Tom Beakbane
Beakbane is a Toronto branding agency. We specializing in brand strategy, communications, and graphic design in print, web, and package design.
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A few of our greetings cards from years gone by

For over 20 years we have been sending holiday greeting cards. As the everyday communication turns digital, so did our holiday greetings. But who doesn't like a good old paper card. Here are some of our favourite creations from over the years. Some humorous. Some mildly offensive. A

Mindcamp

Mindcamp is an annual get-together for creative professionals held just North of Toronto. This year I facilitated a collaborative workshop on creative video to encourage participants to learn how to capitalize on this rapidly advancing mode of communication. We created this short video that answers

Google’s 7 strategies

Google is an unbelievably successful company because of its clean implementation of new technologies. It is also successful because it is a savvy marketer. It does not follow the traditional paths of packaged goods marketers and yet, especially for a technology company, its communications are

Branding: a lure and a seed

Last week I gave a presentation to the Canadian Duty Free Association on modern approaches to creating value. The point that I aimed to communicate was that traditional marketing tactics often do not create much long-term value unless they emanate from a brand focus, which

Selling to families or selling steel

If you Google "buy a car" you quickly find that you are wandering through acres of vehicles. There are pictures of sleek, shiny cars. Cars with prices. Lots of muted colors. Close-ups. Now if you happen to be interested in cars these images are engaging

How to make your art more valuable

Andy Warhol created a brand – not as a painter of fine art but as a counter culture socialite and ultimately a new type of artist, a "pop artist".