy, I enjoyed your discussion. Labels (as well as performance “works”) glamorize what the Gospel isn’t. God leads us to the Cross to witness His Son’s sacrifice. It is for all people to come forward and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

    Over the weekend, I will be posting nominees for a Barnabas Award, and you are one of the nominees. Whether you participate or not, the decision is entirely up to you. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your site.


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