All posts by Matthew Chabe

Matthew Chabe

About Matthew Chabe

Matt Chabe is a principal at The Galleon Agency, an integrated marketing agency based in Bangor, Maine that helps businesses around the nation maximize growth. He is the chair of Bangor SCORE, a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, and drives way too fast for his own good. Matt graduated from University of Maine with a BA in marketing and a minor in psychology.

Making a Case for Bangor as Retirement Destination.

Periodically, Bangor goes through this passionate phase of growth in which it wants — no, yearns — to retain and attract a youth contingent. Ideas are tossed around and people raise their voices to talk sternly about concepts like “brain drain” and “aging workforce.” Then there’s BUREAUCRACY and “someone-else-was-supposed-to-do-it”‘s and in the end, not a […]

Branding 101: It’s All Feeling

New Client: “I want to renew my brand.” Me: “OK, what exactly would you like to do?” NC: “I need a new logo, and I need a new brochure and business cards. I’m thinking about getting a new website, too.” Me: “What is your goal in doing this?” NC: “…to renew my brand!” I have […]

An Unpopular Opinion About Wal-Mart

There’s been a lot of opinion and activity recently about the perceived wage disparity between employees and executives at various organizations. I’m specifically talking about the recent protests at WalMart and various fast food establishments, though I know the sentiment runs broader than that. I generally stay away from voicing opinions online. The resulting conversations […]

White Cloud and The Importance of Positioning

I was walking through the department store the other day, and I happened upon this:   Fairly innocuous. A display of White Cloud diapers, right? It sure is. But something caught my eye. I took a second look. And realized that these are BASICALLY THE SAME EXACT PRODUCT. What’s happening here? Easy: White Cloud has […]