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How Brands Collaborate to Tackle Our Most Pressing Global Crises

November 30, 2015 Comments


With increasing coverage of the environmental and social challenges that we all face as citizens, business or governments, brands can no longer take a back seat in recognizing their impact and contributing towards tackling the critical issues of our time. …

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Rick Ridgeway, VP of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia on Strategic Brand Storytelling

September 30, 2014 Comments


There is perhaps no more an inspiring leader of the environmental movement than Rick Ridgeway of Patagonia. In his capacity as the VP of Environmental Affairs, he has been charged with implementing the company’s core mission that reads—‘build the best …

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Purposeful Storytelling Now Table Stakes For Brands

September 23, 2014 Comments


Originally published in CMO.com As the drivers of brand reputation expand beyond marketing to include supply chain, employee wellness and engagement, and the impact on both local communities and the planet at large, companies are on the hook to reframe …

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Chris Crummey, World Wide Executive Director of Sales – Social Business, IBM, to speak at the We First Summit

September 18, 2014 Comments


There is no name more synonymous with social business than IBM and we are extremely fortunate that Chris Crummey will be sharing his expertise at the We First Brand Leadership Summit on Oct 7-8th in Los Angeles. Chris leads a …

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Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit

September 10, 2014 Comments


Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit – join us to build your social marketing plan for 2015 together. Getting your social marketing right is no easy task with technology and consumer behavior changing …

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How Nestlé Combined Purpose and Product to Win at Social Marketing

September 4, 2014 Comments


Nestlé India recently released a rap video featuring none other than animated super babies extolling the virtues of breastfeeding. This charming video has already captured almost 2 million views on YouTube and each of the individual characters takes on a …

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Cultural Leadership: How to Command Attention on a Global Scale

August 20, 2014 Comments


In our latest G+ hangout, Leveraging Cultural Conversations to Build Your Brand, Community, and Impact, we spoke with Aaron Sherinian, VP of Communication and PR for the UN Foundation (and one of our fantastic speakers at our upcoming Brand Leadership …

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How Target Built a Brand Story That Benefits Employees, Customers, and Community

May 28, 2014 Comments


Many large corporations find themselves in a difficult bind. They are fully aware that their customers want them to be more socially responsible. Specifically, the Cone Communications / Echo Global CSR Study found that only 6% of global consumers believe …

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Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world.

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