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The Plumb Club’s August Podcast Provides Retailers Insight Into the Power of Their Logo

The podcast focused on the importance of a retailers logo and the various ways that it can be used to reinforce recall and create elegance in the in-store environment.




The Plumb Club’s August Podcast Provides Retailers Insight Into the Power of Their Logo

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Today, more than ever, it’s imperative to break through the visual and messaging clutter and immediately capture the attention of the retail customer. This all starts with the one item that is often the very first branding element a potential customer will encounter – the store’s logo. Too often a retailer may not realize the power of color, type-font, and imagery in this foundational feature. A logo sets the tone for a retailer, conveys unspoken meaning, and can create differentiation from other stores in the area. Further, proper and repetitive use of a logo can reinforce and remind a consumer of a retailer’s message. The Plumb Club’s Podcast for August helps retailers gain valuable insight into the creation or evolution of a logo and provides tips on how and where it can be used to benefit a store’s positioning.

The Power of a Strong Logo: A customer’s physical and pleasing shopping experience always starts with good design. One of the first pieces of design your customer will come into contact with is your logo. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your logo convey a store message and set you apart from competition. In this podcast, Leslie McGwire, ASID Allied, discusses some iconic brand logos and what makes them stand out. Further, she provides insights into the creation of a meaningful store logo, as well as how and where you can place that logo to reinforce your message, both within your store and when a customer is elsewhere. Leslie McGwire is a designer who has worked in the spa, salon and jewelry retail environments for 35 years and has won over 27 national design awards for her work.

The Plumb Club podcasts, which are added monthly, provide strategies, knowledge and immediately actionable steps from industry leaders, that help retailers across a variety of business areas. The newest podcasts, as well as previous ones, are available in the “Listen” area at the Jewelers Resource Center or on The Plumb Club website under “Resources”.



This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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