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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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Live G+ Hangout: Leveraging Cultural Conversations to Build Your Brand, Community, and Impact

August 7, 2014 Comments


As society expects companies to be more responsible and demands demonstrable impact from both the private and non-profit sector alike, the smartest organizations are stepping up to lead cultural conversations and partner with other brands and leaders. If you are …

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How Brands And Consumers Build A Sustainable Future

July 31, 2014 Comments


A study by Mckinsey and the CECP, Shaping the Future: Solving Social Problems through Business Strategy,  lays out four alternatives for our future: 1. Corporations respond to expectations for greater social responsibility and government allows corporations to voluntarily meet these expectations. 2. …

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How Coca-Cola Brings New Life Into Its Bottles And Brand

July 22, 2014 Comments


Coca-Cola is currently rolling out an innovative and environmentally responsible initiative called Coca-Cola 2nd Lives, starting in Vietnam and then expanding across Asia. At the heart of this effort is the intent to give their disposable bottles a second life …

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Understanding How the World Sees You and Your Fascination Advantage

July 15, 2014 Comments


Sally Hogshead is Hall of Fame speaker, international author, and the world’s leading expert on fascination. Sally sat down with the We First team for a Q&A to share why she wrote her latest book, ‘How the World Sees You: …

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Self-Disruption: Personal Innovation for Public Relevance

July 8, 2014 Comments


I recently had the pleasure of keynoting at the PromaxBDA conference in New York City, attended by many of the entertainment industry’s top studio and network executives. This conference is a fantastic forum for leadership of all types in digital, …

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How Social Media Can Kill Your Brand and Three Ways To Avoid It

May 13, 2014 Comments


It’s common knowledge today that brands now operate in a consumer activist marketplace where their ability to dialogue with brands and each other is shaping brand behavior. Brands are responding because it is far better to avoid or mitigate negative …

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Why the Principles of Inclusion and Exclusion Cut Both Ways in Social Marketing

December 10, 2013 Comments


Much has been made of the sensational new safety video created by Virgin America featuring a star-studded cast of dancers. In one fell swoop, Virgin America took the archetype of boredom, the mandatory boarding safety video, and transformed it into …

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