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I’m often asked: “So you create sound logos and jingles?”

Through our workshops, consulting, writing, Voice- and Audio Branding programs,  I help interesting companies and corporations to devise an effective audio strategy and back it up with meaningful action to create results.

I’m often asked: “So you create sound logos and jingles?”

It’s not just producing a sound logo or some branded jingles. Audio branding is the systematic creation of an entire audio strategy to manage your Brands identity through sound based on its essence, vision, values, purpose, promise, and personality. 

I help Brands exploit the emerging power of audio and create an Auditory Tone of Voice that consistently evokes the right emotions and resonates the Brand’s values, purpose, and personality.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insatiably curious about the fact that audio has the power to influence our perception. I wanted to know how exactly it appeals to a human sense that is directly tight to association. Now I know that it’s because we all make judgments about others, and branded content based on our personal, cultural, and aesthetic biases. So to make sure your Brand is being perceived as desired, you need to research and design valid tests to find relevant connections that can define an effective audio strategy to manage your Brands audio identity.


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Buy Me Breakfast

I know what I am going to do when I am allowed to go to cafes again. I am going to buy myself a delicious breakfast. And I’ll buy you one as well. I am going to look for 5 people. I’ll ask them to test my work. With simple questions I am going to learn about 85% of the usability problems. Not like this: Did this notification sound give you the information you needed in your experience?

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150 It Is. For now…

“More isn’t always better, Linus. Sometimes it’s just more”. – The Movie Sabrina (1995). Do large communities add more value than smaller ones According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, the “magic number” is 150. His theory concludes that we can only really maintain about 150 connections at a time.

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Sometimes More Is Just More

We can hardly remember a time when all of this wasn’t possible. Online communication tools and social platforms enabled us to develop bigger communities more easily. But do we achieve so much more by making everything bigger? Sometimes people tend to focus so hard on making everything bigger that they lose sight of what’s really important.

contact info

My office is located in the center of Amsterdam. 1015 JA, Kattenburgersrtaat 5. mail@maikelvanderwouden.com

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