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Ten Reasons to Feel Optimistic About 2016

January 5, 2016 Comments


As we head into the new year, we wanted to leave you with ten reasons to feel optimistic about 2016 and about business as a force for good. Let it roll!

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Top Ten Posts of 2015: Leadership, Community Building and Millennial Engagement

January 5, 2016 Comments


There were many great strides made this year in terms of business as a force for good. Whether it’s the COP21 agreement between 200+ nations around climate change, the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals or the rise of new philanthropy spearheaded …

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Simon Mainwaring on BBC Radio Discussing VW Emissions Scandal

November 30, 2015 Comments


Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First discusses the recent VW Emissions scandal on BBC Radio. Listen to Simon Mainwaring by watching the video below. More information on the VW Emissions scandal can be found here.

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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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Signposts From Big Brands: How to Rapidly Build Your Company in 2015

September 24, 2014 Comments


The web, social media, and smart phones have created a media landscape that is more fractured than ever. At the same time, they have facilitated a dialogue between companies and consumers that has led to new demands for authenticity, transparency, …

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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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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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