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A Model of Authentic Brand Contribution – John Varvatos and Stuart House

April 18, 2016 Comments


Reading Time: 4 minutesAs brands around the world recognize the benefits, and increasing necessity, of being a force for good in the world, the most critical consideration is to ensure that your actions, commitment and messaging come from a place of authenticity. The …

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How and Why Brands Now Live or Die By Association

March 22, 2016 Comments


Reading Time: 3 minutesStrategically aligning with non-profit or for-profit partners has long-proven a successful way to break into new markets, access new consumers, or amplify and strengthen one’s own brand image. Today, we see industries and business models converging at ever-increasing speeds merging …

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How Brands Collaborate to Tackle Our Most Pressing Global Crises

November 30, 2015 Comments


Reading Time: 3 minutesWith 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


Reading Time: 3 minutesThere 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


Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally 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


Reading Time: 2 minutesThere 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


Reading Time: 2 minutesAnnouncing 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


Reading Time: 2 minutesNestlé 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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Reading Time: 1 minutesSimon 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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