Weekly Wrap-Up: July 21-25

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What makes a brand? At Wamda, we've come across companies that work hard to build a friendly, accessible profile by cultivating a solid online connection with their audience. The image your company projects of itself is equally as important as the products or services it offers. What are some of your brand's main qualities?

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